Summer activities

Mountain hiking in Hohentauern

Summer in Hohentauern


While summer hiking in the valley you will have beautiful walks in the nature reserve. So there is a barefoot trail (‘bare-feet-path’), a ‘Wanderweg’ and a ‘Wasser und Felsenweg’. There are hiking trails around the Celtic village aswel and to the Mineral Mine pool. (

Mountain hiking

Hohentauern is a paradise for hikers in the mountains. There are numerous hiking routes (200 km) from light to heavy in a very varied mountain landscape with wonderful views. There are more than 20 peaks of around 2,000 m which can be climbed. (One of the many possibilities:

Rock climbing and via ferrata

Also for the experienced mountaineer there are opportunities to climb rocka and ther u is via ferrata nearby.


In the immediate vicinity of the chalet are many mountain bike routes from light to heavy.


In the valley there two lakes a few minutes away. In summertime you can swim and have a picnic here. There are barbeque-plots, ready for use.


It’s possible to fish in the lakes. A license is there for sale and a fishing rod can be hired. The trout can be directly prepared on the barbeques near the water. (


Hohentauern has a paragliding association.

Golf courses

Near Hohentauern are three golf courses namely:

at 35 km Golf- & Landsclub Ennstal A-8940 Weissenbach/Liezen

at 50 km Golf & Country Club Schloss Pichlarn A-8952 Irdning

at 55 km Golfclub Mariahof A-8812 Mariahof-Neumarkt

Activities for children in Hohentauern and surroundings

Within walking distance there is the longest slide of Austria! Also there are trampolines and other playground equipment. (

There is a mine and museum open for visitors.

at 40 km Abenteuerwelt Mautern A-8774 Mautern

at 40 km Maerchenwald Steiermark A-8756 St. George ob Judenburg

at 40 km Therme Aqua Lux A-8753 Fohnsdorf (

at 55 km Abenteuerspielpark A-8812 Mariahof. Abenteuerspielpark;  Stadlob 500; 8812  Mariahof

Cities to visit

at 100 km.
Capital of the Steiermark county.

Mozart’s birthplace at 170 km.

op 225 km.
Capital of Austria


For the second time in Sonnenheim! We liked this stay also very well. It’s addictive to be here. This time my mother in law accompanied us. Another great week with lovely walks: Waldpfad, Wasserweg, Fels- und Höhlenweg, Gefrorener See, Triebenertörl, Hauseck und Grosser Scheibelsee.

Van de Pol-Koelink Family


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Chalet Sonnenheim
Almdorf 18
8785 Hohentauern


  • 12 persons; 4 bedrooms (all with access to a balcony)
  • In-house spa area overlooking the mountains, with Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi-bath, shower and bidet
  • Bathroom on ground floor with steam cabin
  • Luxury kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer
  • Flat screen HD TV with Blu-ray 5.1 Home Cinema
  • Free Internet (Wifi Wireless Network)
  • Washer and dryer
  • Ski room and ski boot warmer
  • Large sun terrace (55 m2) fully lockable for little children
  • Jacuzzi Hot Tub on terrace (available throughout the year)
  • Carport for two cars

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