Tobogganing in Upper Austria
The crunch of snow beneath your runners
It makes a fun change on a skiing holiday and is also popular among friends or colleagues as an entertaining winter excursion: tobogganing in Upper Austria. As soon as winter has blanketed the runs in a layer of snow, that's when the season really takes off.
In the hilly heights of the Mühlviertel region in the north as well as in the mountains of the south. Bad Goisern is, for example, the mecca of tobogganing sport in the Salzkammergut region: the World Luge National Track Championship for daredevil athletes took place right here in 1992. The Trockentann toboggan run, which is partially illuminated at night, is certainly a highlight for keen sledders. Tobogganing is also possible in the holiday region of Pyhrn-Priel in south-east Upper Austria. It offers, for instance, the Zottensberg in Rosenau am Hengstpass, which is a natural run over one kilometre long. Here too, floodlights ensure that you can enjoy tobogganing well into the night.
The five coolest toboggan runs
The flood-lit Zottensberg is a natural toboggan run stretching 1.3 km.Zottensberg
The Hochsteinalm natural toboggan run guarantees fun for the whole family.Hochsteinalm
The forest toboggan run of Schwarzenberg is an easy 1.5 km descent for families.Schwarzenberg
The Hinterstoder toboggan run delighted with flood-lit and a "toboggan taxi".Hinterstoder
The Trockentann run draws many a tobogganing enthusiast to Bad Goisern.Trockentann
Dare to set foot on the ice
Ice curling and ice-skating are a slippery business, but lots of fun at the same time.
Our frozen lakes and rivers in winter are a wonderful invitation not only for little skaters to draw their shapes on the ice, but also for all ages to spend hours of fun in the fresh air perfecting their balancing act on the beautiful glassy surfaces.
An ice curling party among friends, family or colleagues is also a whole host of fun. And often followed by a drop of warming Glühwein (mulled wine) to round off the day. :)
Five natural ice-skating rinks
The frozen Lake Alm is a popular meeting point for curling fans and ice skaters.Lake Alm
Ice-skating and curling attract outdoor enthusiasts to the Lake Offen.Lake Offen
The Vordere Langbathsee is an ice-skating rink nestled amid the mountains.Vorderer Langbathsee
The Lake Taferlklaus is a true insider's tip for ice-skaters.Lake Taferlklaus
The Lutzbucht proves a real draw for enthusiastic curlers and ice skaters.Lutzbucht