Farm Holidays in the Kalkalpen National Park Region of Upper Austria
Kalkalpen National Park Region is one of the most virgin natural landscapes in Austria. We invite you to marvel at this diverse natural habitat with low-lying forested mountain areas all the way up to imposing limestone massifs, interspersed with cultural landscapes that are bound to enthrall you.
Whether Steyrtal, Ennstal, Kremstal or Pyhrn-Priel, each individual region will captivate you with its unique features. The appeal of this world lies in its wealth of summer and winter activities, along with moments of pure enjoyment, sincere hosts and authentic traditions.
Hiking routes with a full range of difficulty, attractive networks of cycle paths and mountainbike trails, along with opportunities for welcome refreshment that include swimming in a mountain lake or a raft ride on the River Enns, promise a broad spectrum of memorable holiday moments. And when winter rolls in, it’s time, of course, to clamp on those skis! Family-friendly winter sports resorts, such as the Hinterstoder-Wurzeralm ski area, are distinguished by kilometer-upon-kilometer of beautiful pistes and backcountry tracks. And the icing on the cake: sledding expeditions, romantic torchlight hikes as well as fun-filled games of ice stock.
Mystical processions of Perchten figures, a village gathered together to celebrate the raising of a Maypole, Harvest Festival events and homecoming parades to welcome back festively adorned cattle from summer grazing in the mountains, along with the ancient tones of a mouth harp – all of these are folk customs and traditions that are kept alive and well in the Kalkalpen National Park Region. One special example of local craftsmanship is the typical Taschenfeitl (a type of pocket knife).
The region greets you with culinary highlights around every corner. Traditional favorites include “woodcutter dumplings” and the Almseiling, a sweet yeast dough fried in fat. Likewise, Ennstal Organic Beef, Steinbacher Natural Juices, Bachhalm Chocolate and Schlierbacher Organic Cheese all guarantee the ultimate in flavor experiences.
And in the midst of all of this, our Farm Holidays businesses, where you can always trust in down-to-earth hospitality and outstanding quality.