Paragliding in Austria on holiday in Salzkammergut
Experience the world heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut from the air
Glide seemingly weightlessly hundreds of metres above the earth, a colourful parachute over your head and the breathtaking scenery spread out at your feet: paragliding in Salzkammergut is a wonderful way to fulfil your dream of flying. Enjoy the fabulous view over Salzkammergut with the Dachstein glacier, vast valley and deep blue lakes during a tandem flight.
Paragliding in Salzkammergut
Besides the fantastic panorama from lofty heights, the Gosau valley also offers outstanding thermal conditions for paragliding and hang-gliding. You can find the best launch sites on the Krippenstein, Zwieselalm, Russberg and Kalmberg.
Your trip into the air on the Krippenstein takes off with certified tandem pilots from the Sky Club Austria. The launch site is at 1,480 metres and is ideal for newcomers to flying. You head up by taking the cable car to the Krippenstein top station and you take off just below the top station. The wind here is almost always favourable for perfect tandem flights. Run up, take off and be carried by the air. The elevation gain of more than 1,500 metres between the launch and landing site gives you impressive flying experience that will leave an unforgettable impression on you. Your gaze wanders to the Loser, Sarstein and over Lake Hallstatt with the towns of Hallstatt and Obertraun on its shores. You land at the landing site next to the sports ground or by the lido in Obertraun.
An even longer paragliding flight and another panorama awaits you if you take off from the Krippenstein at 2,100 metres altitude. The view extends as far as the Dachstein glacier with the Simony hut at the top and the salt mine with the picturesque world heritage site of Hallstatt below.
Tandem paragliding in Salzkammergut
Enjoy pure freedom and the unique feeling of gliding over the treetops, villages and lakes when tandem paragliding in Upper Austria. Your hosts at the Hotel Sommerhof in Gosau will be happy to provide you with more information about paragliding in Salzkammergut and put you in touch with one of the tandem flight providers. If you would like to experience the Salzkammergut's fascinating landscape for yourself soon, don't hesitate and send a no-obligation holiday enquiry to the 4-star Hotel Sommerhof in the Gosau valley!