Rauris Valley is a natural playground for big and small: Out on hikes, and with just a little bit of luck, you will discover wild animals and birds of prey, at gold-panning sites you can try striking it rich as a treasure hunter. Numerous waterfalls, lush alpine meadows and dark forests characterize the enchanting picture that is Rauris Valley – making it a thrilling world of adventure for the whole family.
Which makes hiking in Austria great fun for the kids as well – we promise! In the Valley of Vultures, the Krumltal bearded vultures, griffon vultures and golden eagles circle overhead. With a little bit of luck and the help of binoculars, they – along with other wild animals such as marmots and chamois – can be observed roaming free. If you want to experience the birds of prey even closer still, hop aboard the climate-friendly Hochalm lifts for a ride up to 1800 m above sea level, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a bird-of-prey show. Water is a fascinating element, especially for children – and here in Rauris Valley, the Valley of Springs, as well as in Taxenbach, it is in more than ample supply! Whether in imposing Kitzlochklamm, at the Rauriser UrQuell, an idyllic spring next to a small forest lake, at numerous streams and waterfalls, or one of the water playgrounds in Rauris Valley.
It isn’t only children who search for treasure at the three gold-panning sites in Rauris Valley. Fine flakes of gold can be rinsed out of the water – and of course, taken home with you later. Panning for gold in Rauris looks back on a long tradition – hardly surprising, since it was actually a center of gold mining for centuries!
Hannelore Gerstgraser, Rauris, is a trained child-care provider.
Child care for youngsters ages 0 - 4