Hiking holiday in Salzburg: beats everything

Hiking in the Alps on 400 km of marked hiking trails

Think big: a whopping 400 km of perfectly marked hiking trails are waiting for you on a hiking holiday in Salzburg’s Glemmtal. Unhurried family hikes, sportive summit tours or panoramic trails with a view to fall in love with: discover more than 40 cabins and the interactive hiking map!


We admit, looking for the next hike on gigantic hiking maps one can only turn over standing up has a vintage romantic quality to it. Let’s be honest, though, the interactive hiking map and the smart app are, simply put, way faster and more accurate. Forget about time-intensive planning and start right into your hiking holiday in Salzburg!

In Saalbach Hinterglemm active holidays with children become a pure experience of nature. The child-friendly tours guide families along easy paths and trails through the meadows and forests of the Glemmtal valley. The rustic alpine pastures and mountain huts or crystal-clear mountain lakes are popular destinations for hikes with the entire family in the province of Salzburg. Little explorers can look forward to special adventures when they go on "cable car hikes". After the ascent with the gondola discovery trips and expeditions in nature ensure lots of fun and games. Saalbach Hinterglemm turns hiking with the family into a great experience. This is ensured by hiking trails suitable for prams, adventure trips, and discovery trails on the mountain as well as walking paths in the valley. 


The Glemmtal valley is truly a perfect place for hiking holidays in Austria. A little break at one of the region's alpine huts and mountain restaurants rewards diligent hikers with regional delicacies. Especially with children, our local specialities are popular as they give strenght and energy for the next adventures in Salzburg's nature. Your hosts in the Hotel Oberschwarzach will be happy to recommend places for rests on the mountain, child-friendly hiking trails or nearby playgrounds for children. 


Hikers will find pure diversity in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The vast range of tours includes unhurried hikes to enjoy and easy tours as well as challenging summit hikes and high alpine mountain tours. Thanks to the surrounding mountain ranges, the gentle Pinzgau Grass Mountains and the rugged Kitzbühel Alps, families who spend their holiday in Saalbach can enjoy a great variety of hiking tours. Experienced mountaineers and alpinists as well as families can choose from a wide range of hikes, which is offered by the Glemmtal valley. This means pure hiking pleasures for family holidays in Austria, the mountains of Glemmtal valley and all over Salzburg.    

Kinder spielen in Wiese
Familienurlaub im Sommer Hotel Oberschwarzach

Discovery expeditions for kids and your family holiday

When you spend your hiking holiday in the province of Salzburg, children will come across little adventures behind every tree und under every stone. This is how you experience family hiking holidays in Austria with a lot of action and numerous surprises. Exciting new experiences await kids when they discover the unique mountain world of Saalbach Hinterglemm on various hikes. The many adventure and theme trails in the Glemmtal valley are particularly popular. 

An overview of the highlights for kids

  • Hike to the alpine hut and family hikes organised by the Hotel Oberschwarzach
  • Montelino's Adventure Path
  • Montelino's water playground
  • Montelino's wildlife feeding
  • Montelino's summit playground 
  • Kodok Mountain
  • Kodok Expedition

Hiking holiday in Austria: Glemmtal in your pocket

Before we truly whet your appetite with detailed information about the hiking holiday in the province of Salzburg, we present you with our best offer: the interactive hiking map. Difficulty, length, duration and altitude metres are denoted for all paths. Short descriptions and the display of rest stops and mountain railways complete the joyful hiking experience!

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Summitlynx for your hiking holiday in Salzburg

The free app is another ace up your hiking backpack! Summitlynx is the tracking tool for the hiking tour “Seven Summits of Saalbach-Hinterglemm”, the 24 km long mountain tour across the highest summits in the Glemmtal. You can also collect trail points and stitch one hiking needle after the other to your jacket.

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Summitlynx for IOS >>

Weekly itinerary for the hiking family hotel in the Glemmtal

There are so many hiking trails waiting for active family around Saalbach-Hinterglemm that the tourism board offers free mountain and mountain pasture hikes, atmospheric torchlight and sunrise hikes, herb workshops and gem searches every week. Take a look at the current weekly itinerary:

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Hiking to the mountain pasture: family hike at Hotel Oberschwarzach

Once a week parents and children walk up the mountain pasture together with our horses. This eventful family hike is already included in your room price! Up high on the mountain pasture at an altitude of 1,300 m, a tasty alp snack with fresh milk, cheese, farmer’s bread and other homemade delicacies are waiting for all hikers.

  • Delicious alp snack included
  • Lots of space to play around the cabin
  • Milking cows with host Bartl Feichtner
  • Pet animals instead of looking at them in a storybook!

Hikes with children: Berg Kodok & Montelinos Erlebnisberg

There are two great and exciting hiking experiences combined with riddles and adventures for parents with children up to the age of 14 on hiking holiday in Salzburg. Retrace the steps of the sneaky sprite Kodok on the Reiterkogel or help Montelino find his lost friends and toys on the Kohlmais!

  • Reiterkogel: Berg Kodok at the middle station of the mountain railway. Berg Kodok and Expedition Kodok for kids aged 7-14 on a length of 3 km with 10 riddle stations: secret messages, sad rocks and the final showdown at the pond let approx. two hours fly by in no time.
  • Kohlmais: Montelinos Erlebnisweg at the mountain station of the railway. Perfectly suited for little children, 3 km long with game stations. Other highlights for families: game feeding, water and summit playground with new climbing scaffold, high seat and many other attractions.

Exciting hiking holiday in the Alps: Geocaching

It’s a pity if teenagers pull a long face on a hiking holiday in Salzburg because they simply don’t feel like alpine meadows and summits. Things change in a heartbeat when geocaching comes into play. Geocaching in Salzburg is hiking combined with thrills, more of an action-packed treasure hunt with the smartphone.

What is geocaching and how do I take part on my hiking holiday in Salzburg?

Geocaching sends you on the search for so-called “caches” with the help of GPS data. Caches are well-hidden containers that mostly hold bartering objects. When you find a cache, you sign into the logbook, can swap an item and re-hide the container allowing the next adventurer to have as much fun searching as you!

How many caches can be discovered during hiking in the Glemmtal?

There is an approx. 15 km long power trail alongside the river Saalach with more caches than you can find on your holiday. There are also many caches hidden along the Seven Summits mountain tour, many of which are elaborately disguised. Tip: the first cache is only a few metres from Hotel Oberschwarzach!

Overview of all caches in Saalbach-Hinterglemm >>
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Your older kids suddenly feel like a hiking holiday in the province of Salzburg? 

Duh! All you need now is a room at the hiking hotel Oberschwarzach: 
send your non-binding hiking enquiry now! >>