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Family vacation in summer
Adventure for young and old

Who doesn't like to look back on their own childish anticipation of the summer holidays - days of expectation for games, fun and adventure - together with parents, friends and siblings. The region offers varied and extensive programs especially for this purpose, many of which are closely related to animals and mother nature. Some of the Keinprecht hotels have in-house facilities for families with children. In addition, the guests are advised on the planning of family-friendly activities, always under the aspect of safety and there are enough interesting alternatives for rainy days.
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Family and children programs

There is no such thing as boredom, the regional opportunities for families with children are too extensive and varied. The little ones learn fairytale-like, amazing things about fauna and flora, funny and exciting things with animals, adventurous things while climbing and scrambling. . . and much more. Most of the region’s tourism associations organize weekly children's programs. They surprise with daily changing attractions and meet all imaginable wishes. Examples are the “Kinderjoker” of the Schladming tourist association and the weekly program of the Gröbminger Land.

Kid´s world and more

Children's play worls cover a wide range of expectations of families with children and adolescents. Only a few minutes by car from the Keinprecht Hotels there are children's areas in Schladming-Rohrmoos, Hopsiland on the Planai and high-altitude playgrounds on the Reiteralm and on the Rittisberg in Ramsau am Dachstein.

An eventful family vacation in the summer time

From family hikes to a visit to the swimming pools and bathing lakes, from an action-packed excursion in the climbing parks to a leisurely family bike tour, from a visit to a pony farm to the summer toboggan run - everything is possible here and, with the Summercard, mostly completely free of charge!

Frequently asked questions about family holidays in the Schladming-Dachstein region

Which excursion highlights are there in the region?

It doesn't matter whether you want to walk with your family through green high valleys or follow the numerous spring and water hikes - especially great adventures await the little ones in Schladming-Dachstein. In addition to the services for adults, the free Kids Summercard also includes around around specially designed for children and families.

Hopsiland Planai
The circular trail, suitable for pushchairs, is around 1.5 km long and starts at the mountain station of the Planai cable car. Swings, slides, climbing elements, a three-part marble run and a separate "water world" with a pond and newly built channels await along the route and thus on Hopsi's footsteps. Cooling down on hot summer days is guaranteed! One of Hopsi's favorite stations is the oversized wooden snow groomer. Right next door, the former Dachstein gondola invites you to slide, play and climb. On the mountain, Hopsi will show you his many fun play stations. And he knows the most beautiful and great ways to explore the Planai and its nature!

Märchenweg Rohrmoos
A circular route designed with great attention to detail for the whole family with numerous fairytale stations where a wide variety of play equipment awaits the little visitors. The beautiful meadow and forest path is well signposted and has only slight inclines and downhill sections, the path is suitable for pushchairs. Parking spaces are available at the starting point on Schwaigerweg and at the Hochwurzen summit lift, there are no toilets along the route itself. You can stop at the hotels along the way.

Nature and environmental adventure trail Ramsau am Dachstein
The Sattelberg in Ramsau am Dachstein is THE "children's mountain" par excellence. The first Austrian nature and environmental adventure trail is not only exciting and interesting for the kids, parents and grandparents will also be amazed. It lives up to its name and has even more to offer: the ramsaur dwarf farm (with display and play boards the size of small children) is Kali's play paradise for the youngest. It is located directly at the Sattelberghütte. In addition to the large forest playhouse and the “Little Ramsau Water World”, you will also discover three real children's and youth via ferratas on a hike along the Ramsau nature and environmental adventure trail.

Children's treasure hunt - Donnersbachwald
The children's treasure hunt for the Krispini spirit of the Riesneralm brings a lot of fun and exercise on the mountain. Starting from the middle station, the Rätselweg leads over the Krispenleitn up to the mountain station, where the treasure chest is located. Before the treasure chest can be opened, however, there are 9 stations along the way to solve a variety of puzzles. You can get the treasure map at the lift station in the valley!

