The magic of hiking ...

Piesendorf Niedernsill presents itself as certified "Austrian Hiking Villages" with the Hiking Quality Seal. 

For those who leave the valley behind with every metre of altitude and immerse themselves in the unspoilt nature of our mountain and alpine world. With every step you take, you feel the silence and realise that everyday life has been left at home. You feel free, taking one step after another with ease, while the sun makes the mountain peaks glow. 

Look forward to our certified hiking accommodation. These hiking specialists know their stuff: They know which tour is best for you, where to find the best mountain huts and what to pack in your backpack. The hiking taxi will pick you up and drop you off our guided hikes. In addition, you can enjoy guided National Park tours with our specially trained National Park rangers! Want to know more? 



The arena for your perfect backdrop

With the Kitzb√ľhel Alps on one side and the majestic mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park on the other - this fairytale landscape ranges from gentle grassy mountains to towering primary rock giants.

Whether you're looking for an easy hike in the 1st dimension up to 1,300 m, a varied day hike in the 2nd dimension up to 2,300 m or challenging mountaineering in the 3rd dimension up to 3,000 m and more - Piesendorf Niedernsill has the right mountains for you! 

Hiking in 3 Dimensions | © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill, Foto Harry Liebmann

Dimension

  1. Dimension up to 1,300 m
    Easy hikes on the flat valley floor up to the forest line. Hiking time from one hour to half day. Ideal for getting into the swing of things and building up your stamina for the 2nd dimension.  
  2. Dimension up to 2,300 m
    Varied day tours in the area of the Pinzgau Grasberge in the north and in the south to above the forest line of the Hohe Tauern. An ideal warm up for the 3rd dimension. 
  3. Dimension up to 3,000 m ...
    For experienced hikers with good physical condition, sure-footedness and a head for heights in the Hohe Tauern. 
Hiking pleasure in a magnificent scenery | © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill, Foto Harry Liebmann

Guided hikes

On our guided hikes on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a selected guide, a taxi will take you to the edge of the forest. The advantage of this is that you can take your first steps in the cool of the forest and arrive at the alpine hut fit and alert, ready to take in the breathtaking views of over 30 three thousand-metre peaks. 

Tuesday

GUIDED MOUNTAIN LOVERS TOUR

Mid-May to end of September 2023 - Piesendorf Niedernsill

This guided hike takes you to some of the peaks of the Kitzb√ľhel Alps/Pingzauer Grasberge. A hiker's taxi will take you to the starting point of the tour, from where you can explore the flora and fauna of the mountain world.

Hiking in the Kitzb√ľhel Alps/Pinzgauer Grasberge | ¬© TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill, Foto Harry Liebmann
Meeting point 9 am tourist office Piesendorf Niedernsill
Duration approx. 5 hours (medium) 
Charge each person ‚ā¨ 15.00 (taxi included) 
with Fun+ Card each person ‚ā¨ 5.00 (taxi included)  
Equipment Drink, snack, sturdy shoes, rain protection & sticks
Registration until noon the day before at the tourist office Niedernsill by phone +43 6548 8232

Wednesday

HERBAL HIKE

31st May to 13th September 2023 - Piesendorf

Connect with the plants and make healing products! Gather local wild herbs and medicinal plants on a leisurely walk and make a herbal oil, tincture or ointment. 

Herbal hiking | © Susanne Mitterer
Meeting point 9 am parking lot Walchen
Duration approx. 2.5 hours 
Charge adult ‚ā¨ 30.00 | child (8-15 years) ‚ā¨ 16.00 | children up to 8 years free (‚ā¨ 4.00 for materials if ypu want to make something yourself)
with Fun+ Card adult ‚ā¨ 15.00 | child (13-15 years) ‚ā¨ 8.00
Bonus with the Fun+ Card: children up to 12 years free of charge!
Included in the price Fabric herb collection bag, notebook with pen, materials and, of course, the homemade herbal product. 
Registration until 5 pm the day before at the tourist office Piesendorf by phone +43 6549 7239

Thursday

GUIDED NATURE DISCOVERY HIKE

Mid-May to end of September 2023 - Piesendorf Niedernsill

After the ascent in the hiking taxi, you will be accompanied by a hiking guide on a journey of discovery through the beauty of nature. During the guided hike you will learn interestings facts about the landscape and its minerals. 

Nature pleasure hike in Piesendorf Niedernsill | © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill, Foto Harry Liebmann
Meeting point 9 am tourist office Piesendorf Niedernsill
Duration approx. 5 hours (medium) 
Charge each person ‚ā¨ 15.00 (taxi included) 
with Fun+ Card each person ‚ā¨ 5.00 (taxi included)  
Equipment Drink, snack, sturdy shoes, rain protection & sticks
Registration until noon the day before at the tourist office Niedernsill by phone Tel. +43 6548 8232
Alpine life in the National Park valleys | © NPHT

Guided National Park ranger tours

Learn about the natural resources of the Hohe Tauern National Park and discover its unique flora and fauna. National Park ranger will guide you through the diversity of this unique high mountain landscape. 

Meet a Ranger

The alpine marmot, also known as the "Mankei", lives in families in underground burrows. | © NPHT, Foto Rieder

Meet the people who protect our National Park and learn how you can preserve these treasures for future generations. 

From July to September, you can meet and join National Park rangers in the valleys of the National Park. 
 

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Pinzgauer Spaziergang - mountain hiking trail 

The Pinzgauer Spaziergang trail runs parallel to the Salzach valley at around 2,000 m above sea level along the Kitzb√ľhel Alps/Pinzgau Grasberge and is considered a relaively easy, well-marked trail without any major technical difficulties. At around 25 km in length, the trail is not to be underestimated!

The trail starts on the Schmittenh√∂he, Zell am See's local mountain, which is easily reached by the Schmittenh√∂hebahn/trassXpress. From there it heads west, following the ridge in places, but mostly just below it. Major climbs are rare, with most of the trail between 1,800 m and 2,000 m above sea level. 

Family hiking on the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail | © TVB Piesendorf Niedernsill, Foto Harry Liebmann

Shelter huts are located at several crossings and several variants also allow summit ascents, such as the 

  • Maurerkogel 2,074 m
  • Zirmkogel 2,215 m
  • Hochkogel 2,249 m
  • B√§rensteinkopf 2,225 m, ...

From the B√ľrglh√ľtte hut at 1,699 m above sea level, the path leads down to Stuhlfelden. 
 

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Pinzgauer Marienweg

The entire Pinzgauer Marienweg trail is about 230 km long. There are no daily stages because each pilgrim walks at his or her own pace and needs time to rest or change the route. 

Some of the paths lead through untouched nature, through meadows and forests, over hill and dale, through beautiful valleys, past shrines and chapels, streams and lakes. The route is rich in cultural and religious impressions. 
 

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