Family hiking in the Wildschönau

On the family hiking trails in the Wildschönau you can relax and explore the region on foot. On the way the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery will make you stop and marvel: Wooden stations with fantastic views invite you to linger, and adventure stops delight both parents and kids. But where to go first? We have an overview of the most beautiful family hikes.

Family hiking through the Kundl Gorge

The Kundl Gorge connects the Wildschönau high valley with the Inn valley and is without doubt one of the most beautiful gorges in Austria. Between imposing rock faces, the Wildschönauer river rushes its way along the hiking trail and promises a soothing cooldown on hot days. Build cairns with your children, cool your feet in the crystal-clear water and take relaxing breaks along the rive bed. At the end of the tour, the guesthouses in Kundl offer delicious food and cold drinks.

Our tip: To shorten the hike a little, you can hop on the Bummelzug, the slow train in Mühltal. This takes you directly to the entrance of the gorge. And: the family hiking trail is easily negotiable with a pram.

The Kundl Gorge is open from 01.04.2024

Tour details for the hike through the Kundl Gorge
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Easy walk on the Forest and Family Trail

On the family-friendly circular hike around the Thierbacher Hilltop big and small hiking fans see lots of impressive highlights. An energy tree and rest stops charm walkers along the way, while the forest arena, children's playground and insect hotel offer adventurous action. After an eventful day in the fresh air, the restaurants and inns in Thierbach are waiting with culinary delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere.

Good to know: With a walking time of one hour, the circular trail can easily be included in a spontaneous holiday programme. The picturesque route is suitable for young and old: Excellently groomed paths and an easy gradient promise leisurely hiking for all the family.

Quick and easy with the cable car to starting points

Our tip for a relaxed start to your next family hike: Treat yourself to a scenic ride on one of our gondola lifts, taking you swiftly and safely to the starting point of your hike and, on top of that, save you the first metres of ascent.
Your holiday plus: The cable cars in the region are included in the services of the Wildschönau Card.

Auenweg Path

The idyllic Auenweg path in Niederau is a short but enchanting path for the whole family. The picturesque route along a small stream is a delight for young and old, and on the resting benches along the way you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Markbachjoch mountain. In addition: The playground in the middle of the trail offers adventurous fun for small hikers.
For even more nature: Families who enjoy hiking and want to enjoy the Wildschönau nature a little longer can continue along the Auenweg Niederau towards the Foisching Hut. The local deer park and the cosy restaurant round off a lovely tour.

St Francis Path

The easy walk from Niederau to Oberau along the way. Whether you admire the bronze statues along the way with your children or catch exciting glimpses of the past in the mountain farm museum - variety is the order of the day on the Franziskusweg. The children's playground and the open-air swimming pool along the route invite you to play and have fun. Plenty of opportunities to discover, marvel and enjoy.
Accessible at all times: The Franziskusweg is suitable for prams and wheelchairs. In addition, the trail can be walked all year round and is atmospherically illuminated at night.