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Summer holiday in Mallnitz

Active summer holiday in Mallnitz

The National Park Hohe Tauern is one of the most beautifull nature reserves in Austria. Mallnitz lies in the middle of this park which is a true paradise for strolling, hikers, mountain bikers and everyone else with an interest in an active holiday in de midst of these fantastic surroundings. On this page, you can read more information about the possibilities when you stay at Haus Waldruhe. We look forward to assisting you.


During the summer, Mallnitz is a true paradise for hikers. You can make great journeys, also with kids, through the valleys such as Seebachtal with a nature playground for children, or such as Tauerntal, for a cultural walk crossing ancient Roman roads.

For the real mountaineers, there is a route over the Auernig. Visible from all of Mallnitz is the big Gipfelkruez on the rocky tops of the Auernig.

It’s also possible to go rock climbing with a guide, mountaineering or go trail running.

A visit to the “schluchten” (water falls) in and around Mallnitz is definitely worth the effort. The Groppensteinschlucht, the Raggaschlucht and the Rabischssclucht are enormous water falls, providing the possibility to walk beside all the way to the top. An amazing experience for young and old.

Haus waldruhe is positioned right in the midts of the nature reserve and hiking routes. Let us advise and inspire you to explore Mallnitz and the environment by foot.


Biking is one the most appreciated activities in Mallnitz besides hiking. There are vast amounts of trails to follow and destinations to reach for every form of two-wheels. Whether you’re a fan of climbing the most amazing Cols per race bike or endure hardships on the unpaved routes with an MTB or E-Bike, the surroundings of Mallnitz offer for each its own. Naturally, we can offer advise and GPX files. And who knows, we might even ride along with you. You can bring your own equipment or make use of rentals. At Wolliger sports you can rent a variety of well equipped bikes. For the real fanatics, the Großglockner or a climbe to the Oscheniksee are right around the corner. Our personal favorites is the climbe from Obervellach to Mallnitz.
Summer activities in Austria Mallnitz at Haus Waldruhe
Rafting in Austria - Mallnitz


The Wildwasserarena Mölltal is a 350 meter long, rapid streaming part of the Möll, near the village Flattach. Here, it’s possible to expercise different wild water sports, such as rafting and kayaking. Upon request, it’s also possible to subjugate the rapid streams on an air tire (tubing). Starting from outdoor paradise Oberverllach, you cross the most beautifull parts of the Möll by raft, all the way to Kolbnitz over a distance of 14 kilometers. This route takes about 3 hours. After being suited up with the best gear for wild water sports, a short briefing follows by certified guides who will safely take you through the waves and streams of the Möll. Along the way, only the bravest of people can either jump from the 4 meter high bridge into the Möll, or even from the 8 meter high rocks. The minimum age for this all is 3 years.

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Swimming and tennising

Erlebnisbad Obervellach: Only 10 minutes from Mallnitz lies the village Obervellach. Erlebnisbad Obervellach is synonym for adventure, fun and relaxation. Both in the summer as in the winter period. The indoor part has a pool, a separate kids ppol and a wide solarium with an amazing view.

The outdoor swimming pool, is a real treat for the whole family. You can enjoy the overflowing island, a cave fenced by a water fall as well as the beds on the side and the playground for the kids. The major attraction is the almost 70 meter long BLACK HOLE slide with light effects. Furthermore, there is a beachvolleybal field, a sauna centre with Finish sauna, steam bath, herbal sauna and infrared sauna available. Go to the website.

Tauernbad Mallnitz: Regardless of the weather, this indoor pool with different sauna’s and solarium, in the midst of the village, is always a treat. There is a special bassin with slide for the kids. You an enjoy the sun during the summer on the meadow. Next to the pool there are 2 tennis courts which you can use, as well as an in-line skate court, 2 paved curling trakcs and a field for basket ball or hockey. The littlest ones can enjoy the playground in the summer, which lays next to the kindergarten. Go to the website.

Summer swimming in Austria - Mallnitz

Other activities in Mallnitz

Visitors centre Nationalpark Hohe Tauern: You can learn everything there is abaout Nationalpark Hohe Tauern in this modern visitors centre. Where to spot wild animals or which spots are suitable and fun for children. You can also experience the ranger labs: workshops for both children and adults where you can learn about nature by conducting experiments, supervised by a ranger. Go to the website.

Freizeit – Zentrum Seebachtal:  On the hinking route to the beautiful Stappitzer See in the Seebachtal, where many rare animals live, you can find the Freizeit Zentrum Seebachtal. A large natural playground where kids from all ages can enjoy themselves. Here, you can find swings, a cable-way and several climbe possibilities, all made from natural materials. Go to the website.

Hiking is often associated with the motto “further, faster, higher”. But this doesn’t necessarily mean trail running or mountain climbing on high altitude. How about a relaxed walk with the Tauern lamas?

A walk with the lamas is suitable for the whole family. Whether it’s an evening walk through the village or a long route through the Tauerndal, walking with lamas is always fun, especially with children. Read more information.

Bring your skiis! If you haven’t had enough skiing or boarding during the winter, during the summer it’s also possible to exercise your winter sports in the only glacier area of Carinthia; the Mölltaler Glacier. This Glacier is open during the entire year and even during the summer, the conditions are perfect for a fun day in winter circumstances.