Wald-Königsleiten is an idyllic, small mountain village at the Gerlos Pass in the municipality Wald im Pinzgau. The picturesque village is located right at the border between Salzburg and Tyrol and is surrounded by a majestic mountain scenery. The extraordinary landscape around Wald-Königsleiten is characterised by the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls and by the towering Großvenediger. Bedded in the Hohe Tauern National Park the area is delimited in the north by the grassy mountains of the Pinzgau and in the south by the high mountain chains of the Hohe Tauern.
In summer the incomparable mountain world of the Hohe Tauern attracts numerous active vacationers and nature lovers. There could hardly be another place in Austria with so many wonderful hiking trails through the unspoilt nature. Let yourself be carried away and enchanted by the alpine landscapes, giant glaciers, steep mountains and lush meadows. Moreover, you can participate in guided hikes, discover the most beautiful places of the region and receive useful advice and interesting information from true experts. Spend an exciting day in the midst of the marvellous landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park and enjoy the beautiful and unique flora and fauna of the largest protected area in the Alps. After an exciting and eventful hike, there is nothing better than to rest in one of the many rustic mountain huts and to taste traditional, alpine dishes.
Located on 1,600m above sea level, the hamlet Königsleiten is also in winter an ideal destination to experience the snowcapped landscape actively. The great ski resort Zillertal is located in the immediate vicinity and offers excellent ski lift, endless slope and a fabulous scenery. Especially cross-country skiers will love this region: a fantastic high altitude cross country skiing trail will provide great pleasure and a feeling of unlimited freedom. Furthermore, 200 km of trails in the Pinzgau lead through the snow-covered nature.
Romantic horse-cart rides through the idyllic surroundings of Wald-Königsleiten are constantly gaining in popularity. On a relaxed horse-drawn carriage tour you will experience the Ziller valley in a special way.
A cultural highlight is the Harvest Festival celebrations in Wald-Königsleiten, where everything revolves around guided “Cheese Hikes”. Here you can gain interesting insights in the traditional cheese production in classical cheese diaries. Also, from June to September a traditional farmer’s market takes place in the village, where you can buy local products and delicacies fresh from the farm.
In the picturesque and dreamy village Wald-Königsleiten you can experience nature in her most beautiful form and in all facets.
- Hohe Tauern National Park
- fantastic hiking tours through alpine landscapes
- numerous rustical huts, traditional dishes
- ski resort Zillertal Arena, high altitude cross country skiing trail
- Culture and tradition: Harvest Festival celebrations and a farmer's market