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Hiking Holidays in Donnersbachtal

Summer Holidays in Donnersbachwald: where nature takes center stage

Donnersbachwald offers countless hiking- & mountain bike trails alongside crystal-clear alpine streams, lakes and dark-red fields of rhododendron, rising to tranquil elevations as high as 3,375 m above sea level.

A paradise for walkers, hikers, nature lovers and all fans of outdoor sports. Tennis courts, a swimming lake with recreation area, paragliding and carriage rides all add to the opportunities that await you.


Hiking with the whole family
Freude an der Natur

Hiking in the hills with your whole family

Be sure to take a refreshment break at one of the many huts along the way, such as the Lärchkaralm, Stalla Alm, Finsterkaralm or Mörsbachalm, where the fresh milk and hill-farm specialties taste especially good.
During guided hikes led by your hosts, we will show you some of the most beautiful places in the Donnersbacher Tauern.


holzTIERpark at the Riesneralm
Riesneralm HochSEEsitz

Riesneralm - a mountain of adventure

The Riesneralm has much to offer in summer as well:

  • tierHOLZpark with gigantic animals made of wood - for your kids, THE attraction with "super-sized" wooden animals to play around 
  • 1st European Barefoot Summit Path  
  • Kids' treasure hunt in search of the ghost, Krispini 
  • UNIVERSUM Riesneralm - exhibition at the Berghof
  • Our Tip: Float up to the summit on the lift -
    Sat, Sun and Mon as well as public holidays from the beginning of July until mid-September - ideal starting point for many hikes across the mountaintops!

1st E-Enduro Bike Park in Austria
Mountain biking in the Schladming-Dachstein region

Sports & Adventure in Donnersbachwald

10 clearly marked mountain bike tours including to the Stalla Alm, Lärchkar, the Mörsbach-, Riedler- and Riesneralm, as well as a relaxed path for city bikes connecting with the Enns Bike Path (R7) await all cycling fans.

  • Our Tip: We will be happy to make arrangements for a rental mountain bike, if you wish.
  • NEW since 2017: 1st E-Enduro Park in Austria, at the Riesneralm

Experience nerve-tingling excitement as you try your hand at paragliding (tandem) or rafting.

Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, next to a playground and beach-volleyball court. Tennis courts are located just a 3-minute walk from our house.


Wunderschönes Panorama von der Riesneralm
KRISPINI Kinderschatzsuche

Nature Experiences for Big & Small

Donnersbachwald is certain to enchant you, too, with its wealth of fauna and flora.

Areas of rich mineral deposits are certain to awaken your inner "treasure hunter" - if you are in the mood, you can also join a special "Garnet Expedition" and see if it's your day to strike it rich.

  • Our Tip: For a special experience, how about setting out on a mushroom hunt? For many, there's nothing more wonderful than coming across wild-growing chanterelles or porcinis, which can later be cooked up back here at the "Zur Gams". Pure nature - you've gotta love it!

Schloss Trautenfels
GrimmingTherme Bad Mitterndorf

Sightseeing in Ennstal & the Salzkammergut

Awaiting you not far from Donnersbachwald are many different and very beautiful sightseeing attractions:

  • Schloss Trautenfels Museum
  • Admont Abbey with the world's biggest monastery library and 2 museums
  • Ausseerland home to Grundlsee, Altausseer See, Ödensee, Altaussee salt mine, the Bad Aussee Gingerbread Company, ...
  • Grimming-Therme in Bad Mitterndorf
  • Skywalk and Ice Palace on Dachstein Glacier
  • Adventure parks in Gröbming, Ramsau and Schladming/Planai

Traditional local events such as concerts by the town band, dance evenings, hill festivals, country fairs and mountaintop masses all do their part to enrich your holiday moments in Donnersbachwald.

If you have experienced this region but once in your life, you are certain to return here time and again - not only in summer, but in every season of the year!

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