Adventure land for the whole family in Ramsau am Dachstein

Excursion tips, family hiking trails and useful information for family holidays at Hotel Matschner

Lots of nature, exercise in the fresh air, space to play in the adventure land for the whole family in Ramsau am Dachstein. Family-friendly attractions, themed trails, hiking and walking trails that can be used with prams. Whether it’s an e-bike tour in the Ramsauer Alm area, swimming or horseback riding or something more action-packed like climbing for children on the Sattelberg, riding a coaster or going on a gondola to the Dachstein Glacier. The holiday region of Ramsau am Dachstein and the Hotel Matschner offer so many possibilities for families that there is sure to be something for everyone.

A perfect family day – 7 ideas

  1. Erlebnis Rittisberg
  2. Children´s mountain Sattelberg
  3. Hike through the Silberkar Gorge
  4. Bachlalm – Marmots
  5. The Dachstein
  6. Hiking tour to the Südwandhütte
  7. Swimming day on Ramsau Beach

Erlebnis Rittisberg

There is a lot to experience during a family holiday on the Rittisberg in Ramsau am Dachstein. One day is almost not enough. It starts with the Rittisberg Coaster summer toboggan run, the Flyline, the forest high ropes course, archery, laser biathlon and many hiking trails lead around and onto the Rittisberg. A new combination cable car, high-altitude playground with Auerhahn circuit and observation tower at the summit cross await you at the Rittisberg adventure.

  • Stroller path: Rittisbergrundweg Nr. 5, Summit trail to the summit cross
  • Serviced huts: Waldcafe Liftstüberl, Ramsau Beach, Rösterstube, Halseralm, Sonnenalm, Ochsenalm, Rittisstadl
  • Rittisberg Coaster early and late season, mini kids forest high ropes course, shuttle bus, RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Children’s Mountain Sattelberg

The Sattelberg is also known as the “Ramsau Children’s Mountain”. At 17 specially designed stations, the spirit of discovery in all children is activated. Environmental and natural processes are made understandable in a playful way in the appropriate environment. A small Ramsau water world, Kalis Zwergerl farm at the Sattelberghütte or the forest computer center are great fun for the children. The adventure trail is certified with the Austrian Hiking Seal of Approval.

Tip: Kali Express shuttle takes you around the Sattelberg to the start of the Kali, Kala, Kalo and Heidi via ferratas for children during the holidays. Summit experiences, via ferrata licence, hiking and having fun in nature.

Nature and environment adventure trail Sattelberg
  • Stroller path: from the starting point of the children’s adventure trail – Sattelberghütte and back
  • Serviced hut: Sattelberghütte
  • Kali Express shuttle, RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Hike through the Silberkar Gorge

The hike through the Silberkarklamm leads through the roaring wild water gorge in the heart of the Dachstein massif. You walk past alpine plants and animals in your own eco-space. Refreshing cool down included on hot summer days. At the end of the gorge, the Silberkar opens up. Formerly a managed alpine pasture, now a popular hiking destination for young and old. Via ferrata fans find an additional challenge. With Hias, Rosina and Siega there are 3 demanding via ferratas along the gorge.

hike through the Silberkar gorge
  • Child carrier backpack accessible (maintenance fee)
  • Serviced hut: Silberkarhütte
  • RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Visit the marmots on the Bachlalm

Ramsau am Dachstein is a plateau at the foot of the Dachstein massif. The plateau is characterized by green meadows and forests, the alpine area by lush pastures and larch forests and stony plateaus. An ideal habitat for wildlife such as ibex, chamois, deer and marmots. Marmots can be observed and even fed on the Bachlalm. With a bit of luck, the little rodents will come out of their burrows and get a little treat.

Tip: shuttle service to the Bachlalm and back. Daily, access from the Bachlalm barrier.

Torwanderung Murmeltiere Bachlalm
Visiting the marmots on the Bachlalm
  • Stroller path: Bachlalm from the Dachsteinruhe car park
  • Serviced hut: Bachlalm
  • RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

The Dachstein – eternal ice from the sea

The Dachstein Glacier World of Adventure emerged from the sea more than 220 million years ago and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1843, the first via ferrata in the Alps was built on the highest mountain in Styria. The Dachstein Glacier is a very popular and world-famous destination for families. The highlights on the Dachstein include: Panorama gondola, Dachstein suspension bridge with the “stairs to nothingness”, Skywalk viewing platform, ice palace, via ferrata, cross-country ski trails and starting point for high alpine hikes.

Dachstein Gondel-Skywalk
Dachstein panorama gondola and skywalk
  • Recommended for children from 2 years and child carrier backpack
  • Serviced huts: Gasthof Hunerkogel, Türlwandhütte, Panoramarestaurant Dachstein, Dachsteinwarte
  • Dachstein cable car 1x in 7 days, RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Hiking tour to the Südwandhütte

Wild nature and cozy alpine huts form the Ramsau pastures landscape in front of the mighty Dachstein south face. The hike to the Südwandhütte at the foot of the Dachstein is an impressive and exciting nature experience for children. The Dachstein gondola floats almost silently above your head at 2700 m. On the large terrace you have the best view and can watch the mountaineers climbing the Dachstein south face up to the Dachstein summit.

Südwandhütte - Ramsau am Dachstein
Südwandhütte in front of the imposing Dachstein south face
  • Child carrier backpack accessible
  • Serviced huts: Gasthof Hunerkogel, Türlwandhütte, Südwandhütte, Glösalm, Walcheralm, Austriahütte, Brandalm
  • RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Swimming day on Ramsau Beach

Little by little, the Ramsau Beach bathing lake has been transformed into an island of well-being. Here you can enjoy your free time with your family to the fullest. There’s no chance of boredom here. Around the lake there is beach volleyball, sliding soccer, Segway and a trampoline. Swim, play or splash around in the children’s pool. A fun bathing day at Ramsau Beach directly at the Rittisberg adventure.

Tip for bad weather: Dachstein Bad in Ramsau Ort. The indoor pool with adventure pool and a large sports pool offers enough space for sporty swimmers and Familys. The little ones will find their own playground in the paddling pool.

Badessee Ramsau Beach - Abenteuerland Ramsau am Dachstein
Swimming day on Ramsau Beach
  • Serviced huts: Ramsau Beach, Waldcafe Liftstüberl, Gasthof Türlspitz
  • Day admission to the bathing lake, RVB bus with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard incl.

Schladming-Dachstein summercard

The free Kids Card includes around 40 exciting holiday activities especially for children and families. You will receive your personal Schladming-Dachstein summercard for children and adults directly at the Hotel Matschner on the day of arrival from 1 p.m. Games, fun, action and sport on a family holiday. Every day will be unforgettable and will be remembered.

Family rooms in the Hotel Matschner

The Hotel Matschner guarantees the best holiday fun for the family. Spacious family rooms and family suites, half board with their own children’s buffet and a children’s playground with a large garden. When the weather is bad, there is the great children’s pavilion and the adjacent Dachstein Bad with children’s paddling pool and aqua track.

Familienzimmer Hotel Matschner
Family room Hotel Matschner