Great day trip destinations around Gosau for the whole family

A family day trip in Upper Austria:great experiences on holiday at Hotel Sommerhof

Bruno's mountain world in Dachstein
Bruno's mountain world ©Bergbahnen Dachstein West Forsthuber

Special consideration is given to families at Hotel Sommerhof. A whole load of attractions, activities and day trip destinations await you in Gosau and the surrounding area so that your family holiday away from the hotel is also packed with variety and simply great. Let your children discover new things, go on hikes together and make unforgettable memories on holiday in the Gosau valley.

The Primeval Forest family adventure park

Did you know that Gosau is the site of countless fossils? Your children can playfully explore the development of the first life on earth at the Primeval Forest family adventure park. The focus is on fun and activity: huge animal figures invite you to balance, swing or take an ultra-fast ride. The adventure playground in the forest is complemented by a Stone Age area which interactively teaches about prehistoric man's life and culture.

Bruno's mountain world in Russbach

Hiking becomes much more interesting in Russbach with cuddly Bruno the bear. Equipped with a pass that needs stamping you set off together to solve tasks in the Bear's Olympics. It is free to take part.

Hiking with Betty

Together with the hiking guide and forest teacher Betty Jehle you explore nature around Gosau from an insider's perspective. Ramble on hiking trails off the beaten track, set off in search of fossils, experience donkey trekking and get to know the habitat of many animals and plants.

Dwarves' Trail in Gosau, Salzburg
Dwarves' Trail in Gosau ©Elisabeth Grill

Dwarves' Trail

Take the Gosau scenic slow train first of all and then hike over the Plankensteinalm pasture: you track down dwarves and their secrets on the Dwarves' Trail for families accompanied by the hiking guide. This hike is suitable for children up to 12 years old.

Boat trips

Children always love a trip on a beautiful lake. Not only can leisurely swimming days be spent at the Salzkammergut lakes such as Lake Gosau, Lake Hallstatt, Mondsee, Wolfgangsee, Attersee and all the others but you can also take boat trips – whether it's a trip on the large Wolfgangsee boat or steering an electric boat over the lake.

The salt mine

A trip to Hallstatt can be brilliantly combined with a detour to the Hallstatt salt mines. The highlights include the miner's slides, the underground salt lake and the exciting trip on the mine railway, plus the daily tours tell you about everything that is worth knowing. Please note that children must be at least 4 years old to enter the salt mine.

Dachstein caves in Obertraun

Giant Ice Cave in Dachstein
Giant Ice Cave in Dachstein

The Giant Ice Cave and Mammut Cave in Obertraun, which are among the largest caves in Europe, reveal a huge natural phenomena to you. After a 1-hour guided tour through the system of underground passageways you can get more detailed information in the cave museum.

Dorf der Tiere / Abarena in Abersee

A day trip for both good and bad weather is the Abarena in Abersee. Lots of fun and activity stations provide entertainment both indoors and outdoors: flight simulator, Carrera race track, bouncy castle, trampolines, bob-sleigh run, football and basketball, soft shooter area, go-carts, water playground, swings, Western town setting with climbing wall and much more. Right next to the Abarena, you can get to know lots of indigenous animal species up close at the "Dorf der Tiere" (village of animals): friendly llamas, goats, pigs, geese and other animals capture the hearts of visitors of all ages.

Summer tobogganing in Abtenau

You head down to the valley on racy yellow toboggans on rails from the Karkogel. The summer toboggan run in Abtenau is open from May to October and offers just under 2 kilometres of tobogganing fun with bends, schuss sections and tunnels.

Family day trips in Upper Austria

A new adventure awaits you and your family every day on holiday at Hotel Sommerhof with these family day trip destinations. Feel totally at home and get more tips about how to organise your holiday from the hotel – Hotel Sommerhof is looking forward to receiving your no-obligation enquiry !

 

 

 

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