Experiences in summer

Wagrain-Kleinarl, a region with joie de vivre²

Summer holidays in the mountain village of Wagrain in the province of Salzburg have a long tradition! The fresh alpine air, the cool nights after hot summer days and the people themselves make summer holidays for generations of families into something very special. Hiking trails in untouched nature, cosy alpine huts and extraordinary adventures invite you to discover something new again and again. Trendy sports such as mountain biking, climbing on via ferratas and action sports such as canyoning or flying fox tours are now part of the fixed programme on family summer holidays in the mountains. Feel the freedom of choice in your apartment-hotel in Wagrain.

Bike or e-bike?

Whether with the family or for training, biking in Wagrain offers varied trails for every ability. Action-packed downhill trails in the mountain bike park offer the ultimate ride experience for fearless cyclists, fun jumps are practised in the pump track trail at the Flying Mozart and extensive biking routes provide the beloved feeling of freedom in the mountains.

Hotel-owned bikes in the Hofgut bike hire shop

Our free rental bikes are ideal for short trips to the centre of town or to the Reiteck lake. Children’s bike seats, children’s bikes and bike helmets are of course included in the rental. For tours in the mountains, we recommend the e-bike rental from Sport Obermoser and Bike-Welt Wagrain-Kleinarl.

By the way: the Stoneman-Taurista route passes directly by the Hofgut. For Stoneman riders there is therefore also an early-breakfast and, of course, a bike garage for your own mountain bike. After your bike tour across 123 km of alpine meadows and breathtaking mountain panoramas, the wellness oasis in the apartment resort invites you to some well-deserved relaxation.

THAT FEELING OF FREEDOM AS A SPORTSPERSON

Summer hiking in the mountains of Wagrain

The alarm clock rings early in the morning today. After a regional breakfast and packed snack for the hike, you set off on a breathtaking tour into the mountains. The journey takes you past the mountain lake, where the last wisps of morning mist are just lifting as the sun crosses the mountain ridge. You go through the forest, past rushing mountain streams and colourful wildflower meadows.

Arriving at the head of the valley, you begin your hike into the mountains. You smell the morning dew, hear the chirping of the birds. The perfect day for a family hike.

Fantastic views, crystal-clear mountain lakes, rustic alpine huts and breathtaking summit experiences await you, all rewarding you for your effort. Get a little closer to heaven in the hiking paradise of the Salzburg Tauern.

 Hiking sticks, hiking rucksacks, children’s carriers and hiking maps
available free of charge at reception.

1x weekly guided hike with the hosts

The guided hike with the hosts shows you the most beautiful paths and vantage points of the region. Learn about the flora of our forests and how the people from the valley have always used the mountains as a source of power.

EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS INDOORS

Summer hiking in the mountains of Wagrain

The alarm clock rings early in the morning today. After a regional breakfast regional breakfast and packed snack for the hike, you set off on a breathtaking tour into the mountains. The journey takes you past the mountain lake, where the last wisps of morning mist are just lifting as the sun crosses the mountain ridge. You go through the forest, past rushing mountain streams and colourful wildflower meadows.

Arriving at the head of the valley, you begin your hike into the mountains. You smell the morning dew, hear the chirping of the birds. The perfect day for a family hike.

Fantastic views, crystal-clear mountain lakes, rustic alpine huts and breathtaking summit experiences await you, all rewarding you for your effort. Get a little closer to heaven in the hiking paradise of the Salzburg Tauern.

Hiking sticks, hiking rucksacks, children’s carriers and hiking maps
available free of charge at reception.

1x weekly guided hike with the hosts

The guided hike with the hosts shows you the most beautiful paths and vantage points of the region. Learn about the flora of our forests and how the people from the valley have always used the mountains as a source of power.

EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS INDOORS

Popular hiking routes in Wagrain & Kleinarl

Leisurely hikes with prams and playful variety or high-altitude hikes for experienced mountain hikers? Here we have summarised the most beautiful nearby tours. Hiking maps, hiking backpacks and poles, as well as information about the tours are available at reception.

Hike to Sonntagskogel

The starting point for this hike is the Grafenberg lift car park. You can start the tour from the valley or comfortably take the cable car for the longest part of the route. The hiking trail leads mostly through the forest, so it is ideal on hot summer days. On the high plateau of Grafenberg, where “Wagraini’s Grafenberg” adventure world is also located, there are many play and adventure stops and in the picturesque reservoir lake you can refresh your feet in the cool water.

From there the hike continues for another 50 minutes past the Hachau Alm to the Sonntagskogel. On this magnificent panoramic mountain you can see down to the shopping town of St. Johann im Pongau, further on to Bischofshofen and even Hohenwerfen Castle is also visible.

