Winter in the mountains

  • heated Skidepot directly at the slope
  • kids ski area next to the hotel for free
  • Best price days / 5 = 4
  • kids cinema
Sleigh ride in Gosau
ball pit

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Family hikes in Salzkammergut

Hiking with the children in Upper Austria

Hiking Children Betty Jehle
The little ones enjoy a hike in Gosau, too

Smelling the forest's resiny fragrance, running over mountain pastures, watching the cows: a rare treat for many children. Your children will blossom outdoors on holiday in Gosau. You can find a number of suitable family hiking trails around Gosau that are fun for all ages: what is important besides ankle-high hiking boots are small elevation gains, a defined hiking route and a fixed destination: to guarantee that motivation comes fairly easily. Be inspired by our suggestions.

Panoramic hike to Gosau

From Hotel Sommerhof the route leads directly through the forest as far as the Kalvarienberg, you hike back along the Gosau brook trail where a stop at the Gosau playground is a must for a welcome bit of variety.

  • Walking time: 3 hours
  • Length: 4 km
  • Elevation gain: approx. 100 m
  • Baby buggies: partly suitable
  • Shoes: trekking boots, mountain boots

The Gosau brook trail is suitable for baby buggies, we recommend a baby back carrier for the panoramic trail to the Kalvarienberg or to Lake Gosau.

Hiking with the family Zwieselalm
Hiking with the family

Iglmoos hike

You start in Vordertal (Ramsau district) and head over a forest trail as far as Iglmoos mountain pasture. There is an alpine farm here and you have a fantastic view over the Gosaukamm.

  • Walking time: 3–3.5 hours
  • Length: 2.5 km
  • Elevation gain: approx. 400 m
  • Baby buggies: not suitable, suitable for children aged 6 and above (or in a baby back carrier)
  • Shoes: ankle-high mountain boots or trekking boots

Zwieselalm hike

It's also best to take the car or public bus to Lake Gosau. From there you take the Gosaukamm cable car up to the Zwieselalm. There are hiking routes in varying difficulties from 1 hour to 3 hours on the Zwieselalm. Baby buggies suitable for mountain terrain can be borrowed from the Gosaukamm cable car top station. From the Zwieselalm you have a wonderful view over Lake Gosau, the Gosaukamm and the majestic Dachstein Glacier.

  • Walking time: 1–3 hours
  • Length depending on the walking time you want
  • Elevation gain: approx. 200 m
  • Baby buggies: ideal with the support of strong parents
  • Shoes: ankle-high mountain boots or trekking boots


Baby buggies are available on loan from the top station or bring baby back carriers with you for children aged 3 and under.

Children's hikes: hiking with Betty

A family hike with Betty Jehle
A family hike with Betty Jehle

The hiking guide Betty takes children aged 8 and above who love hiking out on exciting hikes twice a week. As a born-and-bred Gosauer Betty has been familiar with the surrounding mountains since her early childhood and has a whole lot to tell. Whether it's donkey trekking or a herbal hike, when hiking with Betty great holiday adventures await that are sure to impress your children.

More tour tips for family hikes in Salzkammergut:

  • Salzkammergut Brine Trail
  • Lake Gosau
  • World heritage site hiking on the Krippenstein with the Dachstein shark, 5fingers and Welterbespirale viewing platforms
  • Figures & legends trail in Bad Goisern
  • Lake Hallstatt east bank hiking trail
  • Halleralm
  • Hirschaualm
  • Obertraun high-altitude trail
  • Lake Hallstatt east bank hiking trail

A hiking holiday in Gosau

You see there is definitely not a lack of variety and selection for worthwhile tours with the whole family on your hiking holiday in Gosau. The hiking region is open to you from Hotel Sommerhof: send a no-obligation enquiry to Hotel Sommerhof or book the room you want online!











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