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JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort

Training and Seminars in the Mariazell region

At the sports resort, near the famous Mariazell pilgrimage site, you feel like slipping straight into your sports shoes! It is located in the vicinity of the Bürgeralpe and just a few steps away from the picturesque Erlaufsee.

Apart from the 24 comfortable rooms and modern seminar facilities, active guests, seminar and congress participants will find ideal infrastructures in order to indulge in their favourite sports: Gym with a tennis court and 2 soccer fields, power training studio, boulder room, football pitch, climbing wall, and beach volleyball court – The Resort excels with its dynamic versatility! The Sports Resort also offers family-friendly facilities. For kids with inexhaustible endurance, playgrounds for children, as well as an in-house children´s play area offer many ways to let off steam.

The natural treasures can easily be discovered in the Mariazell region!  On sunny days, families and friends are attracted to the shores of the refreshing Erlaufsee by the bathing fun. Hiking fans enjoy the divers trails up to the popular stages of the Bürger- and Gemeinde alp. In the evening, equip yourself with toast bread, sausages and Co. and join the Barbecue – the healthy mountain air and the sparkling stars will provide sweet dreams! For those in search of regeneration and a break, can treat themselves to a sauna or order coffee and cake in the cafe on the sun terrace. In cool weather, we recommend a visit to the indoor swimming pool – Maria Zell – Sigmundsberg, only 3 kms away. JUFA guests enjoy free entrance!

Sports & Training Camps? The JUFA Mariazell-Erlaufsee Sports Resort is especially popular with sports clubs and ensures smooth training sessions.

School- or Company excursion? The Sports Hotel is a highlight for all those who are interested in team training and real experiences, due to its good infrastructure and attractive location.

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  • Aussenansicht im Sommer vom JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Aussenansicht im Sommer vom JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Zwei Frauen sitzen in der Blumenwiese vor dem JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Teens spielen Volleyball am Beachvolleyballplatz beim JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Doppelbett im Appartement large im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort mit Bettleuchten. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Betten im Familienzimmer im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort mit Tisch. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Gemütliches Restaurant mit Kamin im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Gemütliches Restaurant lädt zum Stärken ein im JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Boulderhalle im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Gemütliche Hotelbar im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Fitnessraum mit Fitnessgeräten im JUFA Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Sauna im Wellnessbereich im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Wellnessdusche im Wellnessbereich im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Tennishalle und Funcourt im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Tennishalle und Funcourt im JUFA Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.

Hotel facilities

  • 24 rooms with SH/WC/TV/Safe
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor pool, incl. (Sigmundsberg)
  • Indoor - children´s play area
  • Parking on-site free of charge
  • Café
  • Spa area
  • Disabled access / obstacle-free
  • Dogs are welcome

Seminars & Events

  • Workshop- and Seminar facilities
  • Indoor - cinema
  • Barbecue area

Sport, School & Fun

  • Gym
  • Boulder room
  • Power training studio
  • Indoor tennis court
  • 2 indoor soccer courts

Start your day healthy & powerfully

With our fresh, healthy and hearty breakfast buffet you can perfectly start an eventful day in your JUFA Hotel.

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Buffetbereich mit reichhaltigem Frühstücks-, Mittags- und Abendessen im JUFA Hotel Gitschtal Landerlebnis. Der Ort für kinderfreundlichen und erlebnisreichen Urlaub für die ganze Familie.

Invigorating treats from noon on

Gain power for the rest of the day with our heathly and varied lunch and dinner.

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JUFA Mariazell-Erlaufsee Sports-Resort

Location

The JUFA Mariazell Lake Erlauf Sports Resort is located in St. Sebastian in Mariazell close to the Bürgeralpe ski resort and Lake Erlauf. It is a perfect base from which to depart on infinite adventures and can be reached easily by car. Guests can make use of the free parking spaces for cars and buses.

Arriving by car

Travelling from Graz: Drive to Kapfenberg, then take the B20 until you reach the crossroads – continue on towards Lake Erlauf (in St.Sebastian) LH170, the JUFA Hotel is approx. 500 metres on the left hand side.

Travelling from Vienna: Drive to Mürzzuschlag and take the B23 via Mürzsteg and Niederalpl until you reach the Wegscheid crossroads, then take the B20 until you reach the crossroads towards Lake Erlauf, then follow the directions detailed above. From Vienna via the A1 west motorway to St. Pölten, take the B20 until you reach the crossroads – continue on towards Lake Erlauf, then follow the directions detailed above.

