During your summer holiday in Bad Mitterndorf you can enjoy many activities. The area around Bad Mitterndorf is ideal for hiking and cycling.
Relaxation and sportsmanship come together here
Bad Mitterndorf is spread over the alpine meadows of Styria in Austria and has a sporty character, but at the same time is characterized as a health resort. This is due to the mineral baths for which the town is known and the many activities that are possible thanks to the beautiful location of the village.
But not only the surroundings, Bad Mitterndorf itself also has a lot to offer during a summer holiday in the mountains. There are both award-winning restaurants and cozy ‘stubes’, you can also relax in the extensive spa (spa) or stroll through the village.
The area around Bad Mitterndorf offers a varied and natural area where you can enjoy walking or cycling. Pine forests, rolling hills and mountain lakes provide a beautiful landscape during your trip through nature.
Several benefit cards are available in summer:
Salzkammergut sommercard (free with stays from 3 nights)
You can also consider purchasing 1 of the cards below, depending on the activities you want to do:
In Bad Mitterndorf you will find optimal opportunities for hiking. You can opt for easy walks but also for more challenging hiking routes. Hiking in Bad Mitterndorf is an activity for young and old.
Themed and family hikes also appeal to children, while experienced mountain hikers look for multi-day hikes. The hiking maps of Bad Mitterndorf always contain hiking routes that suit you.
There are about 150 km of marked hiking trails. A recommended hike is the ‘BergeSeen Trail Stage 15’ towards Tauplitzalm, which starts directly from the village. This is a tough route of just over 16 km and where you walk for about five hours. However, during this route you will pass amazing places and views and you will also walk past picturesque mountain huts for some relaxation in between.
Bad Mitterndorf is an ideal destination for cyclists and mountain bikers. There are numerous mountain bike trails around Bad Mitterndorf and sporty cyclists can venture on numerous less challenging tours.
Cyclists are looking for the climbs near Bad Mitterndorf. The rise of the e-bike, a bicycle with electric pedal assistance, makes cycling in the mountains possible for everyone.
Bike rentals Bad Mitterndorf:
A family holiday in Bad Mitterndorf equals fun for eveyone. There are ample activities to do for families in Bad Mitterndorf. Special walking tours, adventure parks, playgrounds and miniature golf are just a few examples of facilities for children.
There is also a large outdoor swimming pool in the village with a slide where you can relax with the whole family during hot summer days. Bad Mitterndorf is a child-friendly destination where the kids will never be bored.
Water sports are perfectly possible in Bad Mitterndorf. In the vicinity of Bad Mitterndorf there are several lakes and (wild) rivers for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing or rafting. Water sports in Bad Mitterndorf are an activity for everyone. A trip for the day with the family on a sailing yacht or a catamaran?
You will find a sailing school or rental center at most large lakes. Here you can go for various courses and boats, from beginner to advanced.
One is called a trail runner as soon as one enters trails i.e. forest, pasture or gravel trails. The moment the street runner leaves the sidewalk, he becomes a trail runner.
In the Salzkammergut there are panoramic paths around the lakes, country roads through idyllic landscapes and mountain trails through forests and meadows or ridges over mountain peaks.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to run a five-kilometer mini-trail or an ultra-trail, in the Salzkammergut every trail runner will find the right running route for his needs!
Did you fancy it? Well, put on your trail running shoes and head to the Salzkammergut!
For a golf holiday you can surely travel to Bad Mitterndorf. There are several golf courses in the area where you can train your handicap. In addition, due to the thinner air in the mountains, a golf ball has less resistance, so you can hit further. The hilly courses are all set in a special landscape, which makes golfing even more special.
Do you want to go mountain climbing in Bad Mitterndorf? Mountaineering stands for climbing a mountain where reaching the top is the goal. To reach this peak you have to overcome natural obstacles such as rock walls, ice walls or glaciers. Mountaineering is also used as the collective name for various mountain sports such as mountaineering and glacier tours.
