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Holiday Region Katschberg for a holiday with kids

Unforgettable family vacation at the kid’s region Katschberg in Austria

Many young and adult holiday guests designate summer as their favorite time of the year in Carinthia and Salzburg. That’s not a surprise because the villages Katschberghöhe, Rennweg and St. Margarethen im Lungau show off their most splendid sides!

Expanded mountain hikes...

Widely spread mountain hikes as well as active forest adventures are fun to the whole family. At Katschberg, a family holiday will be very special. Beside numerous activities and sightseeing possibilities for families with kids, Carinthia offers most sunshine hours in Austria. For the unusual case of catching rainy days, there’s also an exciting range of activities for bad weather for you and your family.

Play & Fun at Katschberg for kids and parents

Several themed routes, family hikes and trails that are also suitable for prams is a given at the hiking region Katschberg. Apart from hiking routes there are many more offers for active families - exciting adventures paths, the kids’ adventure world Katschhausen, a summer toboggan run and much more! During your holiday in summer or autumn at Katschberg - you will for sure not suffer from boredom.

The mascot walk at Katschberg

Another highlight of your summer holiday at Katschberg is the weekly mascot parade, taking place every Monday afternoon. All the mascots of the local companies at Katschberg meet at the tourism office and wait for the visit of the families and kids. Falky, Bollo, Katschi, Rocco, Katschling Junior and Katschinchen take a walk together with you through the village of Katschberghöhe.

Musical Walk & Pony ride inclusive

Every Monday at 3:30pm the guided, musical walk together with the mascots takes place at Katschberg. The walk starts a the tourism office of Katschberghöhe and ends at the horse stables and the adventure playground Katschhausen. When arrived, there is the possibility for children of trying a pony ride for free. Because of the shyness of the mascots the mascot walk only takes place if the weather is fine.


The Kid’s Adventure World Katschhausen - an exceptional excursion in summer at Katschberg. A visit at Katschhausen guarantees a perfect vacation day for the whole family, including a adventure playground with a water world, a colour factory and a petting zoo. After a day full of fun and games, a picnic area and sunbeds are possibilities to relax.

Bad weather activities for your Katschberg holiday

Caught a rainy day during your summer holiday? Although rainy days are quite rare at the holiday region Katschberg, there are still several indoor activities nearby to discover. In the surrounding area of the region there are enough possibilities for the whole family to enjoy and have fun during rainy days.

Several destinations

Several destinations in Carinthia and the Salzburger Land

Because of the perfect location there are numerous excursion destinations that can be reached within a short time from Katschberg and that are fun not only when the weather is bad:

  • Indoor-Sportshall The Cage
    Distance from Katschberg: directly at Katschberghöhe
  • Malta Hochalmstraße Alpine Road & Tours of the dam walls
    Distance from Katschberg: 43km / 40min/p>
  • Pankratium Gmünd - House of amazements
    Distance from Katschberg: 23km / 18min
  • Porsche Car Museum Gmünd
    Distance from Katschberg: 24km / 20min
  • Castle Experience Mauterndorf in Salzburger Lungau
    Distance from Katschberg: 15km / 15min
  • Moosham Castle in Salzburger Lungau
    Distance from Katschberg: 12km / 13min
  • Sommeregg Castle
    Distance from Katschberg: 27km / 28min
  • Ice Caves Werfen
    Distance from Katschberg: 77km / 45min
  • Drautalperle Spittal an der Drau (Pool)
    Distance from Katschberg: 38km / 28min
  • BadeInsel Tamsweg (Pool)
    Distance from Katschberg: 21km / 23min
  • Therme Amadé (Pool)
    Distance from Katschberg: 50km / 35min

Katschi’s Goldfahrt – The summer toboggan run at Katschberg

Action and fun in your summer holiday at Katschberg with the summer toboggan run Katschi´s Goldfahrt. Katschi’s Goldfahrt demonstrates the history of the mining works and gold-seeking at Katschberg. The toboggan ride leads you through the gold-seeker’s house, following a twisty forest route into a dark tunnel to the glittering interior of the mountain and to the gold panning. After the exciting ride and a lot of fun along the interactive trail you deserve a moment of chilling out. On the sunny and wind protected hillside you’ll find welcoming benches and plateaus to relax.

Summer opening times

The adventurous summer toboggan trail is operating from 15th June 2020.

  • pre-season: June 15th - July 5th: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10.00am - 4.30pm
  • main season: July 6th - August 30th: daily, 10.00am - 5.30pm


    late season: August 31st - September 20th: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: 10.30am -3.30pm

Adventure path KatschTIERade – A theme path for hiking for the whole family at Katschberg

Also this summer the KatschTIERade is awaiting you at the holiday region Katschberg - a theme path through the whole village Katschberghöhe! The exciting theme path is a great destination for the whole family.

The olympic games of Katschberg’s wildlife

Visitors of all ages may show during their family holiday if they are as skilled as the animals at Katschberg. Who can jump as far as a rabbit, who is clever like a fox or can climb like a squirrel? The centre of the Katschberghöhe village acts as stage for the KatschTIERade in summertime. Right across the centre you can follow the playing path, where you will find couple of new, high quality wooden playing equipment, like a snake for balancing, a climbing frame, a forest telephone and much more.

Kids may mark their achievements of the KatschTIERade in a scratch card booklet, that can be collected at the tourism office Katschberg. Little surprises are awaiting you at the same tourism office for your efforts!

GPS treasure hunt at Aineck in Austria

The special family hike at the family region Katschberg. A special highlight in summer at Katschberg might be the modern scavenger hunt at Aineck. The active treasure hunt combined with a hike starts at the Aineck and raises the excitement about hiking for kids and for adults.

Scavenger Hunt with GPS

For all families there are different packages available to join the GPS treasure hunt including the lift ride, the GPS device and the map that can be picked up at the main station of the lift. Well equipped with the GPS device you take the chair lift up to Aineck. Now all adventurers are supposed to find the small treasure chests with the help of the GPS devices.

The GPS treasure hunt on Aineck is the perfect adventure hike for the whole family. The opening times of the GPS trails are according to the operating times of the Aineckbahn chair lift at Katschberg.