Tourism office Gmünd | Region Katschberg Lieser-Maltatal
Family winters in the Lieser-Maltatal
Fun in the white stuff is fun in all sorts of colours here. There are holiday activities to suit everybody, from our young guests to sporting and active holidaymakers.
The Lieser and Malta Valley is ideally suited to a family holiday. Young children are looked after in the baby- and child-friendly establishments whilst parents and siblings have fun on the piste, or go skating, cross-country skiing or tobogganing.
Everyone will find the right solution for a holiday away from the piste, with plenty of options for alternative winter activities: Tobogganing on the Sonnalm Stubeck along the access road down into the valley, or the whole family hurtling across the mirror smooth natural ice rinks in the region. On an undemanding winter walk, snowshoeing with a National Park ranger or ski touring, one experiences the two Nature Reserves, the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Nockberge Biosphere Park, in their very beautiful winter clothing.
Tough sporting challenges are presented by ice climbing in the Malta Valley. The area round the frozen waterfalls has developed into a first rate location, distinguished above all by its versatility. Whether a beginner or an expert, everyone will find a suitable place for action.
Anyone wanting to carve on the piste will find sufficient kilometres of pistes in the surrounding Katschberg and Innerkrems ski areas. Anyone not wanting to drive by car themselves can use the ski bus to get to the ski area easily.
Gmünd, the Artists’ Town with the Birgit Bachmann & Fritz Russ House Gallery, the Fritz Russ Sculpture Garden and the cosy cafés and boutiques invites one to go exploring in the medieval lanes. For example, in the Porsche Motor Museum there is the complete range of cars, from the first Porsches via Austro-Daimler, Steyr and Volkswagen up to Porsche as the serial winner on all the racetracks and roads in the world.
There is a suitable holiday activity for every taste here, whether staying in a hotel, holiday studio or on holiday at a farm – here one really does experience a regional and traditional winter holiday.
In the Lieser and Malta Valley families, grandparents and singles with children find both an inner contentment for body, mind and soul, and a feeling of relaxation to ‘take home’ and talk about.