Family holidays in the Salzkammergut

Activities and fun for all the family

There is no question of boredom rearing its head when on a family holiday in the Salzkammergut, that’s for sure. Whether in summer, or in winter, the Salzkammergut region has plenty to offer for families with children.

Family holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Animal village

Family summers at the Wolfgangsee

A trip on the historic SchafbergBahn lift from St. Wolfgang up the 1783 m Schafberg mountain is a real experience, and not just for children. The 360° panoramic views of the Salzkammergut region are really very impressive. On Lake Wolfgang, its “ship ahoy” as the Wolfgangsee fleet sets off into the lake. A trip on Lake Wolfgang is something not to be missed.

There is plenty of watery fun to be had in summer with not just Lake Wolfgang but the many other lakes in the region too (Attersee, Mondsee, Fuschlsee, etc.) as well as the hotel pools.

On our family walks around lake Wolfgangsee is plenty to discover,

Summer activities for kids

Mädchen auf Schaukel (pixabay)

There is a richly varied range of options for children on holiday at the Wolfgangsee in summer, with sporty activities such as Alpine hikes, swimming, and cycling, but also lots of places to visit and attractions to discover. Listed here are just a few highlights from the wealth of things for families to do and visit in the Salzkammergut region:

  • Water fun at the Wolfgangsee
  • Summer tobogganing
  • Animal village
  • Crazy golf
  • Adventure playground
  • Alpine animal park
  • Salt mine
  • Ice caves
  • Prehistoric forest with flying dinosaur
  • Postalm
  • etc.

Sights and events

As well as outdoor activities, the Salzkammergut region is home to a host of museums and attractions for all weathers. We will happily give you advice about activities for families around Lake Wolfgang and events that are on in the region at the moment.

Winter holidays for families

Whether away from the piste or on skis or snowboard, the Salzkammergut region in winter has plenty to offer children, with toboggan runs, ice rinks, curling, and curiosities to discover in the museums, as well as indoor climbing, and the amazing “Salt Worlds” in Hallstatt und Altaussee.

Family friendly ski areas

Skiing at the Wolfgangsee
Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Tube riding

The Postalm ski area is a true paradise for families. In the Postalm ski area, there is not only skiing and snowboarding, but lots of other things to do for families and children. The fun park offers children on ski holidays in Upper Austria a wide variety of snow fun for all age groups:

  • Longest covered magic carpet ski lift in Europe
  • Tubing
  • Tobogganing
  • Airboard
  • Bum boarding
  • Snow toys
  • Snow bike
  • Microscooter
  • etc.

Fun and variety on a winter holiday are guaranteed! For more information about other ski areas, please see winter at the Wolfgangsee.

Horse riding on holidays at the Wolfgangsee

Horse riding at the Wolfgangsee

The Reiterhof Suassbauer near our family friendly hotel at the Wolfgangsee offers riding lessons and rides out for children and adults on Icelandic horses. Experience the joys of horse riding with your children on a Wolfgangsee holiday and explore the fabulous landscape on the back of a good-natured, trained Icelandic horse.

The Reiterhof Suassbauer (500 m from our hotel in St. Wolfgang) offers riding lessons for children and adults, as well as trekking tours into the marvellous Schwarzensee area.

There are other riding schools besides the Suassbauer, with riding grounds, and indoor riding available.

Holidays with children at the Wolfgangsee

If you like the sound of family holidays in the Salzkammergut region, we can happily put together a tailor-made quotation to match your individual requirements. Simply send us an enquiry.


Family holiday in the Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee - Children's farm
Family holiday in the Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee
Tennis for kids & teens - Tennis holiday in the Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee
Family holiday in the Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee - Children's farm
Winter holiday at the Wolfgangsee - Tube riding
Family holiday in the Vitalhotel Wolfgangsee - Children's farm