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Summer holidays in the mountains for the whole family!

Family PROGRAM

With our summer program specially tailored to families, there is guaranteed to be no boredom!

REAL.FAMILY FRIENDLY. Holidays in Austria with children EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY MOMENTS

The Rauris Valley is a natural playground for all ages: with a little luck, you'll spot wild animals and birds of prey on hikes, and you can try your luck as a treasure hunter at the gold panning sites. Numerous waterfalls, lush alpine meadows and dark forests make it an exciting world of adventure for the whole family. The summer program, specially tailored to families, makes the hearts of young and old beat faster. There's something for every taste and guaranteed to make children's eyes light up!

Family highlights in summer

  • Great family hikes, nature trails & national park ranger tours

  • Treasure hunt at two gold panning sites

  • Hochalm mineral world

  • Hochalm family mountain with bird of prey observatory

  • Water playgrounds

  • Family program in summer

Hiking tips for families
  • Tilly's forest path (Rauriser Hochalmbahnen)
    Stamp pass for punching out motifs, Rauriser Urquell
    only about 30 minutes walk, lots of opportunities to splash around in the water, forest secrets
  • Rauriser Urwald
    educational trail, informative forest house, display boards, ponds, lots of opportunities to splash around in the water
  • Steinalm
    only 30 minutes walk, possible with a stroller, small playground
  • Seidlwinkltal
    4 managed alpine pastures with play facilities; from 4 p.m. you can watch cows being milked at the Palfneralm, water information trail, possible with a stroller to Tauernhaus.
  • Kitzlochklamm
    mystical and magical at the same time, in midsummer there is an evening light hike through the gorge.
Treasure hunt - gold panning in the Rauris Valley

It's not just children who go treasure hunting at the two gold panning sites in Rauris Valley. Fine gold flakes can be washed out of the water and taken home. Gold panning has a long tradition in Rauris - it was considered the center of gold mining for centuries!

Playgrounds in Rauris Valley
  • Summererpark water playground | near Hochalmbahnen
  • Playground at the Sonnblick outdoor pool
  • Vorstanddorf | Forsterbachtal junction
  • Wörth | Seidlwinkltal junction
  • Landgasthof Weixen | Seidlwinkltal
  • Naturfreundehaus | Kolm Saigurn
  • Playground Bucheben Church
  • In the summer months, playgrounds are right next to many of our beautiful alpine pastures
Family program

The varied family program in July and August offers many other holiday experiences: from family hikes with the national park ranger, discovery tours - adventure world of the forest, fishing for the family, fairytale hikes, to trial horse riding.

Bad weather tips
Birds of prey in the Rauris Valley

In the valley of the vultures, the Rauriser Krumltal, bearded vultures, griffon vultures and golden eagles circle. With a bit of luck and a pair of binoculars, they can be observed in the wild - along with other wild animals such as marmots and chamois. If you want to get even closer to birds of prey, you can take the climate-friendly Hochalmbahnen to 1,800 m and visit the bird of prey show.

Bird of pray station Hochalm Guided hike Krumltal
Quelli`s journey through the Rauris Valley

Water is a fascinating element for children - and there is plenty of it in the Rauris Valley, the valley of springs, and in Taxenbach! Whether in the impressive Kitzlochklamm, at the Rauriser UrQuell, a spring paradise with a small forest lake, at the numerous streams and waterfalls or at one of the water playgrounds in the Rauris Valley. The little ones can really let off steam at the Summererpark water playground in Rauris.

Embark on an exciting water journey through the Rauris Valley with our water drop "Quelli".

The adventurous journey of our Quelli begins at the end of the Rauris Valley, more precisely at the end of the Kolm Saigurn valley. It starts in the Hüttwinkl Ache, which is made up of numerous white waters that collect to form an ache on the northeast slope of the Hoher Sonnblick in the Goldbergkees area. Kolm Saigurn is known for gold mining and its wealth of minerals. Even today you can still find impressive evidence of the gold mining era here, as well as ruins of miners' houses. On his journey through the Hüttwinkltal, Quelli passes popular destinations such as the Rauris primeval forest, the waterfall circular path and the Bodenhaus gold panning site.

  • On his way through the Hüttwinkltal, our drop of water gets reinforcements from the Krumtltal Ache.

The Krumltal was chosen in 1986 for the re-introduction of bearded vultures. Today you can observe the majestic birds of prey and their relatives - bearded vultures and golden eagles - as well as various wild animals in the Krumltal. Guided hikes into the Krumltal are offered in the summer months.

The journey continues towards Wörth. Here Quelli is joined by his friends from the Seidlwinkl Ache. Where mule drivers once laboriously dragged salt, gold and goods across the Tauern, you will now find a fantastic hiking route along the water information trail. Here you can learn a lot of interesting things about water in the Rauris Valley and then stop off at one of the 4 certified SalzburgerLand Almsommer huts.

Quelli and his friends are now leaving Wörth behind... They treat themselves to a little break and lots of fun in the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen hiking area, especially at the reservoir and at the Heimalm gold panning area. A short stop and an ice cream at the Summererpark water playground in Rauris is of course part of the package.

Quelli and his friends' eventful journey is now slowly coming to an end. Our water drop now reaches the Kitzlochklamm, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Alps, via the Rauriser Ache. The unique natural spectacle with numerous idyllic bays, jagged rock faces, an impressive hermitage and the spectacular bridge make the gorge a destination for the whole family. Take care, little water drop - see you soon in the Rauris Valley!

Raurisertal Adventure Pass & Hiking Badges

Rauris: When you reach the summit or hike through the alpine pastures, pan for gold or watch wild animals - in the Rauris Valley, you collect valuable points in your adventure pass during your holiday activities, which you can use to acquire the Rauris Valley hiking badges in bronze, silver and gold. Children receive the hiking badge free of charge with the Rauris Valley guest card. You can get the Rauris Valley adventure pass free of charge from the Rauris tourist office.

Taxenbach: With the children's hiking pass and its helper, the hiking dwarf "Taxi" to clip on, even girls and boys can explore nature with ease. Adults can hunt for the coveted hiking badges in gold, silver or bronze with the free hiking pass.

Rauriser Hochalmbahnen - Tilly`s hiking pass

Tilly's hiking pass

Embark on an exciting, educational hike on Tilly's forest path in the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen hiking area. Punch out animal motifs and receive a small gift at the Hochalmbahnen cash desk. The hiking pass is available free of charge at the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen cash desk.

Hochalmbahnen Rauris:
+43 6544 63 41
info@hochalmbahnen.at

Stroller & backpack rental Hochalmbahnen

The Rauriser Hochalmbahnen offer a stroller and backpack carrier rental service.If you have any questions, the Rauriser Hochalmbahnen team will be happy to help.

Rauriser Hochalmbahnen:
+43 6544 63 41
info@hochalmbahnen.at