• Freizeitaktivitäten
  • Leisure Time Activities
  • Freizeitaktivitäten
  • Freizeitaktivitäten

Leisure Time Activities

Summer time

„Moving in nature and culture“ is the slogen of the national park Gesause tourism region. In the nature park Natur- und Geopark Steirische Eisenwurzen there are endless forests and kitschy green meadows. This unique landscape offers a variety of activities: from hiking to active programs for kids on farm vacation.

As a contrast we find the steep rock formations of Gesaeuse. Since 2002 this nature landscape is protected and knows as national park Gesauese. On very well marked hiking trails or on demanding climbing routes you can discover our region and rest in original huts. Directly reachable from our gastropub is Ennstalerhuette which is a hike of around 2 hours and the summit of Tamischbachturn. But there are plenty of other huts within the area: e.g. Buchsteinhaus or Hesshuette. The hospitality centres of the national park Gesause offer to visitors and especially to children, many insights into the fauna and flora of the region.

Much appreciate are, especially for families, the Geoline-sights. Fun is guaranteed in the water park Eisenwurzen Wasserspielpark St. Gallen Eisenwurzen where the whole family can explore in a playful manner with the water element. Wether in a boat canal, in a high-ropes course or in the house of the water scientist Hydrian, many stations invite to actively explore the element water and offer lots of variety. For all those who prefer a more quiet experience, the Kraushoehle (Kraus cave) or an exploration of the spectacular Wasserlochklamm (a water fall) in Palfau.

The main rivers, Enns and Salza, of the tourism region Nationalpark Gesaeuse, are amonst the most famous white water rivers in Austria and excite all rafting and kajak enthusiats. A large number of water sports agencies offer tours with qualified guides for groups, indiduals or families.

Cyclists and mountain bikers find a variety of well marked routes in the area offering all levels of difficulty. In particular the Ennsradweg a cycling route crossing the three federal countries of Salzburg, Styria and Lower Austria is to be mentionned. Our gastropub is along this route and is an ideal place for your overnight stay. After a relaxing night and papered by our local cuisine you will be fit for your next day’s cycling tour along the river Enns!

For culturally interested a visit of the monastery Benediktinerstift Admont with ist magnificent library and museums is a must. Furthermore the museum Silvanum is only a few kilometres from our gastropub tells about the life of woodmen and forest work in the past. A highlight of each summer is the Kulturfestival St. Gallen, where very famous musicians and choires present classical pieces.

Winter time

Especially in the quiet winter time the national park Gesaeuse is an insider’s tip for those who would like to relax and for enjoying winter sports away from the overcrowded western parts of Austria. Walks in the romantic winter landscape and through snowed in meadows, cross country skiing on well prepared slopes or snow shoe walking to discover the magic of the winter forest. Another option is to accompan the rangers of the Nationalpark Gesaeuse on one of their animal observation tours.

The Eisenwurzen/Gesaeuse region is favored starting point for offsite shiig tours – for either beginners or proessionals and there are plenty of routes. The closest alpine skiing are is Goestling Hochkar and offers 9 lifts and 19km of slopes and is merely a 15-20min drive from our gastropub. Another option is the small family skiing area Kaiserau which is situated on a plateau next to Admont and offers suitable lifts for children.