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Alpine adventure for families in Obertauern

Every one of us carries one or two unfulfilled childhood dreams with us in our hearts. For example, why were family trips to the meadow when you were a child over just as you were in the middle of the best games? Because daddy didn’t want to miss the sports round-up on TV! Luckily, our own children give us a second chance to make up for missed childhood experiences.

Anyone who has an unquenched desire for mountains, alpine pastures, grazing cattle and whispering mountain streams should travel to Obertauern in SalzburgerLand and bring their children along – to fulfil a couple of dreams and make wonderful memories for their children. The region around the Radstädter Tauern Pass is just the right place for exciting mountain adventures and natural experiences with the whole family, even in the summer.

The best adventure playground

Everything you love about the mountains is here: Over 100 km of hiking trails, including several pushchair-friendly routes, mountain bike trails, rustic alpine cabins, majestic summits, the clear reflection of the alpine lakes and the babbling of the mountain streams. And that extra something that makes a family holiday in the mountains a special experience. There’s a varied programme for guests in the summer.

Various outdoor activities take place each week from Monday to Sunday. On Mondays, three lakes are the destination of an easy family hike, while on Tuesdays, there’s a leisurely walk along the Taurach to the Johannes Waterfall, an impressive natural spectacle. Action lovers should definitely participate in the Mountain Skyver Tour from Grünwaldkopf. Before the action gets started, a Skyver Guide shows how to really descend across country on an all-terrain, off-road scooter.  On Sundays, the trail runners head off on great panoramic routes with their running guides.

x cross run mountain

Boasting the slogan “Are you strong enough?”, the x cross run mountain offers a wide range of obstacles. Take a running jump into the mud so that it sprays out in all directions. The biggest and funniest obstacle course in Austria stops off in Obertauern on 8 July 2017. Registration is open until 30 June by following the link on

Life on the pasture, survival in the wilderness

A tour of the summit of the Hundskogel with a stop-off at the Oberhütte cabin or a cycle tour of Untertauern towards Radstadt are on the agenda for more sporting visitors. At the mountain yoga sessions, called “Bergyoga”, asanas are performed in the open air, in view of the mountains – definitely an inspiring exercise. “Alles Alm” is the slogan of a circular family trail on the idyllic Gnadenalm plateau between Obertauern and Untertauern.

Herbal fairies-to-be can learn where Mother Nature grows edible wild plants and medicinal herbs on a herb exploration trail every Friday. Survival in the wilderness is on the agenda of a child-friendly workshop on Saturdays. Young and old can get really stuck in when it comes to building emergency shelters, reading tracks and correctly assessing alpine risks.

Children love animals

Where else will a city-dwelling child encounter animals aside from on a screen? At the wildlife and leisure park in Untertauern, the children’s attractions are the game enclosures with their wild sheep and red and fallow deer and the petting zoo with all kinds of small animals. Ponies, goats, ducks and geese, rabbits, guinea pigs and even llamas live there. A trip on the meandering train will show you all the different play areas, the adventure land for children, the fish pond and the swimming lake.

Horse lovers and all other fans of the noble steeds are very welcome in Tweng if they want to go riding or take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Horse lovers can drop by for a stable tour through the Noriker horse breeding operation and riding stables on Mondays at 17.00. There’s no need to register in advance. For anyone who is already confident in the saddle, a ride into the conservation area of Twenger Lantschfeld is recommended.

More information: Obertauern Tourist Office, tel. +43-(0)6456-7252, email:, website:

Press contact: Aviareps Tourism GmbH, Christina Handcock, tel. 089-552533-440, Josephspitalstrasse 15, D-80333 Munich,




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