Travelling from Germany: Travelling via Passau, Wels and Linz via the A1-west motorway to Ybbs, take the B25 via Wieselburg to Scheibbs, take B28 at the crossroads via Wastl/Wald until the crossroads, take the B20 via Josefsberg until your reach the crossroads and continue towards Lake Erlauf, then follow the directions detailed above.

Travelling by train

Mariazell/St. Sebastian train station. For more detailed information on how to reach us by other forms of public transport, please refer to the ÖBB (Austrian Railways) and WESTbahn websites.

The best attractions in the local area

Go-kart down the Mountainside on Mountaincarts and Monsterrollers

A different type of mountain experience! Take the lift to the intermediate station (Mittelstation) of the Gemeindealpe and go-kart along the 5 km-long go-karting track on a mountain go-cart or a monster go-kart through fragrant pine forests into the valley. A great experience for young and old, big and small. Fun and action are guaranteed!

Mariazell Basilica

Beneath the main door of the Mariazell Basilica the number 1200 inscribed. This was the date when work was first started on this Romanesque chapel. There are not many other places of pilgrimage that can boast such an impressive history. Immerse yourself in the history of the Mariazell Basilica. An impressive high alter, the poignant chapel of mercy, the Marian column, pulpit and powerful organ are of special interest. You will certainly not fail to be impressed by the treasure chamber!

Hiking in Mariazell

Enjoy the captivating panoramic views. Visitors have been able to take the cable car up the Bürgeralm since 1928. At an altitude of 1,267m you will find yourself with a 360° panorama. A breathtaking panoramic view of the Lower Austrian Styrian alpine foothills. To the south the Hochschwab, to the west the Göstlinger Alps, the Gemeindealpe and the Ötscher, to the east the Göller, Schneeberg, Rax, Schneealpe and Wildalpe mountains.

Experience the Bürgeralpe Ski Resort

The Bürgeralpe ski resort is a perfect location for play, sport and fun for families with children and young adults. Wakeboarders and waterskiers will have a great time enjoying the wide range of facilities at the Wake Alps Water Park. Younger guests can discover the world of Basti the Beaver at the Holzknechtland Fun Park*or at the Biberwasser Play World. In addition, visitors can enjoy the stunning views from the viewing tower over the surrounding alpine landscape, or perhaps take a trip on the forest railway.

Lake Erlauf

Perch, pike, char, common rudd, brown trout and rainbow trout … It is not only people who love this mountain lake at the foot of the Gemeindealpe mountain! Lake Erlauf is close to the village of Mitterbach am Erlaufsee and lies in the border area between Lower Austria and Styria. It is a fantastic place to enjoy bathing, diving, hiking, paddle-boarding or to take boat rides.

Wake Alps Water Park

The Wake Alps Water Park on the Mariazell Bürgeralpe offers the ideal conditions for wakeboarders and water skiers.  The complex is 150 metres long and consists of a 2 mast lift Gate Wake. In addition, knee boards, “walking on the water ball”, “stand up paddle” and many other activities can be tried out.

Mariazeller Bergwelle Concert Venue

This is how a perfect summer’s evening should look: At 5pm you take the cable car up the Mariazell Bürgeralpe. You then enjoy a Styrian buffet in the Berggasthof panorama restaurant before enjoying the pleasure of a live concert performed on the lake stage at 8pm. Don’t miss the impressive water show that starts around 10pm.

Mariazell Railway

Do you like the sound of a romantic and nostalgic train trip from St. Pölten to Mariazell? You will be taken on an 85 kilometre journey over gentle inclines and stretches of amazing high alpine scenery. Set off on a trip on this narrow-gauge railway and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere.

Pirker Gingerbread Factory

Pirker’s “Original Mariazell Honey Gingerbread” is handmade and has earned an excellent reputation far beyond Austria’s borders.

TIP: Join a guided tour through the gingerbread factory, candle factory and show distillery!

“Bujaka Skyline” High Ropes Course

The Gumpi Sport’s high ropes course on Lake Erlauf near Mariazell will not fail to impress due to the varied and creative elements on the course and the way it has been seamlessly integrated into the natural woodland surroundings.

Pilgrimages

Mariazell is a place of pilgrimage that is steeped in history and can be reached via numerous pilgrims’ trails. For example, the Via Sacra or the Mariazell Pilgrims’ Way intersect in Mariazell. Pilgrims enjoy being able to escape from the pressures of daily life, to proceed in a leisurely way and to derive inspiration from the beautiful natural surroundings.

