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What you should know about Viehhofen

Mountain Rescue

There is a mountain rescue office in Saalbach; phone: +43 (0)6541 7688


here is the timetable to and from Viehhofen

Outdoor pool

In Viehhofen there is a solar-heated outdoor pool at the Hecherhütte for restaurant-guests, and further swimming pools in the neighboring, or you enjoy the Zeller lake (8 km away) with its beaches.


Across the village square


Methods of payment

In the tourist office you are able to pay cash and by card.

Police Emergency Dial 133

Police station in Zell am See: +43 59 133 - 5170 - 305
Police station in Saalbach (winter only): +43 59 133 - 5182

Post Office

You will find the nearest post office in Maishofen or Saalbach. Though, of course, you can always mail your letters in the postbox (in Viehhofen, outside the "Nah&Frisch" grocery store) or drop them off where you are staying!


In Saalbach, Maishofen, Zell am See and Saalfelden

  • A village with tradition

  • The history of the parish of Viehhofen

A village with tradition

Viehhofen is an independent municipality with approximately 600 inhabitants and belongs to the district of Zell am See, the capital of Pinzgau. The emblem of Viehhofen is the wild sow, named after the northeast "Sausteigen" mountain.

The history of the parish of Viehhofen

In Viehhofen traditions and customs play a major role. Below you will find a chronicle of the parish of Viehhofen:

1767 host, August Gruber built a chapel, which was unfortunately destroyed in the flood of 1786.

1793 The ecclesiastical consistory grants an Excurrendo Curatie for Viehhofen. The co-operator from Zell am See had to travel to Viehhofen to conduct religious services.

 1796 the church in Viehhofen was built against the will of merchants/tradesmen of Zell am See. The church patron saint is St. Josef.

1800 A spiritual ministry is founded; the parsonage being built by the community itself and the church contributing 2,200 guilders to the project.

1891 Viehhofen becomes a parish.

1951 the church gets three bronze bells.

Nowadays, church services take place in the Viehhofen parish church every Sunday as well as on bank holidays at 09.00.


Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen


Tel.: +43 6542 685 59
Fax: +43 6542 685 59-4
Email: info@viehhofen.at




Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am



Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

Saturday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Sunday 8.00 - 12.00 am