Duration from town: approx. 3.5 hours
Distance: 9,31 km

Hike to Grießenkareck

The “local mountain” of Wagrain can be climbed from several sides. For a leisurely hike with children, however, we recommend taking the Flying Mozart cable car up to the middle station. From there you hike a steep path to the Ruperti Lake and then on to the summit of the Grießenkareck. The excellent cuisine at the Kogelalm makes an inviting refreshment stop before you return to the valley by cable car or on foot, depending on your physical condition.

Duration from the middle station: approx. 2.5 hours
Distance:  4,94 km

Hike to the Kleinarler Hut and to Penkkopf

A hike with friends or family to the Kleinarler Hut is recommended at any time of year.
From the Hirschleiten car park, just above Kleinarl, the hiking trail first leads through the forest before you reach a meadow clearing shortly before your destination. From there, it is not far to the Kleinarler hut, where you can stop for typical Pongau alpine cuisine such as Kasspressknödelsuppe (dumpling soup) or Kaiserschmarrn (pancakes). For the more athletic among you, we recommend the hike to Penkkopf, at 2011 m above sea level. From here you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Wagrain, Kleinarl and Großarl.

Duration: approx. 3 hours Kleinarler Hut / approx. 4.5 hours Penkkopf
Distance: 8 km

Hike to the Hochgründeck

The tour to the Hochgründeck starts directly from the Hofgut Wagrain. This panoramic mountain at 1,827 m above sea level offers fantastic views in every direction, from the Salzach Valley to the Enns Valley. Those who want to spare themselves the one-hour walk on the Güterweg Öbrist can go by car to the barrier on the forest road. The tour leads along the forest road to the Lackenkapelle chapel before you continue the rest of the way on the hiking trail. The tour is also excellent on an e-bike, but beware, riding downhill has to be mastered first.
Refreshments are provided at the Heinrich-Kiener-House.

Duration: approx. 5 hours
Distance: 13.5 km

Hike up the Ennskraxn

The hike up the Ennskraxn is definitely something for experienced mountaineers only. However, the trail up to the picturesque Steinkaralm is also highly recommended for families with children. You start in Kleinarl via a hiking trail past the Steinkaralm to the Blauer Lake. Then follow a path on rocky and sloping terrain to the awe inspiring summit of the Ennskraxn, the highest mountain in the Kleinarl Valley at 2,410 m above sea level.

Duration: approx. 5.5 hours
Distance: 14,32 km

Hike to Tappenkarsee

At the head of the Kleinarl valley, past the idyllic Jägersee Lake, the toll road leads to the Schwabalm.
From there, the hiking trail leads along a relatively steep path past the waterfall to Tappenkarsee. This mythical mountain lake, which according to legend is home to a lindworm that devoured the cows from the pastures, will seduce you with its magnificent mountain panorama of the Radstädter Tauern. Two huts provide refreshments and for experienced alpinists the Tappenkarsee is the starting point for many further hikes, e.g. to the Weißgrubenkopf, the Glingspitz, the Faulkogel or the Draugstein in Großarl.

Duration: approx. 3 hours
Distance: 8 km

Highlight experiences in and around Wagrain

In addition to the right accommodation, your apartment-hotel in Wagrain, the holiday region of Wagrain-Kleinarl entices you with a variety of excursion options and fabulous nature experiences nearby.

Whether mountain adventure, natural spectacle or culture, the many excursion destinations in the region offer a varied holiday programme for every weather and every age.

Experience the Silent Night community

Did you know that our small village of Wagrain, with only 3,100 inhabitants, is home to three museums?
The new Silent Night Museum in the Pflegerschlössl, where you can learn everything about the world-famous song “Silent Night, Holy Night”, the Waggerl Museum about the well-known local poet, Karl Heinrich Waggerl and the Farm Museum in Weberlandl, which invites you to discover the way of life of the past.

There is also a lot to experience for active holidaymakers. We have described a few highlights for you here:

EXPERIENCES AT THE HOFGUT

By cable car to an adventure destination for the whole family

Wagraini’s Grafenberg is the highlight of your holiday in the mountains. The cable car takes you up to the adventure park, which is suitable for prams and where suspension bridges, low rope courses, giant swings and much more await you. On the Kuhbidu family adventure trail you will learn everything about the dairy cows and how cheese is made. There are exciting riddles to solve in order to win a little surprise.

Climbing in lofty heights on a via ferrata and flying fox

The climbing world Wagrain-Kleinarl at the Peilsteinpalfen and the spectacular Kesselfallschlucht offers a varied programme for the climbers among your mountain friends. From the simple low rope course on the ground you climb up to high treetops and with the Flying Fox Kesselfall tour you slide back down into the valley.
Via ferratas of various degrees of difficulty offer the perfect holiday experience for every ability.

Happiness on earth

The Oberegghof with its Icelandic ponies is only a few minutes away.
Whether in Tölt in the riding arena or riding out around the Öbristköpfl, trial riders and advanced horse professionals will be taken with the well-kept stables, the good-natured Icelandic ponies and Birgit, the riding instructor.

