© Photo: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH./Robert Maybach: Enjoy the view in Upper Austria
Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

WALDNESS® Family adventure

Grünau im Almtal, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Discover nature together!

The 4-day WALDNESS package includes the extensive WALDNESS program, which is guided by WALDNESS.Coaches. Forest bathing and Kneipp in wonderful forests and crystal-clear mountain water, get to know the European movement meditation Wyda and discover the forest with the forester, including free admission to the fascinating Cumberland game park for the entire duration of your stay as well as bed and breakfast in the WALDNESS partner accomodation of your choice.

WALDNESS® - Forest works!

WALDNESS® is relaxation and recreation for body, mind and soul, enjoyment and exercise amidst wonderful trees, crystal clear mountain water, sunny alpine pastures and fragrant flower meadows in the 1st WALDNESS destination in Europe, in the Almtal in the Traunsee-Almtal region in the Salzkammergut.

Forest bathing (森林 浴 Shinrin-yoku), mostly translated as breathing in the healthy forest atmosphere during a forest walk, has been part of a good lifestyle in Japan for more than 20 years.
Staying in the forest, like aromatherapy, has a positive effect on our health on many levels: the immune system is strengthened, stress hormones are reduced and the quality of sleep improves.
WALDNESS® implements current Austrian and international studies on the healing power of the forest with experts and shows you many ways how you can best use the forest atmosphere for yourself and your health.
The WALDNESS® philosophy is to make the forest an enjoyable and considerate experience for the whole family.
Sustainable holidays: 130,000 trees are planted in the Almtal every year - almost 80 percent of the municipal area of Grünau is covered with forest.
We look forward to your arrival with the Almtalbahn. We are happy to organize a shuttle service on site or offer our Traunstein taxi.
Wald-Wyda in wild and romantic forest places.

Wyda, the yoga of the Celts brings energy, flexibility and inner centeredness. The simple exercises calm the mind, train perception and concentration, release blockages, harmonize the flow of energy and intensify forest bathing.
Experience forest bathing and the forest school Almtal

You will get an insight into the fine art of forest management and the many positive effects that forests have on us humans. An intense and sensual nature time!
Forest experience at the treetop walk in Gmunden
An intensive examination of the ecosystem above Gmunden reveals the diverse interactions between soil, trees and forest. On a shared journey from the roots to the treetops, these connections can be experienced and their importance for our living space made clear.
Waldkneippen on the Alm river
In the midst of a wonderful forest and water landscape, you will get to know and appreciate the 5 pillars of Kneipp.

  • 3 nights
  • 3 nights including breakfast
  • Forest bathing and forest school Almtal with forester Fritz Wolf
  • Forest walk and forest wyda *
  • Forest experience at the treetop walk in Gmunden*
  • Waldkneippen *
  • Enjoyment licenses for partner companies of Schmecktakulares Almtal
  • Waldness Leih-Wetterfleck (for the duration of your stay)
  • Entry to the Cumberland Wildlife Park (for the duration of your stay)
  • Ascent and descent with the Grünberg cable car and entry to the treetop path

    * Services in cooperation with Naturschauspiel!
This event is supported by the EU and the Province of Upper Austria with funds from the Rural Development Programme.

You are welcome to add the WALDNESS.program from the additional WALDNESS offers (can be booked individually):
Visit to the Konrad Lorenz Research Center in Grünau im Almtal (only after appointment)
Tavern yodelling workshop
Offers from Naturschauspiel.at (all additional offers from 7 people on request)
WALDNESS sauna (on request)
WALDNESS massage
Nature guide to accompany you for individual forest bathing

  • Breakfast

This is what your WALDNESS® time-out package will look like in 2024 in the Traunsee - Almtal region:

Thursday, August 22, 2024
Individual arrival and check-in at the WALDNESS partner company of your choice. It is also possible to travel by train. Please let us know about this.

3:00 p.m. Welcoming guests at the Almtal Forest School in Scharnstein*

Follow the co-founder of WALDNESS on a walk through the forest and learn more about this unique habitat.
Evening at leisure
The partner businesses of Schmecktaküles Almtal (e.g. Forellenhof Wieselmühle, Romantikhotel Almtalhof or Die Almwirtinnen in Grünau im Almtal and many more) invite you to a dinner with regional delicacies.
Friday, August 23rd, 2024:

Breakfast at the WALDNESS partner establishment of your choice

11:00 a.m. Visit to the Green Earth World with a guided tour
On an exciting and entertaining tour through the Green Earth world, you will learn more about sustainability, how furniture, clothing, cosmetics and much more can be produced regionally.

