“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.
Fancy some action on your summer vacation or hiking vacation with family or friends? Here you will find your personal sporting challenge. On the Schlossalm you can choose from up to six different via ferratas and experience the adrenaline kick or the mountain panorama here.
WideHiking trailsmake the path also accessible for baby carriages without any problems. The Weitmoser Schlossalm and the Hofgasteiner Haus invite you to stop for a bite to eat.
When you step out of the building of the mountain station, the huge outdoor playground is already waiting for the little guests:
While you enjoy the fantastic views on the terrace of the mountain restaurant Kleine Scharte, the children go on a journey of discovery. It is guaranteed that no one will be bored.
Located next to the playground is the highest slackline park far and wide. But what is a slackline exactly? Basically, a strap strung between two fixed points that you have to balance along. But because, as the name implies, it is somewhat slack, the line will yield to your weight to a greater or lesser degree. This is a fantastic way to improve balance, coordination and skill. Because the height and length of the slacklines in the park varies, it's exciting for beginners and "pros" alike. For real daredevils, the 8 meters-high slackline is definitely a perfect challenge.
Only a few minutes away from the mountain station Schlossalmbahn starts the Motorikweg with a total of 20 stations. Here, balance can be trained in a playful way, ideal for the whole family. For the brave, there is a rope bridge that can be climbed with climbing equipment by young and old. The motor skills trail leads directly to the Schlossalmblick viewing platform , where you can enjoy the view during a leisurely break.
The six via fer ratas on the Schlossalm in Bad Hofgastein are ideal for both the experienced and the curious. With the help of the different levels of difficulty, even beginners can get to grips with this trendy sport and discover their love for via ferratas.
Beginners create in the climbing garden and in the sure-footedness course the best basis for the later adventure in the wall. Here, belaying and the procedure in the via ferrata are practiced.
At the same time, experienced via ferrata climbers also feel at home on the Schlossalm. The varied via ferrata offer on the adventure mountain offers variety for every skill level.
After a short walk from the mountain station of Schlossalmbahn, it will be time to tackle one of the five 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.
|Short Lake Hike||1.20 km||ca. 15 minutes||70 m|
|Long Lake Hike||1.60 km||ca. 20 minutes||100 m|
|Short "Active Hike"||1.60 km||ca. 30 minutes||120 m|
|Long "Active Hike"||2.00 km||ca. 40 minutes||150 m|
|Big Hike||4.50 km||ca. 1 hour||270 m|
|Gratrundweg "Tauernblick" - only for experienced hikers||6.30 km||ca. 2 hours||293 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?
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