The pension Grunauhof is located near Grunau im Almtal, a beautiful village of 2,100 inhabitants in the eastern part of the Sakzkammergut. The major advantage of the location of the village is a variety of recreational opportunities for both young and old holiday makers. Complete rest guaranteed. The owners of the pension are happy to share advise on various activities for great entertainment in the area.
Literally a few minutes from the pension there is a beautiful hiking route along the river Alm. You can reach lake Alm on foot or by bike along the river or reach the village of Vorchdorf in the opposite direction. During the trip you can completely relax while listening to the sound of the river and enjoying the shadow of covering trees in the summer heat. The path is mostly flat with small slopes from time to time, thus making it an easy hike for guests of any age.
For sporty cyclists we recommend the route to the Hochberghaus at an altitude of 1200 m. You can also reach this place by car. From there you can then embark on an mountain hike to the Kasberg, where you can enjoy the beautiful and picturesque views. Our mountains are known for their variety, from flat slopes covered in forests to steep rock faces. In the mountains themselves you can find lakes with crystal clear ice water, which guarantee a refreshing swimming opportunity in the wild nature. There are many opportunities for lovers of nature walks and mountain climbers. Advice for older holiday makers is definitely a hike around the lake Alm, with an unforgettable view of the surrounding mountains. While mountain climbers can test the challenge of climbing the summit of the Großen Priel (2515m).
To cool off in the summer heat there are plenty of swimming spots at the beautiful lakes Großer, Kleiner Ödsee and Almsee. And if you are looking for quieter and more secluded swimming spots, there are plenty of smaller streams and lakes in the immediate area of Grunau that are worth taking a dip in. For families with smaller children, the local swimming pool in the center of Grunau, located on the River Alm, can offer a suitable place for carefree relaxation.
The nearby Wildpark Zoo is also another great attraction for the whole family. Exhibiting over 500 different species of animals.
Even if it is bad or good weather, other nearby places can offer entertainment. In the nearby village of Scharnstein (7 km) you can visit the historical criminology museum, for shopping a trip to the town of Gmunden (20 km) can offer many ammenities or a visit to the imperial resort of Bad Ischl, which will certainly be an unforgettable attraction.
Grunau is most certainly no less attractive during the winter. The Kasberg ski slopes offer excellent winter sports opportunities for guests of all ages and skill. Even if you are not into skiing or snowboarding, there is an opportunity to go sledding on certain sky slopes. For the holiday enthusiast who doesn’t practice winter sports at all, there are plenty of hiking trails through the snow-white mountains, which are easy to reach with the Kasberg ski lift. In the Grunau valley itself there are also plenty of cross-country skiing trails.
At the right temperature it is possible to go ice skating on natural ice on the lake Alm itself.
And after returning to the pension you can warm yourself up and relax in our sauna. For real natural hot springs you can visit the imperial resort of Bad Ischl (60 km) or Bad Schallerbach (55 km).