Family summer holidays in the Austrian Alps

A real hit for families

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

Tips for family summer holidays on Katschberg:

Family summer vacation 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 summer vacation in the mountains

Hikes with children

Nature is the most beautiful playground for children. Explore the Salzburg and Carinthian mountains during a holiday in the Austrian Alps 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.

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, no matter what age:

  • GPS treasure hunt on the Aineck, Segway tours, Katschi‘s gold run
  • Adventure park: Austria’s largest woodland high ropes course
  • 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!

NEW in summer 2024:

Katschi's alpine playground on the Aineck

Experience boundless fun with the whole family during a summer holiday in the Austrian Alps! The Katschberg cable cars take you high up to the summit adventure on the Aineck, where "Katschi's Almspielplatz" and the first Lungau ball track on the Aineck await young adventurers!

Connected by an exciting slope tube slide, you can experience exciting family adventures on the ball track and the alpine playground. On particularly hot days, the sand and water play area with Archimedean spiral and water wheels offers a refreshing way to cool off. And there are also plenty of opportunities for the little ones to climb, balance and traverse on the toddler course.

Family summer holidays in the Alps

Experiences for families on the Katschberg

Discover the many adventures and activities for young and old and create holiday experiences together.

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 during your family summer vacation in the mountains.
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 alpine hut whilst children explore the exciting stations at the Ponyalm, with, amongst other things, a water play area, pony care area where you can pet the ponies, pony trail (pony rides), and a petting zoo.
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 the 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 you are out on a hike with them.
GPS treasure hunt & Katschi’s Goldfahrt
Geocaching, 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 Goldfahrt (Katschi’s Gold Run, a toboggan run) on the Aineck mountain.
“Karin´s Fischerteich” is a fishing lake in St. Michael im Lungau, which is just a few minutes’ drive from the Alpenhaus apartments on Katschberg.


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Let us help you plan your family 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.

Do you need some help planning your next family holiday in the Austrian Alps or have open questions about our aparthotel and the region? Send us a non-binding enquiry, we look forward to hearing from you!

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