Saalbach Hinterglemm has made a name for itself predominantly as a winter sports destination - anyone who has not seen Saalbach Hinterglemm in the summer, is missing out. In summer, families with children will find a real paradise here - both in terms of the scenery and in the activities and highlights available.
Big or small - nobody gets bored here - neither adult, or child. During a holiday in the Wellness & Family Hotel Unterschwarzachhof there are not only experiences to be enjoyed in the Kids Club in the hotel, during the activity and family programme and at the mini farm- in the ‘Home of Lässig’ and the region around Saalbach Hinterglemm, there is so much to explore and experience that you won’t manage it in just one summer holiday ....
We have compiled some tips and recommendations for your summer holiday with children in Saalbach Hinterglemm.
To make the extensive range of leisure activities available for families somewhat more manageable, we have organised the activities according to age - whereby each child can choose activities to their heart’s desire, as per their interests and preferences.
There is a proper outdoor play area for smaller children (from 2 to around 6 years old) in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Both in the valley and on the mountain, there is so much for them to explore together with their parents.
- Fairy-tale forest in Hinterglemm
A short stroll which immerses you in the realm of fairy tales
(entrance at the sports centre in Hinterglemm - freely accessible at any time)
- Family Park Hinterglemm
Large children's play area with adjoining Kneipp facility and go-kart track
(next to the mini golf facility in Hinterglemm - free of charge at any time)
- Schnitza's Wood Park
This park and the adventure playground are located at the head of the valley, next to Lindlingalm and has large wooden animals, natural materials for balancing on, exploring and experiencing. A weekly programme of events in high season provides entertainment. Creativity and that spirit of discovery are promoted here.
Open daily from 09:30 - 17:00 (May - Sept.)
- ‘Talschlusszug’ (Noddy train)
Our tip for little hikers with weary legs - the ‘tractor train’ takes them conveniently from the car park at the head of the valley to attractions including Devils’ Water, Schnitza's Wood Park and much more.
- Montelino's Adventure Path
Whether walking themselves, or taking it easy in a back carrier (the path is also suitable for all-terrain prams) - this path between the mountain station and the intermediate station for the Kohlmaisbahn proceeds via Alpine pastures and through the forest, from play station to play station, and the aim is to help Clown Montelino look for his toys and help his friends.
Montelino's animal feeding area (at the Panorama Alm) and Montelino's water play ground (Eder Alm) are located along the path.
The play pass & sticker pass are available free of charge at the cable car valley station
(cable car ascent free with the JokerCard)
- Montelino's water play ground
Water fun on the clover meadow at the end of Montelino's Adventure Path - splash about to your heart’s content at the dam and milking station.
(Cable car ascent free with the JokerCard)
- Devil’s Water
Is there anything nicer for children than playing with water? At the head of the valley in Saalbach Hinterglemm is Devil’s Water, a theme park based around the element of water. From Kneipp pool to realm of munchkins and fairies.
(Free - throughout the summer)
Saalbach Hinterglemm has quite a lot to offer children between the ages of 6 and 10. Along with countless hiking paths and bike routes for young riders, there are special themed paths and attractions here, just waiting to be explored.
- Kodok Mountain
In Hinterglemm, at the mountain station for the Reiterkogelbahn, the adventure based around the crafty goblin, Kodok, who stole the clown’s cap, begins. An exciting adventure on 3.5 km takes kids across pastures, through the forest and even into a gorge to solve the puzzle. With the adventure pass in their hands (available at the valley station for the Reiterkogelbahn) families head into a world of fantasy - savvy and courage are the order of the day!
(Cable car ascent & adventure pass free with the Joker Card)
- Motor Skills Path Saalbach
Along the River Saalach the path proceeds from Jausern to Saalbach, with a total of 24 stations, where agility, a sense of balance and fitness are required and trained. From spider’s web to 3D coordination path and the kite surfing simulator - it is not just the children who are stretched here - adults can test out their skills too.
(Free to use from spring to late autumn)
- Wildlife Trail
At the head of the valley in Hinterglemm, a 1.2 km circuit awaits you (start & finish is the Ossmannalm), with an exciting quiz based on the local animal kingdom.
- Montelino's summit playground
Play with a panoramic view - on the summit of the Zwölferkogel - right next to the mountain station for the Zwölferkogelbahn. Climb like a chamois - on the climbing course with views across Glemmtal or work on your balance on the slackline. There are numerous challenges for skill and balance.
