The Austrian Alps provide a stunning backdrop for a whole range of activities throughout the year but the mountains really come alive in the summer months. Here is selection of the things you can do within a short distance of Haus Kammern:
You can walk straight from the house in any direction and enjoy the views all around. For gentle walks head for the path that runs alongside the river and walk for miles in either direction. Or pick up the path in the village that runs a hundred metres or so behind the house through the forest and beyond. Serious walkers will want to head into the many valleys that intersect the main valley such as the Hollersbachtal, the Habachtal, or the Untersulzbachtal . The glacier can be reached via the Obersulzbachtal. The wealth of trails is endless for all types of walking; ask at the tourist office in Bramberg or the Hohe Tauern Centre in Mittersill for maps and details together with a list of guided tours.
Haus Kammern provides a base for magical bike tours offering a full range of difficulty from family-friendly routes to challenging climbs. You can look forward to 800 km of mountain bike tours in an area that was chosen by "Bike" magazine as one of the Alps' best biking areas. If you are looking for a gentle ride on a road-bike then head for the path that runs alongside the Salzach River and you can ride on the relative flat of the valley floor for miles.
You are spoilt for choice. Ten minutes walk from Haus Kammern brings you to the heated outdoor pool in the neighbouring village of Mühlbach with an amazing mountain backdrop; there is also a snack bar and a large playground for children. On a hot day it is hard to beat a dip in the natural lake or Badesee at Hollersbach. Indoor pools are available in Mittersill and in Wald (just beyond Neukirchen).
Flat terrain, rustic hay lofts, ponds, a small stream — and all flanked by the alpine world of Hohe Tauern National Park — this is Mittersill Golf Course. Just 9 km away discover the 18-hole Mittersill-Stuhlfelden championship course and driving range. This course is a true challenge filled with variety. For further golfing challenges drive 30 minutes to the so-called "World of Golf" at Kitzbühel where there are 4 top-class courses.
Wellness and Spa
The Austrians love to spend time relaxing and re-couperating in the Spa. If you'd like to join them head for the Kristallbad in Wald (just 20 minutes up the valley) or the Sporthotel Kogler in Mittersill. If you want to benefit from the ultimate experience in Spa technology book yourself in to the impressive newly-built Tauern Spa at Kaprun (25 minutes drive).
The possibilities are endless but you must not miss:
Krimml Waterfalls: Europe`s Highest Waterfalls —With their impressive waterfall drop of 380 metres the Krimml Waterfalls are the fifth highest waterfalls in the world and one of the most visited tourist features in Austria. A hiking trail makes it possible to get very close to this breathtaking natural spectacle, affording sensational views. Take the local train from Dorf through stunning countryside and be in Krimml in 20 minutes
The Hohe Tauern National Park Centre: The new Centre in Mittersill brings the unique, exciting alpine world with its peaks, glaciers, and the mighty Krimml Waterfalls all under one roof. Great for rainy days and serves good food too!
Kitzbühel and Zell am See: These famous towns are both 30 minutes drive from Haus Kammern. Why not rub shoulders with the rich and famous in the designer-shops of Kitzbühel or treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Grand Hotel besides the lake at Zell am See.
Salzburg: The home of Mozart and the Sound of Music! Visit the castle, the Mirabell Gardens, the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and so much more. Well worth the 1½ hour drive.
Other Summer Activities
- Tennis — there are courts in Bramberg.
- Horse Riding — available in Mühlbach and Neukirchen.
- High Ropes Course — in Neukirchen.
- Summer Glacier Skiing — on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier at Kaprun (30 minutes).
- Paragliding — make arrangements at the Fliegerbichl Restaurant in Bramberg.
- White Water Rafting — in Taxenbach (45 mins. Drive).