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Schladming - families

Beautiful mountain scenery
Exciting local area - fun for the whole family!
Excursions to Salzburg and Hallstatt


A wide range of ages

We are excited to be exploring this beautiful Alpine region and invite you to join us this summer.

This holiday is open to everyone but we are particularly encouraging families to join us and we have lowered our usual age limit from 7 to 3 years old. If the dates are not suitable, families are very welcome to join us on any of the other holidays in our summer programme (with the lower age limit of 7).


The excellent Summer card

We pay a tourist tax on your behalf, which entitles you to a local card offering free or discounted admission to over 100 attractions in the Schladming area. These include a number of lifts and cable cars, such as the ride up to the stunning Dachstein Glacier, entrance to a variety of museums, parks and pools, plus free access to buses which operate throughout the local area.


Comfortable chalet

Our chalet has been a favourite with Oak Hall winter guests for many years, nestled in the heart of the Alps, in the Dachstein region of Austria. There are lovely views of the valley from the dining room and the recent addition of a sauna is a welcome bonus.

We have exclusive use of the chalet. It is located in the village of Haus, which has won several awards at European competitions for its floral decoration and landscaping. It also offers features such as a heated outdoor pool, shops and cafés.


A range of room options

The chalet is hosted and run by the Oak Hall team. It is simple but comfortable and all bedrooms are en-suite, with a number of different rooming arrangements. Most rooms are used for two people. There are also a small number of single rooms, while some of the rooms can be used for three or four people. Many of the beds are Austrian-style (one frame with separate mattresses and duvets).


The Hills are Alive

Our optional excursion package takes us on three full day trips to explore this historic and scenic region and the cost covers hiring the coach to visit places not included on the Summer card. 

Famous for its role in The Sound of Music and as the birthplace of Mozart, our first excursion takes us to the city of Salzburg. This city is a world-renowned destination for scenery, history and culture. Once you’ve hit all your ‘must see’ locations, take time to explore the rich history and baroque architecture or enjoy the interesting parks and cafés.


Amazing glacier views

For our second excursion we will make our way to the stunning Dachstein glacier, with snow all year round and stunning views. The Summer card includes the cable car to the glacier and at the top there are various options available, payable locally, including the suspension bridge, ice palace and “stairway to nothingness”!

Salt Lake City

Join us for our third excursion, a day in Hallstatt, known famously for its salt mines and the charming villages on either side of the tranquil lake. Take a boat ride between the villages, traverse through the Dachstein Ice Cave, spend the day walking along the trails nearby, or explore the story of the region in the Hallstatt Museum. The museum, the salt mines and the Dachstein Ice Cave are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the evenings, a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk are always a highlight.

Image © info: 2nd, 4th, 12th image © Schladming Dachstein Herbert Raffalt,
3rd image © Schladming Dachstein Peter Burgstaller,
5th image © Schladming Dachstein Petz,
6th image © Reiteralm Bergbahnen_lorenzmasser.com.


Travel by luxury coach
HF: The cost includes all taxes, return travel by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach from Folkestone (other coach pick-up points: London and Otford, Kent. £16 return) and accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals. It also includes the tourist tax, which entitles you to the Dachstein summer card, offering free cable car rides etc.

Optional excursion package: £48

The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).

We plan for the coach to depart London in the morning on 20th August and return to London in the early evening on 29th August. Detailed coach timings, including Otford and Folkestone pick-up timings, will be available after the Eurotunnel/ferry schedules have been released.

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