Waidring, located at the foot of the Loferer Steinberge mountains, is one of the five localities of the Pillersee valley.
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Altitude: 781 m asl
Waidring, located in the tri-border region Tyrol - Salzburg - Bavaria, has been mentioned for the first time in 1147 AD as “Waithenringen”. The three red steps in the emblem of the locality remind on the seal of Otto von Walchen, who owned the village and the summary jurisdiction. Waidring has been made famous due to the Austro-pop musician Wolfgang Ambros, who is part owner of the discotheque “No.1″.
Here at Waidring, more precisely on the Steinplatte mountain, there is a very special park: the “Triassic Parc Steinplatte” provides an insight into ancient times. On the way to the summit, still today fossil corals of the Tethys primordial ocean can be found. And in the park itself, there is a Triassic centre with coral reef and shark cage, a 4 km long Triassic trail and a special Triassic beach. On this beach, in addition to the outdoor pool at Waidring down in the valley, your kids can swash and splash. And adults cannot only learn in this leisure time facility, but they can also enjoy a fabulous view on the Loferer Steinberge mountains and the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain. Inhale the crystal clear mountain air!
Those who seek the thrill can try some fixed rope routes, such as the Schustergangl and the Gamssteig fixed rope routes. Not only in summer, but also in winter the Steinplatte attracts a large number of visitors: 42 km of ski slopes, 22.5 km of cross-country ski tracks and 30 km of winter hiking paths are part of the eponymous skiing area. Moreover there is a snow tubing track, which stands for fun, action and adventure. The Steinplatte skiing area is part of the 3-Country Leisure Arena, which unites eight ski resorts in the surroundings.
Our recommendation: for all those who are daring, since 2009 the “Triassic Parc Steinplatte” has been offering a walkable panoramic platform in the form of a coral, 70 m above the ground. This platform is composed of transparent parts throughout which you can look down, as well as non-transparent parts to relax on and take a deep breath!