Afterwards, we recommend a visit to the vegetarian bistro at Grüne Erde Welt or leisurely shopping at Grüne Erde Welt.

The afternoon and evening are at your leisure.

Saturday, August 24th, 2024:

Breakfast at the WALDNESS partner establishment of your choice

9:00 a.m. Take the Grünberg cable car to the Grünberg

As you ride up the mountain with the Grünberg cable car, you can enjoy a unique view of Gmunden and the Traunsee region.

9:30 a.m. Natural spectacle on the Salzkammergut treetop path with Christof Buchegger*
Explore the forest from a unique perspective!

Afterwards, you can have lunch at the Grünberg and if you want, you can take a ride on the Grünbergflitzer. You should start the leisurely hike to Lake Laudach from around 1 p.m.

Alternatively, you can also hike directly to Lake Laudach and enjoy lunch there in the Ramsaualm.

Approx. 2:30 p.m. Natural spectacle with Kerstin Diensthuber*
Let Kerstin Diensthuber take you into the world of the Druids in the Laudachsee nature reserve and find out more about the moor around the mighty Traunstein.

Then you hike back to the cable car or have free time, for example Grünbergflitzer and then return to your accommodation.

Sunday, August 25th, 2024:

Breakfast at the WALDNESS partner establishment of your choice
10:00 a.m. Kneipp with Maria Hageneder*,
either along the mountain pasture or in the Cumberland Wildlife Park. Either way, get to know the five pillars of Kneipp and find out exciting things about nature's herbs.

Optional: Afterwards, lunch and a tour of the wildlife park and, depending on your mood, a walk at the Almsee, a visit to the outdoor pool or low ropes course in Grünau.

Individual journey home

*With kind support from Naturschauspiel.at

Changes to the program are possible at any time!

possible date of arrival

Maybe Sunday at additional dates

from price
  • € 277,00 per person
Travel period (22.08.2024 - 25.08.2024)
From to
22.08.2024, to 25.08.2024

non-binding inquiry

Price per person based on double room

  •     Private pension including breakfast from € 277.-
  •     3-star hotel incl. Breakfast from € 292.-

All prices include € 2,40 tourism tax per night and person
Family price, Single room surcharge and half board surcharge on request!

Payment methods
Other payment methods
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

For bookings made directly with your landlord, the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY 2006 (AGBH 2006) apply, see link below: http://www.hotelverband.at/down/AGBH_061115.pdf

The following conditions apply to bookings made through the Traunsee-Almtal Tourism Association:

Organizer reference: Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal, registration number GISA number: 15927910 in the trade register.
As of July 1, 2018, the European Package Travel Act (PRG) applies to all packages listed on this website. The Traunsee-Almtal Tourism Association acts as a tour operator. In accordance with the Travel Agency Security Ordinance (RSV), customer monies for package tours offered by the tour operator Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal are secured under the following conditions: The down payment is made at the earliest eleven months before the agreed end of the trip and amounts to 20 percent of the travel price. The remaining payment is made at the earliest 20 days before the start of the trip - step by step against delivery of the travel documents to the traveler. Deposits or final payments made in excess of this or ahead of schedule may not be demanded. Deposits or remaining payments are only secured to the extent that the tour operator is entitled to receive them. The security amount will be used primarily to satisfy payments received in accordance with the regulations.

The guarantor for the Tourism Association Traunsee-Almtal is HDI Global SE, HDI-Platz 1, 30659 Hannover. All claims must be filed with TVA-Tourismusversicherungsagentur GmbH, Baumannstrasse 9, 1030 Vienna, within 8 weeks after the occurrence of insolvency in the event of any other loss of claims.
Emergency number: +49 511 3031-566
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WALDNESS® Family adventure
Tourist office Almtal
Im Dorf 17
4645 Grünau im Almtal

Phone +43 7616 8268
E-Mail waldness@traunsee-almtal.at
Web www.traunsee-almtal.at

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