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The two chairlifts whisk you from the valley station at 800 m to the summit 1,626 m above sea level. The ascent is through impressive pine forests and over verdant alpine meadows where cows peacefully graze.

At the top awaits a captivating 360-degree panoramic view of the stunning surrounding mountain scenery. From here countless well-marked hiking trails lead through the glorious landscape of the Mariazellerland region.

Fun and gastronomic delights at the summit

Right alongside the mountain station is the modern Terzerhaus mountain restaurant, where you will be pampered with refreshments and delicious regional dishes. Whilst parents soak up the sun on the terrace, children can have a whale of a time in the adventure climbing playground.

Relaxed hikes

Right alongside the Terzerhaus is the starting point for the 800-m panoramic trail around the summit. Along this pushchair-accessible trail there are several resting spots with information panels detailing the history of the settlement of the Ötscher region.

Up in the clouds

The Gemeindealpe is the ideal starting place for paragliding and hang-gliding enthusiasts to ascend from the mountains into the clouds. The Gemeindealpe flying area is regarded by those in the know as one of the loveliest in the region.

The three take-off sites are within a 100 m radius of the chairlift mountain station and face east, south and west. (Please take note of our additional instructions for paragliders.)

Thrills aboard mountain carts

A mountain cart ride guarantees a pure adrenaline rush. From the middle station you wind your way down a 4.6-km gravel road into the valley. And since it's hard to tear yourself away after just one descent, "repeat offenders" are a common sight!

A day on the Gemeindealpe is a fabulous experience for guests of all ages!

An overview of activities

  • Numerous hiking trails (departing from the foot or the summit of the Gemeindealpe)
  • The world's largest mountain cart fleet (145 units of various sizes)
  • An 800-m panoramic circular trail around the summit
  • An adventure climbing playground 1,622 m above sea level
  • Para- and hang-gliding
  • Inviting mountain lodges
  • 4-seater chairlift (to the middle station)
  • 2-seater chairlift (to the summit)