The town of Bischofshofen
is one of the oldest places of settlement in the Pongau. Excavations on the Götschenberg provide evidence of human habitation and copper mining as far back as 5,000 years ago. In the 8th century, Bischofshofen was first chronicled within the context of the founding of the Maximilianszelle monastery.
There are numerous old structures to visit for example the Kastenturm, the Frauenkirche Church or the Missionshaus St. Rupert. Just a few minutes' walk from the center of town, we also find Gainfeld Waterfall natural monument. Surrounded by pleasant mixed forest, the waters of the Gainfeldbach drop some fifty meters, with the rock below having been mysteriously washed away into the shape of a bowl. For many centuries, the area flanking the waterfall has been attributed with healing powers, especially for those dealing with respiratory complaints. Furthermore, world-famous from the annual finale of the International Four Hills Tournament, there is the Sepp (Buwi) Bradl Stadium, with a total of 3 jumping hills, which is a popular excursion destination.