Look forward to a spectacular summer holiday in KönigsleitenThe Austrian town of Königsleiten is one of the most central municipalities in the Zillertal Arena. This charming village sits at an altitude of approximately 1,600 metres, making it an incredibly popular destination for ski lovers and snowboarders. However, outside of the winter months, there’s plenty to love about Königsleiten. It’s an ideal summer holiday destination, with all you need to kick back, relax and unwind. Alternatively, adventure is never far away when you enjoy a summertime break here. Lying on the border between Tyrol and Salzburgerland, the views are really something here. The snow-capped peaks slowly turn green as the summer temperatures settle in, while the Hohe Tauern National Park (one of the largest in Europe) provides you with plenty of ground to cover when you’re out exploring. Young and old can look forward to all manner of exciting activities and excursions when visiting Königsleiten, with no moment having to go to waste.
About Königsleiten in the Summer
Facilities KönigsleitenIn the summer, this part of Austria takes on a whole new light, with plenty of premier facilities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Enjoy the nearby amenities as you shop for gifts to take back home or stock up on daily essentials, browse the sporting goods store for must-have gear, or see about renting a bike so you can explore meandering mountain trails.
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ActivitiesSummer is the ideal time to enjoy the best of Königsleiten. The high temperatures bring local wildlife out from the cold, while many mountain villages offer you a perfect spot for a day trip during your holiday. There’s always plenty to do when you stay at our premier chalet accommodation in Königsleiten.
Krimmler WaterfallsThe Krimmler Waterfalls is a must-see sight for anyone visiting Königsleiten. This beautiful natural wonder is the largest stepped waterfall in Europe, with an impressive height of 380 metres. In the summer, water flows in abundance as the ice melts in the sunnier climate, allowing the falls to show off their full potential. Bring your camera with you when you visit, or else miss some of the most marvellous photo ops you’ll ever have.
Krimmler Panoramic RoadNo visit to the Krimmler Waterfalls is complete without a beautiful walk in nature. There’s a panoramic road right nearby purely for this purpose, all within an easy reach of your apartment in Königsleiten. Stretching four kilometres along the waterfalls and more majestic natural sights, it’s an ideal viewpoint for a hike to remember. Meanwhile, many restaurants and cafes are within close proximity, providing you with a perfect spot for a bite to eat or to refresh with a drink.
Durlaßboden ReservoirDuring the warm summer months, nothing beats taking the edge off the temperature with a dip in cool water. If you’re staying at one of our apartments in Königsleiten, pencil some time for a dive into nearby Durlaßboden Reservoir. The water feels great under the summer sun, while there’s plenty of action going on here during the warmer season. Enjoy a ride on a pedal boat or get set for paddle boarding. Alternatively, you could always just keep it simple with a swim. Additionally, there’s a playground for the kids and facilities for cooking up a barbecue feast.
WasserWunderWeltWhen you’re staying in Königsleiten, you’re only a short trip away from WasserWunderWelt. This park is located near the Krimmler Waterfalls and celebrates all things water. You and the little ones will learn plenty here, with enthralling exhibits to keep the grey matter turning. You can also kick back while the kids burn off some steam in the playground once they’re done learning for the day.
ObservatoryOne of the most exciting and educational days out in Königsleiten is a trip to the local observatory. This planetarium has a unique location high in the Austrian mountains. In fact, it’s the highest observatory in Europe. You can enjoy a tour of the facility itself, before settling in to gaze upwards at the cosmos. While you’re in the vicinity, you may wish to hang around until sunset to take in the twilight from a truly terrific vantage point.
Hohe Tauern National ParkWildlife lovers and hikers will love the range of trails on offer at the Hohe Tauern National Park. It’s an absolute must for anyone holidaying in the area, with plenty of plant life and thousands of animal species to keep an eye out for. There’s challenging walks aplenty here, while stunning natural scenery including glaciers, mountain peaks, waterfalls and forests can all be enjoyed.
Kristallbad Swimming PoolsNot far from your chalet accommodation in Königsleiten lies the Kristallbad in the village of Wald im Pinzgau. This small outdoor pool is an ideal spot to soak up the sun on sizzling summer days, while all the family will find something to keep them occupied here. Children will love the indoor slide, while the sunbathing lawn is a perfect spot for mum and dad to unwind. There’s also a heated indoor pool on offer here, making it a great go-to for all weather activity. What’s more, there’s a sauna and fitness room on site so you can pamper yourself or put yourself through a gruelling workout, depending on your mood.
Toboggan RunExperience a thrill like no other when you vacation in Königsleiten with a ride on the local toboggan run. The Arena Coaster run is just west of the town, promising nail-biting excitement for young and old. The run totals 1,450 metres, with plenty of bends and turns to look forward to. It’s a real rush to descend down this run, while there’s few better ways to take in the sights of your new surroundings than from your spot in the toboggan itself. There’s also a children’s playground here so they can burn off any energy that might be left after braving the Arena Coaster.
Active (family) holidayKönigsleiten is an ideal place for young and old alike. There is something to do for everyone: How about parasailing, trout fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, going on a tour from hut to hut, cycling or mountain bike, sunbathing and, of course, relaxing! In Königsleiten you can experience everything a summer holiday should offer.
Chalets in KönigsleitenThere are more than 60 individual chalets for you to choose form in Königsleiten. With so much variety, you can count on the perfect property to meet your requirements when you book with ChaletsPlus. All rentals are fully equipped with modern comforts and conveniences, ensuring you’ll want for nothing when you visit. We have rentals that can sleep as little as four and as many as 14 guests at any one time, meaning even the largest of groups can holiday together in Königsleiten when you book with ChaletsPlus.
Getting to Königsleiten is easy enough thanks to convenient road links. If you’re not driving, you’ll be pleased to know the area is served by reliable train and flight services.
How to get to Königsleiten
- Wald im Pinzgau approx. 12km
- Mittersill approx. 35km
- Jenbach approx. 50km
- Innsbruck approx. 95km
- Salzburg approx. 185km
- München approx. 215km