Holidays to Filzmoos

Filzmoos is an authentic mountain village with a welcoming heart – and an excellent choice of Alpine footpaths and rustic huts

Many would be hard-placed to pin Filzmoos on a map – and that’s a good thing. This small village is tucked between the rugged Bischofsmütze and Dachstein mountains and surrounded by alpine meadows, streams, pine forests and mountain lakes. Walking holidays to Filzmoos are all about getting out into nature, with trails from the doorstep and the village has an off-the-beaten-track feel. It's filled with tradition – expect a genuine Austrian welcome, and probably a brass band concert or two. Houses cluster around the village square, church and green, which host open-air concerts and festivals throughout summer.

Wild walking

With over 250 kilometres of trails around, there’s something for every type of wanderer, from pram-toting families seeking easy strolls to keen trekkers looking for rugged limestone peaks. That said, Filzmoos best suits active walkers. The Gerzkopf Nature Reserve is a hiking paradise - it was declared a nature reserve in 1981, and offers moors and mountaintops, all with fabulous views of surrounding peaks. The 350-kilometre-long Salzburger Almenweg long-distance trail also passes through Filzmoos. Fancy following in the surefooted steps of an expert? Guided walks regularly start from the tourist office, run by Filzmoos Activ.

Explore by cable car or tractor taxi

The Papageno Cable Car whisks passengers up to Rossbrand mountain where you can marvel at the 360-degree views over 150 or so mountain peaks and sip a coffee at the sleekly renovated mountain hut. In a little over an hour, and with not too much height gain (160 metres), you can be at the summit of the Rossbrand mountain - for peak-baggers, this is one of the summits of the Salzburger Summit Game. Meanwhile, the Fidibus walker's bus takes wanderers to alms, towns and trailheads and the Almi shuttle – a wooden trailer hauled on the back of a tractor - runs to and from the Aualm.

Mountain huts with character

Charming mountain huts dot the hillsides and pastures around Filzmoos - some of the best include the 350-year-old Oberhofalm, which cooks Alpine specialities like dumplings near the foot of Bischofsmütze mountain – named for its bishop’s hat shape. Nearby Unterhofalm is another great hut, serving brettljaus'n meat and cheese platters and homemade doughnuts in one of the most beautiful pastures in the Alps.

Filzmoos for families

A one-hour walk – or speedier shuttle bus ride – takes you to the Bachlalm mountain hut. As well as serving up mountain fare cooked in the original antique oven, the hills around serve as a favourite sunbathing spot for marmots. A family-friendly nature trail can be found here too. Want a break from walking? Head to the leisure centre at Filzmoos, which comes with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a climbing wall and bowling alley. Active youngsters will also love the play area at the top of the Papageno cable car.

Why book a summer holiday in Filzmoos with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Filzmoos' best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Filzmoos include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Free Filzmoos Card at selected hotels (Hotel Unterhof, Hotel Hammerhof, Hotel Hanneshof) which includes free travel on the Fidibus, Almi Shuttle and Pagageno Cable Car

Hotels in Filzmoos

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Close to the centre of Filzmoos, Hotel Unterhof is a fantastic base for your walking holiday. Built in the 15th Century, it oozes rustic charm. You can expect an authentic Austrian experience and a warm welcome from the friendly team. Modern facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a spa, ensuring you have a comfortable and relaxing stay.

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Hotel Alpenkrone Filzmoos (3)

Hotel Alpenkrone is a family-friendly hotel set in a quiet location on the outskirts of Filzmoos village. A quirky blend of traditional and modern styles, the hotel offers beautiful views from the garden, and great spa facilities too.

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Enjoy farm life at Hotel Hammerhof, which sits in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Filzmoos. At the foot of the Bischofmütze mountain, surrounded by alpine meadows; spend time with the animals and enjoy delicious breakfasts and organic home-grown produce.

