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Alpine adventure for families in Obertauern

28Every 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.

Life on pastures, survival in the wilderness

The summit tour to Seekarscharte followed by a stop at the Oberhütte lodge, outdoor mountain yoga, or freeride tours with brand new KTM Elektro Motocross motorbikes are just some of the activities that are geared towards our adult guests. Guides train all participants on the respective vehicles before their tours start.

Every Friday, prospective herbalists can take the herbal hike to learn where Mother Nature keeps her edible wild plants and medicinal herbs. A child-friendly workshop on how to survive in the wilderness takes place every Saturday. Kids as well as grown-ups join in with great enthusiasm when it comes to building emergency shelters, tracking, and evaluating potential dangers correctly. Hikes on horse-back and trips to the alpine rope course are also a lot of fun for the entire family. “Alles Alm” is the name of our circular trail for families along the idyllic Gnadenalm plateau between Obertauern and Untertauern where you can learn all about the natural world around you.

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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