Camel Theatre and White Zoo

There is no other zoo like the “white zoo” in the whole world. Here visitors get to see rare animals and also a unique camel theatre. Visit rare animals such as white tigers, snow leopards, albino kangaroos and many other species of animal. A range of food and refreshments are on offer at the pub or at the “Schmatzbazar”, which offers snacks.

Eselreich – Donkey Kingdom

At Eselreich, fans of donkeys and donkeys themselves have a great time, whether taking part in donkey walks, children’s donkey rides, courses that provide instruction on how donkeys should be cared for and trained, birthday parties and much more.

The best attractions in the local area

Snowboarder bei gewagtem Stunt auf der Gemeindealpe Mitterbach am Erlaufsee mit Skifahrern im Hintergrund. JUFA Hotels bietet erholsamen Familienurlaub und einen unvergesslichen Winterurlaub.
Ski-Opening on the Gemeindealpe mountain
from 9 to 10 December 2016

The JUFA Ski-Opening Special, including free bus shuttle, enables you to join the party fun directly from the JUFA Annaberg, Sigmundsberg or Erlaufse Hotels. Exactly what all winter enthusiasts and party animals are looking for.

Ski Resort Mariazeller Bürgeralpe FIS I, FIS II, FIS-Bypass, race piste, Hofstatt starting point, Cable car starting point, Franz-Kuss starting point. You can see that the Mariazeller Bürgeralpe is inexhaustible. Whether you are an inexperienced newcomer or a ski professional, you will find slopes of all difficulty levels. In addition, renowned ski schools are available. In summary: 11 kilometres of slopes / 5 lifts Skiing holiday at the: JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport-Resort (400 m to the pistes, Ski bus from the hotel) and JUFA Hotel Mariazell – Sigmundsberg (4,2 km, Ski bus from the hotel)

Ski Resort GemeindealpeThe Gemeindealpe is a diverse winter experience land: 15 km of slopes, speed track, snow park, free-ride area, but also an insider tip for touring enthusiasts, cross-country skiers and winter hikers. In summary: 15 kilometres of slopes / 3 lifts Skiing holiday at the: JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort (4.4 km, Ski bus from the hotel) and JUFA Hotel Mariazell – Sigmundsberg (9.4 km, Ski bus from the hotel)

Toboggan Track

Toboggan fans are certain to enjoy the excellent conditions at the Mariazell Bürgeralpe ski resort. The 1,700 metre long toboggan track runs from the Bergstation (mountain station) directly to Mariazell and finishes at the cable car Talstation (valley station).

Cross-Country Skiing in the Mariazeller Land The Mariazeller Land is a true cross-country paradise: Countless excellent cross-country ski trails, such as the St. Sebastian trail, the Walster trail, the Oberwegscheid trail and many more form a varied cross-country ski circuit. A total of 53 km leads winter romantics and sports enthusiasts through white winter landscapes. In summary: 53 km of skiing trails / classic cross-country skiing Winter sports holiday in: JUFA Hotel Mariazell – Sigmundsberg and in the JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort

Pirker Gingerbread Factory

Pirker’s “Original Mariazell Honey Gingerbread” is handmade and has earned an excellent reputation far beyond Austria’s borders.

TIP: Join a guided tour through the gingerbread factory, candle factory and show distillery!

 

Skijoring

What does a horse do when skijoring? It uses its strength and pulls keen skiers and adventure seekers with ease across the winter landscape. Discover what x1 horse power can do! You will experience a pleasant thrill as you travel at 30km/h up and down gentle snow-covered slopes on well-groomed tracks.

Mariazell Ice Rink

Ice skating on the rink at the Mariazell Tennis Club is a great experience especially for children. The ice rink is a 10 minute walk from the centre of the town. You do not have any ice skates? This is not a problem. You can hire skates from the buffet.

Your business stay at theJUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport Resort

The JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort is not only a popular holiday destination, but also provides an expert service for businesses wishing to holdseminars, training events, team meetings or workshops that are run over several days.

Situated in an impressively picturesque location, our seminar room offers guests the benefit of bright natural light and is equipped with modern conference technology. Pin boards, projection screens, CD and DVD players, video projectors, flip charts and much more are available for your use. It is not only our modern facilities equipped with the latest technology that will make your event in Mariazell more productive.

The JUFA Hotel Mariazell-Erlaufsee Sport Resort also offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to boost energy levels. We will be more than happy to help you with the organisation and implementation of your plans.

Please contact the JUFA Hotel directly for further information. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need!

