Haus Bellevue is located in the high Lungau valley and can be found between the mountains of the Radstäter Tauern and Katschberg, roughly 100km south of Salzburg.
The Lungau is easily accessible and well connected from all directions by both Motorway and a well maintained network of mountain roads. St Michael is located directly off the A10 Tauern Autobahn that runs from Salzburg to Villach.
Read on for directions from the North, South and East. In all cases once you reach St Michael and the B96 look for the signpost "Wieden" and for the building signed as the "Lagerhaus".
Take the Lagerhaus turning, signpost for Wiedenerweg and travel uphill a short distance. When you reach a Y crossing in the road keep to the right. Haus Bellevue is the first house you reach on the left. Continue past the Haus Bellevue sign up the road and a u-turn left to the guest car park.
It is illegal to drive on the Autobahn without a valid Vignette and the fine for being caught without one can be up to €3000,00. A Vignette sticker can be purchased at almost any garage or rest station. The toll sticker must be applied to the upper left front windscreen of your vehicle. Hire cars should have these automatically, however if you hire a car outside of Austria you will probably have to purchase one.
Digital Vignettes are available to purchase online directly from the Asfinag. These toll purchases are registered to a car numberplate and so should only be purchased if you are driving your own car.
A Vignette, often referred to as a toll sticker, can be purchase for a period of 10 days, 2 months or for a year. Prices do increase a little each year. Motorcyclists can enjoy a discounted rate.
The Autobahn Toll
There are a number of Autobahn toll points through Austria, including the Tauern Tunnel en-route to St Michael. The Autobahn toll charge is nothing to do with the Vignette and a separate fee charged by the Asfinag and used for the upkeep of the roads and motorways.
At the time of writing in 2020, the rate of the toll into or out of the valley is a fee of €6,50. A pass card valid for 12 months can be purchased from the Asfinag and from a select few places around St Michael. The annual card costs €113,50 however with a valid year Vignette, and proof of the Vignette purchase, the card can be purchased at the discounted price of €73,50 . For many holiday makers, this is not a cost effective option, however if you are staying in the valley for an extended period and intending on travelling a distance on the motorway it is a worthy of consideration.
Tolls can be avoided at the expense of a little bit extra time and mileage. Any good route planner should give you the option to plan a route without toll stations.
The route information and accompanying links are provided only as a guide and a further resource. The information given is correct at the time of writing. Roads and maps are however subject to change and we cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect route information. Please make sure that you have your route mapped before setting out on your journey.
From the North - fastest route
From Salzburg area follow the A10 Tauern Autobahn heading south towards Graz/Villach. Travel through the Tauern Tunnel and exit just before the next main toll, exit number 104 Sankt Michael, road designation B96. The road will loop around and down towards the town from the West. Unfortunately you will not completely miss the toll charge as there is a booth just before you enter the town limits just a few minutes after you turn off the motorway. Follow the road towards Sankt Michael looking on the left for a building called the Lagerhaus. Take the left exit directly as you reach the Lagerhaus, the signpost will read „Wiedenerweg”.
Allowing for driving conditions and traffic, this route is just under 120km from Salzburg should take between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes.
From the North - avoid the toll
From Salzburg area follow the B159 heading south in the direction of Graz/Villach. Just before you reach Bischofshofen, take the left exit Kreuzberg/B99. Stay on the B99/B320 Salzburgstrasse towards A10/Salzburg/Villach/St Michael/Lg/ Mauterndorf. Continue toll-free along the B99 south, south-east through Radstadt then Obertauern and on to Mauterndorf. Follow the B99 through the Lungau in the direction of St Michael. Take the B96 from the heading west over the roundabout and past the town centre until you see signs for „Wieden”. Keep a check to the right for a building called the Lagerhaus. Turn right immediately after the Lagerhaus, signposted for „Wiedenerweg”.
Allowing for driving conditions and traffic, this route is approximately 123km from Salzburg and should take a little over 2 hours to complete.
From the South - fastest route
From Klagenfurt head West on A2 Autobahn in the direction of Villach. After around 30km follow the E66 heading North-West in the direction of A10 Villach. Continue on the A10 Tauern Autobahn for around 80km. Take the exit number 104-St Michael im Lungau/B96. The road will loop around and down towards the town from the West. Unfortunately you will not completely miss the toll charge as there is a booth just before you enter the town limits just a few minutes after you turn off the motorway. Follow the road towards Sankt Michael looking on the left for a building called the Lagerhaus. Take the left exit directly as you reach the Lagerhaus, the signpost will read „Wiedenerweg”.
Allowing for driving conditions and traffic, this route is around 115km from Klagenfurt and should take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
From the South - avoid the toll
From Klagenfurt head West on Turracher Strasse/ B95. Stay on B95 heading North in the direction of the Lungau for approximately 88km until you reach Ramingstein. Take a left on to the Thomataler Landestrasse B96 and continue on for approximately 11km until you reach the B96 Murtal Strasse. Take a left in the direction of Sankt Margarethen/ Sankt Michael. From this direction you will be entering St Michael from the east. Continue along the Bundestrasse, over the roundabout and in a westerly direction past the town centre until you see signs for „Wieden”. Keep a check to the right for a building called the Lagerhaus. Turn right immediately after the Lagerhaus, signposted for „Wiedenerweg”.
This route is approximately 108km from Klagenfurt and allowing for traffic and road conditions, should take just under 2 hours to complete.
From the East - 2 options
From Vienna head Southwest on the E59 to join the S6 Autobahn (toll road) in the direction of "Semmering". After around 150km the S6 will join the S36 known as the Murtal Schnellstraße. Follow the S36 toll road for about 60km to its end at which point continue in a westerly direction on the B96. Follow this road towards the Lungau valley. You will enter the valley from the direction of Tamsweg heading towards St Michael (approx 15 km distance). Continue along the road until you see signs for St Michael. Traveling this direction you will enter the town from the east and need to continue west past the town centre until you see signs for Wieden. Keep your eyes right for the Lagerhaus. Take the turning directly at the Lagerhaus to the right, the signpost will read „Wiedenerweg".
Allowing for driving conditions and traffic, this route is around 300km from Vienna and should take apronximately 3 1/2 hours.
Alternatively head west from Vienna on the A1 towards Salzburg. At Salzburg take the A10 Tauern Autobahn and follow the directions from the North towards St Michael where you can choose the fastest route or to avoid the toll. Although this route is a little over 100km longer the traffic conditions can be more favourable. Allowing for driving conditions and traffic, this 410km route should take apronximately a little over 4 hours.
A useful route planner provided by the Asfinag which also gives up-to-date traffic information and depicts road work locations.