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Hotel Hanneshof is in the centre of Filzmoos, just 300 metres from the Rossbrand gondola. Family-friendly accommodation with spa facilities and a games room. A convenient location for exploring the village, walking trails, and the surrounding mountains.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Filzmoos with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria. We recommend the delightful lakeside village of Fuschl or the magical city of Salzburg for its wealth of culture and history.

Things To Do
  • Pretty village square with a handful of cafés and shops
  • Excellent walking & hiking in the Dachstein and Bischofsmütze mountains
  • Papageno Cable Car
  • Ice caves at the Dachstein Glacier
  • Horse riding and horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Nordic walking
  • Rafting
  • Cycling and mountain biking and E-bike hire
  • Farmhouse museum
  • Visit the Liechtenstein Gorge and Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Swimming at the indoor/outdoor pool complex, which includes saunas, steam baths, jacuzzi, climbing wall, bowling alley and children’s play area
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Mini-golf
  • Fishing
  • Archery

Festivals and Events

Filzmoos comes alive during the summer months (late June to end August) with the village brass band playing regularly in the evenings, and a selection of festivals including the annual Dorf Fest in July, National dress days, doughnut and dumpling festivals plus many others with food stalls, entertainment, live music and dancing in the village square.

Filzmoos Summer Card

The Filzmoos Summer Card is available from selected partner accommodations (Hotel Hammerhof, Hotel Hanneshof and Hotel Unterhof). It is given to you on arrival at your hotel and includes:

  • Free travel on the Fidibus (according to timetable)
  • Free travel on Papageno Cable Car up the Rossbrand mountain (during operating time)
  • Free travel on the Almi Shuttle (according to timetable)
  • Free admission (two hours) to the Filzmoos leisure centre
  • and more

If you stay in the Hotel Hanneshof or the Hotel Unterhof, you receive the Summer Card Classic and in the Hotel Hammerhof you receive the Summer Card Plus.

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Filzmoos boasts over 200km of well-marked walking paths for all levels, with some stunning walks throughout the Bischofsmütze and Dachstein area, particularly around Bachalm, Moosal, Hofalm and Neuberg. The valley is filled with mountain streams, green pastures and pine forest, and the hillsides are dotted with rustic mountain alms for regular refreshment stops.

Popular walks include Filzmoos’ highest peak the Gerzkopf, for 360˚ panoramic views, the circular Alpine Flower walk and a dramatic trail to the snow covered Dachstein Glacier at 3000m (accessible by local bus), as well as extensive scenic marked trails between various mountain alms in the local Bischofsmütze and Dachstein valleys.

Getting Around Filzmoos

Getting around Filzmoos is easy with the Fidibus, Papageno Cable Car, Almi Shuttle and Marmot Express that open up the walking area.

  • The Fidibus operates several routes including to Neuberg, Hofalm, Rettensteinhütte and nearby Ramsau
  • The Almi Shuttle is a rustic tractor and trailer shuttle that offers transport form the village to some traditional mountain huts
  • The Marmot Express is a shuttle between the village and the Bachlalm via forest road (not in operation on Tuesdays)

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Lift and cable car approx. opening times

The Papageno Cable Car in Filzmoos is normally open:

  • Every Tuesday and Saturday from 20 May to 20 Jun
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 24 Jun - 24 Sep 

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Filzmoos Activ

‘Filzmoos Activ’ runs an excellent programme of daily guided walks through the tourist office including themed easy walks and longer summit hikes to various points around the valley with professional English-speaking guides. Walks are graded blue, red and black for difficulty/length and there is often a choice of walks each day. A small local charge may be payable. Full information is available from the Tourist Office.

Good to know

Walking trails: 250km of walking trails

Terrain: Diverse terrain from Alpine meadows and forests to rugged peaks

Best time to go: end of May to end of September

Recommended for: Walkers of all abilities, families with kids, nature

Fly into: Salzburg (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach

Rep Service: Telephone

Resort card: Filzmoos Summer Card Classic included at Hotel Unterhof and Hanneshof, Filzmoos Summer Card Plus included at Hotel Hammerhof

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