Top 10 summer activities in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

You must have seen this in summer

Discover the top 10 summer activities in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee: from mountain adventures to culinary delights and relaxing wellness moments.

Your unforgettable stay starts here!

1. visit highland cattles

Experience a day full of 'moo' moments! Visit the charming highland cattle in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and immerse yourself in the world of rural life - an excursion that not only appeals to the senses, but also elicits a hearty 'moo'!

You can visit the highland cattle on the Lackenalmen in summer. The visit can also be perfectly combined with a hike up the Lackenkogel.

How to reach the highland cattle:
Hike to the Lackenalmen

2. bathing in the Erlebnis Therme Amadé

Relaxation for the parents, fun and action for the kids - an unforgettable wellness experience for everyone!
The varied bathing and sauna area in the Erlebnis-Therme Amadé is a real treat: whether bathing, taking a sauna or sliding - everyone gets an extra portion of relaxation, fun and adventure here.

Thermenplatz 1
5541 Altenmarkt im Pongau

3. back to the past in the local history museum

Would you like to follow in the footsteps of the past? - This is possible in the local history museum!
Immerse yourself in the world of our ancestors and learn more about the life and culture of the past.

A special gem in the museum of local history is the "Grundner.Krippe", which is over 250 years old. This unique nativity scene, which was created in Altenmarkt, delights young and old alike.
In 1981, another extensive museum was built in the Dechantshoftenne so that large agricultural implements and tools from years gone by could also be exhibited.

Brunnbauerngasse 1
5541 Altenmarkt

4. write an entry in the summit book

Is there any better feeling than finally reaching the summit after a hike?
The joy and freedom you feel on the mountain is simply indescribable.
And it is precisely this feeling and the summit experience that should be recorded in the summit book.

Make your way to the next summit and immortalize your summit experience in the summit book.

5. observe the night sky

Accompany an astronomy expert on a journey into the silent beauty of the night!
Experience the fascinating world of the stars on our guided stargazing tour "Sterne.Schauen" at Zauchensee's observatory. Embark on a journey of discovery to find Jupiter and Saturn. Every Wednesday, weather permitting, we invite you to uncover the secrets of the night sky.

Further information about the telescopic star tour can be found here.

Observatory Zauchensee (start of Zauchensee)
5541 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

6. summer lifts with the Gamskogelbahn

A ride on the Gamskogelbahn cable car is simply part of a vacation in Zauchensee's mountains. The cable car takes you from the valley station in Zauchensee to the World Cup and adventure mountain in just a few minutes. Next to the Gamskogelhütte at almost 1,900 m, you can also discover the adventure playground "Meistercup der Alpentiere".

Summer operation 2024: June 15 to 1. September
Daily (except when it rains) from 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm

Tip: Zauchi's slow train takes you comfortably from the Gamskogelhütte to the Seekarsee and back again.

World Cup Arena Zauchensee
Zauchensee 28
5541 Altenmarkt

7. discover experience paths

When you set off on the six themed hikes, you will return with many impressions and new knowledge. The trails tell you amazing things about the moon, centuries-old farming rules, informative facts about agriculture and historic Altenmarkt.
Also in Zauchensee on the Gamskogel adventure mountain, three circular trails with 4 stations await you around the adventure playground.

8. (e)-bike tour experience

Get on your bike, start cycling and always have the Dachstein and the Radstädter Tauern in view. If you want to be active on vacation, (e)-bike tours are the perfect choice. In addition to 25 different bike routes, we also offer guided tours by bike.

Discover the beautiful mountain landscape in and around Altenmarkt together with guide Gerhard Hafner on the guided e-bike tours alpine excursion to the Lackenalm & Tour around the Rossbrand. Follow the trail via the Sattelbauer to the Lackenalm or cycle via the Schwemmberg to Filzmoos. Both bike tours include a stop at a mountain hut where you can enjoy local delicacies.

Further information about the eBike.alpine excursion to the Lackenalm can be found here.
Further information about the eBike tour "Around the Rossbrand" can be found here.

Meeting point:
Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourist Office
Sportplatzstraße 6
5541 Altenmarkt

9. taste Austrian specialties

After a hike or bike tour, a stop at one of the mountain huts and inns is a must. Especially in summer, a Brettl or Kasjause snack is a must. Sweet classics such as Bauernkrapfen, Kaiserschmarren or apple strudel are also worth every calorie. Taste your way through the Austrian hut classics and enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.

10. shopping in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Go on a shopping spree while on vacation! The best place to do this is in Altenmarkt's idyllic town center along Marktstraße. In the more than 80 stores and boutiques, you can expect a colorful variety of products, personal, attentive service and always a warm "Grüß Gott".