From exciting treasure hunts in the Kundler Klamm gorge to days out in the silver mine with its fascinating underground tunnels, the Wildschönau region of Tirol is ideal for nature-loving families with children.
With its rolling green hills providing a marked contrast to the otherwise craggy mountain scenery of Tirol, the Wildschönau region is the perfect destination for families with children. Many walking and hiking trails begin in one of the local villages, with some even designed to accommodate pushchairs and buggies. Families should try the circular walk around the Thierbacher Kogel mountain, where children will love the forest play area and the "insect hotel". Another must-do is a trip to the Kundler Klamm gorge and the Schönangeralm hut in Auffach, where children can play by the stream while parents enjoy a relaxing picnic. Visitors interested in horses can try pony riding at the Hotel Wastlhof in Niederau, whose friendly instructors also offer rides into the countryside. And even on those few days when the weather gods are not smiling on Tirol, there is still plenty to do such as a visit to the mining museum in Thierbach complete with underground tunnels or a trip to the farming museum in Oberau, where on Thursdays visitors have the opportunity to make their own honey wax candles and get creative with a wood saw.
Highlights of the free weekly activity programme
From late June until the end of September, children and teenagers can enjoy lots of great outdoor action as part of the free weekly activity programme from Monday to Friday.
- Treasure hunt on the mountain with lunch at Restaurant Koglmoos and then a visit to the outdoor adventure playground (Tuesdays).
- Children's Olympics followed by a hearty portion of traditional sweet chopped pancakes (Wednesdays).
- Adventures in the Drachenwald forest: baking bread in an old wood-burning stove, building dens and dams, campfire with sausages and marshmallows (Thursdays).
- Panning for gold with Wendelin the Water Flea in the Wildschönauer Ache river (Friday).
Meeting point for all activities is at 9:00am at the Dragon Club / Oberau tourism office. A small fee may apply for transfers and food.