Get out of the city and come to the mountains!
Hochkar in Summer

Hochkarsummer holiday tips

Short Trip to Göstling Alps

Get out of the heat and come to the mountains for summer – Hochkar boasts stunning vistas, unique experiences and memorable moments!

Hochkar is the perfect destination to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some quiet days in the mountains. Come and visit Hochkar in summer!

Hochkar and Göstling an der Ybbs feature a wide variety of accommodations to suite every taste and budget: farms, on-mountain huts, holiday apartments or 4* hotels.

Saftige Blumenwiesen und wunderschöne Panoramablicke in den Bergen der Region Hochkar.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Den Bergsommer auf den Gipfeln der Hochkar-Region mit der ganzen Familie genießen.  | © Ludwig Fahrnberger
Towards the summit in lofty heights on the Bergmandl via ferrata.  | © Martin Fueloep

MendlingTal adventure world

On the Wooden Path

Water has always been the essential element of Göstling. Water once shaped the mountains, valleys and gorges. It transported wood from one place to the next and drove the mill wheels. Today, water is the centre of a three and a half kilometre educational trail – a popular family destination.

The trail gives insight into the old world of lumberjacks and owners of hammer mills.

This two-hour walk leads over wooden bridges and through deep gorges.

Come and visit  Mendlingtal water world!

This is only the beginning! There are many more things to explore on and around Hochkar that will make your summer holidays unique:

  • Ybbstal cycle path
  • "Leckermoos" moor at Hochreith
  • Dürrenstein nature park
  • Mendlingtal adventure world
  • Palfauer Wasserlochklamm
  • Ybbstal spa
  • Lake Lunzer
  • Ötscher

Ybbstal cycle path

Cycling on former Railway Lines

Have you ever heard about EldoRADo at the Ybbs? This 107 km cycle path runs from the town of Ybbs to Lunz, offering a special biking experience.

You cycle along the old railway lines away from any traffic and through spectacular scenery. There are many spots for resting and swimming on the way!

Lake Lunzer

Fun at the only natural lake in Lower Austria

Clear water, impressive mountains: enjoy the summer at the idyllic Lake Lunzer!

Take a dip in the lake or have an ice cream at the terrace! Heavenly and delicious and definitely worth the visit.