Enjoy smmer in Haus im Ennstal-Aich-Gössenberg!
Summer Holiday in Haus
Leisure activities in summer
Splashing in the swimming lake, Hole in One at the local golf course, or out and about by foot or by bike - in our region, big and small get their money's worth. Fun pony rides, archery at the 3D course, visit to the Styrian Bodensee lake or up to the World Cup ski resort Hauser Kaibling - just to mention some of all the leisure activities offered in our holiday region!
Calm, clear air and gorgeous views await you. Wonderful scenery with rich fauna and flora add to a perfect indulgence. For cosy moments with culinary delicacies, there are our mountain huts on the Hauser Kaibling. Have a rest after a long hike to one of the mountain tops, or after an easy-going walk, and stop by in one of the Alpine huts for a culinary treat. Walking and hiking suggestions: "Schafsinn" round-trail, Kaiblingalm, Moaralmsee lake, Höchstein, and many more.
"Schafsinn": Sheep on the Hauser Kaibling
To prepare the most beautiful ski runs for winter, during the summer months, 900 sheep are "on duty": our four-legged slope groomers for an ideal environmental sustainable ski run maintenance!
By driving the sheep on the Hauser Kaibling, the Sheep Farming Association, together with the Hauser Kaibling Ski Lifts spark new incentives regarding landscape maintenance:
- Selective grazing of Alpine pastures and ski run areas of the Hauser Kaibling
- Scientific support by the LFZ Raumberg-Gumpenstein
- Alpine pastures' Lamb - Project has benefits for tourism
- Professional marketing via „Ennstaler Schafbauernzentrum" (Enns valley sheep farming centre)
On our family friendly summer walking trail around the Hauser Kaibling, with beautiful viewpoints over the entire Ennstal valley, you learn interesting facts regarding the topic "sheep". Also, you have the opportunity to experience a large flock of sheep with its shepherd and herding dogs in nature! For more information please visit www.schafsinn.at!
Styrian lake Bodensee
The Styrian lake Bodensee is a jewel in the midst of the Schladming-Dachstein region, and a perfect starting point for walks and hikes of all kinds. Family walks around the lake, a hike up to the hut Hans-Wödl-Hütte with the lake Hüttensee, or even demanding Alpine challenges up to mountain tops (e. g. Hochwildstelle or Höchstein).
Whoever prefers the easy-going way, chooses a rowboat ride and admires the surrounding mountains from the middle of the Bodensee lake.
The Aich recreational lake with many activities, such as pirate ship, trampoline (in the water), and a large playing area, and the Haus public outdoor pool with a giant slide, or the 1st Styrian Kneipp-facility Weißenbach are guaranteed refreshing options on a hot day.
Kneipping in Weissenbach
Styria's first outdoor Kneipp facility was opened in in Weißenbach bei Haus in 1984. It invites you to water-treading and to cooling off. Thanks to the beautiful location in the forest with surrounding becks, wooden sun loungers and - last but not least - the Kneipp facility itself, it is a popular place to visit.
The Pebble Beach of the Alps - the 18-Holes-Course has been awarded and nominated to be amongst Austria's leading Golf courses. A "Hole in one" all Golf enthusiasts. The Dachstein Tauern Golf- & Countryclub "designed by Bernhard Langer" is on the doorstep, in Oberhaus. Three further, scenically attractive Golf courses can be found within 40 kilometres, inviting to tee off in a great countryside, between mountains, forests, and waters.
Pit-Pat is a mixture between mini-golf and billiard and requires skill and concentration. The gear consists of 4 balls and a cue. Your play takes place on 18 tables with various obstacles. The goal is to hole the ball with as few pushes as possible (with a maximum of 6 pushes). The balls are in four different colours: green, blue, red, and yellow. The colour of the table-leg accords to the colour of the respective ball to play.
Guaranteed fun for all age groups!
Horses & horseback riding
If you love horses, you have come to the right place! Whether you choose a pony-western-tour with cowboys, covered wagons, campfire, and playing in the great nature, or an easy-going pony-ride over fields and through the forest, there is an activity for everyone.
Archery on the 3D course
In the footsteps of Robin Hood you will experience how demanding archery is, requiring good concentration, strength, and endurance. At the "Abenteuerhof Schiefer", you can try your skills at the on-site 3D course. Along this course, there are, in a varied and demanding terrain, 26 3D animal objects to aim for - indeed, 365 days a year. Practice area for beginners.
Try out a different walking style! Enjoy a wonderful day out in a carefully refurbished vintage-tractor and explore our holiday villages without rush. Thanks to the leisurely pace and the elevated seating on the tractor, you experience the countryside differently.
Our holiday villages are great starting points for pleasant bike rides, easy-going ones along the river Enns, or demanding ones up in the mountains. All family biking trails and mountain bike tours are well marked. Choose your biking or cycling route!
There are only a few areas in the Alps offering such a varied terrain for paragliders. The flying area Schladming-Dachstein convinces with an array of offers, best thermal conditions for long flights, and wonderful soaring terrains. All flying-areas are well developed, starting and landing points are well maintained. Paragliding schools offer basic and advanced training, guiding, assistance, and tandem flights of highest quality. Flights from the Hauser Kaibling are possible anytime according to weather conditions and on request!
Die sports centre Haus im Ennstal offers three tennis courts and one children's tennis court. In Weißenbach, there are also two tennis courts available.
Single Track Haus-Aich
The new Haus-Aich single track opens its gates in the Lärchschachen forest
on 1 July 2023. Thanks to being in a sunny spot, the single track will open until 2 November 2023.
The single track was carefully created, protecting the environment in the best way possible, using a mini digger and lots of manual work on its five kilometres of narrow trails that wind between the forest trees.
Its three loops deliver an exciting biking experience for all ages and levels. For the easiest trail, you need no previous mountain biking knowledge – it’s great for small children on trainer bikes.
You can easily get to the new Haus-Aich single track from the neighbouring villages along the Enns bicycle route.
By train, use Haus railway station, 800m away
By car, there is a small paid-parking area
Bike rental and service centre (including free parking) are at the Hauser Kaibling sports shop.