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Special Advent experience - the Katschberg Advent Trail

This year is a special year - with special measures and a very safe Advent experience at Katschberg. The Katschberger Adventweg takes place under the motto "Hiking at the Katschberger Adventweg". The Adventweg will be illuminated as usual and put its visitors in a pre-Christmas mood. The huts with musicians and arists will be closed this year. The trail can be hiked during the opening times with free entry in an atmospheric ambience.

Katschberg Advent Experience

Hiking at the Katschberger Advent Trail at 1.750 m

These special times need special and safe experiences. The Katschberger Adventweg as winter hiking trail is definitely one of them. It doesn't take much - especially no kitsch and commerce. Enjoy the unique, quiet atmosphere and let yourself be charmed by the untouched scenery of the nature reserve Gontal at Katschberg at over 1.750 m.

Immerse yourself in the contemplative time and walk along the romantically illuminated winter hiking trail with atmospheric stations such as the forest of lights, the Christmas maze, the living nativity scene with sheep and ponies as well as the souvenir and handicraft hut with all sorts of handmade and self-carved items as well as the rustic tea stations along the way.

Get tips from us for a safe Advent experience on the Katschberg and spend the perfect holiday with your Advent-package with us in the pre-Christmas season!


Opening Times of the Katschberger Adventweg

The hiking trail is illuminated from December 8, 2020 - December 25, 2020, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, as well as Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm and can be hiked with free admission in an atmospheric ambience.

If you want a steaming tea at the rustic wood-burning stoves, you should get a high-quality thermo cup at the beginning of the path (thermo cup: € 8.00). Only in this cup tea is poured free of charge at the tea stations.

 

Christmas as it used to be...

High up in the mountains, surrounded by untouched nature, a special kind of Advent magic awaits you - the hike to the Katschberger Adventweg! Let yourself be carried away to a Christmas like it used to be with a winter Advent hike at Katschberg or a horse-drawn sleigh ride to the Pritzhütte.

The countless lanterns along the way do their part and create a feeling of pleasant warmth with the soft light in the snow. Tea stations provide internal warmth.

This year's Advent hike leads from Oberkatschberg over the Gontal-trail towards Pritzhütte (2.5 km) past atmospheric stations such as the forest of lights or the Christmas maze and the first tea stations. The romantically illuminated winter hiking trail continues past the Pritzhütte to the Lex-Stadl (1 km) with a living nativity scene and the souvenir and handicraft hut with all kinds of handcrafted and self-carved items.

Warming tea stations at the Katschberger Adventweg

Free tea stations along the hiking trail provide internal warmth.

If you want a warming tea, you should get a high-quality thermo cup at the beginning of the Advent hiking trail so that steaming tea can be poured into your own personal cup at the rustic wood-burning stoves. (Thermo cup: € 8.00).

The high-quality thermo cups are available at the beginning of the Katschberger Adventweg and in the souvenir & handicrafts hut as well as in the Katschberg tourist office and in the hotels on Katschberg.

With the horse-drawn sleigh to the Advent experience

A romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride over the Gontalweg is a special experience at the Katschberger Adventweg. Horse-drawn sleighs run regularly from the Alpengasthof Bacher to the Pritzhütte - the rest of the Advent path itself is only accessible on foot.

Costs & booking

Costs: € 24,00 per adult & € 12,00 per child round trip.
A horse-drawn sleigh ride is only possible with pre-reservation.
Reservation at Horse Center Katschberg via e-Mail info@pferdezentrum-katschberg.at or via phone +43 664 28 44 583.


Tips for a unique and safe Advent experience on the Katschberg

With distance.

The Katschberger Adventweg is a real winter hike this year... This is what makes it so special. In order to make this hike a contemplative Advent experience, we would like to give some tips on the way.

  • You are walking a few kilometers in the wonderfully snow-covered Gontal at over 1,750m. We therefore recommend good shoes, warm clothing and possibly a headlamp or torch.
  • This year it will not be possible to warm up in the huts. Therefore, the entire hike from Oberkatschberg to the end of the Katschberger Adventweg could be too strenuous for small children or the older generation. Because of that we recommend the path to the Pritzhütte for the little ones with an exciting forest of lights, a Christmas maze and the first tea stations. In addition, strollers are unsuitable for the hike.
  • The winter hike is also very suitable for dogs. However, out of consideration for other visitors and the horses, it is important to take the leash requirement seriously.
  • We ask for your own responsibility. This year the Advent Trail is accessible as a hiking trail outdoors without exception, but we ask for the necessary distance of 1m, especially outside of our own group of visitors.
  • In the souvenir & handicraft hut, mouth and nose protection is mandatory according to the Federal Government's Ordinance (Shops & Trade). There is no mask requirement on the Advent Trail, which this year will only be an illuminated hiking trail and in the outdoor area.
  • Also in the horse-drawn carriages, if the distance of 1m to other groups of visitors cannot be maintained, mouth and nose protection must be worn.