The different parts of Puch: romantic to modern

Your holiday in Puch, St. Jakob am Thurn, Urstein and Hinterwiestal!

Puch, between Salzburg “City of Mozart” and Hallein “The Celtic City”, offers guests peace & quiet, untouched nature and typical Salzburg traditions, all close to the city. Furthermore, the different parts of Puch make this village even more special.

As you drive in from the north, you encounter the Puch parish church set against the backdrop of the Salzburg mountains. A little higher, the castle tower next to the pond and the pilgrimage church in St. Jakob am Thurn watch over the locals.

In Urstein, knowledge seemingly sprouts in every corner. In addition to the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the Wissenspark. classes are also taught at baroque Schloss Urstein.

Through picturesque Hinterwiestal, you come to the Wiestal reservoir, ideal for swimming, canyoning or fishing.

Read on to discover the diversity of Puch bei Salzburg in the beautiful Tennengau region.

Puch bei Salzburg | ©TVB Puch
Puch bei Salzburg - the village!

The village enjoys an impressive location set against the backdrop of Salzburg’s mountain world. During a walk to the recreation area or to the top of the Almerberg, guests are able to reenergize completely.

As you stay in Puch, pay a visit to the parish church “Mariä Geburt”. There, in the bell house, you will find the historic “Puch Palm Donkey” made of wood, plus a Roman milestone incorporated into the cemetery wall. Guests can also count on a culinary treat at our friendly local inns and modern restaurants.

St. Jakob am Thurn

As you stroll around the village pond, benches invite you to pause and rest. Enjoy the tranquility here, along with the unique reflection in the water of the castle tower and pilgrimage church of St. James the Greater including the Loretto Chapel.

St. Jakob am Thurn, especially, loves to celebrate traditional festivals including the Jakobikirtag, featuring the historic Schützentanz, at the end of July. And during a hike high above Salzburg City to the Hubertus Chapel, you can count on unique views of the Untersberg and Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Weiher mit Schlossturm in St. Jakob am Thurn | ©TVB Puch
Fachhochschule Salzburg in Puch Urstein | ©TVB Puch

Modern architecture, knowledge and research take center stage in Puch-Urstein! Through the hands-on curriculum at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the innovative Wissenspark, Puch takes a progressive approach towards the future. With optimal transportation connections thanks to its own station on the suburban railway and an exit right off the autobahn.

This is complemented by Schloss Urstein, including the old “Meierei”, providing an authentically Baroque backdrop. Below that, the Ursteinsteg bridge over the Salzach is popular with runners, cyclists and walkers for its unique panoramic views!

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A quietly situated valley filled with flower-strewn meadows and deep-green forests. Hinterwiestal in Puch is immensely popular with hikers and bikers.

On the northern end of Wiestal lies the idyllic Wiestalstausee. This four kilometers-long reservoir provides Salzburg with a welcome oasis for anglers and bathers. Adventurers on a guided canyoning tour can even jump from the dam wall down into the Almbach gorge.

Staumauer Wiestalstausee in Puch bei Salzburg | ©TVB Puch - Thomas Lindner

Your holiday in Puch bei Salzburg

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the village pond in St. Jakob am Thurn, swim a lap of the Wiestal reservoir, or bike across the Ursteinsteg on your way into Salzburg City. Find the perfect hotel, B&B or holiday apartment for your stay in Salzburg under “Accommodations in Puch”.

Freizeitanlage Puch ©️ TVB Puch

Pictures from Puch, St. Jakob am Thurn, Urstein & Hinterwiestal