Sporthotel Royer, Schladming
Family activities during the summer holiday in Schladming
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Waldhäuslalm
Relax and enjoy life at the "Waldhäuslalm Alpine Hut".

Nestling in the beautiful countryside of the Untertal valley you can enjoy homemade Styrian delicacies, enjoy the sun terrace during a day of hiking, or treat yourself to coffee and cake while the kids explore the large adventure playground. All this and much more can be enjoyed at the Waldhäuslalm in the Styrian Untertal at Schladming-Rohrmoos.
Everyone is welcome summer and winter at our family inn, run with lots of love and care.

The water wheel is rattling merrily
Excursion to the Kneipp feature in Weißenbach and the colourful water wheels.
The Kneipp feature at Weißenbach is wonderfully refreshing. And if you walk a little further, then you come to the famous water wheels. All lovingly made by Lukas Lettmayer, a local carpenter.

Kneipp centre opening hours:
During the summer months (from May to September), the Kneipp feature can be used daily for FREE.
Afterwards, it’s worth a visit to the village café called "Dorf-Cafè" in Weissenbach with delicious ice cream specialities and homemade cakes, as well as a large children's playground for the whole family. (closed Tuesdays)

"Wilde Wasser" Alpine Climb
The Wilde Wasser Alpine Climb connects to the Riesach waterfall, the highest waterfall in Styria. The water thunders down 140 metres over 2 steps into the Untertal.
After 30 minutes of walking along a steep but wide winding path with steps, you reach the Alpine climb, which stretches through a gorge along the Riesachbach river. You can experience the impressive elemental force of the water. This is a magnificent natural spectacle, particularly in spring after the snow melts.

The Alpine climb requires surefootedness and a head for heights – nonetheless it is suitable for children, and particularly popular.

The descent via a forest road is accessible to everyone (also suitable for prams).

Fun in Schladming
Alpine flower
Mountain Lake Planai
The "Castle Großsölk" nature park laboratory

22 May to 18 October 2015, every Monday from 9: 00-12:00 (only with prior reservation).

Indoor and outdoor programme. After the laboratory programme, each guest can visit Castle Großsölk with the "Natura Mirabilis" and "Gold of the Mountain Pastures" exhibitions.

There are different modules which all hobby researchers can choose from: forest, water and herbs.

In the castle, guests are briefed on a theme and then off you go – into the realm of nature. Here you can search for Caddisfly larvae, marble or stir a herbal cream. A visit to the natural park Sölktäler will be an unforgettable natural experience. Surrounded by medieval ramparts the Castle café invites you to enjoy an home-made herbal juice or a Kassupp' (cheese soup)

Circular hiking trail Planai

This comfortable Alpine walk 1,900 m in altitude is a great experience for the whole family at any time of the year (suitable for prams). The varied and almost flat trail leads to the Planai peak and provides great views of the Ennstal valley, the mountains of Schladming and the Hohe Tauern range, the Dachstein and onto the Ramsau plateau. After a few metres you reach the idyllic "Planai Seelein" lake and the "Ort der Besinnung” (place of reflection). This wood sculpture in the shape of a cross (34 m x 17 m) towers over the water and was built to mark the 25th anniversary of the Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen rail and cableway company.

Along the way, there are information panels about flora, fauna and interesting facts on the region. The humorous carvings are also worth a visit.

If you want, you can conquer the summit too, as in just ¼ hour up the hill you are on the Planai summit.

Walking time approximately one hour.

Dachstein
Schladming
Mountain Lake
Sonnenalm

"Sonnenalm Alpine Hut" is situated in the beautiful village of Pichl-Mandling, just above the "Irxner" farm at 1,350 m and is tended throughout the year. Forget everyday life and immerse yourself in the wonderful mountain world of the Schladming-Dachstein region. The chalets cook uses traditional food from the farm. A wide range of food is offered from ribs, Bauernbratl (lamb casserole), baked potato, salad buffet, "Kasspatzen" (noodles with cheese), flambéed Kaiserschmarren (pancakes) to a daily menu. Farm products such as milk, buttermilk, bread and butter are served fresh at your table every day. There is no car traffic, only meadows of flowers, a large children's play area, animals that like to be fussed over by you and a children's playroom in case the weather is not so good.

Treasure hunting in the Hallein Salt Mines

Salt was formerly known as "white gold" and the region's treasure trove was formed millions of years ago in Dürrnberg near Hallein. Around 2,500 years ago, the Celts mined this precious gift of the mountain as shown by the impressive tracks they left. In the world's oldest visitor mine large and small visitors from four years of age can go on a treasure hunt – and follow the mysterious, ancient tunnels of the miners for miles into the mystic mountain.

Horse drawn carriage ride

Far away from everyday hustle and bustle you can explore the Schladming-Rohrmoos region on an idyllic horse carriage or sleigh ride. The excursions to the valleys in Rohrmoos which lie near Schladming are especially popular. The silence and the unique landscape are exceptional in these valleys, with snow crystals sparkling gloriously. You can warm up in one of the good inns along the route which serve traditional delicacies, the crackling tiled oven and the Styrian hospitality creating a perfectly cosy atmosphere.

Book your family holiday at Sporthotel Royer in Schladming, Austria, now and send us your non-binding enquiry or binding online booking. We are happy to tell you about the numerous ways in which your holiday with the family here will be unforgettable!
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