Winter in every colour 

Excursion destinations for every taste 

Who says that winter always has to be white? We offer you much more than "just" skiing holidays with children in Upper Austria. The whole family can not only slide down the slopes around the Sommerhof, but also directly into the salt mine - or into a warm thermal pool! Fancy a change from skiing fun? Here are our tips.

Snowy fun...

White trails

On skis, wrapped up in thick winter boots or on a ringing horse-drawn sleigh: The snowy paths around Gosau and on the Dachstein mountains can be explored in many different ways. Wrap up warm and off you go!

Thermal pleasure

A snow go!

In winter there is sometimes nothing better than shaking off the snow and retreating into the warmth. Maybe in a steaming pool? The Salzkammergut has lots of mineral-rich water and therefore many thermal baths. Whether Grimming Therme, Narzissenbad or Eurotherme Bad Ischl, there are many oases of well-being close to the Sommerhof. If you prefer to look for a fun pool for families, then head to Therme Amadé.

Hallstatt Salzwelten salt mines

Family adventure in the world’s oldest salt mine

The Salzwelten Hallstatt are very fascinating. It is the oldest salt mine world wide and on top the skywalk offers best views. It is open daily also in winter times!

Winter walks

Hiking by the lake

Winter hiking is wonderful, but often not so easy with children. The Bürglstein circular hiking trail in Strobl is family-friendly and certainly enchanting even in winter. It leads directly along the shore of Lake Wolfgang, past boathouses, mountains and the idyllic scenery of the Salzkammergut.

Also we love to walk along Altausseer See or on top of the mountain in Gosau or Postalm.

Bad Ischl

Eat like an emperor

Snacking in winter? That's all part of it! In Bad Ischl, the k. u. k. Zuckerbäckerei Zauner invites you into the cosy interior of the confectionery. The finest pastries are served there while hot drinks are sipped. For even more imperial feeling, visit Sisi's summer residence.


On the trail of Mozart

The birthplace of the famous child prodigy Mozart is a must-see! It is not only the Mozart museums and his musical heritage that impress, but also many of the other sights including the Hohensalzburg fortress, Schloss Mirabell or the Haus der Natur. 

Winter bliss

Winter on the Dachstein is sometimes exciting and sometimes quiet, but always shows itself from its most beautiful side.