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Tip for families: The KITIWAPF Summer Festival in Eben im Pongau
Wanderung zur Moosalm in Eben im Pongau
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Tip for families: The KITIWAPF Summer Festival in Eben im Pongau

A clear blue sky and sunshine as far as the eye can see: “I must make the most of it!“, I think and at the weekend I grabbed my younger brother and drove with him to Eben to the new KITIWAPF  (children’s animal hiking trail). As he’s already a “small“ big fan of the Geisterberg in St. Johann, I’m sure he’ll love the animal track stamp trail.

hiking tour for kids in Salzburg
hiking tour for kids in Salzburg

A trail for small explorers and big adventurers  

Arriving in Eben, we’re able to choose from two trails of varying levels of difficulty. We go for the easier (and pushchair-friendly) “Explorers‘ Trail”, as Lukas, at the tender age of four, is still relatively small. The “Adventurers‘ Trail“ is more suited to bigger and keener walkers.

hiking tour for kids in Salzburg
hiking tour for kids in Salzburg

The journey is the reward – on the way up to the Moosalm

Passing various forest animals we head up to Moosalm. We can pick up the stamp booklets plus the KITIWAPF adventure quiz at either starting point. After collecting all the stamps a little surprise awaits us (or rather Lukas) later on.

Fun Fact: On the way up, we got (according to Lukas) a lovely view of the “sea“. I then had to explain to him that it was actually the Bathing Lake in Eben. 😉

And hey presto: nine animal stations and around an hour later, we arrive at the Moosalm and Christian, the hut owner, presented Lukas the KITIWAPF Finisher medal as a reward for his enthusiastic hiking and stamping. Hooray!

hiking tour for kids in Salzburg
hiking tour for kids in Salzburg

That screams summer: The 1st KITIWAPF Summer Festival

Christian tells us that the themed path will be officially opened on Sunday, 14th of July from 11.00. To celebrate, the first KITIWAPF Summe Festival will take place – a playful family hiking day to be rounded off at the Moosalm.

In addition to a barbecue buffet, face painting for children, a programme of events by the Eben Fire Brigade, and lots of other fun play stations the highlight for the children is when Punch & Judy pay a visit at 2.00 pm on the dot.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Lukas is certainly looking forward to it, how about you? 😉

hiking tour for kids in Salzburg
hiking tour for kids in Salzburg

Info & Tips:

Explorers‘ Trail:

Walking time approx. 1 hour
Path no. 12
Level of difficulty: easy
198 m elevation
Starting point: Edtsiedlung/Haidsiedlung

Adventurers‘ Trail:

Walking time approx. 1.5 hrs.
Path no. 12-12A
Level of difficulty: medium
262 m elevation
Starting point: monte popolo lift car park

Bildnachweis: Stephanie Rettenegger


Born and bred in Salzburg, mountains, traditional customs, culinary specialities have accompanied me my whole life. The older I get and the more cultures and landscapes of other countries I get to know, the more I realise, how beautiful it really is here. That's why I particularly enjoy sharing these special characteristics of my home with you in the blogHuette.

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