With a panorama gondola you are brought up in groups in 10 minutes. The waiting times are long in the summer. It is therefore wise to buy tickets online in advance via the website. The gondola is made entirely of glass all around, so that you have a 360 degree view of the mountain peaks along the way. Moreover, you can climb the roof of the gondola via a staircase: the ultimate convertible experience!
The Skywalk is located directly at the top station. This is a glass panorama platform above the Hunerkogel, also known as the ‘balcony of the Alps’. Walking to the edge, with the feet on a glass plate and below you a gaping hole 250 meters deep…
The Skyline roller conveyor takes you further up from the mountain station to the start of the circular trail. This path leads you along the rock walls to the highest suspension bridge in Austria. Here you walk between the (snowy!) mountain peaks.
At the end of the bridge you can walk straight to the ‘stairs to nowhere’. Fourteen steps down, lead you to a small glass platform where you can quietly enjoy all the beauty around you. It does take a while before you can enter the platform, everyone would like to be alone in the photo. But once it’s your turn, you know right away that it’s well worth the wait.
Further on, you can also view the glacier from the inside. There is an ice palace with sculptures, a colonnade and decorations made of ice. The light and sound effects make it impressive. Here children can really play with snow and ice – in the middle of the hot summer. It is therefore advisable to take a warm sweater upstairs.
Do you also want to visit the Dachstein Glacier? The costs for a visit vary. Check the Dachstein website for current price information and opening times. You can also buy a ticket for the panorama gondola on this site, so you don’t have to wait in line.
There are several adventure parks in the area
Adventure Park Gröbming
The adventure park Gröbming is Austria’s largest climbing park. 22 different courses at different heights, more than 200 elements and stations offer an almost limitless choice.
The adventure park is ideal for the whole Family. You experience the forest from a new perspective and embark on a journey into the heart of the forest. 200 stations provide adventure and excitement.
Safety is guaranteed for all climbers – parents can descend or relax together with their children.
– 200 elements and stations
– 22 courses, easy to challenging
– 3 Flyingfox slopes, 230, 220 + 100 m long
– 1 safety system “Safety Line” type E
– 2 black courses
– 5 children’s courses (from 3 years)
– Track heights of 1-15 meters
– 2,500 m Zipline Stoderzinken, 65-120 km/h, 2 parts
up to 160 m above the ground
Climbing park Omunduntn
The climbing park “Omunduntn” is located at the foot of the Loser in Altaussee. 6 courses (beginner course, child/senior course, expert course, incentive course, slackline course) including a training course and more than 100 elements ensure perfect climbing fun for the whole family. NEW: the Flying Fox course with 5 Flying Fox elements.
During the summer holidays (until 02.09) there are daily guided climbing tours for children from 7 years and adults at 10:30 and 14:30 in dry weather (registration required). Climbing equipment is included in the price, sportswear is an advantage. No climbing in rain!
For those who prefer rock climbing, there is the Sophie Klettersteig in the Diml Wand on the Loser Plateau. This is ideal for beginners and families. Difficulty level: A/B, some C points. Climbing equipment can be rented from the Loser Bergbahnen Altaussee Salzkammergut. (make a reservation in advance)
Adventure mountain Rittisberg
On the outskirts of Ramsau am Dachstein lies a very special destination for the whole family, the Rittisberg, which offers numerous attractions.
Hiking on the Rittisberg
There are several hiking trails for short and longer walks.
Ideal for families with children are the fairy tale trail with 30 stops where you have to solve riddles and answer quiz questions, and the interesting nature trail Jägersteig.
There is also a barefoot trail at the Rittisstadl with a length of 350 metres. Here you can use the soles of your feet to feel 20 different surfaces, from wood, gravel and water to forest floor and stones, while stimulating your circulation.
Large playground at the Rittisstadl
The Rittisstadl is located at the top of the mountain. The hut has a large panoramic terrace. At the Rittisstadl, there is a large playground and petting animals. Guests can also borrow scooters here with which to explore the Rittisberg.
