family hike on holiday Saalbach-Hinterglemm | © ©, Mirja Geh

Summer with children

Relaxing family holidays in Austria

The best holidays are full of action, adventure and relaxation – that is something all the family can agree on! How about a day exploring the hotel garden? Or mountain biking in the Alps? Or hiking to one of the nearby peaks? There really is so much to see, do and explore here in the Salzburg Land region of Austria that families with children will be spoilt for choice. The best way to start the day is with a healthy and hearty family breakfast. Youngsters can then head off to the kids' club packed full of fun activities like searching for berries in the garden, playing games together with other children and learning how to bake. At lunchtime they can enjoy lunch with our childcare expert.


Afternoon activities include face-painting, swimming and arts & crafts.  A sweet treat awaits in the afternoon at our cake and ice cream buffet before it's time for a dinner prepared using organic produce from the region. Sounds like fun? Let's go!

Water, water everywhere!

Aqua adventures at the Gartenhotel Theresia

The water in our swimming pools and throughout our hotel is softer than average. We also use only minimal chlorine in our pools, which are filled with fresh spring water enriched using the Grander technique to prevent skin irritation.

Our swimming pools
  • Modern indoor pool
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Children's pool in garden with slide (open in summer)


In summer our small baby and toddler pool in the garden is open to all guests. It is the perfect place for kids to splash around and for parents to relax.

Swimming lessons

We offer swimming lessons (beginner and advanced) during the summer months for children aged four years and above.


1 private lesson (40 minutes) €49

5 private lessons (40 minutes) €220

Tip! Book swimming lessons when you book your stay with us.

Activities in the region

Lots to see, do and explore in Salzburg Land

high-rope adventure park

The high-rope adventure park at the end of the valley has several courses and platforms between 3 and 40 metres above the ground. It is a great place to test your nerve, balance and dexterity. The courses require a mixture of climbing, balancing, jumping and sliding.

The "mega course" has three huge rope slides (up to 70 km/h and 100 metres off the ground) where visitors can whizz over the Saalach river.

horse riding

There are several horse-riding schools and stables in the region, including the Porsche Riding School in Zell am See and the Gut Brandlhof in Saalfelden. They offer riding lessons as well as rides and hacks into the surrounding countryside. We recommend booking in advance.


There are a number of open-air (sand) and indoor (carpet) tennis courts in the region. These can be used free of charge by guests staying at our hotel. Please speak to a member of staff at reception to make a booking. There are also tennis lessons available for both adults and children.

Adventure & Extreme sports

Fans of action and adrenaline will find plenty of options to get the pulse racing on holiday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Adventure and extreme sports include:


  • paragliding (tandem flights)
  • wildwater rafting
  • canyoning
  • "Skyver", "Bockerl" & tubing
Zeller See lake

The beautiful Zeller See, just 15 minutes from the Gartenhotel Theresia, is considered the cleanest swimming lake in Austria. It is ideal not only for swimming but also for sailing, surfing, kayaking, water skiing and diving. Courses are available in all these sports. Cruises are also offered on board the MS Schmittenhöhe.

further activities
  • Archery in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Realistic animal models are used at this archery centre invitign children to play at being hunters. All in all there are 28 targets split up into courses of different difficulty levels. Families with children will need around 3 to 4 hours to complete them all.
  • Summer rollercoaster in Biberg in Saalfelden and in Kaprun
  • Open-air go-karting in Viehhofen
Mountain biking
  • Freeriding in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
  • Top mountain bike schools
  • Touring, freeride and downhill bikes for hire
  • Interactive bike map (with 18 rides)
Skiing in summer

Skiing in summer? Why not! The Kaprun-Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area is just a 30-minute drive from the Gartenhotel Theresia. Ski equipment can be hired at the glacier. Enjoy the unique experience of cruising the slopes in the middle of summer!

Family-friendly summers in Austria



Speak to a member of staff for lot of great tips on the best things to see and do in the region!