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    Hiking Holidays in Times of Coronavirus

    Find out everything about Austrian hiking holidays in 2021.

    Austria’s mountains have a special appeal all year round - including and especially in times of Corona. In the mountains, we can feel free, relax, and recharge. There's also a wide variety of summer activities waiting: from climbing the summit to summer tobogganing and enjoying Austrian specialities on a mountain hut. All of these are possible once again in summer 2021, subject to strict protective measures, of course.

     

    Rules for Mountain Huts

    Since the reopening on 19 May, huts have been subject to the same rules as other restaurants. You will need to show either a negative COVID test or proof that you have been vaccinated/have had COVID (more on entry tests). You will also need to register upon entry (ends on 23 July). Buffets are allowed, but subject to certain hygiene measures. There is no more minimum distance to other guests required, and there are no more restrictions to group sizes in place.

    Find out more about rules for restaurants
    Mountain hut
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    Rules for Cable Cars

    Similar to public transport, guests have to wear a standard face mask (cloth mask) in stations and when riding a cable car. In addition, cable car operators have introduced specific protective measures such as higher cable car frequency. There are no more capacity restrictions in place.

    Tip: Book Online

    It’s a good idea to make use of online services to buy tickets in advance.

    Jochbahn Rosshütte in Seefeld / Seefeld
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Can I travel to Austria for a hiking holiday?

      Since 19 May, holidays in Austria have been possible again, subject to strict protective measures. Find up-to-date measures here, and entry restrictions here.

    • Can I stay overnight in a mountain hut?

      Since 19 May, you can stay overnight in mountain huts. You will need to show either a negative COVID test or proof that you have been vaccinated/have had COVID. You will also need to register upon entry (ends on 23 July). Please be sure to reserve your space in advance and bring your own sleeping bag.

    • What are the rules for cable cars?

      Face masks are required on public transport as well as in stations. A standard face mask (cloth mask) is sufficient.

    Entry Tests & FFP2 Masks

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