Nature experience for kids

Discover the mountains of Austria

Enjoy family ski holidays in Austria at Falkensteiner Club Funimation Katschberg, or simply discover the beautiful nature in the province of Carinthia together. Whether you’re seeking to discover the mountains alone or together with a tour guide, you should decide this on the basis of your experience in the Alps A tour discovery can still be exciting, even when accompanied by our child nanny.
 

Falkensteiner Club Funimation Katschberg
Sunbed by the outdoor pool at Falkensteiner Club Funimation
Stream adventure trail
A stream flowing by a cottage near Falkensteiner Hotels
GPS treasure hunt
Close-up of map used for treasure hunt at Falkensteiner Hotels
Katschhausen Kid's Adventure World
3 kids playing at an adventure park near Falkensteiner Hotels
Horse-drawn sleigh / carriage ride to the Pritzhütte lodge
A family on a sleigh ride near Falkensteiner Hotels
E-choo-choo-train in the Pöllatal Nature Reserve
Tourist train in Poellatal Reserve near Falkensteiner Hotels
The Destination Card
View of greenery mountains around Falkensteiner Hotels
Falky-Katschberg-Guide
Reading a map on a phone near Falkensteiner Hotels
Katschberg Adventure Park
Ropeway in Katschberg Adventure Park near Falkensteiner Hotels
Aineck chair lift
A family enjoying a chairlift ride near Falkensteiner Hotels
Alpine Equestrian Center
2 horses in Alpine Equestrian Center near Falkensteiner Hotels
Katschi's Goldfahrt
Toboggan run in Katschis Goldfahrt near Falkensteiner Hotels
Game Path At Katschberg
Kid's enjoying Game Path at Katschberg, Falkensteiner Hotels
Kids Adventure Playground Katschberg
Close-up of a girl on a swing near Falkensteiner Hotels
Ponyalm horse center
Mom & kid with cute foals, Ponyalm Center, Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Alpine Playground at Katschberg

Featuring climbing towers, a water spiral, and challenging climbing courses. Thrilling descents await on the XXL-tube-slide and ball track*, while the balance course tests your skills. Easily accessible via the Aineck chairlift, the playground offers an unforgettable view of the mountain landscape. 

*Completion scheduled for October 2024

A stream flowing by a cottage near Falkensteiner Hotels
Nature

Stream adventure trail

Katschberg's stream adventure trail takes families on an exciting journey of discovery through nature.

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Close-up of map used for treasure hunt at Falkensteiner Hotels
Nature

GPS treasure hunt

A scavenger hunt with a GPS device ensures a varied day for explorers of nature in the Katschberg region.

Who is it suitable for?
Families

Getting there
Car

Other comments
A GPS device can be obtained at the Aineck valley station, and the first coordinates are available at the mountain station.

 

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3 kids playing at an adventure park near Falkensteiner Hotels
Nature

Katschhausen Kid's Adventure World

The Katschhausen Adventure World offers a petting zoo, playgrounds and a paint workshop to make kid's hearts beat faster.

Who is it suitable for?
Families

Getting there
Car

Other comments
From the P3 parking lot, drive in the direction of the Alpine Horse Center. The entrance to the Adventure World is opposite the sports fields.

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A family on a sleigh ride near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Horse-drawn sleigh / carriage ride to the Pritzhütte lodge

The horse-drawn sleigh or carriage ride to the Pritzhütte lodge provides romance and delicious food all year round.

Who is it suitable for?
Couples, families

Getting there
Car

Other comments
Bookings by telephone: +43 (0)664 2844 583, at the Visitor Center or at hotel reception.

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Tourist train in Poellatal Reserve near Falkensteiner Hotels
Culture

E-choo-choo-train in the Pöllatal Nature Reserve

The journey on the electric-choo-choo-train through the Pöllatal Nature Reserve takes you through a picturesque landscape.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, couples

Getting there
Car, bike, on foot

Other comments
Groups are requested to pre-book. Departing from the P1 parking lot/barbecue area at the lower Pöllatal valley, the train travels to the upper Pöllatal valley.

