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Horse adventures for the whole family at Katschberg

For all horse and pony fans we have the perfect activities in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region in Upper Carinthia: A relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride to the Pritzhütte, a visit to the Ponyalm with children or a gentle horseback ride in the nature - you can experience all of this directly at Katschberg.

Ponyalm - the perfect destination for the little ones

A visit to the Ponyalm in Gontal can't be missing during your summer or autumn holiday in the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region. At the Ponyalm you have the possibility to pet and groom the ponies and also take a ride with them.

Beside the pony riding there are also the following highlights available at the Ponyalm at Katschberg:

  • a petting zoo with small animals
  • a panorama hiking route to hike together with children and enjoy nature
  • a pony kneipp basin
  • a playground for the children
  • an pony observation area
  • Fridolin, the donkey

Horse-drawn carriage rides to the Ponyalm and Pritzhütte

The Pritzhütte and the Ponyalm are popular destinations for the whole family and can be reached by foot (4 km) or also by horse-drawn carriages. The horse-drawn carriage rides with the "Ponyalmexpress" start at the town centre of Katschberghöhe and lead through the nature reserve Gontal to the Ponyalm at the Pritzhütte with an average 2 hp. A true pony adventure for kids is waiting there - including petting and riding! It is mandatory to make a booking for the horse-drawn carriage directly at the alpine horse center Katschberg.

Timetable "Ponyalmexpress"

July & August: daily at 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 01.00 pm, 02.30 pm

May, June, September & October: daily at 10.00 am, 02.00 pm

Reservation at the alpine horse center Katschberg is necessary! Subject to change.

All world’s happiness you’ll find on the back of the horses

The alpine horse center Katschberg offers numerous possibilities to discover the whole region on the backs of their horses. Beginners can make their first tries inside Austria’s highest horse riding hall on 1.650m altitude. Very popular are the good-natured Norikers or the cute ponies that make the children's hearts skip a beat. Experienced riders may enjoy the fresh mountain air during a horse ride at Katschberg while passing by flowering fields and rushing mountain streams. It is mandatory to make a booking for the directly at the alpine horse center Katschberg.

horse riding at Katschberg

The nature reserve Gontal at Katschberg

Not only the Ponyalm at the Pritzhütte is a special destination at the nature reserve Gontal, it is also the starting point for several hiking trails to different summits of the Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal region or the Salzburger Lungau. During summer and autumn you can also visit various traditional events in Gontal during Bauernherbst season - the Katschberger HoamArt.

Wanderer in der Gontalscharte am Katschberg