With its craggy mountain peaks stretching high into the sky, the Wilder Kaiser region offers a spectacular backdrop for family-friendly holidays packed full of outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking and exploring the alpine landscape together.
For families who are into walking and rock climbing, the Wilder Kaiser region is a real paradise. This mountainous area in the east of Tirol has lots of beautiful walking and hiking trails leading past cosy mountain huts up into the high mountains. Some give access to rock climbing areas suitable for children and beginners as well as a series of via ferrata (climbing routes with metal handholds and footholds as well as a steel rope anchored into the rock for safety). Rock climbing courses are offered by local climbing instructors. The region is also home to one of the most spectacular vantage points anywhere in Tirol, the Hohe Salve mountian (1,829 metres). Children can look forward to not one, not two, not three, not four, not five but an incredible six outdoor adventure play areas, including the KaiserWelt in Scheffau, Elmi's Zauberwelt in Ellmau and the Erlebnispark Alpinolino in Westendorf. Many of these include rock climbing areas, educational walking trails, panoramic hiking trails and many more fun activities. Nature lovers should visit "Moor & More" in Going, an area of wetland with many highlights for visitors. Last but not least, the region has a number of indoor and outdoor swimming pools such as the Kaiserbad Ellmau.
Highlights of the free weekly activity programme
From early June until the end of September, children and teenagers can enjoy a wide range of activities from Monday to Friday as part of the free weekly activity programme offered in the region.
- Fire night: torch-lit walk in the evening through the forest followed by a fire show (Monday, 20:00, Scheffau)
- Wendelin the Water Flea and the Magic Spell: explore the Astbergsee lake together as well as the surrounding forest and maybe even build a raft (Tuesday, 10:00, €5 for lunch)
- Children's bike training: learn important bike-handling skills and try them out on the local pump track (Wednesday, 15:30, 6-11 years, €30 incl. bike hire)
- Family walk to the Ellmauer Moor with local guide Silvia (Friday, 10:00, Ellmau)