Wandering through mountain pastures in the Salzkammergut for families
Cow bells, wooden huts and tasty Alm lunches.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
- Minimum age: 8 years old
Arrive to Lake Wolfgangsee.
You will set off from Lake Wolfgangsee’s shore and then you will head up to your first Alm and wildlife zone Kleefeld. Here you can expect to see numerous wild animals like roes, deer or ibexes. You will also find a play area here if you are still feeling energetic. You will then walk to the Schartenalm, which is located in an idyllic situation between steep, towering mountain tops. On your way back, you will go past a snack area that serves wild game that they breed themselves and that has a wonderful view over St. Wolfgang
Today your route will lead you up to the Alms in the Osterhorn area. From the Mozart village of St. Gilgen you will float up to the Zwölferhorn with the cable car. From the top, you will enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Wolfgangsee and the glaciers. You will walk along a panorama path past numerous alms, forests and a roaring waterfall before you get to the Genneralm. You will stay here overnight for 2 nights. It is a cosy Alm located in a meadow area and crowned by numerous peaks.
Today you have lots of possibilities: either you can have a chilled-out day at the Alm enjoying Alm life with the cows and seeing the cheese production. Or, you go on a walk to one of the other Alms around. Those brave ones might even climb up to a view point. In the evening you will have a pan of “Kasnockn” (a traditional cheesy dish) for dinner made from cheese made at the Alm.
Genneralm – Postalm
Today’s walk will take you through an idyllic high valley with numerous small alms amidst the mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your way, which winds along the numerous ravines towards the expansive area around the Postalm. Here at the Postalm, you will enjoy two further nights at another traditional alm.
Alm tour to the Postalm
If you feel like it, you can either take an easy walk on the alm path with flowers all around or you can go on a more adventurous walk and go up one of the small or larger peaks. There are enough possibilities for today! You should make sure that you visit the dairy maid at the Labenberghütte in order to see the cheese being made. A hearty stop obviously belongs to today. The Postalm chapel was built under the orders of Empress Sissi and is very worth seeing.
At the end of the week, you can either go on another lovely walk down to Lake Wolfgang where you will be staying tonight or alternatively maybe you prefer to take the bus down and go to one of the attractions that your Salzkammergut Card will give you discounts or deals towards. Here you are spoilt for choice: you could take the boat across the lake, take the cog railway up the Schafberg, visit the great children’s play park “Abarena”, have fun in the “Dorf der Tiere” (animal village) or take a ride on a summer toboggan.
Departure organised by you or extension of your stay.
Requirements: basic fitness, children should be used to walking for a few hours at a time and have a bit of walking experience. The walks are mainly across meadows, on forest tracks and good paths. And of course, you get wonderful views of the mountains and Lake Wolfgangsee.
Category: 3x 3***-Hotels und guest houses, 4x cosy Alms (huts)
Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults
Only at Lake Wolfgangsee, not when staying at the huts
- 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast (if staying in a hut: room with multiple beds)
- 1x Kasnockn (traditional cheesy dinner) when staying at the Genneralm
- Bus journey to St. Gilgen
- Cable car journey up the Zwölferhorn
- Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card with lots of discounts for the area (discounts for cable cars, boat journey, on Lake Wolfgang, Schafbergbahn and lots more)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Welcome briefing
- EUROAKTIV developed route
- Detailed travel documents
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Fly to Salzburg or Munich.
- Arrive by train in Salzburg and then take a bus to Wolfgangsee. Or take the train to Bad Ischl and then the bus to Lake Wolfgangsee. You can be picked up at the bus stop by your accommodation.
- Parking: mainly free car parking spaces and partially public car parking spaces costing about € 30 a week. No reservation is possible.
- Transfers from/to Salzburg airport or station are possible on request
- On this walking holiday, you can take your dog with you. Please tell us at the time of booking the size and breed of your dog. You may need to pay a surcharge on arrival at your accommodation.
- Any visitor’s taxes not included in the tour price and payable on site.