(Cable car ascent is free with the Joker Card)
- Devil’s Water (see above)
- Montelino's summit playground (see above)
- Montelino's Adventure Path (see above)
- Expedition Kodok
A hunt for Kodok the goblin's magic crystals sets kids on a mission out to find out where the magic crystals are stashed, and to do so they need to solve puzzles and complete tasks, with the help of the treasure map. For particularly resourceful kids, there is the opportunity to navigate the route using GPS data and decipher the puzzle. Successful participants receive a certificate with photo, which is proof of their courage.
(Cable car ascent & treasure map free with the Joker Card, GPS hire available at the valley station)
- Kodok Mountain(see above)
A 15 km Power Trail along the Saalach draws in many geocachers. Using GPS (whether it is your Smartphone or a separate GPS device) and the coordinates (retrievable via the free Geo Cache log-in) smart kids can find sought-after caches. By cachers for cachers
- Slackline course
At the intermediate station for the Zwölferkogelbahn, balance, coordination and concentration are the order of the day. With views to the mountains in Glemmtal, kinds can improve their balance and work their way up from difficulty levels ranging from easy to difficult.
(Cable car journey free of charge with the Joker Card)
- for young bikers: Learn to ride Park in Saalbach and pump track on the Wieserauberg in Hinterglemm
The beginner-friendly ‘Learn to ride Park’ at the Kohlmaisbahn in Saalbach is ideal for freeride newbies of all ages. The circuit is the optimum way to start before moving on. The following trails are waiting for you: Little Monti, Little Hacklberg, Little Panorama, Little Pro-Line and Drop Area
A cycle technique and practice terrain awaits at the mountain station for the Reiterkogelbahn. Two Pump Tracks and a Skill Trail are there to help you improve your technique.
- Motor Skills Path Saalbach(see above)
- Käpt'n Hook Adventure Pool
When the weather is nice plenty of fun splashing about is guaranteed - complete with wild water channel and water slide. It’s all happening in the tube slide and at the beach volleyball pitch. And since all that running about works up an appetite - in between meals you can enjoy a snack in the restaurant on the ship’s deck.
(open in the summer - free entry with the Joker Card)
- Montelino's deer feeding
Face to face with a stag. Here above the Panoramaalm on the Kohlmais in Saalbach, young and old alike watch the deer feeding between 10:00 and 11:00.
- Tree-top Trail
Stroll through the treetops along with the family on the 2 km tree-top trail at the head of the valley in Hinterglemm - the highest treetop hiking trail in Europe. On the tree-top trail you proceed via the Golden Gate Bridge, 42 metres above the valley floor in Glemmtal, providing superb views. The tree-top trail itself is 600 metres long and up to 30 metres above the forest floor.
Open May to October from 09:30 to 18:00
Entry fee listed on the notice boards
- Mini golf facilities in Saalbach & Hinterglemm
A game of mini golf against Mum and Dad - that can get exciting. In Hinterglemm the mini golf facility is right in the middle of the family park area - in Saalbach, behind the Tourist Service Centre.
And if you are spending your holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm with teenagers, then you will look forward to our article which will provide tips for teenagers and will be published here soon.
- Escape Trail (recommended for those aged 12 and over)
A blend of a scavenger hunt, adventure and quiz rally for groups of 2 – 8 people who solve exciting puzzles together on a 5 km route, in around 3 – 5 hours (actual walking time of 1 12 hours), assisted by their Smartphones and a special App to then reach the finish together. The Escape Trail can be booked online with the tourist association.
- Summer tobogganing in Saalfelden and Kaprun
- Ferleiten Wildlife Park
- Großglockner High Alpine Road
- Salzburg Zoo
- Krimml Worlds of Water
- Tauern Spa Kaprun
- Glacier realm on the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun
- Kaprun high mountain reservoirs
- Boat tour on Lake Zell, or head straight into the cool waters
- National Park Centre in Mittersill
- Gorges in the surrounding area (Kitzlochklamm, Seisenbergklamm, etc.)
- Haus der Natur museum
Anyone who is looking for the best hotel for a family holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm, will find it right here. The 4 star Superior wellness and family hotel in Hinterglemm provides a real dream holiday with plenty of experiences. From the separate farm with its mini farm and animal sponsorships, to butter making on the Alpine pasture with milking, and all that goes with it, to the exclusive riding stables with its extensive range of riding options.
The daily children’s programme in the Kids Club provides outdoor and indoor activities for fun and variety during a holiday - something to suit every age group. Find out more here about the selection of summer activities available for kids in our family hotel in Saalbach Hinterglemm, for infants and children as well as teenagers.
As a guest staying in Der Unterschwarzachhof, you and your family get the Saalbach Hinterglemm Joker Card free of charge in the summer. This card is your key to numerous attractions and activities - more about the Joker Card.