Animal wood park Donnerbachwald
A very special kind of zoo. Oversized animals made from local materials bring fun, games and adventure. With a size of 3 to 4 meters, every animal inside is a small playground. In addition, by leafing through the animal books that are installed with each animal, children learn all sorts of things about foxes, deer, capercaillie & Co. The TierHOLZpark is located in the area of ​​the Riesneralm mountain station.

Mountain GoKart Hochwurzen
The toboggan run on the Hochwurzen in winter is used as a mountain go-kart route in summer. The "Harley-like" fun sport device on 3 wheels is not only really fun, but is above all an exciting change when it comes to speeding down into the valley!

Rittisberg Coaster
Summer toboggan run down, into the roundabout ... here you whiz down quickly or comfortably in the orange one- or two-seater, because you can control the speed yourself. At the Rittisberg - Coaster, the sledges move silently down the mountain on stainless steel tubes. The special experience for the passenger is to determine the speed themselves. It then goes up with its own lift system - regardless of the weather, rain or shine.

Flyline Rittisberg - Ramsau am Dachstein
The new system is a kind of mixture between roller coaster and flying fox - a curved track that meanders through the forest. Suspended from a steel tube, you float almost noiselessly between the treetops of meter-high spruce trees through the forest. Whether in a cozy double with a child, or alone in fast turns. The new flight experience extends over 430 meters and is a safe experience for the whole family.

Junior trails on the Reiteralm
Young mountain bike fans are prepared for the rest of the Reiteralm Trails in a playful way. A conveyor belt takes you to the start comfortably and nothing stands in the way of many repetitions. The park is located directly in front of the Reiteralm hut, near the Preunegg Jet mountain station and offers rental of balance bikes, junior bikes and bobby cars as well as the necessary protective equipment. Advanced skiers and adults can whiz down into the valley on the new 15 kilometers of single trails (two easy and two moderately difficult trails).

Slalom Kart - Ramsau am Dachstein
Formula 1 of the mountains is the name of a very special holiday adventure in Ramsau Vorberg. With a drag lift, which takes skiers up in winter, you get to the start and speed down the green piste. There is a choice of two racetracks with different levels of difficulty. An easy course for children and beginners as well as a fast course with timing for professionals.

Disc Golf Course - Hauser Kaibling
From the fun family and group fun to the exciting pro’s match. Test your accuracy on the large or small course on the mountain. The rule is: the fewer throws, the better! A practice basket at the 8-seater gondola valley station invites you to try it out. You can get the equipment from the Hauser Kaibling sports shop at the 8-seater gondola valley station.

What other activities are there for children?

Adventure park Gröbming
With 22 different courses, 200 stations and a climbing route of 2000 meters, our adventure park is the largest climbing park in Austria! A treetop path in the form of various courses awaits you on an area of ​​20,000 m². SafetyLine - the continuous safety system - relaxed climbing for parents and children. From the children's course from 3 years to the black course - the Gröbming Adventure Park for everyone.

Rittisberg forest high ropes course
Different obstacles have to be overcome at a height of 2 to 15 meters. The respective station specifies whether climbers swing, balance or move from tree to tree only with the help of their hands. Here personal overcoming, will and courage are in the foreground. The courses with increasing levels of difficulty leave nothing to be desired.

Climbing tower in Aich
The 9 m high climbing tower is located directly on the bathing lake in Aich. There are 12 different routes and levels of difficulty from 4 to 7. Use only permitted with climbing equipment, rope and climbing shoes! Children under 15 years of age only when accompanied by an adult supervisor. Use of the climbing tower at your own risk.

Via ferrata garden Gröbming
The via ferrata garden on the Stoderzinken is ideal for beginners with 7 variants to get to know. Different levels of difficulty from A to E. The end leads over a suspension bridge. The tours can be ideally combined with a summit ascent, at the end of which there are five variants of different difficulty to choose from. With an impressive landscape, the climb begins at the Friedenskircherl, which stands in the middle of the rock face. Those looking for even more adventure can combine their excursion with a zipline ride - the largest rope gliding facility in the Alps. Start at the Friedenskircherl. Climbing equipment required!

