Saalbach - City of Austria
Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a municipality in the district of Zell am See (Pinzgau region), in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is well-known for its skiing and other winter sports. A three piste network consisting of Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Leogang is located in the municipality. It is a popular destination for skiiers and perfect for families.
AUSTRIA National Animal : Golden Eagle
The oldest evidence of settlements in the municipality stems from 1222. The name Salpach first showed up in 1350. Before 1410 there was a church in the town. In 1489 archbishop Johann Beckensloer gave the town market rights.
Spielberghorn.In spite of this, Saalbach remained, for the most part, a poor agrarian community up into the 20th century. A lasting increase in prosperity did not occur until after World War I, but started primarily after the tourists began arriving in 1945.
In 1987 Saalbach’s name was changed to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
The town of Saalbach is primarily orientated towards tourism, without which it could arguably not survive. Most of the inhabitants' jobs are either directly or indirectly dependent on this industry.
AUSTRIA National Bird : Barn Swallow
AUSTRIA National Flower : Edelweiss Leontopodium alpinum