Lace up your hiking boots or pedal your bike – right outside the door of your apartment! Villa Unterswand is located in the idyllic, wooded Almtal with its picturesque Almsee as an attraction. 159 varied hiking trails, great tours for mountaineers and via ferratas, 24 exciting bike tours, water fun and water sports, riding stables, a varied Waldness program and much more. Discover the many inviting aspects of this special region!


Here, WALDNESS coaches guarantee that the forest massage, forest Wyda (the yoga of the Celts), the mountain pine bath, forest cooking in the forest school or even forest Kneipp therapy become a sensual experience….


The hiker will find a true Eldorado of interesting and challenging routes. But also for the pleasure hiker, the start of great hikes is close in the immediate vicinity.



With around 1,700 km of signposted mountain bike trails, the Almtal with its Kasberg and the rest of the Salzkammergut is one of the most diverse touring areas in the Alps. Beginners and professionals alike will get their money’s worth here. In addition to wide forest roads for beginners and e-bikers, the region also offers a variety of sporty sections and trails. Above all, the famous Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy is indisputably the figurehead of the sporting events in the region. Get on your bike and be enchanted by the wild and romantic landscape of the Almtal!

Wildpark Cumberland

Those interested in natural history will find their Eldorado in Grünau, because here nature with its diverse forms determines life. Even Konrad Lorenz was attracted to this hidden gem in the eastern Salzkammergut. In friendship and solidarity with his greylag geese, he brought the intensive relationship to nature in Grünau to life. Thanks to the dedicated work at the Konrad Lorenz Research Center, greylag geese, common ravens, kingfishers and northern bald ibises have now established themselves as free-flying symbols of Grünau. The area was chosen twice as a film location for “Universe” nature film productions.

The Cumberland Wildlife Park Grünau with its 60 hectares offers an unforgettable insight into the world of native wild animals. Above all, ibex, red deer, bison, lynx, brown bear and wolves can be experienced and observed up close. Spend an unforgettable day in the mighty natural scenery of the Dead Mountains in the Cumberland Wildlife Park.


The area around Villa Unterswand offers a lot of variety for bathers and nature lovers. In the centrally located Grünauer outdoor pool you can really relax on the large sunbathing lawn while the children have fun on the water slide. For those who prefer solitude and tranquility, the Almsee offers the opportunity to do relaxing laps in the midst of an impressive majestic mountain backdrop. But not only the Almsee, also the many gravel banks and weirs of the clear Alm river are suitable for a different type of bathing fun. Immerse yourself and experience the variety of bathing in the beautiful nature of the Almtal.

Skiing and Ski Touring

The Kasberg family ski area inspires! With its 23 excellently groomed kilometers of pistes, which are snow-covered from the mountain to the valley with 120 snow cannons and snow lances, it offers the right thing for every ability level, from beginner pistes to black runs.

The extensive children’s ski arena with 3 people movers, mascot Bruno Kasbär and the ‘Children Gaudanium’ guarantee a lot of enthusiasm for the little visitors.

The freestyle park at the new Fun-Jet can be found at 1,600 meters above sea level. Snowboarders and skiers meet in the park, jumping over the two giant kickers, gliding over the rails, the wall and the box and trying out the smaller jumps. The park is groomed every day and is therefore not only the largest but also the best freestyle park in Upper Austria.

The Hochberghaus with its hearty “pan dishes”, the Sonnalm, the Kasbergalmhütte and the Sepp-Huber-Hütte are located directly on the piste and invite you to take a leisurely break. In addition to savory and sweet delicacies, you will also be served a lot of charm, cosiness and hospitality here!

The Austrian Romantic Street

The Almtal with its enchanting Almsee and the idyllic village of Grünau are on the famous Austrian Romantic Road. On this route between Salzburg and Vienna, historical, cultural, scenic and culinary highlights are waiting to be discovered by you. Enjoy decelerated travel and visit three UNESCO World Heritage regions on the Romantic Road from our Villa Unterswand from Salzburg, Hallstatt and the Wachau.

Get out of bed and up the mountain, because here the mountains are at your feet! The recreational opportunities around Villa Unterswand are almost endless.

There are kilometers of hiking trails around Grünau. Huts, snack stations and alpine pastures invite you to linger. Challenging tours and multi-day hikes in the Limestone Alps make the hearts of ambitious mountaineers beat faster. The Almtalerhaus z. B. is an ideal base camp for activities on the north side of the Dead Mountains. For climbing tours you can choose, among other things, the breathtakingly beautiful Welser Hütte as a starting point. Those who prefer to take it a little easier will find their hiking happiness on the numerous circular hiking and adventure trails. But not only hikers, but also runners and Nordic walkers can improve their fitness particularly efficiently on the wonderful forest and meadow paths due to the altitude. So get out into nature! Surrounded by mountain majesties and natural beauty, Villa Unterswand is the ideal starting point for your sporty summer vacation.


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