Zipline on the Stoderzinken
The zipline on the Stoderzinken is the largest of its kind in all of Europe. The new airline flies from 1.600 m above sea level to the Gröbming Adventure Park at 900 m. The principle of a ZipLine is simple: on 4 parallel tensioned wire ropes, you slide with your friends from the mountain into the valley without intermediate supports. At the Stoderzinken, with multiple safeguards, you can reach speeds of up to 115 km/h while flying over the treetops. This is a real test of courage, especially for adults.

Flying Coaster Gröbming
The Flying Coaster provides a breathtaking roller coaster feeling and a high fun factor. From the valley station of the zipline, a thin tube leads down through the forest at a height of between 3 and 12 meters and is built in the design of a roller coaster with up and down elements. With the undercarriages you can whiz past the ground and trees at up to 40 km/h into the valley. The route is around 800 meters long, with a height difference of over 100 meters being overcome. A pure adrenaline kick is guaranteed in future when you ride the Flying Coaster in Gröbming. Starting permit: Minimum age 8 years, minimum take-off weight 30 kg, maximum take-off weight 125 kg

Boulder room Gröbming
To the delight of all climbing enthusiasts, the new bouldering room was equipped with a moonboard including an LED system. The world of indoor climbing training has never been so connected. Tip: There are some rental shoes and chalk balls in a sack (hanging on the cloakroom). Day tickets for € 5,00 per person can be purchased from the tourist office or Mandl Sport 2000.

Is there a mini golf course?

You can find games and action at mini golf in Gröbming or Schladming as well as in the Pit-Pat facility in Haus im Ennstal.

Mini golf course Schladming
Whether alone, with family or friends, 15 lanes guarantee fun and excitement at the Schladming mini golf course. Only open in the summer months!

Mini golf Gröbming
In the middle of the spa park, surrounded by a colorful backdrop of flowers and plants, is the challenging mini golf course. Wonderfully located, with a view of the surrounding mountains, an obstacle course with 11 lanes invites you to play. Mini golf requires skill, keeps you fit and is fun for both players and spectators of all ages.

Pit-pat facility in Haus im Ennstal
Pit-pat is a mix of mini golf and billiards. The equipment consists of 4 balls and a cue. The game is played on 18 tables with various obstacles. The aim is to get the ball into the hole with as few hits as possible (max. 6 hits). The balls are divided into 4 different colors: green, blue, red, yellow. The color of the table legs corresponds to the color of the ball to be played.

What is the Summercard?

With over 100 free holiday experiences and over 100 bonus services, the Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card is one of the largest inclusive cards in the Alpine region. If you stay as a holiday guest between May 20th and November 1st, 2022 in one of our non-speaking establishments, you will receive the Sommercard for your holiday enjoyment from just one night - without paying a cent extra. The Sommercard is valid from 01:00 pm on the day of arrival and all day during your stay (including the day of departure). Please note the opening times of the attractions.

With the Schladming-Dachstein Summercard you can enjoy a daily ascent and descent with a mountain railway of your choice, all other leisure facilities can be used as often as you like. Of course, our little guests also receive their own Kids Summercard. The card offers an unbeatable holiday offer especially for families. Over 40 holiday activities are included especially for children and families.

Where are swimming pools and bathing lakes nearby?

Our pools and lakes guarantee water fun for young and old. From idyll & relaxation, action & fun to the summit pool at 1.900 m.
Here you can find all pools and lakes in the Schladming-Dachstein region:
  • Erlebnisbad Schladming
  • Dachstein Bad – Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Badesee Ramsau Beach
  • Erlebnisfreibad Haus im Ennstal
  • Freizeitpark Pichl
  • Badesee Freizeitanlage Aich
  • Panoramabad Gröbming
  • Freibad St. Martin am Grimming
  • Putterersee Badesee in Irdning Badesee in Donnersbachwald
  • Gipfelbad Riesneralm

Where can I ride a horse-drawn carriage or go horse riding?

