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Holiday advantage with the summer card!

By: Simon la Lau at 01 May 2024
Headert Vakantievoordeel met de zomerkaart EN
A summer holiday in Austria can become an expensive affair unless you book your holiday accommodation with ChaletsPlus! Many holiday homes include a summer card, allowing you to save hundreds of euros. With this card, you have access to various free activities and benefit from numerous discounts. How much you truly get out of your summer vacation, for example with the National Sommercard, you can read about in this blog.
 

Operation

With the card, you can visit one attraction for free each day and use public transportation and/or participating hiking taxis during your vacation. The summer card is personalized, meaning that each individual in the travel group receives their own personal card. It is crucial to keep it safe. The summer card cannot be purchased separately and is valid from May 1st to October 31st.

 

Attractions

The card provides access to various attractions and modes of transportation, such as mountain and valley rides with different cable cars, free entry to up to thirteen different swimming pools, the opportunity to engage in sports like (mini) golf, archery, and squash, as well as visits to museums and educational outings for the whole family. The mentioned options are only indicative. For exact and current conditions, please consult the website of the National Sommercard, for example. 

Vakantievoordeel met de zomerkaart Foto Krimmler Wasserflle
Visit the Krimml Waterfalls

Different Sommercards

In addition to the National Sommercard, available in Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Bramberg am Wildkogel, and Mittersill, there are also other summer cards available, depending on the village where your holiday accommodation is located. Examples of such cards include the Hochkönig Card, available at most accommodations in Hinterthal, Dienten, and Maria Alm; the Lungau Card, available at accommodations in Mauterndorf, Sankt Margarethen, and Mariapfarr; the Gästekarte, at most homes in Wald Im Pinzgau and Königsleiten; and the Jokercard, available at most accommodations in Viehhofen and AlpenResort Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

 

How much do you save?

To provide a general impression of what a 10-day vacation with ChaletsPlus looks like, we have taken the average travel group for a summer vacation in Austria as a reference: two adults and two children aged 6-14 staying in Neukirchen am Großvenediger. This group forms the basis for our 10-day holiday program and has received a National Sommercard when booking accommodation! 
Vakantievoordeel met de zomerkaart Foto Kristallbad Wald im Pinzgau
Take a dip in the Kristallbad.

• Day 1  
The arrival day, moving into the vacation home, and last but not least, receiving the summer card! 

• Day 2  
Visit the Krimml waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful natural beauty of the longest waterfalls in Europe. Since the entrance to the waterfalls is free, you save €41.60 on this day. 

• Day 3  
Take the Panoramabahn Kitzbüheler Alpen and discover the panoramic view, climbing wall, or trampolines in the immediate vicinity of the mountain station. The children also take a dip in the Resterkogel reservoir. Save €85.00

• Day 4  
Take a refreshing dip in the indoor and outdoor pool of the Kristall (swimming) bath in Wald im Pinzgau and enjoy the summer sun on the lawn while the kids slide down the water slide. Dive into the sauna if you like and save €30.80

• Day 5  
Admire the alpine world at Nationalparkwelten. Experience a unique nature and mountain adventure in the 360° cinema, discover the highest peaks of Austria, and learn more about the animal and plant life in the Alps. Save €39.00 with the National Sommercard. 

• Day 6  
Explore the picturesque Großglockner High Alpine Road by car with the day pass (per car). Enjoy some beautiful sights and viewpoints along the route and save €40.00

• Day 7  
Take a beautiful hike through the Wildkogel Arena and enjoy the breathtaking view. Use the Wildkogelbahn to go up, for which no costs are incurred. Today you have saved €69.50

• Day 8  
Put on the most sporty outfit and play a game of squash. Play against your partner and let the kids compete with each other. Enjoy the specialties on the Panorama Terrace of Hotel Sonnhof after a match. Save €48.00

• Day 9  
On the last full day of the holiday, take one last chance to hike through the beautiful landscape of Austria. Visit the Kitzlochklamm, the most beautiful and impressive gorge in the Wildkogel Arena, and save €31.00

• Day 10  
Since the plane only departs in the evening, one last activity can be undertaken. Play a round of mini golf on the 18-hole golf course in Krimml. Try to achieve several hole-in-ones or let the kids win secretly by hitting a ball wrong here and there. Admission is free upon presentation of the summer card, saving you €10.00
 
Total savings: €394.90
 
ATTENTION: This blog focuses on the National Sommercard. It's possible that your booked holiday accommodation includes a different summer card with different conditions. The prices mentioned in this blog are indicative and may vary throughout the season. 

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