The little wonders of nature

Dachstein and surroundings: Hiking with children

Welcome to the mountain region Dachstein West in the Salzkammergut! A land of unspoiled natural wonder where animals roam free, the air smells of resin and the scent of needles and nature reveals its true beauty. The UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein is just as suitable for hiking with children as for "grown-up" tours in high alpine terrain. What many routes have in common: They start right outside our hotel door! 

“Home is my kind of holiday.” 

Betty Jehle, hiking guide in Gosau 

How about a family hike to the Zwieselalm? An alpine snack awaits hardy hikers in the small but snug hut. Or a pram hike to Gosau including a visit to the playground? At the Iglmoosalm there are not only meadows and forests, but also animal guests to marvel at. One thing is certain: The Dachstein area is ideal for hiking with children.
Those who are out and about without young hikers can head to the highest mountain - the Dachstein 2.995m - with its alpine trails. The 1.5 h tour to the Löckernmoos high moor is very popular. Once you reach the top, you can gaze out the over 1,000-year-old moor lake, in which clouds, heather bushes and mountain pines are reflected. A place of power and reinvigoration!   

If you like to be guided, Gosau guide Betty will take you to her favourite places. With "Gosinger slang" and a lot of warmth, she tells of the power of the mountains and the secrets of nature. Betty Jehle also offers hikes especially for children, from herb walks to donkey trekking.

Forgotten something when off on a hike on the Dachstein with children? Equipment for free rental or sale can be found...


  • at our reception (e.g. backpacks and baby back carriers - while stocks last)
  • in the "Best of Hiking" test centre in the tourist office in Gosau
  • at "Sport Jirka", our trusted sports shop in the village centre.

Free pushchair hire

Ideal for families with chrildren in the hiking region Dachstein West.

With the free rental pushchairs at the Zwieselalm in Gosau, the family adventure becomes an experience for young and old alike! The all-terrain off-road sports pushchairs allow you and your young ones to hike in a relaxed manner towards the Gosaunetplatzl or from hut to hut without overtaxing and tiring the little ones.

The free rental pushchairs are regularly checked, cleaned and disinfected on site

where to rent: mountain station Gosaukammbahn

Nature express

Open the door and head off up the mountain, into the bathing lake or cycle to your destination!