• Wildschönau: Summers Like They Used to Be

      Leave the crowds behind and find unspoilt nature in Wildschönau in Tirol.

      A traditional Austrian farm with the valley in the background
    View of Oberau with Wilder Kaiser mountain in the background

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      300 km
    • Bike routes
      250 km
    • Huts
    • Cable cars
    • Hotels
    • Beds

    Active Holidays, Amazing Experiences

    When you arrive in Wildschönau in Tirol, time seems to stand still. The Alpine pastures seem to be a little greener, the flowers a little more colourful, and the air a little bit fresher than elsewhere. This is no coincidence: Wildschönau prides itself on its pristine nature, its family-run hotels and restaurants, and its traditions.

    At the same time, Wildschönau is the ideal playground for active visitors. Here, you’ll find hiking trails for every level, from leisurely walks through the valley to summits at over 2,000 metres. Take advantage of a guided walk led by a local, enjoy stunning vistas, and feel like you travelled back in time right into a cherished childhood memory.

    A Brit in Wildschönau

    We sent Macca from An Adventurous World to Wildschönau. See what he got up to – and find more information on his itinerary below.

    Macca’s Wildschönau Highlights

    Wildschönau Card

    Available at your hotel’s reception, the complimentary Wildschönau Card gives you access to all of the region’s cable cars, the local swimming pool, and daily guided walks. And yes, it’s all free.

    Hut-to-Hut Cheese Hike

    One of these guided hikes is a hut-to-hut cheese hike. Strenuous at times, it all pays off when you taste the homemade mountain cheese (and the schnaps!).

    Family lunch on the Holzalm mountain hut

    Kundl Gorge

    With its steep cliffs framing the white waters of the Wildschönau river, the Kundl Gorge is one of the area’s most beautiful hikes.

    Schatzberg Mountain

    Take the cable car up Schatzberg mountain for lunch with a view at Gipföhit mountain restaurant, just a 30-minute walk from the summit station.


    Family hike on Schatzberg mountain

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    Why Visit Wildschönau

    • Pleasant and laid-back: not overrun by tourists, yet it never gets boring
    • Hiking for all levels: from easy walks in the valley to challenging summit tours. Many hikes suitable for children.
    • Family-run hotels
    • Fascinating local traditions and unique cuisine – try the Schmalznudeln!
    • Easy to reach

    Closest Airports

    • Innsbruck: 70 km (1 h)
    • Munich: 115 km (1 h 45 min)
    • Salzburg: 130 km (1 h 30 min)

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