The Rittisberg coaster
Another attraction is the all-weather toboggan run, the Rittisberg Coaster. You can ride at your own pace down a 1.3 km track on single- and two-seater toboggan runs.
A flyline and forest climbing course
The Forest Park climbing course has five courses of varying difficulty.
The Flyline, a mix of flying fox and roller coaster: here you can glide through the trees alone or in pairs over a distance of 430 metres.
Other activities on the Rittisberg
The Rittisberg is also very popular with paragliders. For something quieter, you can go e-biking or Segway riding. Several Segway tours are offered on the Rittisberg.
Altaussee salt mine
The biggest active salt mine in Austria.
The Altaussee salt mine has a long and, above all, eventfull history, starting in the year 1147. This is the year that salt mining in Altaussee was first mentioned.
You can collect your own personal treasure trove of memories during your tour of the salt mine. Passageways lined by pure, shimmering, orangey-red rock salt, will take you deep into the heart of the mountain. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the Barbara Chapel, sculpted completely out of rock salt, by the legendary salt-leaching chambers, and by the smooth-as-glass salt lake. For the kids there is Sally. This clever little mine duck knows every nook and cranny here, and she’s always in the mood for fun!
Gokart in Hochwurzen
First you ascend on the Gipfelbahn gondola to the summit of the Hochwurzen ready to start your ride at 1850m. You will arrive at the summit and see indescribable panoramic views.
You will get the best views of the Ennsvalley, the Schladming Tauern and the Dachstein Massif from up here.
The Panorama Trail or the trail to the Roßfeld is just a short walk through the colourful nature at the summit of Hochwurzen. Or you can stop for culinary delights and homemade food in the Hochwurzenhütte.
Then there is the 7 km long Mountain Gokart route. You will be greeted by trained guides and given a short briefing so that you can tackle the run and arrive at the bottom of the course as safely as possible.
And so the 7 km long route begins. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes for you to arrive at the bottom of the valley at the Gipfelbahn base station. Fun for the whole family – for young and old!
The mineral spring “Heilbrunn” is where Bad Mitterndorf owes its name and through which it has grown into a tourist wellness village. In the huge spa GrimmingTherme you can enjoy various saunas, swimming pools, massage options and beauty treatments.
In addition, the spa is beautifully situated and you are surrounded by a special mountain backdrop. Besides using the swimming pools in the wellness area, there is also a large outdoor swimming pool in the village with a slide where you can relax with the whole family during hot summer days.
There are several lakes in the vicinity of Bad Mitterndorf
Lake Ödensee is a typical forest moor lake surrounded by dense forest and lush shore vegetation. Rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, char as well as pike, white fish and carp populate the lake.
In particular, it is a macro water with an unusual fauna. The basis of the lush macro world is the warm water in the shallow area.
A striking feature of this lake is the exclusively underground inflow. The outflow Ödenseetraun flows into the Traun in Bad Aussee.
Although Lake Ödensee is one of the smaller lakes in the Salzkammergut with an area of about 20 ha, it is also one of the colder ones. This is due to the melt water from the Kemet Mountains (part of the Dachstein Mountains). Nevertheless, it is a regionally popular bathing lake in summer.
A restaurant completes the idyllic circuit around the lake.
The lake is 3 km long, up to 1 km wide and is surrounded by the foothills of the Dead Mountains to the north and east. Altaussee is located directly on the western shore. The size of the lake is 54 km² and is located entirely in the Dead Mountains.
The Altaussee is crystal clear and transparent. The water has a slightly dark blue color. That is why the Altaussee is also called the “dark blue inkwell”.
The Grundlsee is the largest lake in Styria, it is also called the “Styrian Sea” and is surrounded by the Dead Mountains.
The 12 km long, freely accessible natural beach invites sunbathers to swim. The quality of the drinking water is famous.
Bad Aussee (village)
Take a trip to Bad Aussee. This place is so beautiful that it is a source of inspiration for artists.
Bad Aussee is located on a clear lake, surrounded by mountains and forests. Artists love coming here thanks to its impressive location in the Salzkammergut and the beautiful nature.
