Hiking in the Wildschönau

Gentle, grassy mountains, rustic alpine huts and easy paths – in the Wildschönau you can dive into Tirol's mountain world. Numerous hiking trails offer plenty of variety and provide incomparable memories in the heart of nature for young and old, for mountain enthusiasts and amateur hikers.
The picturesque valley and forest hiking trails are ideal for families and those who are new to mountain walking. The Wildschönau alpine alm huts offer local delicacies for gourmets. Experienced summiteers love the more challenging routes. And those who prefer a more leisurely pace can take the cable car to the summit. A hiking holiday can really be this versatile.

Family hiking trails

Only a few metres uphill, centrally located starting points and inviting playgrounds and adventure areas along the way make the family hiking trails in the Wildschönau ideal for young and old mountain fans. And it’s a great offer...
In the Kundl Gorge you walk through impressive rock faces and thundering white water. 

The Kundl Gorge is open from 01.04.2024

On the forest and family trail around the Thierbach Kogl attractions such as a forest playground, numerous wooden figures and an insect hotel await inquisitive hikers. And the Auenweg Niederau is not only suitable for prams, but also scores points with a playground along the way. Those who want to stroll a little further can extend the hike to the deer park near the Foisching hut – the perfect end to a lovely walk, especially for the little ones.

Tour details for family hikes

Pleasure hikes in the Tirolean mountains

Even in the Wildschönau’s tiniest mountain huts excellent cuisine is on the menu. Whether it‘s freshly baked bread, genuine Tirolean mountain cheese or home-made bacon – the Wildschönau is known for culinary highlights. Enjoy the finest snacks in an impressive mountain setting during a cosy stop. For the perfect start into the day, a tasty alpine breakfast awaits you in selected huts.

Valley and forest hiking trails

Whether alone, with friends or en famille - the valley and forest hiking trails in the Wildschönau are suitable for all nature lovers. Centrally located, they are not only easy to reach, but also easy to master thanks to the flat routes.
Our tip: The St Frances Path connects Oberau and Niederau and is very popular with locals and guests alike. The path is adorned with imposing bronze statues and features the Mountain Farming Museum and a children's playground along the way. The trail is particularly popular with families. For inquisitive hikers, the herbal nature trail is ideal. And best of all: along the way you will get to know the cultural diversity of the Wildschönau from a completely new perspective.

All valley and forest hiking trails at a glance

Wildschönau High Trail and other hiking highlights

Our recommendations for pleasurable hiking: The Wildschönau is a walkers` paradise and with tips from us, your next stay will be truly unique. The panoramic tour along the Wildschönau High Trail, for example, should not be missed. From the Markbachjoch gondola in Niederau to the Schönanger Alm at the end of the valley, this hike offers spectacular scenery. Thanks to the new hiking bus, this tour can be supplemented at any time by a leisurely bus ride. Ideal for tired feet!

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Quick and easy – a comfortable cable car ride to the Tirolean mountaintops

Relaxed hikes in the mountains without the tedious climb from the village: With the Wildschönau summer cable cars hiking fans can enjoy easy tours. For those seeking peace and silence, the Markbachjoch and Schatzberg cable cars offer convenient access to the mountain world of the Kitzbühel Alps from May to October – soothing hiking pleasure with a rewarding deceleration effect.

Hiking and family offers

Family friendly accommodation, excellent dining and numerous moments of pleasure with your loved ones: With our worthwhile hiking and family offers, you can be sure of unforgettable holiday memories and first-class accommodation to suit your taste. Let us provide the inspiration for your next family holiday.

Walking and family offers

Guided hikes

Enjoy the natural peace and quiet. Let the beautiful views take their soothing effect on you and explore the prettiest corners of the Wildschönau: The guided hikes through the region make this possible. Discover the lovely landscape and learn interesting stories about the region and its people from the local guides.

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    The Wildschönau hiking bus is included in the Wildschönau Card.
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Austria's hiking villages

We are a long-standing and close partner of Austria's hiking villages.
Austria's hiking villages stand for unique hiking regions. Our hiking region Wildschönau, selected hiking trails and hiking hosts are certified with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality.