Hinterthal in the summer

Hinterthal in the winter

Experience outdoor adventures with a summer holiday in Hinterthal

Hinterthal is a serene and beautiful mountain village in Austria. The village itself lies at an altitude of 1,000 metres and is part of the larger Hochkönig region, along with Maria Alm, Dienten am Hochkönig and Mühlbach. There’s plenty on offer here with an enormous amount to keep summer holidaymakers happy. The Salzburgerland region is a dream destination for summer holidays, with this village lying against a stunning backdrop of mighty mountains and lush greenery. The weather in Hinterthal is pleasantly mild during the summer, providing you with perfect conditions for getting out and exploring. Ready for a relaxing stay instead of high-octane adventure? Whatever you're planning for when you get here, ChaletsPlus provides you with plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation in this beautiful part of Austria.
The summers here are incredibly beautiful, with the weather welcoming you to enjoy all manner of exciting activities and excursions during your stay. This quintessential Austrian village lies in the heart of unspoilt nature, meaning there’s no shortage of stunning scenery to explore by foot or bicycle. You’ll find plenty of marked hiking trails and bike paths to help you on your way, with plenty of choice so you can decide between casual walks with great views of the wildlife and more challenging journeys that will put you to the test. After you’ve visited Hinterthal once, you’ll fall in love with the place and be counting down the days until the next time you can visit. Time and again you’ll relish the remarkable character of this quaint corner of Austria.

About Hinterthal in the Summer

Facilities Hinterthal

Hinterthal provides you with plenty in the way of facilities. Not only is there a supermarket where you can stock up on groceries and daily essentials, there’s also plenty of dining options with restaurants to cater to all kinds of tastes. Sporting activities are also ample here, while local village life is ready and waiting to embrace you.
  • Supermarket: those needing a wider choice of products can visit a large supermarket in nearby Maria Alm.
  • ATM
  • Shops: larger shops can be found in nearby Zell am See and Saalfelden.
  • Outdoor pool in Maria Alm (only 8km away)
  • Hiking and cycle paths
  • Restaurants: wide variety of eateries, with more to choose from in nearby Maria Alm.


Hinterthal is home to all kinds of exciting summer activities. You can keep it simple and step out on your own for a hike through unspoilt nature, or delve deep into the local culture and rich history of the region with a wide variety of inspiring attractions.


The Hochkönig region is a popular destination for hikers. There’s more than 340 kilometres of hiking trails to discover here, while cyclists and mountain bikers are equally well provided for with fantastic trails amidst the marvellous mountain landscapes. Those looking for high-octane pursuits can really push themselves to the limit here, while those who’d rather something more relaxed can take it at their own pace with a laid-back hike instead. The Salzburgerland region has more than 7,000 kilometres of cycle paths and mountain bike trails in total, ensuring there’s something to accommodate all levels of adrenaline junkie.

Krimmler Waterfalls

The Krimmler Waterfalls are a sight to behold. This wondrous waterfall is 380 metres in height, making it the largest one of its kind in Europe. The water itself descends in three phases, with even the shortest boasting a drop of 100 metres. In the immediate vicinity there’s a 4 kilometre walking route with numerous viewing platforms so you can get a better perspective on this inspiring local landmark. Remember to have your camera or smartphone handy!

Water Sports

Big fan of water sports? There’s no better way to spend an afternoon or two in the summer than heading out onto the water. In Hinterthal, there’s plenty in the way of water sporting goodness to get excited about. Several rivers and lakes can be found in the region, allowing you to canoe, kayak, water ski, surf, sail and much more. A sailing school is on hand to get you up to speed on the maritime basics, while a rental centre means you can stock up on all the kit you need.

World of the Ice Giants

This spectacular attraction is another essential addition to any itinerary. However, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a bit of a hike before you can savour the sights, with the trip to these stunning caves an experience itself. Once you’ve hiked your way to these caves you’ll be treated to one of the largest underground cave networks in the world. Once you’ve entered, you’ll be transported back in time to when this part of the world was in the full grip of an ice age. Remember to pack some warmer layers with you before you head out, with temperatures in the caves often falling below zero. A cable car carries you for the last leg of the outgoing journey, bringing you to the entrance of the caves at an altitude of approximately 1,640 metres.

Tobogganing in Saalfelden

In the summer, there’s no excuse for not giving the nearby toboggan run a try. The Alpine Coaster is a popular attraction in Saalfelden, with a total run length of 1.6 kilometres that boasts plenty of bends and jumps to test your nerves. Brace yourself for the ride of your life!

Swimming in Maria Alm

You can take the edge off a hot summer day with a trip to the swimming pool in nearby Maria Alm, only 8 kilometres from Hinterthal itself. This outdoor pool is ideal for families with little ones, with the slide on site stretching for a whopping 40 metres. While the kids enjoy the water, parents can kick back and relax poolside as the sun shines on.


When the sun is shining, head to the golf course. There’s no course within the limits of Hinterthal itself, but you can travel to nearby Urslautal for a first class place to perfect your swing. This spectacular golf course has a full 18 holes and is situated between Maria Alm and Saalfelden. Ideal for both beginners and those with a little more experience, it’s a popular option for summer holidaymakers looking for a great day out.


If you love soaking up new cultures and devouring history, the city of Salzburg is waiting for you. This iconic city is bursting at the seams with historic heritage and romantic character, with a host of landmarks and sights for you to savour. Visit the birthplace of Mozart, hit the shops and stock up on gifts for those back home, or dine in style at one of many fine restaurants.

The SalzburgLand Card

With the SalzburgLand Card, you’ve plenty of perks to look forward to during your stay in Hinterthal. With this card, you enjoy great discounts and deals on all manner of activities and excursions. For example, you can enjoy free entry to more than 190 nearby attractions, including castles and palaces, various natural wonders and more. Additionally, you can use this card to use some public transport services in Salzburg for free. A great way to save money during your summer holiday in Hinterthal.

Chalets in Hinthertal

At ChaletsPlus, we offer a variety of holiday rentals to cater to groups of all sizes. Our pick of chalets include properties that can sleep as little as four people, along with rentals that will comfortably sleep up to ten. Our chalets come fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts and conveniences you could want. Perfect for those who want to feel right at home during their stay.

How to get to Hinterthal

Hinterthal in Austria is incredibly accessible. The village itself is only some 78 kilometres from the major highway routes and is approximately 1,000 kilometres from Utrecht. In the summer months, Hinterthal is also accessible by rail services, while several airlines provide flights to nearby airports.

Train Stations:

  • Saalfelden, 15km
  • Zell am See, 25km
  • Bischofshofen, 27km
  • Schwarzach im Pongau, 30km

  • Salzburg, 63km
  • Innsbruck, 134km
  • München, 191km
  • Klagenfurt, 217km

Questions about Hinterthal?

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Impression Hinterthal in the Summer


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Hinterthal Lodge D3
Hinterthal Lodge D3
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Pure Hinterthal Top A6
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