Activities in Niederau

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    Walking

    Niederau and the Wildschönau Valley host over 300km of marked walking trails. These range from a nice, flat walk along the valley into Oberau or for the more energetic, hike up to the top of the Grosser Beil at 2309m, the highest peak in the Wildschönau Valley. The mountain gondolas make access into the higher trails very easy and the tourist office organise a weekly guided walking programme - one of the numerous benefits of the Wildschönau All-Inclusive Card.

    Culture

    Berchtesgaden Historic Tour
    Mondays - from £28

    This is a full day tour of the Royal Spa town of Berchtesgaden. A historical trip to this pretty Bavarian town famous for its salt mines and Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Visit the historic tea house for excellent views that stretch all the way to Salzburg. There's plenty to do around Berchtesgaden so we leave it to you to make decide on the best use of your day.

    If you simply want to stay in Berchtesgaden, there's plenty to see and do - explore the church, food markets, museums, eat ice cream by the emerald green lake, and enjoy views of the eagles nest.

    The Eagle's Nest or Kehlsteinhaus is the real highlight of the area. A tea house for diplomats, built for Adolf Hitler's 50th Birthday by Martin Bormann. Amazingly the building avoided Allied bombing back in WWII and has been open to the public since 1952. Up at 1,834m, the views from the Eagles Nest reach right across the valley to Salzburg and over many surrounding peaks and lakes. The building itself hasn't been changed - the original features are still here including the brass lift through the cliff face, and the original fireplace given to Hitler by Mussolini in 1938.

    In the still-working Berchtesgaden salt mines you'll need to pop on a miners outfit for your journey underground. Kids will love the huge slides that get you from room to room - although there are steps if you'd like to miss these out - while the adults will probably prefer the boat ride across the spectacular underground lake.

    Whichever trip you choose to do, there'll still be time afterwards to wander the cobbled streets of Berchtesgaden itself, and time for a lunch stop in the square.
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    Adult Child
    Salt Mines
    €16
    €9.50
    Eagles Nest
    €16.10
    €9.30

    Things to bring:
    Passport
    Camera
    Comfortable shoes
    Light jacket/waterproof

    Please note:
    All tour will have an English speaking guide.
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer to Berchtesgaden only.
    The journey from Niederau to Berchtesgaden departs at around 9am before returning you for approximately 6pm.

    Grossglockner Scenic Tour
    Tuesday - from £34
    A scenic drive up to Austria's highest Mountain for some amazing views and a chance to spend some time with the friendly marmots - a great day out for all the family.

    Venture deep into the Hohe Tauern National Park on the High Alpine Road which leads to the glacial base of Austria's highest mountain - the 3,798m high Grossglockner. The scenery in the area is amazing - although the incredible engineering feat of the Grossglockner road is pretty special too. For many this is considered as one of the best driving roads in the world and is often referred to as Bikers' Heaven.

    On the way up, there'll be photo stops and a break at a mountain top café. Quite often the local marmots that live nearby can be spotted here too - and they're very friendly. You'll have a few hours to yourself at the top. In this time you might want to take the short walk down to see the Eastern Alp’s largest glacier up close, or visit a museum to learn more about the mountain and the road. All of the the visitors exhibitions are free to enter including a classic car and bike museum.

    On the way back there'll be time for a stop in Zell am See, giving you the chance to grab an ice cream next to Lake Zell or explore the 11th century church.

    Things to bring:
    Comfortable walking shoes
    Sun cream
    Camera
    Warm layers/waterproof jacket

    Please note:
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer up the High Alpine Road and to Zell am See.
    There will be an English speaking guide on the trip.
    The journey from Niederau departs at around 8am before returning you for approximately 6pm and takes approximately 2 hours each way.

    Salzburg City Tour
    Fridays - from £29
    A city made famous by its music, Salzburg is home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. Explore the cobbled old town, the cathedral and medieval fortress before crossing the river to stroll through the pretty gardens of the Mirabell Palace. Shop to your heart’s content on the world-famous Getreidegasse.

    You'll be joined by an English speaking guide as you make your way through the Tirol over to the Salzburger region. Once in Salzburg you can choose to either spend your day on your own itinerary or join your guide for an hour long walking tour to get an added insight into the varied history of this impressive city.

    You'll have around 6-7 hours to explore the city.

