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Winter hiking

Winter hiking in Obertauern

The magic of winter

A walk through the snowy silence

When winter arrives in Obertauern, the mountain region is transformed into a snow-covered fairytale land that not only captivates skiers and snowboarders, but also winter hikers. Away from the groomed pistes and the winter hustle and bustle of skiing, apres ski and piste, a world of peace and beauty opens up for all winter hikers. Obertauern is known for its well-marked winter hiking trails, which are perfect for leisurely walks.
The routes are designed to showcase the impressive natural surroundings. They lead through dense forests, past frozen streams and to picturesque vantage points from which you can admire the majestic mountain scenery.

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Winter hiking trails in Obertauern

Find various route descriptions for a guided hike through the snow-covered, idyllic winter landscape of Obertauern.

The right route

For safe hikes in Obertauern

Obertauern offers a wealth of winter hiking trails of varying difficulty and length. Whether you are an experienced hiker or just starting out with winter hiking, there is always a route to suit your needs.

The flatter routes, which often lead through fairytale forests and to small lakes or snow-covered clearings, are suitable for beginners and families. These routes are also suitable for children.

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For experienced winter hikers and adventurers, there are more challenging routes that lead to higher vantage points or mountain peaks. These routes may require more stamina, but reward you with spectacular views of the snow-covered mountains.
One of the most famous destinations is the Gnadenalm in Obertauern . In addition to the uniquely beautiful landscape in a magnificent valley basin, the rustic Gnadenalm alpine hut also attracts visitors with its unique hut atmosphere.

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The sun is slowly approaching the horizon and the mountain peaks glow in warm colors. Back in Obertauern at the Hotel Koch, a hot mulled wine, a warming sauna or a tasty dinner awaits you. You can review the impressions of the day over a good glass of wine. The chat room in the Hotel Koch offers plenty of opportunities to share the joy of winter nature and perhaps exchange a tour or two or tips on where to stop for a bite to eat.

Time to reflect and enjoy

Winter hiking in Obertauern gives you time to reflect, enjoy the silence and discover the small wonders of winter. You might discover the tracks of animals in the snow or hear the soft crackling of frozen branches. Every step leaves its mark on the snow, and every break offers the opportunity to admire the beauty of nature.

The equipment

Suitable equipment for winter hiking in Obertauern

Winter hiking does not require any special equipment like skiing or snowboarding. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind to make your hike safe and comfortable:

Dress warmly and make sure your clothing is windproof and waterproof. Several layers are ideal so that you can adapt to changing conditions. Don’t forget to bring warm socks, gloves and a hat.

Sturdy and waterproof winter boots are essential to keep your feet warm and dry. Make sure your shoes fit well and have enough room for warm socks. An appropriate tread is also important for slippery paths and icy bridges.

Walking poles can be useful on winter trails to keep your balance and make the ascent easier.

Pack enough to drink and perhaps a small snack for longer walks, especially away from paths and roads.

Are you missing some of the equipment? Our sports store Sport Circle – right next to the Hotel Koch – offers the equipment you need for your winter vacation and your hike. 


Dear guests, dear friends of the house,

We are delighted that you are visiting our homepage. The 2023/2024winter season has now come to an end and we would like to thank you for the many wonderful Hours. Experiences were described, jokes were told, trump cards were played and acquaintances were made. Everyone Each individual has experienced their own personal hide-away .We are now taking a short break before further visions for the coming season are finalized and implemented.

Inquiries for the 2024/2025 winter season will be accepted and processed from July 2024 .

A concrete offer is possible from July 2024.

Our family business thanks you for your understanding and looks forward to hearing from you again from July 2024. Under the motto: “Movement in the snow is fun for us”, we look forward to receiving your inquiry.