Families on the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe

Day trips with Children

Daytrip to the Grossglockner

Adventurous hours for all ages: your Glockner trip with children

There are any number of good reasons for going on a daytrip to the Glockner region: children’s birthdays, first communion, confirmation, a visit from granny and gramps, the start of the school holidays or a holiday in the region that you want to spend experiencing a very special highlight. Which attractions along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road are suitable for which age? Allow us to present the best destinations for trips with children.

Daytrip to the Glockner with small children (up to primary school)

The youngest ones stand tall on the Glockner! They will find ample space to move about under parental supervision at several playgrounds along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and at huts and mountain inns. Basket swings, seesaws, monkey bars, sand playgrounds und more: everything is taken care of at the playgrounds, which are fully suitable for children. Tip: paths suited to prams and buggies, 200 alpine animals and a game park plus gastronomy are waiting for you at Ferleiten wild park at the Fusch-Ferleiten road charge point.

Trips with older children (primary school)

Explorers and adventures will feel right at home at the themed playgrounds. Activities include digging, looking for gold, having a snowball fight in summer and feeling a marmot’s gnawing tooth. Museums and exhibitions offer guided tours suitable for children during the holiday months, while the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe invites young alpinists to sleuth the glacier.

Daytrip to Austria with teenagers

Hiking? No, thank you. Trip with the parents? Yawn! Pique teenagers’ interest with a spectacular detour to the Arctic on the Glockner: a hike through the deep blue ice of the largest glacier of the Eastern Alps won’t even leave the coolest kids cold. Guided adventure hikes with a National Park ranger are equally popular with teens. The parents can chill out on the sun terrace in the meantime. Sounds great!


Glockner birthday surprise for everyone up to age twelve

We’re delighted about all children who go on a daytrip on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road to celebrate their birthdays and gladly give them a small surprise present and a snack consisting of a pair of sausages and a drink. Receive the gift upon presentation of ID up to ten days before and after the birthday at one of the Glockner shops on the mountain pass roads. Tip: invite friends and family to a celebration in one of the rustic huts and cosy mountain inns on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road! Playgrounds, favourite children’s dishes and family-friendly hosts ensure jaunty, happy hours.

You’re planning a daytrip with children to the Grossglockner? Then find out more about the children’s discounts and family rates now!
The Ibex House in Heiligenblut
House of Ibex

The King and His Throne

The adventure exhibition lets you track the Alpine ibex through seven exhibition rooms over three levels. Walk across the sheer ‘rock face’ and find out more about the high-mountain habitat and all its facets. The seasonal and daytime migrations of the mighty Alpine ibex are recreated just as authentically as the continual struggle for survival in high-mountain habitats, all of which usually remains hidden from us as human beings. Besides numerous models and interactive games, the exhibition also offers cinematic flights of fancy. Indeed, state-of-the-art technology invites you to get to know famous mountain formations from the eagle’s perspective and to experience large-scale, small-scale and micro-habitats up close.

More information on the website.