There are several providers of horse-drawn carriage rides and horse riding throughout the Schladming-Dachstein region. Our staff at the reception will be happy to advise you.

Where are the most beautiful children's climbing routes?

There are several children's climbing routes in the Schladming-Dachstein region. On the Sattelberg in Ramsau am Dachstein you will find several children's and youth via ferratas (Kala, Kalo, Kali and Heidi). There is also a via ferrata garden with different levels of difficulty for beginners at the Stoderzinken in Gröbming. For more information, please inform yourself at the reception.

Are there any action offers such as rafting, canyoning, paragliding or climbing parks?

From the largest rope gliding facility in the Alps, the Stoderzinken Zipline, on which you rush down into the valley at a top speed of up to 115 kilometers per hour, to activities such as rafting, canyoning or paragliding to rapid descents with a summer sledge or a mountain go-kart - in ours Region, the next adrenaline rush is never far. Our staff at the reception will be happy to advise you.

Is there a weekly program for children?

Horseback riding, tractor rides, trekking tours with llama & alpaca, water stories, children's carpentry, taster climbing, lake games and much more. With the weekly children's program, our little guests can look forward to an exciting and varied holiday program every day. Our staff at the reception will be happy to advise you.

What family hikes are there in Schladming?

There are countless family hikes in Schladming. For example, you can take the gondola to the Planai or the Reiteralm and take a leisurely stroll on the circular trails there or a hike to the Krahbergzinken (Planai) or the Spiegelsee (Reiteralm). The Riesachsee in Rohrmoos Untertal is also a popular hiking destination for families, as is the Brandalm or the Rittisberg in Ramsau am Dachstein. All of these hikes can be reached within 20 minutes by car from the center of Schladming, and from the Keinprecht Hotels the route is sometimes even shorter.

Which hiking tours are suitable for children?

Please note that the focus is on variety and playful discovery for children on hikes! Therefore, hikes with people of the same age are always more fun. Very long and exposed tours that require a lot of concentration are not suitable for children. Of course, it basically depends on the age and condition of the children which tours can be hiked. Children who have already gained experience in the mountains can also take part in more demanding hiking tours. In this case, you can get help with planning at the respective local tourism association or at reception.

Which hiking trails and walks are possible with the stroller?

Here you can find some stroller paths in Schladming-Dachstein:
  • Schwammerlweg Rohrmoos
  • Bankerlweg Hochwurzen
  • Hopsiland Planai
  • Märchenweg Rohrmoos
  • Knappenweg Rohrmoos
  • Windel-Wagerl-Weg Reiteralm
  • 4 Jahreszeiten Wanderweg Hochwurzen
  • Ursprungalm Rundweg
  • Wander- und Hüttenerlebnis Halserberg-Rittisberg
  • Auf den Spuren der Bergretter – Ramsau am Dachstein

What to do if the weather is bad?

Our fantastic nature offers a lot of exciting things to discover even on rainy days. In these cases you will find our tips for rainy days here:
  • guided tour through the Wollwelt Steiner1888 in Mandling
  • guided tour Destillerie & Latschenbrennerei Mandlberggut
  • tunnel hike im Obertal
  • boulderraum Gröbming
  • escape room „Tischlerei“ Schladming
  • movie theater Gröbming
Bowling alleys:
  • Erlebniswelt in Rohrmoos
  • Gasthof Brückenhof – Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Pizzeria Aigner in Haus im Ennstal
  • Berghof am Mitterberg
Indoor swimming pool & Thermal baths: 
  • Erlebnisbad Schladming
  • Dachstein Bad Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Therme Amadé in Altenmark
  • Grimming Therme Bad Mitterndorf
Museum:
  • Stadtmuseum Schladming
  • guide Nickelmuseum Rohrmoos
  • guided tour through the Dekanatsmuseum Haus im Ennstal
  • Wintersportmuseum Haus im Ennstal
  • Museum Zeitroas in Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Alpinmuseum Austriahütte in Ramsau am Dachstein
  • Paula Grogger Museum in Öblarn

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