Holidays in Filzmoos

Enjoy a summer holiday in Filzmoos - 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. Summer 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.

Family holidays in Filzmoos

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

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

Walking in and around Filzmooos

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Each day, a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking holidays in Filzmoos

Filzmoos bas around 250 kilometres 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 forests, and the hillsides are dotted with rustic mountain alms for regular refreshment stops.

Guided walks

‘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. 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 and sign up is available from the Tourist Office.

Getting around Filzmoos

Filzmoos has a great network of public transport and lift that makes getting around the area really easy.


The Papageno cable car usually opens in the second half of May and transports you from the village centre up to the adventure mountain Rossbrand. From here you can then explore many hiking routes with a range of terrain and fantastic views. This cable car is included in the Filzmoos Summer Card offered at certain properties, or payable locally for one-way or return tickets on the day.

The lift opening dates for summer 2024 include:

  • From May 21st to June 29th on Tuesdays and Saturdays only
  • From July 2nd to September 22nd on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only

Please note this lift will be closed in the event of bad weather. The Hotel Alpenkrone doesn't offer the Filzmoos Summer Card so the lift is payable locally.

Buses and shuttles

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).

Subject to change.

Our favourite walks in and around Filzmoos

Almsee Lake and Hofalmen

  • Easy walk
  • 7.5km
  • Expect to take around two to three hours

This walk is perfect for a morning stroll, with directions leading right from the village square, meaning no public transport is required. Wind your way through the forest, parallel to the roads, and explore the alpine smells, flowers and fresh air before reaching the mirrored lake – perfectly reflecting the wonderful scenery that surrounds you.


  • Moderate walk
  • 13.7km
  • Expect to take around five to six hours

This spectacular circular walk will reward you with amazing views of the Bischofsmütze mountain and snow covered Dachstein glacier once you reach the summit – you can also get a picture with the giant cross too. This hike is a great alternative to catching the Papageno cable car, with a fulfilling sense of accomplishment. You can also enjoy a schnitzel in one of the huts along the way, but make sure to prepare extra time.

Filzmoos’ highest peak the Gerzkopf

  • Moderate walk
  • 11.65km
  • Expect to take around six hours

Hop on the Filzmooser Wanderbus to Neuberg before the ascent starts. You will pass through untouched and pristine landscapes blooming with vibrant yellows and greens. As well as this you’ll venture through the fairytale-like forest before reaching breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from the Gerzkopf summit. Check out how many surrounding peaks you can spot from here too – including some of the Hohentauern National Park in the far distance.

Useful information and guidelines

Recommended equipment

Suitable walking shoes with good grip, appropriate clothing, rain jacket, sun cream, sun glasses, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a re-usable water bottle, a snack and cash. You may find walking poles useful. If you stay at the Hotel Hammerhof you will have free use of rucksacks and umbrellas to borrow.

Walking maps

We recommend Kompass Map number 031, which has a scale of 1:25,000. The maps show the walking routes which are numbered and match the yellow signposts around the area. They will have a key which will help you understand the nature of the trail before you set out on your walk.

Walking guidelines

The mountains are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help it stay that way, and remain an enjoyable and safe place for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers:
    • Austrian Emergency Services: 112
    • Mountain Rescue: 140
  • Don't leave the marked trails or go onto a glacier without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking alpine flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

Check out our Responsible Walking insider guide if you want more tips for your summer walking holiday.

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.

  • from£659pp
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  • 64 rooms
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.

  • from£529pp
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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.

Filzmoos Summer Card - included at selected hotels

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
  • 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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Things to do in Filzmoos

Things to do in Filzmoos

Pretty village square with a handful of cafés and shops

With immaculate buildings and well-kept surroundings, the village of Filzmoos shines bright throughout the summer with lush greenery and planted roundabouts. Sip on regional wines or indulge in a freshly baked pastry as you sit back and watch the world go by in a mountain hut or village cafe.

Papageno Cable Car

Enjoy panoramic views of the Bischofsmütze and Dachstein mountain range as you reach the peak of the Rossbrand in the 6-seater lift. Once at the top, you have unlocked a hiker's paradise.

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 

Subject to change.

Recharge at the Kneipp Course

Have you been on your feet all day? Visit the Kneipp course for a relaxing way to revitalise and create a sense of calm. You can massage your soles by walking on the gentle or rough paths, stimulate blood circulation by reaching into the cool trough, or simply stand in the water-treading pool as a reward for completing a climb, hike, or mountain cycle.

Relax at Filzmoos leisure centre

After a long morning walk, an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Filzmoos leisure centre is just the ticket. Take a refreshing dip in the pool, unwind in the whirlpool, or reset your body in the saunas and steam room - ready for another day of adventures tomorrow.

Sporting activities

Within an hour transfer you can reach the Salzach river for a ride on the rolling rapids. Hold on tight to your paddle as you are guaranteed to get wet. If you prefer to stay on the ground, test your forearm in a game of tennis in the village or, explore beyond Filzmoos for a wide range of activities on offer in the Salzburgerland Region.

Cycling in the Bischofsmütze and Dachstein mountain range

Keen bikers, Filzmoos is calling your name. Covering over 150 kilometres and 12 varied mountain biking routes, the bike village of Filzmoos is a fantastic place to go to this summer. If your looking for an easier route then the Eisstadl family tour is best for you, or for biking enthusiasts with good stamina, take on the Filzmoos Hut Rally, a 17.5 kilometre difficult route that's sure to get your legs burning.

Farmhouse museum

Take a visit to one of the oldest buildings in Filzmoos. Open every Tuesday from 4pm, the Oberhof farm museum is full to the brim with old tools and farming equipment that were used year-round. The front of the farmhouse is always beautifully decorated with blooming flowers – making it a great photo spot.

Visit natural wonders or a 900-year-old fortress

Have your camera at the ready as you spiral your way down the Liechtenstein Gorge and meander along the rocky paths – with fast streams and beautiful waterfalls coming from all directions. More into your history than geography? Visit the Hohenwerfen castle which stands high above the Salzach valley – not too far from Filzmoos, for a medieval experience.

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 (Village Festival) in July, National dress days, doughnut and dumpling festivals plus many others with food stalls, entertainment, live music and dancing in the village square.

Family activities in Filzmoos

Family Activities in Filzmoos

Family Hiking and themed trails

Known as the hiking village of Salzburgerland, Filzmoos has an array of themed trails and hiking routes suitable for all family members. If your little ones are up for an adventure, then grab a stamp booklet and head out on the children's trail to the Moosalm – there is even a small reward once completed. Other themed trails include the Ant's path, Wooden Figure Path and the Hofalm or Bachlalm nature trails.


Fun for the whole family, the adventure mini-golf course features 18 holes with an island, bridges and even volcano-themed lanes. Keep track of your scores as you compete as a family – who will be the winner and ultimate crazy-golfing champion?


Head to the Filzmoos leisure centre for a fun game of bowling. The 2 alleys provide constant entertainment and chance for a head-to-head battle for larger groups.

Filzmoos Leisure Complex

Swim or splash around as a family at the indoor and outdoor pool – featuring a kid's version too. Younger children and teens can keep themselves entertained at the playground and fun-court while you can enjoy a relaxing moment on the sunbathing lawn.

Ice caves at the Dachstein Glacier

Cross hollow bridges between rock and ice, incredibly displayed from below by an immersive light and sound show. This reconstructed natural wonder is sure to get the children's adrenaline levels rocketed as they brave the 30-metre depth rope bridge. Make sure to listen out for the cave bears on the way.

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

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team

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

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