Alm Chalet Auszeit - Karneralm - Lungau

An alpine holiday in summer –
Karneralm, Salzburg, Austria

Hiking, mountain biking, nordic walking…

It’s a very special feeling of freedom to experience the awakening of summer in the Karneralm. Here you can feel the peace and quiet when the early morning dew makes way for the first rays of sunshine. The view up to the Nockberg mountains makes pleasure-seekers and families eager to set off on their holiday acitivities. You can start your hikes over gentle alpine meadows to mountain peaks right from our Auszeit Alpine Chalet. On the way you’ll discover the impressive alpine flowers, such as gentian and alpine rose plus the varied animal kingdom with marmots, chamois… The landscape around the Karneralm can also be explored whilst mountain biking or nordic walking. Activities on offer in Ramingstein and the surrounding area ensure plenty of variety. An alpine holiday in Austria in summer allows you to experience nature at its very best.

Hiking for relaxation in the Karneralm

  • Karneralm in the UNESCO Biosphere Park, in the Salzburger Nockberg mountains
  • Hiking to gentle mountain peaks – ideal for families with children
  • Starting point for activities at 1,900 m
  • Mountains around the Karneralm: Kleiner Königstuhl, Klölingscharte, Klölingnock, Mühlhauserhöhe
  • Specially for families: nature trail along the Felsenpromenade in Ramingstein

Our hiking tips

Hiking tips starting from the Karneralm

Hike up to the Platschalm: From the Auszeit Alpine  Chalet to the Karneralm car park, over the old lift track via the Hühnerleitennock to the Platschalm (alpine hut open from mid-June to the end of September, in October only on request), serving traditional Austrian delicacies, relax in the larch bath with herbs in the wood-cutter’s hut on request.

Further hiking suggestions

Nordic walking & running

  • Nordic walking and running along easy trails – thanks to the soft alpine pasture terrain particularly kind to joints
  • Lungau Nature.Fitness.Park in Ramingstein
    3 trails of 3.7 to 8.5 km in length, promenade trail, knappen trail, Karneralm trail
    Varied terrain, past cultural and natural attractions
  • Karneralm trail: starts on the Karneralm, signposted to the grassy Kammhöhe, northwards to the Predigtstuhl and back again (medium/difficulty)

Cycling, mountain biking & e-biking

  • Well-signposted network of cycle paths in Ramingstein
  • Gentle cycling along the Mur Cycle Path through Ramingstein, Myth Legend Cycle Path through Ramingstein
  • A total of 15 mountain bike tours – total length 560 km in Lungau
  • Lungau is the highest e-bike region in Austria: E-bikes can be rented from partner businesses, in Ramingstein from the Gasthof Durigon

Swimming & spa facilities in the region

  • Badeinsel Tamsweg (approx. 19 km awaz) with 6 indoor and outdoor pools, water slide, diving tower, beach volleyball court, sauna area…
  • Open-air Pool in Mariapfarr & Vitality and Spa Centre Samsunn (approx. 26 km awaz) with family and sports pools, herb sauna, Crystal Dome, indoor Kneipp water/treading course, whirlpool, relaxation room, massages, bistro…
  • Adventure Pool in Mauterndorf (approx. 28 km away) with solar-heated pools, children’s pool, giant water slide…

Further leisure activities available in the surrounding area

  • Golf Club Lungau (approx. 31 km away): 18 hole course in St. Michael, practice 9 holes par 3 course
  • Rafting, kayaking and canyoning on the river Mur through Ramingstein organised by the Alpine School Firn Sepp in Mauterndorf
  • Forest rope climbing course with qualified staff at the Burg Finstergrün
  • Fishing & angling in the river Mur between Tamsweg and the Styrian border (well-known for stream trout and char und grayling), fishing lessons for beginners and intermediates, private guiding possible, more info about fishing and licences from the Tourist Office in Ramingstein
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