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View of greenery mountains around Falkensteiner Hotels
Culture

The Destination Card

The Card entitles you to free or discounted admission to numerous excursion destinations, natural wonders, attractions, museums, pools, and lifts throughout Katschberg. This Card is valid during your summer holidays at the Falkensteiner Resort Katschberg. You will receive the Destination Card directly at the reception.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The card is for free
  • Available directly at the hotel
  • The Destination Card unlimited contains numerous Bonus Partners with discounted offers at Katschberg

INCLUDED ATTRACTIONS:

  • daily multiple use of the chairlift “Aineckbahn”
  • 1 daily entrance to the leisure & indoor sports hall “TheCage”
  • daily multiple use of the new electric ChooChoo Train in Pöllatal
  • 1 pony riding unit per day at the Ponyalm/Pritzhütte in Gontal
  • daily participation of the activity & hiking programme in the region
  • daily multiple use of the sports facilities at Katschberg (2 tennis courts, a soccer field, a beach volleyball field & a multifunctional field)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • is non-transferable
  • valid during your summer holidays at the Falkensteiner Resort Katschberg
  • The Destination Card is valid for the entire length of your stay
  • Individual opening hours of several corporation partners

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Reading a map on a phone near Falkensteiner Hotels
Culture

Falky-Katschberg-Guide

The digital companion “Falky-Katschberg-Guide” provides you with an interactive holiday planner which contains cycling, hiking and mountain tours, in addition to topographical hiking maps of the entire region. All tours contain detailed information like key facts, distance, cumulative height difference and duration, description of the route, and the elevation profile. 

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Ropeway in Katschberg Adventure Park near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Katschberg Adventure Park

  • Coordination exercises using wood and ropes
  • For all ages
  • Flying Fox Park
OVER 200 STATIONS
  • Biggest high ropes course in Carinthia
A family enjoying a chairlift ride near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Aineck chair lift

Start a day full of exciting sporting activities with a ride on the Aineck chair lift up the Katschberg mountain.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, singles, couples, friends, groups

Getting there
Car

Other comments
Dogs and bikes cannot be carried for safety reasons.

2 horses in Alpine Equestrian Center near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Alpine Equestrian Center

  • Pony pasture: Kids can experience the ponies in their colourful diversity, watch, stroke and ride them.
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides: Travel in a two horse-drawn carriage from Katschberghöhe to Pritzhütte.
  • Highest riding school in Austria
LEARN HORSE BACK RIDING AT KATSCHBERG
  • All are welcome - children and adults, horse riding beginners, hobby riders and returnees. Our staff at the reception will gladly arrange your riding lessons.
  • A trek through the Carinthian and Salzburger mountain scenery
Toboggan run in Katschis Goldfahrt near Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Katschi's Goldfahrt

The new summer toboggan run is sheltered from the wind and sunny, in the same area as the ski school's practice slope. Interactivity is front and centre: at Katschi's Goldfahrt spectators along the adventure toboggan run are also included in the fun. Here you can make "Gontal" laugh by hitting a buzzer or make a deer roar from a high chair. Of course there is plenty of space around the toboggan run to spectate and relax. Cozy heart-shaped benches and heart plateaus invite you to relax and unwind.

Who is it aimed at?
Families, friends

Arrival
By car

Good to know
Here, young prospectors can ride the toboggan alone from the age of 7 (younger visitors can ride only with supervision)

Kid's enjoying Game Path at Katschberg, Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Game Path At Katschberg

  • Natural game path for children
  • Adventure hike 
WITH FUN STOPS TO TEST YOUR SKILLS
  • Animal fun for the entire family throughout town
Close-up of a girl on a swing near Falkensteiner Hotels
Nature

Kids Adventure Playground Katschberg

Katschhausen is a particularly worthwhile destination for summer trips for the whole family in the Katschberg holiday region. The children's adventure world revolves around the story of the Katschlings. At the playground, natural spectacles are explained in a playful way and puzzles are solved, all with the help of Katschlinchen, Katschling Junior and Mama and Papa Katschling.

Who is it aimed at?
Families

Arrival
By car

Good to know
In the Katschberg and Rennweg tourism office, and in the Alpine Horse Centre right next to Katschhausen, there is a puzzle booklet for kids which the little ones can use to solve an exciting puzzle together with the Katschling family. As a reward, there is a little surprise at the Katschberg or Rennweg tourism office.

Mom & kid with cute foals, Ponyalm Center, Falkensteiner Hotels
Sports & Active

Ponyalm horse center

A trip to the Ponyalm horse center sees happy children on the back of a pony, learning a bit of horse knowledge and spending some time at the water play area.

Who is it suitable for?
Families

Getting there
Ponyalm Express

Other comments
Only in summer (until around mid-September)

Website Link: https://www.ponyalm.at/index-katschberg.html

Girl examing a mushroom in a forest near Falkensteiner Hotels
Nature

Discovery Tour with Isi

With exciting stories about plants and animals, collecting moss, tree bark and pine cones together, and making hand-crafted fantasy figures, Isi makes the processes of nature tangible and understandable for children.

Who is it aimed at?
Families

Arrival
on foot