Family-friendly hikes in Austria’s Pinzgau
Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern/Michael Huber
A trip to the Pinzgau is an incomparable experience, where both young and old, nature lovers, adventurers and explorers get their money's worth. In this Collection, you’ll find nine hikes for the whole family with a variety of child-friendly activities and attractions: gushing waterfalls, mysterious caves, lush alpine meadows, a small glacier and views of some of Austria's highest mountains.
The Pinzgau is located in the south of the Salzburger Land, a beautiful region in the heart of Austria known for its breathtaking nature and the towering mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The area attracts winter sports enthusiasts from around the world with its numerous ski resorts and cross-country ski trails. But, in summer, its infinitely beautiful mountain panorama and extensive network of trails are an absolute paradise for hikers and mountaineers.
The Tours presented here take you to the most beautiful corners of the region. On relatively straightforward hikes, you explore the thundering Krimml Waterfalls, walk past the deepest glacier in Central Europe to the Birnbachloch and storm the peaks of the Braunkogel, Frühmesser and Schneeberg. You hike through flowering alpine meadows and forests to the Steinalm in Saalfelden, the Marmorsee and through the Sigmund Thun Klamm around the Kaprun Klammsee. You can also explore themed hiking trails for children: the Panorama Trail on the Schmittenhöhe, Montelino's Adventure Trail in Saalbach and the Fairytale Forest in the Lofer Alpine World. Adventure playgrounds are also along some of the hikes.
Almost all routes take you past alpine pastures or mountain restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Pinzgau cuisine. This Collection is aimed at adventurous families with children between the ages of 6 and 12. All Tours are designed for the summer months from June to September. As there can be unexpected changes in the weather at higher altitudes at any time of year, check the weather forecast and snow conditions in advance. In any case, make sure you have sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing, sufficient sun protection and headgear.
A family holiday in the Pinzgau is a feast for all the senses. An unforgettable time full of adventure and relaxation with your loved ones awaits you in the fantastic mountain landscape.
Passing rapids and gigantic waterfalls, this circular hike, which is almost seven kilometers long and partly subject to a fee, leads you along the Krimml Waterfalls. Austria's largest waterfalls invite you to marvel with a total drop of 385 meters. From the observation deck, you can experience the uniquely…
The Steinalm at 1,268 meters is an island in the breathtakingly beautiful Steinernes Meer that surrounds Saalfelden. The easy, family-friendly hike takes you on easily walkable paths through shady forests and over lush alpine meadows where cows and horses graze. Spectacular views, regional and homemade…
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In the midst of the spectacular backdrop of the Leoganger Steinberge is the Birnbachloch rock cave, which is about twenty meters wide. In it, the Birnbach rises from a karst spring with crystal-clear water. The nearby Birnbach Glacier at 1,291 meters is the lowest lying glacier in Central Europe and…
The gondola ride to the Schmittenhöhe at 1,965 meters is a very special experience. The panorama trail starts and ends at the Schmittenhöhe mountain station. Incomparable views of the Saalachtal, Lake Zell and the Pinzgau mountain panorama with its countless three-thousanders give the easy-to-walk themed…
From the Wildkogel mountain station you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the most beautiful mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Großvenediger and of course the Wildkogel at an altitude of 2,224 meters. The circular hike, moderately steep at one point, but family-friendly, takes you through…
Turquoise blue water, an unparalleled Alpine panorama, glacier views and a mystical winding gorge - you will find all of this on the easy, family-friendly circular hike around the Kapruner Klammsee and through the Sigmund Thun Gorge. Since 1947, the lake has been damming the Kapruner Ache, which flows…
The family-friendly, approximately one-and-a-half-hour circular hike to the marble lake takes you through the beautiful Almenwelt Lofer. Enjoy the Lofer mountain scenery together, the culinary offerings of the Soderkaser restaurant or the Schönblick alpine inn and let off steam on the adventure playground…
The little clown Montelino needs your help. After neglecting his toys and friends, they one day disappeared without a trace. The clown became very sad about this and stopped laughing. On this one and a half hour adventure hike (pure walking time) you will help him to find his smile again. The themed…
When you arrive at the Karbachalm mountain station, a fantastic Alpine panorama awaits you. The family-friendly, two-hour circular hike takes you to the Schneeberg. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes and weatherproof clothing.
The start and end point is the Karbachalm mountain station. Through sparse forest…
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