“Discover yourself in the rock and stone” - where the excitement never stops.
In Bad Hofgastein, the widest point in the valley, lies the Schlossalm. A place where the whole family feels right at home. You and your children can choose from pleasant hiking paths and mystical creatures carved my Mother Nature into the rocks.
The six via ferrata climbs on the Schlossalm are suitable for rookies and experienced climbers alike. The different degrees of difficulty give beginners a perfect opportunity to get a feel for this popular alpine sport. That said, climbers who are already experienced on fixed-cable ascents will also find the challenges they are looking for on the Schlossalm. A practice climbing area and a "Surefootedness Course" provide an excellent foundation for the adventures on a natural rock face still to come. There, you will learn how to secure yourself safely and be able to acquaint yourself with the standard techniques used on a via ferrata. The wide spectrum of fixed-cable climbs on the Schlossalm in Gastein is unique in all of Salzburger Land.
After a short walk from the mountain station of Kaserebenbahn, it will be time to tackle one of the six hiking loops on the mountain. Since they vary in distance, time and elevation gain, everyone will find a path that works best for them. The two paths along the banks of the Schlossalmsee, close to the mountain station, are perfect if you happen to be pushing a pram. As we mentioned, aside from varying in distance and the time required to complete them, there is also quite a difference in what kind of climb you will encounter along the way. For example, the “Gratrundweg Tauernblick” is very similar to an alpine trail and should only be attempted by families with substantial hiking experience.
|Short Lake Hike||1.20 km||ca. 15 minutes||50 m|
|Long Lake Hike||1.60 km||ca. 20 minutes||80 m|
|Short "Active Hike"||1.60 km||ca. 30 minutes||100 m|
|Long "Active Hike"||2.00 km||ca. 40 minutes||130 m|
|Big Hike||4.50 km||ca. 1 hour||250 m|
This is where the truly cool discoveries begin! If you walk along the different paths with eyes and mind wide open, it could easily happen that, just beyond the next trail fork, you encounter a shark or perhaps a mammoth somewhere on the Schlossalm. Of course, only with the right amount of imagination will you be able to make out all of those creatures that were "carved" by Mother Nature into the rock formations. So, have you already spotted the eagle and the cow?
Kaserebenbahn (Angertal) daily operation 7 july till 2 september
No operation of Schlossalmbahn due to reconstruction