Whether you head to Salzburg, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt, the ice caves, the Dachstein glacier or the World Championship town of Schladming: from Russbach, after just a few minutes by car, you not only arrive at your destination but find yourself right at the heart of it.
SALZBURG – 60 Min – the home of Mozart, Hellbrunn Palace and much more HALLEIN – 40 Min – salt mines and Celtic museum HALLSTATT – 20 Min – the oldest salt mine in the world OBERTRAUN – 30 Min – ice cave and Dachstein glacier BAD ISCHL – 40 Min – imperial town and imperial villa SCHLADMING /RAMSAU – 60 Min – the Styrian World Championship town and glacier lift
Hiking Tours starting in the village- a few of the many possibilities:
Gamsfeld, the local mountain of Rußbach, magnificent views - walking time: ca. 3,5 hours Rinnbergalm, our cosy, wooden hutted, meadow village - walking time: ca. 2 hours Neualm, a romantic walk along the river leads you to the Neualm - walking time: 2 hours Bodenberg, beautiful hiking tour on the impressive mountain - walking time 2 hours Mountain pasture walking: varied circular walk from the Traunwandalm to the Rinnbergalm - walking time: 4-5 hours
Guided walks Go with our guide to the "finding places" in the streams and to the "Snail Wall". Ideal for children of all sizes who want to take a treasure home with them. There is also a Nordic Walking tour and a hike to the famous mountain "Gamsfeld".
Check out the cozzy Hütte at: http://www.russbach.info/our-chalets.html
Russbach is a cozy haven for family walks and for those who want to fly at higher game. The breathtaking panoramic views of the Dachstein and the Tennengebirge accompany you on your walks. However, it is undoubtedly nature itself which plays a major role during your holiday in Russbach. Audible, tangible – it´s there for you to smell and also to taste.The cozy and rustic cabins on the mountain pastures invite you to linger. Enjoy a hearty alpine snack with all sorts of homemade treats, like bacon, freshly baked bread or the Tennengauer Alm cheese specialties.
In the summer the Russbach area offers everything you like in the outdoors; particularly renowned for walking, cycling and mountain biking, but also popular for kayaking and climbing.
And what’s more, the whole of the Salzkammergut, with its outstanding lakes for swimming, is at your disposal.
Welcome to the Dachstein West ski region Welcome to one of the most beautiful ski regions in the Northern Alps
Every mountain has two faces: when at Schladming the world’s best skiers go chasing vital seconds, they do this on just one – the south face of the Dachstein. Those of us on the northern side of the eternal ice don't get as many points for speed but for comfort and unique views over the snow-covered peaks of the Alps.
With 64 lifts and around 142 km of groomed slopes, the Dachstein West ski region is an El Dorado for family skiing holidays. Ski schools for all ages. Russbach has a kids club ( the bearclub ) and a free childcare facility for toddlers and infants ( age 1 and over) during the skiing day, allowing parents to have some fun on the slopes too :-) For very young skiers there is day care at the Spatzennest or the Skischule Russbach, where they are carefully introduced to the secrets of the white magic together with other novice skiers. The bigger ones can enjoy themselves at the Freeride Park and the rest of the family can enjoy some top skiing.
The ski region is practically at your doorstep, and as a Russbach holiday guest you are always only a few steps away from the lifts and cable car. So it is very easy to spend a bit longer at the hut of your choice, to enjoy the sunset and to indulge yourself today by descending to the valley just a bit later than usual.
Winter 2015/16 From the upcoming winter season for every guest in Russbach it will be possible to reserve a free heated ski and boot depot. Ask the Russbach tourist info for a key!