Tips for families and children
Bad Ischl is not only an experience for adults - there is also a lot to do for children!
Hello children, my name is Rudi.
I am a chamois and live in Bad Ischl.
My friends and I enjoy playing in the woods around Mount Katrin.
Because of my famous grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grandfather (he made it onto the official coat of arms), the tourist office Bad Ischl talked to me about an idea for the children in Bad Ischl.
I should think up a game, so that children and their families can playfully explore our beautiful town.
And that's exactly what I did. Explore Bad Ischl and try to answer the questions. Don't worry they are not to difficult and your parents can help you.
According to legend, an enchanted damsel waits here for salvation, for which only a youth can care who has to defeat a nine-headed dragon on a full moon night.
He will also be rewarded with the treasure hidden in the ruins.
If you make your way to the Siriuskogl you will soon see the first station of the Path of the Senses. This path runs along the way and invites you to test all your senses.
Another interesting find along the way is the Einsiedlerstein, which is a relic from the last ice age.
Siriuskogl and Wildenstein Castle Ruins
Sharpen your senses and stimulate your imagination
A path of the senses for children was added a few years ago to the way onto the Siriuskogl. Each station requires a different sense. Once at the top there is a watchtower overlooking Bad Ischl and a playground.
A few minutes' walk above the valley station of the Katrin cable car you will find a witness from the distant past. The castle Wildenstein comes from the 11./12. century and was the only castle in the inner Salzkammergut. Today only a ruin is left of the castle, but the children's imagination is definitely stimulated and they dream of knights and damsels.
Parks in the Bad Ischl
Rest and fun in Ischl parks
In the three open-air parks you can relax and the kids have fun on the playgrounds in the Sisi Park and Kurpark.
Especially in the Sisi Park, which was completely redesigned for the garden show 2015, the children have many opportunities. The two playgrounds located there provide variety.
In the Kurpark there is a playground opposite the congress and theater house.
The small Rudolfspark in the center of the town, between catholic church and thermal bath, does not have a playground but there is a wooden carriage (including wooden horses) on which the children can climb around very near to the park.
One of the biggest Festivals for Children in Upper Austria
The Zauberberg is one of the biggest Festivals for Children of all ages in Upper Austria.
More than 20 years ago the first Zauberberg was held and the children from the first Festival now visit it again as adults with their own children.
The Outdoor Swimming Pool offers its guests the necessary cooling in the summer heat.
Reading and playing
The book store Thalia offers a wide variety of books for children and young readers and also many board and puzzle games.
For a small rental charge the public library of the parish of Pfandl offers books and games.
The museums in Bad Ischl offer a look back in history
In the Museum of Bad Ischl you can learn something about the history of the town, The Museum of Vehicles, Technology and Aviation offers a look at all kinds of different transportation vehicles. The Salzkammergut Museum of Nature is located between Bad Ischl and Ebensee. There you can see the diversity of the wildlife of Austria.
With the cable car onto Mount Katrin
Within 15 minutes you get onto the mountain. There you can hike an enjoy regional meals.
Essen gehen mit Kindern
The restaurant Schnitzelkaiser and the Café Immervoll have a children's corner. While the parents are still eating and talking the children can play.
Delicious ice cream at two locations in Bad Ischl
From mid-March to early October, there are ice creams in various varieties at Kreuzplatz and Wirer Straße (next to McDonalds).