die Walchhofer's

Family holiday in the beautiful mountains of Salzburg

Pleasurable hiking
in Zauchensee

Perfect holiday offer
for the whole family

Discover nature
on a hike

Enter the fascinating world, that makes our habitat so special. Blooming meadows, gurgling streams, green forests and up above the steep mountain peaks, which rise up majestically into the heavens. Our resort offers families with children, adventure hikers and mountaineers an unforgettable summer holiday in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee im Salzburger Land.

Here you’ll find well-developed and marked hiking trails in all levels of difficulty for beginners as well as experienced hikers. Those who prefer things easier can discover the charm of the mountains by using the summer lift – 6-seater Gamskogel chairlift.

Hiking bus & sports shops
for active holidays

Make use of the Altenmarkt Wanderbus to make your hiking tours as easy as possible. The bus connects the region of the Salzburger Sportwelt (except St. Johann), e.g. from Altenmarkt – Zauchensee nach Flachauwinkl, Eben, Filzmoos etc. plus Obertauern and Untertauern. With the Magic Mountains-Card you can travel on the Wanderbus for just € 1,00 per journey. You an hire or purchase hiking equipment from Intersport Schneider and Topsport Klieber in Zauchensee, just a few minutes walk from the 4 star Hotel Zauchenseehof.

A hiking holiday in Zauchensee

Hiking paradise Zauchensee
situated in the heart of the Salzburger Sportwelt

  • Well-marked footpaths in Zauchensee and in Altenmarkt – awarded the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality
  • Varying lengths and altitudes for families, beginners and experience hikers
  • Atomic Vital Park in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee with more than 20 different hiking routes in 4 areas
  • Gentle walks and demanding mountain tours right from the Hotel Zauchenseehof
  • Mountain huts open for refreshment in Zauchensee: Gamskogel-Hütte, Garnhofhütte, Zauchenseealm andFelser-Hütte
  • Gamskogel I chairlift open in summer for gentle walks – take to 6-seater chairlift in Zauchensee up to an altitude of 1,900 m (June to September) Highlight: Sunrise journies on three Sundays in summer
  • Salzburger Almenweg leads through the region (stage from Flachau – Zauchensee – Vordergnadenalm)
  • Guided hiking tours as part of Magic Mountains

For beginners and advanced

Our hiking tips
for your holiday

A variety of hiking routes from Zauchensee

  • Tauernkarleiten-Tour – Start Zauchensee, destination is the Tauernkarleiten-Alm, duration approx. 2 hours
  • Zauchenbach path to Altenmarkt – Start in Zauchensee to Altenmarkt-Schlatterberg-Feuersang, Duration approx. 2.5 hours
  • Panorama tour Rossbrand – from Schwemmberg in Altenmarkt up the Rossbrand to the Radstädter Hütte, duration approx. 5.5 hours
  • Seekarsee lake tour – a number of possibilities: on foot from Zauchensee, duration approx. 2.5 hours; 6-seater chairlift Gamskogel I, then 0.5 hours walking time to the lake; high circular path around the Seekarsee lake, Schwarzwand back to the Gamskogelhütte, duration approx. 1.5 hours
  • MASTER CUP OF THE ALPENT ANIMALS ON THE GAMSKOGEL ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN IN ZAUCHENSEE - the stage starts in the Zauchensee World Cup Arena and takes you directly up the mountain with the Gamskogelbahn, from there it starts. Games, fun and adventure for the whole family.

Selected circular hiking trails and hiking trails for families

Walking with children in Altenmarkt – Zauchensee

Demanding tours for experienced hikers

Hiking with Michael

A special summer highlight:
hiking with the Ski World Cup Champion Michael Walchhofer on selected hiking trails in the mountains around Zauchensee in the Salzburger Sportwelt.

Magic Mountains and Almsommer-Wandertage - experience these perfect holiday offers for the summer and let the famous ski star show you the area!

In the middle of the Salzburg mountains

Discover our
Summer offers
for your holiday.

+43 6452 4012


Hotel Zauchenseehof, Familie Walchhofer
Zauchensee 12, 5541 Altenmarkt
Salzburger Land - Österreich