Your sports holiday at the JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport Resort

Sport, adventure and relaxation can be combined beautifully at the JUFA Hotel Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort. The facilities on offer at this lively hotel truly set the hearts of sports enthusiasts alight and offer an unlimited array of activities, including a range of ball games in the sports hall or on the outdoor football pitches, the climbing wall or workouts in the on-site fitness and boulder room. In addition to our outdoor space, the sports hall with an indoor tennis court and two fun courts provide the perfect place to enjoy a match or two.

You can continue your sporting activities outside the JUFA Sports Resort in the great outdoors. Whether enjoying an action-packed session at the “Bujaka Skyline” high ropes course, hiking and mountain biking in the Upper Styria mountain region, skiing or taking part in a stimulating snowshoe hike in the enchanting winter landscapes of the Bürgeralpe.

Excellent modern facilities

24 rooms with modern facilities, café and restaurant, sports hall with tennis court and 2 fun courts, fitness room, boulder room, 2 football pitches, solarium, sauna, indoor cinema, climbing wall, beach volleyball court, basketball court, BBQ area.

  • Sports hall: 30 x 15 m
  • Natural turf pitch:
    • 100 x 58 m with floodlights
    • 100 x 60 m with floodlights
  • Climbing wall: 10 m high
  • Boulder room
  • Bodybuilding gym with cardio equipment
  • Wellness Centre with sauna, herbal steam bath and relaxation room
  • Erlaufsee outdoor swimming pool (approx. 2km away)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Indoor tennis court
  • 2 fun courts

We recommend that you book your tennis court or fun court before your stay at the hotel, which you can do conveniently from the comfort of your home.

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  • Tennishalle und Funcourt im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Tennishalle und Funcourt im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Tennishalle und Funcourt im JUFA Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Fitnessraum mit Fitnessgeräten im JUFA Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Boulderhalle im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
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  • Teens spielen Volleyball am Beachvolleyballplatz beim JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Sauna im Wellnessbereich im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
  • Wellnessdusche im Wellnessbereich im JUFA Hotel Mariazell Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.

Coaching & team building at the JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport Resort

A strong team spirit and a positive working atmosphere cannot always be taken for granted. However, the ability to develop trusting working relationships can be learned. The JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort has the perfect facilities to suit your particular requirements, whether you are supervising a programme for school-aged children or running training activities for an association or a company.

Students attending field trips can enjoy an engaging social experience and will learn a great deal about team spirit in the process. Staff attending company outings and training courses at the JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort will also find that their motivation levels, communication and team skills are enhanced.

A seminar room, football pitch, climbing wall, boulder room, beach volleyball court and a BBQ area are available for you to use and you will also have access to a whole host of activities that you can enjoy in the great outdoors. Free use of the indoor swimming pool at the JUFA Hotel Mariazeller Land. The many sightseeing locations that are within easy reach offer a range of fantastic experiences and the excellent amenities at our hotel ensure that school outings and trips organised for companies and associations are truly memorable.

Looking for tips for group excursions? The fantastic range attractions close to the JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport Resort means you are spoiled for choice: The Mariazeller Bürgeralpe ski resort(Holzknechtland leisure park open during the summer, water skiing and wakeboarding on the Bürgeralpe mountain lake), the Pirker gingerbread factory, Lake Erlauf, Mariazell Basilica, “Bujaka Skyline” high ropes course, EselReich (donkey trekking), the Mariazell Railway and so much more.

Please contact the JUFA hotel directly for further information. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need!

  • "Familienfreundliches JUFA mit tollem Sportangebot"
    — Roman (Age 46-50, traveled as family)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
  • "Schöner Urlaub für sportbegeisterte Familien"
    — Lilly (Age 41-45, traveled as family)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
  • "Sehr gute und schöne Anlage"
    — Manuela (Age 36-40, traveled as family)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
  • "Für Familien sehr empfehlenswert, sehr gute Lage."
    — Veronika (Age 46-50, traveled as single)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
  • "perfekter Zwischendurchurlaub mit der Family"
    — Peter (Age 36-40, traveled as family)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
  • "Komme wieder"
    — Rudi (Age 70 >, traveled as couple)
    JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort
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Zwei Frauen sitzen in der Blumenwiese vor dem JUFA Mariazell - Erlaufsee Sport-Resort. Der Ort für erfolgreiches Training in ungezwungener Atmosphäre für Vereine und Teams.
Are you interested in a holiday at this JUFA Hotel?

The hotel manager Heidelinde König and her team are available to answer your questions at any time! Write to us or call us.

JUFA Mariazell – Erlaufsee Sport-Resort: +43 (0)5 / 7083-390
Erlaufseestraße 49, 8630 St. Sebastian bei Mariazell, Austria

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