Nestled in a picturesque pocket of the mountainous Alpine sprawl, St. Johann is a delightfully serene town shrouded in authentic culture. The splendid scenic surroundings prove perfect for those seeking energetic excursions, while the town’s imitable and sophisticated shopping scene allures those desiring luxury. St. Johann’s close proximity to the regional capital of Salzburg (a city that is awash with captivating culture) makes it an ideal springboard from which to explore the surrounding cities and scenic sights.
St. Johann’s architectural icon is undoubtedly the parish church of St. Johann, a twin towered example of dazzling baroque beauty. The turreted towers and simple yet sublime façade are typical of Austrian architecture and provide an arresting vision amongst the astounding alpine surroundings.
Delve into St. Johann’s prosperous past with a visit to the comprehensive and captivating Town Museum, an excellent exhibition that portrays the town’s history and also boasts an exquisite collection of art from local artists.
Hailed as one of the country’s most incredible natural wonders, the Liechtenstein Gorge is a mythical and magical example of nature’s unrelenting power. Waterfalls propel down the gorge’s rugged face while glittering colour spectrums emerge from the sun’s rays. As one of the Alp mountain range’s longest and deepest wild water ravines, the grand gorge should be at the top of any Austrian itinerary.
Enjoy the culinary delights of St. Johann im Pongau with a visit to an imitable Italian eatery nestled into the town’s historic heart. An irresistible atmosphere is created by live music and rich decoration, elements that provide a perfect setting in which to enjoy classic Italian dishes such as freshly made pasta, crisp pizza and tender steaks accompanied by roasted vegetables.(Hans-Kappacher-Strasse 8, St. Johann im Pongau, Austria)