Outdoor adventures

Callisthenics park, Yoga platform, barefoot path and hammocks in the forest – we have it all! The brandgut area is peppered with plenty of outdoor adventures and there will soon be even more.. Adventurers, people looking for relaxation and those who enjoy taking in the views – you name it, everyone can let off steam to their heart’s content, switch off and relax or just take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air. Whether you want to take things up a notch – or come back down – you can do both here.


Gymnastics like a kid

For us, glowing with joy means feeling like a child sometimes. Light-hearted, fun, with nothing but nonsense on our minds. This feeling is particularly prevalent in our children’s playground for adults. Pull-up bars, parallel bars, bouldering and ring structures await you in the open air – let’s go!


Time for you

Yoga on the mountain – a very special experience. We don’t know about you, but we can’t always concentrate so well indoors. We particularly enjoy selfness in the fresh air, with a view of the mountains. We feel really connected to nature and can soak up the sun – er, energy, of course.


Go with the flow

Untouched nature, fresh mountain air, the sound of the wind in the village. Treat yourself to a break and come to rest. Because only those who allow themselves breaks can be productive. We call the state of balance “glowing” – because the joy of life brings a smile to your face, which is contagious and makes you happier.

Barefoot trail

Pure freedom

Don’t feel like putting on your shoes? We know all about that! Even as a child, the best thing was to walk around the house or garden barefoot. Without shoes. Without socks. – Feel the path we have planned and laid out under your feet and you’ll see: you’ll feel much better afterwards.


Lay back & enjoy

Everyone is talking about forest bathing – we take it for granted. What do we prefer to do instead? Hanging out in the forest. Just doze off or take a good book with you and enjoy the time (even barefoot). You can also grab a book from our small forest library – let yourself be inspired.

Meditation in einem ruhigen Wald, umgeben von hohen Bäumen, ein perfekter Ort für Entspannung und Rückzug in der Nähe des Hotel Brandgut in Viehhofen.
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Wildlife at over 1,000 meters

Julia’s cattle yard

When the roosters are already mooing in the morning.

Admittedly: We don’t have any roosters or cows. But lots of fluffy sheep and bleating goats, two Haflingers with flowing manes and four legs – Newton & Gara, our former stud and his girlfriend, – a few funny ducks (Donald & Daisy) and cuddly rabbits. Oh, and don’t forget Willy, our no longer so vigilant senior dog & the cats Gismo, Fleckbert & Mauzbert! Petting, watching, photographing … everything is allowed as long as you are kind to our two- and four-legged friends. Yes, you can even help muck out if you really want to. 😉

In winter, our animals spend the cold season in the stable. Accompanied by hostess Julia, young and old explorers can also visit the four-legged friends. Observing, photographing … everything is allowed. As the welfare of the animals is very important to us, we unfortunately cannot guarantee petting. In summer, rabbits and goats are allowed to spend time in the summer villa (the animals’ summer residence on the alpine meadow). You can reach it after a long walk. And if you walk uphill for up to an hour, you will reach our alpine pasture. There our horses spend the summer with the best view of the surrounding mountains.

And what else is new

Summer in the region

We would need a separate website to show everything else that’s possible in the region around our brandgut. Fortunately, they beat us to it, so we’ll simply paste the link here for you to follow: Viehhofen, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Zell am See-Kaprun, Saalfelden-Leogang

And what else is new

Winter in the region

We would need a separate website to show everything else that’s possible in the region around our brandgut. Fortunately, they beat us to, so we’ll simply paste the link here for you to follow: Viehhofen, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Zell am See-Kaprun, Saalfelden-Leogang

Sommerlicher Ausblick auf die Berggipfel im Salzburger Land
Freeride-Skifahrer am Hang bei Sonnenschein und Bergpanorama
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Zwei Menschen beim Wandern am Berg mit Gipfelkreuz
Mann beim Mountainbiken im Wald
Freeride-Skifahrer auf der Piste aus Vogelperspektive
Mann beim Langlauf mit winterlichem Berggipfel im Hintergrund


Don’t stop!

When you put on your hiking shoes after breakfast you are practically at the starting point for your tour. After all, from the Brandgut you have so many opportunities to explore the surrounding mountains. You will come across a leisurely circuit here, as well as challenging day tours to Saalbach, Leogang and to Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See.

If you would prefer to cover a few metres altitude by gondola, it is just a few minutes’ drive to get to one of over 10 lift facilities which take you right up to the loveliest summits in the region.

Information about the cable cars are available at saalbach.com & zellamsee-kaprun.com


Don’t stop!

Did you know that Austria’s biggest bike region is just a stone’s throw away? Over 80 kilometres of downhill trails are ‘shred-ready’, while Learn-to-Ride Parks are waiting for kids and beginners. Even (E-)mountain-bikers won’t manage to tackle all the tours in two weeks. What to bet?!

For leisurely bike excursions there is also the scenic promenade at Lake Zell and flat cycle paths through the little towns around Maishofen. Here you cruise in relaxed fashion, on the flat, no pressure on your calves; you might even treat yourself to an ice-cream, before a dip in the refreshing lake. E-Bikes are available to hire direct in the Brandgut for € 45 per day.


Time for a par-tee

36 greens nestling amid mountain, glacier and lake. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing sights to enjoy during your game of golf. Teeing off with views to the impressive mountains in Salzburger Land really is quite something, is it not? Between April and October you can hone and further build upon your golfing skills.

Who hasn’t at one time dreamt of becoming a pro golfer – and where better for successful training than in front of an impressive mountain backdrop? All those of you who consider a golf course a tad too much to handle, can practice and perfect your tee-off over a short distance on the numerous mini golf courses in the region.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Don’t stop!

The little village of Viehhofen nestles between the big players, namely Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and Zell am See-Kaprun. With the connecting lift opened in 2019, Viehhofen is now a fixed point in the ski region too, and is associated with many superlatives: biggest, most contemporary, loveliest … whatever, the facts speak for themselves: 408 kilometres of pistes and 121 lift facilities.

No car needed. Our hotel bus takes you to the lift, then collects you again. This means you can conveniently leave your car parked during your winter holiday. In this vast network of pistes it may well be that you won’t end up back where you started out.

Cross-country skiing

Don’t stop!

In the neighbouring town of Maishofen you have access to an unutterably large trail network that extends across Saalfelden and Zell am See. “Unutterably large” is, in ballpark figure terms, about 150 km. Don’t believe us? Then check it out!