The wetland complex of Pirtendorfer valley floor at the northern Salzach bank is a remain of the former vast marshy valley floor at the Oberpinzgau. The area originated for activities of river Salzach, which, divided in several river branches and backwaters, caused regular flooding. After river modulations and draining of this area the wetland of Pirtendorfer valley floor remained from one of the backwater branches. Today it is an approx. 10 ha area consisting of alder tree woods, wet thicket, reedy ponds, wet meadows and the Salzach-backwater branch. The Pirtendorfer valley floor and its surrounding wetlands host a biodiverse and characteristic flora and fauna. Especially rare plants are for example spotted orchid, cowbane and the laurel willow.
Access: from Mittersill the road to Stuhlfelden – in front of the Pizzeria Hörfarter turn right – park your car – by foot along the asphalt road straight ahead- turn left – take the gravel path – across the train tracks – turn left into the nature trail Pirtendorfer Talboden.