Maishofen is a village in the Pinzgau area of Salzburg. It is situated between the three highly touristy communities of Zell am See, Viehhofen and Saalfelden at the centre of the Pinzgauer Grasberge, a mountain range. Maishofen lacks its own skiing area, but is surrounded by others - which can be directly accessed from Maishofen.
This makes the community an important winter sport and skiing holiday destination. There are cross-country skiing slopes that connect Maishofen with Saalfelden, Leogang and Maria Alm. Maishofen has a population of approximately 3,200 and one ski lift for children.
Skiing & Beyond in Maishofen
From Maishofen, the Glemmtal branches off. In this valley, you will find Saalbach-Hinterglemm, one of Salzburg′s most important skiing towns (in fact, one of the most touristy places in Austria, beaten only by Vienna and Salzburg in terms of sold over-night arrangements). Maishofen benefits from its central location between skiing areas, but it is more than just a tourism ghetto (unlike some of its neighbours).
Trade and service industries are supported by nearby towns and villages and Maishofen itself has a size big enough to support a local commercial life. Agriculture is historically important; it is also culturally significant for Maishofen, because cattle and other livestock is sold here at fairs.
In terms of sightseeing, note the village centre with some nice buildings. There are two chateaux, Schloss Kammer and Schoss Saalhof. The local artist Anton Faistauer is buries in Maishofen.
Municipalities of the Pinzgau
Tourism Website of Maishofen
Official Website of Maishofen
Official Website of the Salzburg province