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 cake buffet 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.

These warm swimming pools want to be conquered
  • Modern indoor pool
  • Outdoor adventure pool
  • Children's pool in garden with slide
  • Garden jacuzzi


Toddler pool

Our small baby and toddler pool in the garden is the perfect place for kids to splash around while parents relax.

Activities for kids in the region

Lots to see, do and explore in Salzburg Land

Your family holiday should be unforgettable, which is why we in Saalbach Hinterglemm keep coming up with new attractions and offers for young and old, because we know: When the children are happy, the whole family is happy! Fun, excitement and a portion of adventure: on Montelino's adventure trail at Kohlmais, kids help Montelino the clown to find his toys and friends, while at the bottom of Kohlmais young bikers make their "first steps" in the new Learn To Ride Park. The Mount Kodok on the Reiterkogel, the nice clown needs thed kids' help to get back his cap, which has stolen the grumpy goblin Kodok.
At the end of the valley in Saalbach Hinterglemm, you can't help but be amazed: a true paradise of leisure activities awaits children and parents to discover and conquer - from the Wildlife Trail to the High Rope Park, from the Treetop Path to the "Golden Gate Bridge" in the Alps, from the Teufelswasser (devil's water) to the Holzschnitzpark (wood carver's park)... And for refreshment in between, 3 rustic alpine huts invite you.

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.

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
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.

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)

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!