Unforgettable summer holidays: Family holidays in the mountains

A real hit for families

Holidays with children in Katschberg mean holiday fun between mountains and lakes. Enjoy lovely family walks together, and countless day trips for all ages. Family holidays couldn’t be more full of variety than here in Salzburger Land, on the Carinthian border.

Tips for family holidays in Katschberg:

Family holidays in the mountains with plenty of variety: there is so much to discover and experience out in the natural environment of the family region Katschberg.

Family hikes

Nature is the most beautiful playground for children. Explore the Salzburg and Carinthian mountains by hiking, and experience the pleasure you feel when reaching a summit. There are numerous hiking paths that go right past the Aparthotel Alpenhaus Katschberg.1640, some also suitable for taking children’s buggies on. The tourist office offers a hiking programme to help guests, especially children, discover the mountains and make new friends.

From mid-July, the cable car lift provides a quick, convenient, and safe way of getting up to the summit, where you can set out to enjoy wonderful family walks together.

family hike in summer on Katschberg
family at summer picnic

Free activity programme

The family and activity programme offered by the Katschberg Tourist Office provides a variety of entertainment that changes on a daily basis with something for everyone, whatever age:

  • GPS-Treasure Hunt on the Aineck
  • Adventure park: Austria’s largest woodland high ropes course
  • Segway tours
  • Katschi‘s gold run
  • Katschberg Alpine horse centre, the highest indoor riding facility in Austria
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides into the nature conservation area Gontal to the Pritzhütte Alpine hut
  • Katschhausen Adventure Park
  • 3-D archery
  • Rafting, climbing taster
  • ... and more!

Katschhausen children’s world of discovery

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Aparthotel Alpenhaus Katschberg.1640 you enter the world of Katschhausen, where the Katschling family is waiting to greet you. Daddy, mummy, and uncle Katschling, together with the little Katschling children and Katschling Junior are the main characters in this magical story that shows children how many natural features came about, in an attractive, fun way. In Katschhausen there is a petting zoo, seesaws, slides, a water world, painting workshop, and lots more, simply waiting to be discovered. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable day.

Pony Alm

Pony Alm

The Ponyalm Express (horse-drawn carriage) takes you into the Gontal nature conservation area to the Pritzhütte. Parents can enjoy some quiet time in the Pritzhütte whilst children explore the exciting stations at the Ponyalm, with, amongst other things, a water play area, pony care area where you can stroke the ponies, pony trail (pony rides), petting zoo.

child with pony
horse-drawn carriage ride to mountain hut on Katschberg

Climbing park

The Katschberg Adventure Park is the perfect place for those who love adventure. There are over 200 stations at heights of 1 to 20 m, with something to give everyone an adrenaline kick.

Llama trekking tours

Experience an exciting tour through forest and over Alpine meadows with calm and peaceful llamas. These furry, friendly animals are especially popular amongst children, and time passes in a flash when out on a hike with them.

GPS treasure hunt & Katschi’s gold run

Geo-caching, a modern, electronic form of treasure hunt using GPS units is a real hit amongst both children and adults, and you can really let rip on Katschi’s gold run (toboggan run) on the Aineck mountain.

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“Karin´s Fischerteich” is a fishing lake in St. Michael im Lungau, just a few minutes’ drive from the Aparthotel.

Moments of joy: let us help you plan your holiday

The Alpenhaus team will happily help you plan your perfect holiday.

Our tip: The LungauCard

The LungauCard is your passport to a wide range of leisure and recreational activities. You can pick up your card for free from the Alpenhaus reception, and it gives you bonus services and free entry to over 70 tourist sights and attractions in the region.


Family summer
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