Quality approved hiking & nature experiences

In Austria's hiking villages, passionate hiking enthusiasts can look forward to the ultimate hiking and nature experience as well as an optimal hiking infrastructure.

The Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality guarantees the highest standards of service and experience in the villages, businesses and along the trails. Each region boasts impressive natural attractions, from wild mountain streams to romantic alpine pastures and mythical power places. 

Austria's Hiking Seal of Quality

Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality for Hiking Villages | © Österreichs Wanderdörfer


In Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality, the hiking villages reflects the connection between the guest and the hiking infrastructure. The central task of the hiking village in the destination is to prepare the hiker for the experience of "nature", to give a foretaste of possible nature, landscape and cultural experiences. A good hiking village is characterised by an attractive and authentic overall appearance, a valuable landscape that can be lived and experienced, and a comprehensive "hiking infrastructure". 

Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality for Hiking Trails | © Österreichs Wanderdörfer


The guiding trail is like a red thread through the region. Step by step, the hiker should feel, hike and experience the "Magic of Hiking" and the region's guiding idea.   

Certified hiking trails in Piesendorf 

Certified hiking trails in Niedernsill 

Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality for Hiking Accommodations | © Österreichs Wanderdörfer


The hiking accommodations is the hiker's base camp, where the daily hiking experience begins and ends. It is here that hikers can relax, recharge their batteries and prepare for more adventures in nature. For this reason, a hospitable, needs-based and hiker-optimised service program is the cornerstone of a perfect hiking experience. 

Playful hiking

Playing by the water | © Österreichs Wanderdörfer, Foto Tim Ertl

Play ideas in and with nature - because nature is the best playground of all.

In nature, everything is alive, real and functioning in unparalleled abundance and diversity. Nowhere else does the family have the opportunity to be active with all its senses. 

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