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On holiday in the Tyrol with your dog

Dog-friendly places to stay, hiking suggestions, attractions and venues

On holiday in the Tyrol with your dog

How about a dog-friendly holiday with your favourite companion in the Alpbachtal Seenland holiday region? We are sure we have everything you need to make your holiday an unforgettable and fun experience in the Tyrolean Mountains.

Taking your dog with you on hikes in the Alpbachtal

We have provided a choice of dog-friendly hiking routes selected according to the following criteria to ensure your and your dog’s safety when out on walks.

  • Streams, fountains, lakes can be found along the routes for your pet to drink from and bathe in
  • Hiking routes along shady trails and tracks
  • Dog-friendly places to eat at

Please observe areas where dogs have to be kept on leash!

Farmkehralm via the Greiter Valley - back via the Jagdsteig

The hike starts in Inneralpbach and leads through the scenic terrain of the "Greiter Graben" at the end of the Alpbachtal in Austria. Along the stream there are several great places for your dog to cool off, play or swim in. On the return route via the Jagdsteig there are some more spots for taking a dip in the refreshing waters. The 11km long route covers 600m elevation gain and takes approx. 3,5 hours. Our tip: stop off at the Farmkehralm for a bite to eat and something to drink.

Farmkehralm via Alplkreuz/Schützensteig – back via the Jagdsteig

The hike starts from Inneralpbach. On the climb to the Alplkreuz on two occasions one passes water troughs and there are a few spots with water along the Schützensteig. Tour facts: 12,5 km, 900m elevation gain and 4,5 hours walking time.

Brandenberg river from Pinegg to the Kaiserhaus

As an alternative to the lakes, where dogs are not allowed to swim the Brandenberg river harbours several good spots for dogs to take a dip in on hot days. Take the route from Pinegg (Brandenberg) walking along the river past meadows and through woods to the Gasthof Kaiserhaus. The circular tour is approx. 6,4 km and covers 200m elevation gain. Calculate a total walking time of approx. 2 hours.

Lake Berglstein - Salberg - Moosen circular route

A hike along the easy circular route - approx. 6 km long covering 270m elevation gain –takes approx. 1:45 hours. Start from the Lake Reintal east car park and walk to Lake Berglstein (approx. 25 minutes). Please show consideration towards bathers. After another 25 minutes one reaches the Kruckenhauser pond, where dogs and cool off in the small retention basin.

Kundl gorge hike with dog

Wide gorge path with fabulous bathing spots and an award winning restaurant, the Gasthaus Kundler Klamm. Easy hike covering a mere 150m elevation gain -  6,3 km and approx. 2,5 hours walking time.

Wiedersbergerhorn Panorama path and down to the Middle station

Take the Wiedersbergerhornbahn (gondola) – € 2,50 fee for dogs – up the mountain! Follow the easy panorama path that leads around the Wiedersbergerhorn and offers many beautiful views. There is only one water trough along the path! On reaching the top station we recommend taking the (Teichweg) path down to the middle station. Your four-legged friend will rejoice in the plentiful waters along the way!

Elevation gain: 300
Elevation loss: 800
Total walking distance / time: approx. 8 km and 4 hours

Gratlspitz from the Holzalm

Es sei gleich vorausgeschickt, dass sich bis zum Gipfel keine Wasserstelle findet. Wasser bitte beim Startpunkt, der Holzalm, nützen. Die Wanderung ist dennoch zu empfehlen, da sich das Gipfelerlebnis für Mensch und Tier lohnt! Wenn man über das Hösljoch bzw. Bischoferjoch retour geht, ist auch vom Hund Trittsicherheit erforderlich.

Eine Gehzeit von 2,5 Stunden mit 4 km Länge und 440 HM sind eine ideale Tour mit Vierbeinern!

Dog friendly hotels, apartments, bed & breakfast accommodation

There are 100 dog-friendly accommodation partners in the Alpbachtal Seenland holiday region. A list of these hotels, apartments and bed & breakfast houses can be viewed in the following link:

Useful information for a perfect dog-friendly holiday in the Alpbachtal

  • Each holiday maker is entitled to their own free Alpbachtal Seenland Card. The use of the buses in the region is free of charge with the card. In Austria muzzles are mandatory for dogs travelling on public transport.
  • Dogs are tolerated on the beaches at Lake Reintal in Kramsach, but they are not allowed to enter the lake. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at any of the other lakes in the region.
  • The lift company takes a charge for the transportation of dogs. For rates please see "prices mountain lifts".
  • Please observe areas where dogs have to be kept on leash!
  • The Rofan Range and the Brandenberg Alps are limestone Alps and home to very few water resources! Please ensure you have sufficient drinking water with you!

Unsuitable hiking routes with dogs:


  • The Tiefenbach and Kaiser Gorge paths. The various iron bridges with their grids are unsuitable for dogs paws (particularly for small dogs)
  • Crossing the Sagtaler
  • Plessenberg route via über Schönau/Ruhrer/Aschaualm
  • Schafsteig route
  • Klettersteig (via ferrata) in Kramsach