Relaxation and activities in Austria's mountains

Summer and winter on the sunny side of the Alps

Winter in Königsleiten, at 1600 metres the highest lying town in the Zillertal Arena is of course influenced by skiing. Head straight out the door and  put on your skis or grab your board – that is the order of the day here. Nestling in the biggest ski area in Zillertal, with 139 kilometres of pistes and 51 state-of-the-art lift facilities, every winter sports fan is very well catered for here. Yet you might also want to take things a little easier, explore the fantastic mountains in Tyrol and Salzburg Land on a ski or snow shoe tour, and there are of course guided tours too, or why not enjoy the scenery during a winter hike on the cleared hiking trails. Even if you are more of a Nordic ski sport fan, the Hohe Tauern National Park is just the place. Unique altitude trails at above 2000 metres, easily accessible via gondola, are a special experience. Leave your tracks on a further 200 kilometres of trails, some of which provide dreamy panoramic views, and many are floodlit too - 1 holiday just won't be enough, so you are sure to back again!

A few of the toboggan runs provide fun for all the family, with the natural toboggan runs being particularly popular. Winter riding and the Kristallbad are of course high on the agenda for children, while a carriage ride through the snow-covered woodlands and romantic winter landscape inspires all ages.

Summer in the mountains in Tirol

Situated at the Hohe Tauern National Park, the unique natural surroundings of these mountains is  to the fore. It is a place of rest and relaxation for anyone looking to unwind.

In contrast, the Zillertal Arena is a 'giant' natural leisure park for everyone who wants action – and this is no contradiction, given the size of the region and the strict conservation guidelines in place for a National Park area.

Experience nature in its unspoilt state during hikes on the sleepy forest paths to  romantic Alpine lodges, top up your energy stores with typically Austrian snacks, or just relax and unwind.
Explore the region on a bike along the family-friendly Salzach bike path or hire an E-Bike to ride up even higher. While trekking or Nordic Walking you can step on the pace, and with sports like mountain biking, climbing, extensive mountain tours and fun sports too of course like canyoning and rafting, plenty of action is provided.

Advantage card for your summer holiday!

Free use of the cable cars in the summer during your holiday with the FREE MOUNTAIN CARD, which is included at no extra cost!

You receive the FREE MOUNTAIN CARD on the day you arrive for your unforgettable holiday in 4* Apartment-Hotel Sonneck in Königsleiten, situated right at the lift!

  • Over 200 km designated and signposted hiking paths, whether they are in the valley or in the mountains.
    • Hikeable National Park valleys: Wildgerlostal, Krimml's Achental, Rainbachtal, Windbachtal,
      Obersulzbachtal, Untersulzbachtal, Habachtal, Hollersbachtal, Felbertal
    • Hikeable valleys in the Kitzbühel Alps nearby: Salzachtal, Nadernachtal, Trattenbachtal, Dürnbachtal, Mühlbachtal
    • Hikeable valleys in neighbouring Tyrol, Krummbachtal, Schönachtal, Wimmertal, Schwarzachtal
  • Over 150 km signposted mountain bike routes
    • Around Durlaßboden reservoir
    • Salzachtal, Nadernachtal, Trattenbachtal, Dürnbachtal, Mühlbachtal, Wildgerlostal, Krimml's Achental, Obersulzbachtal, Untersulzbachtal Habachtal, Hollersbachtal, Schönachtal
    • Tauern Cycle Path from Krimml to Passau and continue via the Danube Cycle Path?
  • E-Bike charging stations
    • In the forest near Bäckerei Schroll and in Königsleiten near the valley station for the Dorfbahn
    • In Krimml at the fee-free car park, at Krimml's Tauernhaus in Krimml's Achental

Golden autumn – A challenger to Indian Summer...

In autumn, the superb landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park, in its full splendour of colour, can hold its own with Canada's Indian Summer. In any event, don't miss this unique spectacle which nature unfolds. The last of the warm days, the tranquillity, the clear air and fantastic views into the distance. Not forgetting the many agricultural traditions, farmers' markets with their local specialities and the festivals at this time of the year which make a holiday in Austria an unforgettable experience. Re-charge your batteries before the up-coming excitement of Christmas.

Jodelwanderweg Königsleiten

The Jodelwanderweg (yodel hiking trail) is a unique experience! At the various stations, the humble yodellers invite you to get involved. Here's how it works. The audio station plays the complete yodel first, then the 1st and 2nd voices individually. Then you try each individual voice, before joining in together with the complete yodel.


The stations from the Jodel Wanderweg are:

  • Juchiza Station: The hike starts with a whoop of joy, the 'Juchiza'
  • Cow bell: You can walk in this large cow bell
  • Giant Alpine horn: 3x as big as the standard Alpine horn!
  • Echo Station: Give it a go - an echo, where there ought to be any!
  • 'Mucking out': Walk in the footsteps of Alpine farmers and experience mucking out time
  • 'Trichter der Alpen': This large funnel intensifies the volume
  • Cheese mountain: A wheel of cheese for climbing on
  • Lederhosen: A fantastic viewing platform


The route starts at the mountain station for Dorfbahn Königsleiten. The hiking path proceeds right past Apartment-Hotel Sonneck.


Opening hours:

The 'Jodel Wanderweg' is open in the summer and free of charge for everyone (it is also suitable for prams). Cable car operating times are geared toward suitable walking times.
We recommend you wear warm clothing and hiking shoes.

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