Family vacation at the Katschberg in Austria

Unforgettable family holiday in the children’s region at the Katschberg in Austria

Many holidaymakers, big and small, describe summer as their favourite season in Carinthia and Salzburg. No wonder, because in the holiday region Katschberg with the villages Katschberghöhe, Rennweg and St. Margarethen the summer shows its most splendid side.

Wander Theater am Katschberg – An experience for young and old. In July the children’s theatre “Bei Liebeskummer Apfelmus” takes place directly on the Katschberghöhe. More info & book ONLINE!

Extensive mountain hikes

. as well as active adventures in woods and meadows are fun for the whole family. At Katschberg the family holiday becomes something very special, apart from numerous activities and destinations for families with children, Carinthia also has the most sunshine hours in Austria to offer. Should it ever rain, there is an exciting bad weather programme available for you and your loved ones.



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Fun & games on the Katschberg for children and parents

Various theme trails, family hikes and trails suitable for prams are a matter of course in the hiking region Katschberg. Off the beaten track there are also numerous offers for active families – adventurous adventure trails, the Katschhausen children’s adventure world, a summer toboggan run and much more! During your summer holiday or autumn holiday on the Katschberg, you are guaranteed not to be bored.

The mascot parade on Katschberg

Another highlight of your summer holiday in the Katschberg holiday region is the Monday mascot parade. The many mascots of the different businesses on the Katschberg meet at the village square and wait there for the visit of the families and children. Falky, Bollo, Katschi, Rocco, Katschling Junior and Katschlinchen hike with you through the centre of Katschberghöhe.

Every Monday at 15:30 the guided musical hike with the mascots of the Katschberg takes place. The hike starts at the village square on the Katschberg and ends at the horse centre and the Katschhausen children’s adventure world. Once there, you have the opportunity to try out free pony riding. Due to the water aversion of some mascots, the parade only takes place in dry weather!


The Katschhausen children’s adventure world – a great summer destination on the Katschberg. Katschhausen guarantees the perfect holiday day for the whole family with a comprehensive playground experience including water world, colour workshop or petting zoo. After the game and fun, deckchairs and picnic areas await you to relax.

Bad weather activities for your holiday at Katschberg

Caught a rainy day on your summer vacation? This is very rare in the Katschberg holiday region, but there are numerous activities to explore nearby. In the surroundings of the region there are enough possibilities for the whole family to have fun even in the rain and therefore boredom during your holiday at the Katschberg is excluded anyway.

Countless excursion destinations in Carinthia and the Salzburg region

Due to its perfect location, there are numerous excursion destinations that can be reached from the Katschberg in a short time, and of course are not only fun in rainy weather, how:

  • Indoor sports hall The CageDistance from the Katschberg: directly on the Katschberghöhe
  • Malta High Alpine Road & Dam Wall Guided ToursDistance from Katschberg: 43km / 40min
  • Pankratium Gmünd – Haus des StaunensDistance from Katschberg: 23km / 18min
  • Porsche Automuseum GmündDistance from Katschberg: 24km / 20min
  • Castle experience Mauterndorf in Salzburg’s LungauDistance from Katschberg: 15km / 15min
  • Moosham Castle in Salzburg’s LungauDistance from Katschberg: 12km / 13min
  • Castle SommereggDistance from Katschberg: 27km / 28min
  • Eisriesenwelt WerfenDistance from Katschberg: 77km / 45min
  • Drautal pearl Spittal at the DrauDistance from the Katschberg: 38km / 28min
  • Swimming island TamswegDistance from Katschberg: 21km / 23min
  • Therme AmadéDistance from Katschberg: 50km / 35min

Katschi’s Goldfahrt – The summer toboggan run at Katschberg

Katschi’s Goldfahrt focuses on the history of mining and the search for gold on the Katschberg. The ride on the toboggan run takes you through the Goldgräber Haus, over a winding forest path into the dark tunnel to the glittering interior of the mountain and to the gold laundry. After the adventurous ride and lots of fun along the interactive trail, you’ve earned some peace and quiet. On the wind-protected and sunny slope Herzbankerl and Herzplateaus invite you to relax for children and parents.

The exciting summer toboggan run will be open in good weather from 16 June 2019.

  • Low season: 16.06. to 27.06.2019: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30 o’clock
  • High season: 30.06. until 01.09.2019: daily from 10.00 until 17.30 o’clock
  • Low season: 03.09. to 22.09.2019: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 -15.30 o’clock

KatschTIERade play trail – a theme trail for hiking for the whole family on the Katschberg mountain

Also this summer the holiday region Katschberg waits again with the KatschTIERade – a play path by the place Katschberghöhe! The exciting theme trail is a great destination for the whole family.

Visitors of all ages can prove on a family holiday whether they are as skilled as the animals on Katschberg. Who jumps as far as a hare, is as smart as a fox or can climb like a squirrel? The KatschTIERade in summer is set in the centre of the Katschberg, the Katschberghöhe! A play path runs right through the centre, where new, high-quality wooden play equipment can be found again and again, e.g. the ring snake for balancing, a climbing frame, a forest telephone and much more!

The children can record the services on the KatschTIERade on a great scratch card, which is available at the Katschberg Tourist Office. Depending on your skills, a small reward awaits you at the Katschberg Tourist Office!

GPS treasure hunt at the Aineck in Austria

The special family hike in the holiday region Katschberg. A special highlight in summer at the Katschberg is the modern scavenger hunt at the Aineck. The active treasure hunt, combined with a hike, starts at the Aineck and awakens enthusiasm and desire for hiking among children and adults alike.

For all families there are different packages for the GPS treasure hunt incl. ascent, GPS rental device and treasure map, which are available at the valley station Aineckbahn. Finally equipped with a GPS device, the chairlift takes you up to the Aineck. Once at the top, all adventurers can use a GPS device to track down the small treasure chests in the Aineck area.

The GPS treasure hunt on the Aineck is a perfect hiking experience for the whole family. The opening hours of the GPS Trail depend on the opening hours of the Aineckbahn am Katschberg.

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