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Summer for families in Neukirchen am Großvenediger

A family hiking
Holiday with the whole family

Nature & mountain experiences for adults and children

Magical landscapes, fascinating mountains and a varied leisure offering: a summer holiday for the whole family in Neukirchen am Großvenediger in the foothills of the Wildkogel offers everything the holidaymaker's heart may desire.

"He who travels always has a story to tell." (Matthias Claudius)

This quote has as much meaning today as it did more than 200 years ago – especially if it is a trip to the fascinating world of the Hohe Tauern, the biggest National Park in the Alps. This paradise of nature offers sport, fun and action for the whole family – and any number of unforgettable experiences that you and your children can be certain of talking about long after your summer holiday has ended.

Playground in the Wildkogel Arena
Playground in the Wildkogel Arena

Family holiday in the Wildkogel Arena

Numerous leisure activities are available to discover, experience and enjoy on a summer holiday in the Wildkogel Arena. In the breathtaking backdrop of the Hohe Tauern, something is on offer to suit every taste.

On one of many family walks you can discover the unique animal and plant life of the Austrian Alps. Varied family-friendly paths along the Tauern cycle path invite you to experience the magical natural scenery on a bicycle or a mountain bike.

Or enjoy the refreshing water world of the Wildkogel Arena: from the impressive Krimml Waterfalls to the relaxing natural bathing facilities in Neukirchen, to Mühlbach open air swimming pool in Bramberg – there are more than enough places to chill out on hot days.

The Großglockner High Alpine Road is also worth visiting. The High Alpine Road (Hochalpenstraße) reaches a height of 2,504 meters and wends its way from Bruck to Heiligenblut for 48 kilometres. Breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains guarantee an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. Information centres and exhibitions inform visitors of the history of the High Alpine Road and the Großglockner.

A family hiking in the Wildkogel Arena
Hiking in the Wildkogel Arena

Varied family walks in the Wildkogel Arena

Children frequently find hiking to be boring: they start to get tired and don't want to walk any more. It isn't like this on the family walks in the Wildkogel Arena! As part of the Wildkogel Active Programme, adventures and distractions are on offer for the whole family. Exciting highlights along the routes provide fun and enjoyment during your walk: whether it is admiring wild animals, looking for emeralds or discovering adventure stations – boredom isn't on the cards here. Visits to Hochfeld mine, torchlight walks, a Kaiserschmarren (shredded pancakes) workshop above the clouds, or a cheese walk are also on offer to families –whatever you decide to do: you can be certain of having fun!

The Kogel-Mogel Adventure Arena

A place where children's eyes light up: the wooden adventure playground in the Wildkogel Arena! Directly adjacent to the summit station for the Neukirchen Wildkogelbahn cable cars is a place of adventure for younger and older holidaymakers. The adventure playground is 10,000 m² of pure play, fun and action. Numerous attractions take children away to a wooden adventure land where climbing, swinging, balancing and trampolining are the order of the day. And while the kids run riot you can relax on one of the loungers, or keep an eye on your little ones from the neighbouring patio of the mountain panorama restaurant.

The Children's programme in the Wildkogel Arena

Adventure, play, sport and lots of fun: a summer holiday in the Wildkogel Arena offers a varied programme for children and adventure experiences with their peers. And accompanying every event are the mascots, Kogel-Mogel and Kogel-Mia. Another special experience for young holidaymakers is the children's walk with local guide, Moni. Children can enjoy an action-packed day without their parents. Whether it is walking, running riot in a playground or paddling in the lake – boredom isn't on the menu. How about a craft workshop at the Salzburg Wollstadel? This is where youngsters can see how sheep's wool is made into different products. And the best thing: when felting their own key ring, the kids put their own skills to the test. A variety of horse riding offers are available to those who would like to explore the beautiful nature of Hohe Tauern National Park on horseback. Whether it is children or adults – the Wildkogel Arena offers horse riding fun for guests young and old.

A museum visit for the whole family: if the weather isn't great, or if you simply don't feel like an active day in the fresh mountain air of the Austrian Alps, an interesting visit to one of the region's museums is worthwhile.

Bramberg Museum is home to an impressive exhibition for the whole family which brings together nature and culture in an exciting way. Discover the unique world of emeralds and crystals, combined with the cultural treasures and history of the region. The National Park Worlds (Nationalparkwelten) can offer you a "tangible museum". Fly over the valleys of the National Park from the perspective of an eagle, explore a marmot burrow, or see life on the riverbed from the perspective of a pebble stone: the National Park Worlds museum will amaze you and your kids! You will find a special kind of indoor experience as well as spectacular exhibitions on the flora and fauna of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Are you interested in an action-packed and relaxing family summer in the Wildkogel Arena? Discover our summer packages and get the NATIONAL PARK SUMMER CARD for superb inclusive benefits and discounts.

We welcome your non-binding enquiry or your online booking for your family holiday. The Hotel Steiger in Neukirchen am Großvenediger is looking forward to your visit!

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