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A Lake Fuschl holiday for the whole family

Your family holiday in the Salzkammergut

We know: A holiday with children can be a challenge. Different interests need to be catered for, some attractions are not suitable for children, others not quite what parents had in mind and every member of the family has his or her own idea of a dream-holiday. It's the fulfilment of these individual dreams that we at Ebner's Waldhof by the lake strive to achieve by providing you with a great base for a family holiday with the wonderful Salzkammergut Lake District on your doorstep and a massive and unique range of choices. 

The Lake Fuschl Holiday Region is a huge adventure playground for children and adults alike - splashing in the Salzkammergut lakes, hiking on family-suitable trails, exploring the exciting excursion ideas available and in the winter whizzing down family-friendly pistes. Regardless of the season, boredom doesn't stand a chance. Or perhaps you'd like to enjoy a few relaxing hours without the kids? In The Waldhof Kids' World your children will receive the care and attention that you as a parent would wish them to have - well trained child-minding staff, an array of activities and a colourful  play area make this possible. 

Your kids are in good hands

Child care at the Waldhof 

Now and again adults deserve a bit of time on their own: Our caring staff at the Waldhof Kids' World can help you enjoy this alone-time to the full! With fun games and loads of small adventures your kids will have a great and varied time. Weather permitting the kids are taken outside to enjoy the natural playground on our doorstep. If they do have to stay inside our colourful, friendly indoor play area is where the actions happens! Perfect (holi)days for parents and kids are guaranteed. 

  • child-minding on 5 days a week during the austrian holidays
  • for children from 3 years of age
  • kids activities programme: depending on the weather  indoors or outdoors
  • baby-sitting service possible (fee charged) - bookable at the reception

Our indoor play area

  • ball-pit with slide
  • climbing wall & climbing tower
  • cosy corner with soft cushions
  • tables  and chairs for children's board games
  • activity toys such as skill games, building bricks and much, much more
  • painting, drawing and art-craft utensils
  • plenty of books for all age groups
  • pets to stroke and cuddle
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A huge outdoor playing paradise on your doorstep 

Outdoor fun for the kids

When the sun shines, then they're off, out into the fresh air! Our outdoor adventure arena with its tubing run keeps the kids happy for hours. Whatever the time of year, the Waldhof Alm is a playground-paradise that leaves nothing to be desired. And if the kids love animals then the ponies, horses and alpacas in the Waldhof Stables look forward to being visited any time your kids feel like it. A family holiday in the Salzkammergut Lake district, here with the Ebner Family by the lake is the perfect choice.  

Adventure playground:

  • trampoline
  • climbing tower with slide
  • see-saws and swings 
  • water station
  • rope-slide

Tubing run:

  • 70 metre-long run
  • can be used in the summer and the winter
  • safe channel design
  • tubes next to the run for hire 

Winter World at the  Waldhof Alm:

  • sledging hill
  • beginners fairy tale ski slope (mini-piste - ideal for ski novices)
  • magic carpet band-lift for a comfortable ride to the top
  • depending on snow conditions open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (currently closed)


  • Waldhof Stables: our Feistrizer horses Nero & Pablo, Haflinger horses Alano & Avalon, Shetland-ponies Max & Moritz
  • horse-drawn carriage rides in summer and winter (fee charged)
  • alpacas José and Fernando

The exciting excursion possibilities for children around Ebner's Waldhof

Family-friendly excursions

  • Abarena – all-weather leisure in Abersee
    Carrera track, mini-trampolines, lookout tower and a water playground. The Abarena is a great excursion destination no matter what the weather.  
    - open from April to October
    - driving time: approx. 15 minutes
    - parking: free of charge
  • Manro Classic Car & Music Museum in Koppl:
    Vintage cars, motorbikes and duke boxes from varying decades is worth a visit especially for older kids. 
    - open from May to September
    - driving time: approx. 15 minutes
    - parking: free of charge
  • Fire Brigade Museum in Faistenau:
    Every child has dreamt about becoming a fireman or woman at some stage. In the neighbouring village of Faistenau kids can experience what being a fireman is like first hand including a ride in a fire engine and manning the hose. 
    - reservations must be made: tel. no. 0043 6228 2314
    - driving time: approx. 10 minutes
    - parking: free of charge
  • Salt Mines in Hallstatt:
    When you visit the oldest salt mine in the world you will get a fascinating insight into the history of salt mining. Numerous highlights like the cinema 400 metres below the ground, the 300 year old "man in salt", prehistoric expedition and the fantastic view over the World Heritage town of Hallstatt from the infamous 350 metre high Skywalk platform. 
    - open from March to December
    - driving time: approx. 50 minutes
    - parking: close to the valley station of the Salzbergbahn funicular railway –  fees charged
    - Ascent to the entrance of the mines with the Salzbergbahn funicular
  • Animal Village in Abersee:
    Goats, pigs, rabbits, birds and horses: In the Animal Village (Dorf der Tiere) children can stroke and feed their favourite animals.  
    - open from April to the end of October
    - driving time: approx. 15 minutes
    - parking: free of charge
  • Zwölferhorn cable car in St. Gilgen:
    This vintage cable car has been running since 1957. In nostalgic cabins the dramatic ride up to the top of the Zwöllferhorn Mountain is worth it in its own right, but once at the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views and family-friendly walking trails..
    - open from January to December (in November with pre-bookings only)
    - driving time: approx. 10 minutes
    - parking: approx. 100 m from the lift's valley station - free of charge
  • Summer toboggan run in Strobl:
    Whizzing 1,300 metres down the hill on the exciting toboggan run is great fun for all the family.  
    - open from May to September
    - driving time: approx. 15 minutes 
    - parking: free of charge
  • Historic open air museum in Großgmain:
    Find out how people lived hundreds of years ago when you visit this fascinating open air museum. Original buildings from the last 4 centuries, including a school house, farms, a forgery and numerous private houses,  have been re-errected  giving visitors an authentic taste of how life used to be. 
    - open from March to November and between Christmas and New Year
    - driving time: approx. 40 minutes
    - parking: free of charge
Hellbrunn Zoo

Rhinos, flamingos, monkeys and all of their friends are waiting to be visited in Salzburg's zoo. A day out that will bring a smile your family's faces. 

to Salzburg Zoo
Gut Aiderbichl

In Henndorf, just a short drive from Ebner's Waldhof,  you will find the Gut Aiderbichl animal sanctuary where neglected and unwanted animals finally get the care they deserve. The animals look forward to your  visit

to Gut Aiderbichl
climbing park

This child-suitable climbing park, set in natural forest surroundings is just a few minutes' drive away in the village of Faistenau. Fun action and a real adrenaline kick await the whole family. 

to the climbing park
Schafbergbahn mountain train 

As the historic cog railway, featured in the famous musical film the Sound of Music, winds its way up the Schafberg Mountain high above the Wolfgangsee Lake, passengers have plenty of opportunity to take in the fantastic views of the surrounding Salzkammergut mountains. 

to the mountain railway

Even more value for money for families with the Salzkammergut Card

Great benefits with the Salzkammergut Card 

A family holiday in the Lake Fuschl Region is easier and cheaper to enjoy with the Salzkammergut Card. When you stay at Ebner's Waldhof for 3 nights or more you receive the card free of charge. (normal price €4,90). It offers great reduction on a wide range of attractions and sometimes even free entrance for adults while kids up to the age of 14 are given the usual children's rates. 

Family holidays in the Salzkammergut Lake District