Our holiday home is located in one of Austria's most beautiful hiking areas. Directly from our front door, you can go for fantastic walks, which can be short, take all day or even last for several days. Annaberg lies in the middle of the Dachstein-West hiking area and the Donnerkogelbahn (a 10-minute walk from our holiday home) will take you up to the hiking plateau at an altitude of 1,800 metres, with many routes, alpine pastures and huts. 

Tip: on Fridays, the Tourist Office in Annaberg organises the Sissi hike.

Other hiking areas are accessible by car within half an hour: Abtenau (15 minutes), Filzmoos, Flachau, Maria Alm/Dienten and the Postalm. In Werfenweng you can go up in the Ikarus gondola lift and view Grossglockner if the weather is fine.

Mountain biking

In recent years there has been a heavy investment in developing mountain bike routes in Annaberg and the surrounding area. A trip on an e-bike is simply great. Both mountain bikes and e-bikes can be hired at Freeride-Alpin.

Tip: try the Kresl Runde (for the more advanced) or the Edtalm route (less advanced).

A lot of work has gone into cycling and cycle routes in Salzburgerland as well.


You can go swimming in the Waldbad in Lungötz, in the Naturbadesee in St. Martin or in the Erlebnisbad in Abtenau (all three accessible by car within 20 minutes). And for when the weather is less favourable, a 30-minute drive gets you to the Aqua Salza in Golling (covered swimming pool with sauna).

Especially for children

In Annaberg, Gaudi-golf is all the rage: combine playing golf and hiking with your children.

In Abtenau, there is a long 'Sommerrodelbahn' (or Alpine slide) and a playground where your children can climb and jump. Enjoy a snack and something to drink while you keep an eye on them.

In Russbach, little ones can have fun in 'Bruno's Welt' playground.

And let's not forget: the Waldbad Anif climbing park in southern Salzburg for all ages (40-minute drive from our holiday home).


And if you want to soak up some culture, you can be in Salzburg within 45 minutes. You can go shopping (for example, in the covered Europark shopping centre or in the old inner city), eat fabulous food, visit museums, attend a concert or go to the zoo, the Hohensalzburg fortress or the Hellbrunn Schlosspark.

Simply too many to list...

Our holiday home is the perfect set-off point for a multitude of day trips. Berchtesgaden is well worth a visit, featuring amongst others, a climb or bus trip up to the Kehlsteinhaus. Other popular attractions are the salt mines in Hallein, Hohenwerfen Castle and the ice grottoes in Werfen. Or the romantic Salzkammergut with the Halstättersee and the Wolfgangsee, the Sissi town of Bad Ischl, etc....

Nice to know:


Freeride-Alpin organises mountain bike and e-bike tours, and mountain hikes! And, on request, Freeride-Alpin will organise mountain tours, rafting, high-rope climbing, canyoning, and tubing.

Freeride-Alpin's office is located in the Donnerkogelbahn valley station.


The Brandlhof Golf Club in Saalfelden lets you bring your dog with you.

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