NEW hiking trail - summer 2019

Tracing the Pinzgau region’s fairy tales and legends

Step by step, you’ll find out more about the legends that have shaped the Pinzgau. Thanks to the “Mystic Forest” themed hiking trail in Zell am See! Walk along the trail and discover which fairy-tale creatures have left their marks on the mountains of the Pinzgau … 


A fairy-tale-themed trail in Zell am See

Exploring the Schmittenhöhe on foot or letting your mind wander on a sun deck at 2,000 metres above sea level. The Schmittenhöhe enthrals its visitors – and has been doing so for over a century. Take your loved ones on a unique themed hike from the Sonnkogel to the Schmiedhofalm. What awaits you there? Creative themed stations – each of them offering a special feast for the senses outside in nature. 

The icing on the cake: the adventure playground for little hikers at the end of the family trail! You’ll find it right next to the Schmiedhofalm. 

Facts and figures about your hiking experience on Zell’s landmark mountain

Before your journey of exploration into Zell’s fairy-tale history starts, we’ve listed the most important facts about the “Mystic Forest” adventure trail for you: 

  • difficulty: easy family hike 
  • length: 4 km 
  • duration: approx. 1 hour 
  • elevation gain: 455 m
  • highest point: 1,830 m
  • start: Sonnkogelbahn mountain station
  • finish: Schmiedhofalm 
  • tips: take a break at Sonnkogel Restaurant with; Photo Point and playground; take a break at Schmiedhofalm; wear sturdy footwear; parking available at Sonnenalmbahn cable car station

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