Wagrain Water World

In addition to swimming fun in the Hofgut Family Pool, there is daily free admission to the Wagrain Water World, the swimming pool complex with over 1000m² of water surface, indoor and outdoor pools, various water slides and baby pools. Use of the sauna area with surcharge.

Right next to the swimming pool, children’s dreams come true in the Land der Klabauter (Hobgoblin Land). The Wagrain playground with a small flying fox, climbing area and swings is definitely worth a detour.

Welcome to the valley of adventure!

Haven’t you always wanted to go on a guided hike with a real mountain guide or experience a wild rafting adventure on the Salzach? We have contacts to the best sports guides in the region. You can get an overview of all the action on offer and help with booking at reception.

Jazz, rock or folk music in the market square

The weekly fixed programme in the summer months includes music events in the market square in Wagrain. Artists from all over the world present their musical performances and catering is provided. In summer and winter, the Wagrain Schuhplattler Group shows traditional dances at the Folklore Evening and many have discovered their own dancing talent there!

Excursions in Salzburg Land

The idyllic mountain village of Wagrain lies at the heart of Europe, Austria and the Pongau region. Precisely for this reason, numerous excursion destinations throughout the province of Salzburg can be reached in no time at all.

We have clearly marked the most highly recommended sightseeing trips for you.

Mozart and the stage of the world

Probably the most famous street in the whole country, it attracts visitors from all over the world not only because of its narrow lanes with Italian flair and the typical guild signs, but also because of its numerous traditional craft workshops. Mozart’s birthplace and other diverse museums and exhibitions line the centre of the old town and offer a wide variety of activities for culture, nature and art enthusiasts.
Small tip: Take advantage of the Park & Ride offers (car park Salzburg South)

Distance: 75 km
Duration: depending on your mood

Salzburg’s Fortress, the heart of the City of Mozart

High above the old town, the world famous fortress is the landmark of the city of Salzburg.
Visit the former prison tower and the salt storehouse and enjoy a magnificent view over the city.
Small tip: Take advantage of the Park & Ride offers (Salzburg South car park).

Distance: 75 km
Duration: 1 hour

The wild gorge of Pongau

The recently reopened Liechtenstein Gorge is impressive with its thundering waterfalls, rock formations polished over thousands of years, as well as unique light and shadow plays in the glittering mist of the spray of the water.
The newly built spiral staircase “Helix”, from which you look 30 metres down into the depths, provides a fabulous view of this dramatic natural spectacle.

Distance: 23.5 km
Total duration: 2 hours

The knights’ castle from the Middle Ages

The 900-year-old fortified castle has an exhibition of weapons from the age of chivalry and gives an impression of life in those days. The highlight of the castle, however, is the falconry with its impressive flight demonstrations of the birds of prey.

Total duration: approx. 2.5 hours
Distance: 37 km

Welcome to the largest ice cave in Europe

Even the journey to the ice cave by cable car is impressive. With a magnificent view over the Salzach valley, the ride to the Giant Ice World over rocky terrain is just a foretaste of what follows. You climb 134 metres in altitude before reaching the entrance to the cave, hopefully with warm clothes in your rucksack. Inside, impressive ice sculptures and unique cave rooms made of ice await you, and these are newly formed every winter. The cave is never exactly the same and therefore always worth a visit.

Distance: 40.5 km
Total duration: 3.5 hours

Salt, the gold of the Middle Ages

In the salt mine in Hallein, equipped with the white suits of the miners, you travel underground with the mine train and experience the history of salt from the past to the present. You will cross the underground salt lake on a raft, slide down the legendary wooden chutes and even cross the national border with Germany underground. A highly recommended excursion for the whole family.

Distance: 64 km
Total duration: 2.5 hours

A glacier experience in the middle of summer

The trip up the impressive Dachstein Glacier, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, treats you to a fantastic view of the mountain world of the Eastern Alps. The famous Dachstein suspension bridge, the skywalk and the stairway to nowhere let you float into infinity.
The ride up to the glacier is only possible with pre-reservation.

Total duration: 4 hours
Distance: 40 km

Book your stay

Fixed Booking

Book your holiday at the best price. The Fixed Booking rate cannot be cancelled!

A 30% deposit will be charged upon booking, with the balance to be paid on site. In case of cancellation, 90% of the holiday costs will be charged. We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.

Flexi Booking

You love flexibility? The Flexi Booking rate can be cancelled free of charge up to 30 days in advance!

A 30% deposit will be charged upon booking, which will be refunded in case of cancellation up to 30 days in advance. If you cancel later, 90% of the holiday costs will be charged.

Super Flexi Booking

If you want to be completely flexible, the Super Flexi rate is just right for you.

The Super Flexi Booking rate can be cancelled free of charge up to 3 days before arrival! A 30% deposit is charged at the time of booking, which is refundable in the event of cancellation up to 3 days prior to arrival. If you cancel later, 90% of the holiday price will be charged.

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