Due to the location of Bad Aussee in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria, the village is mainly known as a hiking and mountain biking paradise. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked. There are approximately 30 km of marked hiking trails in and around Bad Aussee. The best way to discover Bad Aussee is to take a walk along the banks of the Traun, a river that flows through the village.
Empress Sisi ‘s summer residence
At this riverside spa town, discover a beautiful showcase of Austria’s imperial past, accompanied by breathtaking mountain scenery.
Bad Ischl is a popular place to visit while exploring Austria’s beautiful mountainous region of Salzkammergut. Walk in the footsteps of emperors, explore beautiful parks, stroll through green meadows. Bad Ischl is located on a peninsula formed by the rivers Ischl and Traun. The place was first mentioned in 1262 and became more famous in the nineteenth century, when Emperor Franz Josef chose it as the location for his summer residence.
Experience the imperial grandeur of the city as you stroll the Esplanade. Take a seat on a café terrace, admire the royal palaces and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains. Visit the Bad Ischl Museum to learn more about the region’s history. In the city center are a few historic sights, including the Trinkhalle and the baroque St. Nicolaskirche.
More remnants of Austria’s imperial era can be seen in the Kaiserpark. Explore the opulent rooms of Kaiservilla, the summer residence of the House of Habsburg. Visit the Photography Museum in the Marmorschlössl to see the collections of historic cameras and photographs.
Take the Katrin Seilbahn funicular to the top of Mount Katrin. The hiking trails lead to tranquil lakes and towering peaks. Test your stamina on the Via Ferrata climbing route.
Hallstatt is a small village where barely 800 people live, yet it is one of the most popular villages in Austria. It is exactly how you imagine a picturesque village in the mountains. A church, narrow streets and situated on Lake Hallstatt.
Hallstatt has more to offer than you might think. Besides shops, cafés and restaurants, you will find Europe’s oldest salt mine. Beautiful cottages line the waterfront and you can enjoy phenomenal views on the Skywalk. Partly due to placement on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, Hallstatt became world-famous.
Tip 1: Park in Obertraun and from there take the (small) boat across to Hallstatt.
Tip 2: Below the sports shop is a small museum about excavations.
Graz is perhaps the least known of the larger cities in Austria. Graz is a lively student city and there is much to see and do. The city has a lot to offer, the old town is a picture to see and is seen by many residents of Graz as one of the most beautiful inner cities in Austria. The city center has therefore been awarded as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
There is much to see and experience in Graz, such as the imposing Schlossberg with the Uhrturm as a landmark, the cozy Murinsel and the largest collection of armor in the world in the Landes Zeughaus.
Many of the sights in Graz are located in and around the city center. Whether your interests lie in old buildings or modern art. In Graz, your eyes and ears are short.
Austria’s second city is also considered Austria’s Genusshauptstadt. Which in English means a culinary town to enjoy many of the typical local fresh ingredients from Styria.
The romantic city of Salzburg is located in the north of Austria. With about one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in the country. The large numbers of tourists mainly come to Mozart’s hometown because of the historic center that certainly rivals that of Vienna in terms of beauty.
The baroque city center is therefore protected heritage in its entirety. The history of Salzburg begins in prehistoric times. Already during the Neolithic (the New Stone Age) people lived on the river Salzach in the place where today Salzburg is located.
One of the most beautiful squares in the inner city of Salzburg is dedicated to Mozart: Mozartplatz. In the center of this square is the Mozart monument. Besides Mozart, Salzburg is also known for The Sound of Music. Originally this was a book (The Story of the Trapp Family Singers) written by Maria von Trapp in 1949. A musical was later released based on this story.
If you want to visit Salzburg, you can do it in one day. Because the center is quite compact, this is a great option. It is often a pleasant change during an active holiday or a nature holiday in the area. Price-wise, Salzburg is not expensive and not cheap. If you want to see and do a lot in Salzburg, you can save quite a bit of money by purchasing a Salzburg Card.