Grünau in the Almtal valley
member of mountaineering villages
Grünau im Almtal, member of the "Bergsteigerdörfer" initiative has many superlatives: largest community of Upper Austria with a little over 230 km2 (the Principality of Liechtenstein has ca. 160 km2) and the province’s second highest mountain after the "Dachstein Mountain Range", the “Große Priel” with its 2515 m is also located here.
Many people say that the nature reserves lake Almsee and the lakes Ödseen are the most beautiful places on earth and we will not disagree. We want to add that the majestic mountain range Totes Gebirge with the “Almtaler Sonnenuhr”, above the lake Almsee, which is the natural southern border of the valley is one of the largest.
The beautiful little side valleys, for example the Hetzau, at the river Rinnbach, invite you for a hike. The Cumberland Wild Life Park and the path along the Alm river “Genuss am Almfluss”, offer year-round fun for families. On the mountain Kasberg you can hike the round tour “Kasbergalmrunde” in summer and ski at the family ski resort in winter.
rünau im Almtal would like to welcome you and your family and offers private enterprises, 4 star hotels or holiday on a farm, good inns, from top coffee shop to accredited restaurant. And don’t suppose that is all Grünau has in store! There are: The Konrad-Lorenz research center, a beautiful church, a special “DU” stone, interesting events like summer-theatre, readings as well as echoing horn music at the lake Almsee, and Grünau is also one of the destinations of the Austrian Romantic Road. As you can see there’s plenty to choose from!