WALDNESS Winterforest timeout 2025 package

Grünau im Almtal, Oberösterreich, Österreich

Forest works!

WALDNESS®… forest works!
The longing for fundamental experiences with nature, sustainable
recreation and relaxation slumbers within us.

WALDNESS® (Forest bathing) lets you immerge in the
cleansing atmosphere of the forest. You will consciously
smell and enjoy the aroma of the forest and feel the healing
effect of trees and forest plants and learn to understand
the connection between nature and people.

WALDNESS® (Forest bathing) is retreat, recreation
and refueling of energy amidst gigantic trees, turquoise
rivers and lakes, high mountains and fragrant flower
meadows and it is the chance to find your own healthy
rhythm and to live.

Forest bathing or 森林浴 Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is
generally translated as the breathing in of forest’s healthy
atmosphere while taking a walk, has been part of a healthy
life style in Japan for more than 20 years.
Dwelling in the forest has a positive effect on many levels
of our health: the immune system is strengthened, stress
hormones are reduced and the quality of sleep is being

WALDNESS® (Forest bathing) implements
current Austrian and International studies of the healing
effect of forests with experts and show you many ways to
best use the forest atmosphere for you and your health.

The WALDNESS® (FORREST BATHING) - timeout program with coaches:
  • Forest-Wyda at wildly romantic places in the forest
  • Forest Bathing and the Forest school with Senior forestry official Ing. Fritz Wolf (Austrian Forestry ambassador, certified forest educator, scythe mowing teacher, nature guide)
  • Forest awakening with a hike in the morning dew and breakfast at sunrise in the tree house. The first sunrays in the morning are one of the most beautiful experiences nature has to offer. You will feel it!
  • Forest- Mountain Pine bath in the beautiful scenery of an alpine pasture. Take guided hiking tours through the forest and on alpine pastures to wildly romantic places on the Kasbergalm.
  • Forest- treading water according to Kneipp in the enchanted forest. Amidst a dreamlike forest- and waterscape you will get to know and treasure the 5 pillars of Kneipp.
For more information of WALDNESS® check out www.waldness.at

  • 3 nights

The 4-day Forest Bathing package includes the extensive program, lead by our
• Lantern walk with Kripperlroas
• Afternoon in the forest school with WALDNESS.Master Fritz Wolf
• Snowshoe hike with forest bathing
• Tranquil alpine lake experience - forest bathing with Hiking or snowshoes
• Forest Walk and Forest Wyda in Cumberland Wildlife Park
The package also includes:
• a WALDNESS®.rental-felt coat
• Free admission to the Cumberland wildlife resort
• Enjoyment license (Genusslizenz) of Schmecktakuläres Almtal
• 3 nights with breakfast (at the choosen WALDNESS® accommodation)
* Program changes reserved!

There are additional WALDNESS®-offers you may chose from to complete
your WALDNESS®.Program:
Additional bookable offers:
• Visit to the Konrad Lorenz Science-center
• Tracking in the snow
• Wood-walk in Grünau
• Listen to the roaring stags
• Inn - Jodel - workshop
• Burning incense (tree resin and local herbs)
• Cable car ride for a winter walk to WALDNESS.Partnerbetrieb Hochberghaus up the Kasberg

  • Breakfast

Your WALDNESS winter forest time-out package in the Almtal in the Salzkammergut could look like this:

Thursday, 02.01.2025

Individual arrival and check-in at the hotel of your choice. Arrival by train is also possible. Please let us know so that we can organise transport to your accommodation or to the respective programme points if necessary.
15:30: Welcome at the Gasthaus Schobermühle in Scharnstein (satnav address In der Au 1, 4644 Scharnstein) Arrival also possible by bus (bus route 533, bus stop Scharnstein Au).
Followed by a walk in the forest and Wald.Wyda along the Trambachwirteweg up to the "Wolmleithen" with WALDNESS coach Kerstin Diensthuber
Afterwards, there is the option of having dinner at Gasthaus Schobermühle or shopping at the Wallner family's "Bergbauernladen".

Friday, 03.01.2025

Morning: Individual organisation, e.g. a visit to the Green Earth World in Pettenbach, a hike along the Almuferweg. Both can be done with the Almtalbahn.

13:00 - approx. 16:00: Forest bathing with lantern hike, Kripperlroas and an insight into the smoking traditions with WALDNESS coach Mary Hageneder

Saturday, 04.01.2025

9:00 to approx. 12:00: Snowshoe hike with forest bathing, yodelling and summit meeting at the Almsee with WALDNESS coach Sabina Haslinger.
Meeting point at the large lime tree at the Almsee (Seehaus)

After returning, there is the option of having lunch at the inn "Die Almwirtinnen", a partner business of Schmecktakuläres Almtal. Table reservations recommended, tel. +43 676/9105811
Afternoon: individual organisation | e.g. visit to the Cumberland Wildlife Park in Grünau im Almtal (admission with voucher).

Sunday, 05.01.2025

09:00 to 12:00: A morning in the forest school with WALDNESS.master Fritz Wolf*
(Meeting point at the car park of the Wolf company, Fischerbühel 1, 4644 Scharnstein as address for the NAVI, arrival by train from Grünau to the Kothmühle stop).

In the evening (around 6 p.m.) you can check out the "Glöcklerlauf" in Scharnstein.

Afterwards individual departure or extra night
Changes to the programme are possible due to weather conditions!
* With the kind support of Naturschauspiel.at

With the WALDNESS package, half a day is used for the WALDNESS programme and the other half of the day is free to visit the Cumberland Wildlife Park and Green Earth World, for example.

possible date of arrival

Date 2025:
Arrival Thursday, 02 January 2025

from price
  • € 285,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (02.01.2025 - 05.01.2025)
From to
02.01.2025, to 05.01.2025

non-binding inquiry

WALDNESS®.Winterwald.2024 package

     in the following WALDNESS®.Resort from € 447,00
     in WALDNESS®.Hotel from € 300,00
     in WALDNESS®. Holidays on the farm from € 285,00

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  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

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For bookings made by Almtal Tourist Board, the following conditions apply:

Tour operator’s notes:
Tourismusverband Almtal, Im Dorf 17 , 4645 Grünau im Almtal , registration
number 2015/0038 in tour operator directory of Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth.

customer deposits for package tours of the tour operator Tourismusverband
Almtal are protected under the following conditions:
The deposit occurs less than eleven months before the end of the trip and is
20 percent of the travel price. The balance will be paid earlier than 20 days
prior to travel – step by step against surrender of the travel documents to the
traveller. Any additional or early prepayments or residual payments may not
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in which the tour operator is entitled to their receipt. Hedging sum shall be
used primarily to satisfy regulations of accepted payments.
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WALDNESS Winterforest timeout 2025 package
Tourist office Almtal
Im Dorf 17
4645 Grünau im Almtal

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

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