Guided winter walks

The hikes through the wintry Wildschönau with our guides offer interesting insights and all kinds of local knowledge about the region and its people. On easy to moderate tours, our experienced hiking guides accompany you through the snow-covered landscape - both on cleared paths and cross-country. In addition to the guided winter hikes, we also offer varied snowshoe hikes through the Wildschönau. If you prefer to explore the natural landscape under the clear winter sky, you can also take part in a night hike with a headlamp or torch.
Make full use your Wildschönau Card ! With it you can enjoy numerous local services at no extra cost. Our guided hikes and snowshoe rental are also included in the Wildschönau Card.

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Guided walks

Snowshoe hike in the Zauberwinkel

Guided snowshoe hike in the Zauberwinkel or around the Markbachjoch

Please note: depending on the weather, the snowshoe hike takes place in the Zauberwinkel in Oberau or at the Markbachjoch in Niederau. Ask at the tourist office.

Difficulty level: easy

every Monday until March 25, 2024.

Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. at the Tourist office in Oberau for the Zauberwinkeltour.

Our hiking guide Walter leads you through snow-covered fields to Zauberwinkel. An ideal tour for trekking beginners. Duration approx. 2.5 hours.

Meeting point: 10:30 a.m. at the Markbachjoch ticket office for the Markbachjochtour.

Our hiking guide Walter leads you around the Markbachjoch Mountain. Duration approx. 2,5 hours. If you do not have a ski pass, the walking guide will buy them for you at a special rate of €17.50 per person. Cash only please.

You need: Snacks & enough to drink, snowshoes & poles (please borrow snowshoes and poles from participating partners in advance).

Please note: Limited number of shoes. 
Hire subject to availability. Free hire for one day included. Advance bookings by phone recommended. Please return directly after use. 

The hike is included in the Wildschönau Card.

Children aged 12 and over may take part in the hike.

Dogs are not allowed.

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Winter walk around Auffach

Guided winter hike around Auffach

Difficulty level: easy

every Tuesday until March 26, 2024

Meeting point at 10:30 a.m. at Grutt'n Stadl, Auffach.

Our hiking guide Walter will lead you through snow-covered fields in Auffach. A beautiful tour via Aschbach and Wirtsbichl. Duration approx. 2.5 hours. Stop for refreshments in an guesthouse in Auffach.

You need: solid winter shoes.

This hike is included in the Wildschönau Card.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

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Night snow shoe walk in Oberau

Guided night snow shoe hike in Oberau

Please note: In case of bad weather conditions we offer a torchlight hike as an alternative. Please enquire at the tourist office.

Difficulty level: easy to moderately difficult

Every Tuesday until March 26, 2024.

Meeting point at 08:00 p.m. at Hotel Tirolerhof.

Hiking guide Rainer Schoner takes you on a sporty evening snowshoe hike with headlamps. A unique experience! Duration approx. 2 hours. The tour takes place alternately in Oberau or Niederau.

You need: Snowshoes & sticks (please borrow snowshoes and sticks from participating partners in advance).

Please note: Limited number of shoes. 
Hire subject to availability. Free hire for one day included. Advance bookings by phone recommended. Please return directly after use. 

The hike is included in the Wildschönau Card.

Children aged 12 and over may take part in the hike.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

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Night snow shoe walk in Niederau

Guided night snowshoe hike in Niederau

Please note: In case of bad weather conditions we offer a torchlight hike as an alternative. Please enquire at the tourist office.

Difficulty level: easy to moderately difficult

every Tuesday until March 26, 2024.

Meeting point at 08:00 p.m. at Lift car park, Niederau at 8 p.m.

Hiking guide Rainer Schoner takes you on a sporty evening snowshoe hike with headlamps. A unique experience! Duration approx. 2 hours. The tour takes place alternately in Oberau or Niederau. 

You need: Snowshoes & sticks (please borrow snowshoes and sticks from participating partners in advance).

Please note: Limited number of shoes. 
Hire subject to availability. Free hire for one day included. Advance bookings by phone recommended. Please return directly after use. 

The hike and snowshoe rental are included in the Wildschönau Card.

Children aged 12 and over may take part in the hike.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

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Snowshoe walk on the Markbachjoch in Niederau

Guided snowshoe hike around the Markbachjoch

Difficulty level: Medium

Every Wednesday until March 27, 2024.

Meeting point at 09:30 a.m. at the Markbachjochbahn ticket office.

Our hiking guide Gerlinde lead you around the Markbachjoch. Duration approx. 3 hours. If you do not have a ski pass, the walking guide will buy them for you at a special rate of €17,50 per person. Only cash payment possible.

You need: Snowshoes & sticks (please borrow snowshoes and sticks from participating partners in advance).

Please note: Limited number of shoes. 
Hire subject to availability. Free hire for one day included. Advance bookings by phone recommended. Please return directly after use. 

The hike and snowshoe rental are included in the Wildschönau Card.

Children aged 12 and over may take part in the hike.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

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Winter walk to the Foisching hut

Guided winter hike to the Foisching Hut along the Auenweg trail

Difficulty level: easy

every Thursday until March 28, 2024.

Meeting point at 10:30 a.m. at the Hotel Staffler (below Hotel Austria).

Hiking guide Gerlinde tells interesting facts about the beautiful valley. She leads guests through Niederau along the Auenweg. Stop for refreshments with magnificent views. Duration approx. 2 hours.

You need: solid winter shoes, in wet conditions shoe spikes if possible.

The hike is included in the Wildschönau Card.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

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Snow shoe walk on the Schatzberg mountain

Guided snowshoe hike around the Schatzberg

Difficulty level: moderately difficult

every Friday until March 29, 2024

Meeting point at 09:30 a.m. at the Schatzbergbahn ticket office.

Our hiking guide Gerlinde lead you around the Schatzberg. Duration approx. 2 hours. If you do not have a ski pass, the walking guide will buy them for you at a special rate of €21,20 per person. Only cash payment possible.

You need: Snowshoes (please hire snowshoes from participating partners in advance).

Please note: Limited number of shoes. 
Hire subject to availability. Free hire for one day included. Advance bookings by phone recommended. Please return directly after use. 

The hike and snowshoe rental are included in the Wildschönau Card.

Children aged 12 and over may take part in the hike.

Dogs are not allowed.

Registrations until 16:30 the day before.

Book your unforgettable holiday experience.

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Important information

A booking ist necessary.

Hikes may vary depending on snow and weather conditions. The detailed hiking program of the week can always be seen in the weekly event calendar.

All guided winter hikes are included in the Wildschönau Card.

The Wildschönau Card includes snowshoes and poles at:

    Ski & Board Margreiter, 3 stores in Niederau, Oberau, Auffach.
    Skisport Thaler in Auffach
    Sporthaus Blachfelder in Niederau

While stocks last, the equipment is included in the Wildschönau Card for one day.

No snowshoe hike without suitable walking boots, these are an absolute must. If available, bring shoe spikes.

Included in the Wildschönau Card

The Wildschönau Card offers remarkable advantages for all requirements. Many great included services such as the guided winter hikes are automatically included in the card.

NEU: Schneeschuhtouren auf der Schönangeralm

Bergwanderführer Rainer Schoner bietet jeden Samstag geführte Schneeschuh-Touren an. Besondere Naturerlebnisse auf der Schönangeralm in Auffach warten. Preis € 45,00 pro Person. Schneeschuhe sind inkludiert.