Modern apartments by the valley station
of the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen
Raurisertal, the “secret jewel of Hohe Tauern National Park” in Salzburger Land, will become one gem richer in 2021: Right next to the valley station of the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen family ski area, the modern Carpe Solem Rauris apartment resort with 70 apartments is being created. Amongst the many amenities of your new holiday resort in Raurisertal are an indoor pool and children´s pool as well as a 700 m² wellness area with saunas and Alpine roof garden.
At our in-house Intersport branch, you will be given expert assistance – whether you are looking for top-quality skis for your winter holidays in Rauris or perfect hiking boots for your mountaineering adventures. And the ski instructors of Ski School Adventure (in-house) will do their part to ensure you quickly get into the “swing” of things out on the pistes – also the “little dudes”: The children’s practice lift is actually located right next to the Carpe Solem Rauris holiday resort. Our restaurant guarantees all the culinary enjoyment you could possibly wish for: from breakfast and mid-day refreshments, to a full dinner accompanied by outstanding wines for the consummate conclusion to yet another memorable vacation day spent in Hohe Tauern National Park.
After an active day, unwind in your stylish holiday apartment
Our fully equipped apartments (35 bis 105 m²) accommodate from 2 to 10 people. Summer or winter, Carpe Solem Rauris serves as an ideal retreat in the Austrian mountains in which to recharge your batteries and unwind completely after an active day exploring the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region – without a care in the world. We even bring nature indoors for you: In the apartments and public areas of the new Alps Residence resort, we incorporate high-quality local materials such as natural rock and larch wood. From each of the apartments, you will be captivated by the views of nature and the mountains of the Goldberg Group: with the Hoher Sonnblick and Seidlwinkltal to the south, Rauris town center and our own local mountain, the Grubereck, to the north and east, and Hochalm Family Mountain to the west.
Wellness at Carpe Solem Rauris: relaxation with a view
The many amenities of our apartment resort in Raurisertal include a 700 m² wellness area that will exceed your every expectation: Immerse yourself in the infinity pool with magnificent views of the Goldberg Group, sweat in one of the panorama saunas or the steam bath, sense the soothing warmth of our infrared cabins, or enjoy the refreshing invigoration of our spa showers and ice grotto. The Alpine roof garden with – what else? – mountain views adds the finishing touches to your rejuvenating vacation in Salzburger Land. What could be more beautiful than, after countless memorable moments in the mountains, on the pistes or at a hut, treating yourself to this self-indulgent form of relaxation and dreaming about the next day you are about to spend at Carpe Solem Rauris?
Holidays in the “secret jewel” of Hohe Tauern National Park
The new Carpe Solem Rauris resort lies right next to the valley station for the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen family ski area and just 5 minutes’ walk from the center of Rauris. The 30 km-long Raurisertal, with its 3000 permanent residents, is the largest National Park community by area in Salzburger Land. Awaiting you here is a holiday far removed from the tourism meccas, surrounded by intact nature and the Austrian mountains - an absolute jewel of the National Park, also aptly nicknamed the “Golden Valley of the Alps”. For centuries, Raurisertal was famous as a center of gold mining. In fact, in its heyday roughly 10% of world gold production originated in this area. To this day, visitors are able to discover fascinating traces of those bygone days: exploring themed paths in Kolm Saigurn, at the Rauris Valley Museum, at 2 different gold-panning sites and even simply taking a stroll through the center of Rauris itself. There, you will pass by the former residences of wealthy mine owners, such as the Voglmeierhaus dating back to the 16th century, today’s village hall (a village map showing historic landmarks is available at the reception desk!).
The people of Rauris are proud of how genuinely authentic they have managed to stay – nurturing their centuries-old traditions. Which gives you a marvelous opportunity to experience the authenticity and pristine nature for yourself: including parades of the Schnabelperchten and Perchten in January, and of the Rauriser Toifin in December, the legendary “Stallion Drive” and the “Glockner Pilgrimage” in June, Harvest Festival in September, along with numerous festivals, big and small, throughout the year…
At Carpe Solem Rauris, even your car can take a bit of a holiday: In winter, the 32 km of beautifully groomed pistes operated by Rauriser Hochalmbahnen are practically right there outside your front door: a family ski area sure to excite families with children as well as beginners and returning skiers. A ski-touring route begins right next to Carpe Solem Rauris and is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy a first taste of this compelling winter sport. In addition, a shuttle for cross-country skiers runs all the way to Alpengasthof Bodenhaus, where you will be greeted by a tracked alpine XC trail.
In summer, you will also be able to step out of your apartment at Carpe Solem Rauris and embark on your first hikes, walks and biking tours. The National Park Valley Taxi will bring you to the Seidlwinkltal, a valley once traveled by pilgrims and merchants – better known today for its traditional mountain huts, hearty snacks, as well as Alpengasthof Weixen, with its fish specialties and fishing ponds. The public bus will also bring you to the entrance of Krumltal, the “Valley of Vultures”, and to Kolm Saigurn valley head with the Hoher Sonnblick, the Rauris Virgin Forest and the Bodenhaus gold-panning site. The Rauriser Hochalmbahnen lifts operate from mid-May until October (also on a daily basis during low season).
Nearest railway station: Taxenbach (13 km)
Nearest bus stop: at the Rauriser Bergbahnen
Nearest airport: Salzburg W. A. Mozart (90 km)
Nearest grocery store: Billa (650 m), Spar (1.5 km)
Ski pistes: right outside your front door
Hikes: possible from your apartment, hiking taxi, public transportation
Get more out of your holiday thanks to the included National Park Sommercard
With the National Park Sommercard, which is included free of charge, you are able to visit one of the area attractions inside the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region for free every day: The opportunities include Grossglockner High-Alpine Road, numerous summer lifts (such as Weisssee Gletscherwelt, Wildkogel Arena and Rauriser Hochalmbahnen), outdoor swimming facilities (such as Piesendorf Hinkelsteinbad, the swimming lake in Niedernsill and the Sonnblickbad in Rauris) and museums (e.g. National Park Worlds) as well as the imposing Krimml Waterfalls. Furthermore, the guest card allows you to ride public transportation for free as well!
Enjoy the full flavor of your holiday in the “Golden Valley of the Alps”!
Restaurant at Carpe Solem Rauris. At Carpe Solem Rauris’s own restaurant, you can treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or if you prefer, simply stay within your own 4 walls and cook for yourself - in the fully equipped kitchen of your apartment, you will find all the cooking appliances and utensils you need. Further information about our restaurant will be published shortly. Though one thing is clear even now: There will definitely be no shortage of regional specialties, fine wines and friendly hospitality!
Farm-direct products in Rauris. Whether for a cozy dinner in your apartment at Carpe Solem or as a delicious souvenir: The homemade delicacies produced by our local farmers are not to be missed! Your mouth will begin watering at the very thought of fresh farmhouse bread from Kathrin’s shop in Wörth, potted cheese from the Aubauer farm, full flavored bacon and cheese from the Heustadlhof as well as the many other farm-direct retail outlets in the area. A list of farms in Raurisertal selling their products directly to consumers – along with valuable culinary tips – is available at our reception desk.
Bread baking with Roswitha Huber. Roswitha Huber has made quite a name for herself in Raurisertal, both with her cooking classes and as the author of various books about bread baking. At the Kalchkendlalm in the Wörth section of Rauris, she offers bread-baking classes, explains how to make sourdough, and recounts her “bread journeys” that have taken her around the world. She bakes her own bread in a wood-fired oven right outside the rustic hut – the taste is simply amazing! Mmmmh….