    Adult Child
    City walking tour- 1 hour €9 €4.50

    Things to bring:
    Passport - you'll pass through Germany
    Comfortable shoes

    Please note:
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer. There will be an English speaking guide on the coach.
    The journey time from Niederau to Salzburg takes around one and a half to two hours, departing Niederau at around 9am and returning you for approximately 6pm.

    Krimml Waterfalls Walk
    Sundays - from £24
    At the foot of the Gerlos Pass, the Krimml Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Europe and fifth highest in the world. It's said that the mist from the falls has ‘healing powers’ and is great for hay fever and asthma.

    Located in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, you'll be taken directly to the bottom of the falls by an experienced guide who will explain all you need to know about the area. There's some pretty spectacular views from the foot of the falls - alternatively follow the path as far as you wish up the side of the falls.

    There are three stages to the waterfalls. If you're planning on walking all the way to the top then you'll want to give yourself an hour and a half at least to complete the climb - the path is quite steep but well worth the effort. There's plenty of viewing points and photo stops along the walking path and an excellent restaurant around two thirds of the way up - again with excellent views. Less able walkers don't have to miss out on getting to the top though - you can take a taxi to the top for around €11.

    What to bring:
    Camera
    Comfortable walking shoes
    Light jacket/rain coat
    Hiking poles - not necessary but recommended

    Please note:
    The path may not be suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and those with walking difficulties due to the steep gradient.
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer.
    The journey time from Niederau to Krimml falls takes around one and a half to two hours, departing Niederau at around 11.45am and returning you for approximately 7pm.

    Hidden Lakes tour
    Thursdays - from £28
    A chance to visit some of the lesser known lakes surrounding the Wilder Kaiser region. This is a must for all budding photographers - the mountains behind the beautiful clear waters of the lakes helps produce excellent results whatever your skill level with a camera though.

    The first lake stop is Walchsee, where you can stroll along the promenade, grab an ice cream or some lunch. The tour then continues to the remote lake of Hechtsee which sits just above the town of Kufstein. You'll also have enough time to explore the narrow cobbled streets of Kufstein or see the 13th century fortress - one of the largest in Austria. After that we'll take you via the beautiful Rein valley lakes and onto the medieval town of Rattenburg on the River Inn - the perfect place to go if you’re looking to see a really traditional Austrian village.

    What to bring:
    Camera
    Comfortable shoes
    Light jacket/rain coat
    Sun cream

    Please note:
    There are multiple stops on this trip.
    Kufstein's cobbled streets may not be suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer. There will be an English speaking guide on the coach.
    The excusion departs Kitzbühel at around 11am and returns at approximately 6pm.

    Munich
    Wednesdays - from £27
    Spend a day in Bavaria’s capital with plenty of time for shopping, culture and maybe even visting the famous beer hall, the Hofbrauhaus.

    There's a lot to see and do in Munich. Either explore on your own itinerary or join the guide for an expert orientation of the city.
    Definite highlights that shouldn't be missed include the Glockenspiel clock in Marienplatz - especially at 11am, and the spectacular Gothic cathedral - which holds up to 2000 people. Spend some time wandering around the outdoor farmers markets and sample some of the local honey, spices, meats, cheese and pastries.
    The Deutsches Museum, founded in 1903, is the world’s largest museum of science and technology while the Alte Pinakothek contains a 14th to 16th Century treasure trove of artworks - one piece of note being The Madonna of the Carnation, the only Da Vinci in a German Gallery.

    Adult Child
    City walking tour- 1 hour €9 €4.50

    What to bring:
    Passport
    Comfortable shoes

    Please note:
    The excursion price includes your return coach transfer. There will be an English speaking guide on the coach.
    The excusion departs Niederau at around 8.30am and returns at approximately 6pm.

    Please note:
    Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive.
    Infants who do not require a seat are free.
    Many entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.
    Prices above are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change.
    Days and times are subject to change and will be confirmed by your Thomson Holiday Advisor in resort.

    Active

    • outdoor pool • outdoor tennis courts • electric bike hire • rafting • canyoning • horse riding in Niederau and Mühltal

    Hikers

    For a good day's hiking try the Sonnjoch or the Grosser Beil (2309m), the highest peak in the Wildschönau.

    Ramblers

    Good low and high level peak walks with a variety of terrain, forest, road and track routes.

    Strollers

    A nice flat valley floor walk, from Niederau to Oberau, following the main river route. From the top of the cable car in Niederau, several gentle strolls are possible.

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