Leisure and adventure park for the whole family

Geisterberg Alpendorf

The Geisterberg in St. Johann-Alpendorf is the ideal excursion destination for the whole family – whether in spring, summer or autumn. The alpine kingdom of the funny spirits in the Snow Space Salzburg is open again in 2020 throughout the summer months from June until October on selected days.

When the snow has melted in the mountains of the Snow Space Salzburg, the spirits in St. Johann-Alpendorf awaken on the Gernkogel and families can enjoy a fun paradise.

Best Austrian summer cable car

Alpendorf Bergbahnen AG in the Snow Space Salzburg has been awarded with the quality seal "Best Austrian Summer Cable Cars". The Association of Cable Cars of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber awards only companies that offer quality-tested attractions and undergo strict controls.


The quality seal at a glance:

  • Summer cable cars with certification
  • Tested quality at the highest level
  • Unique offer on the mountain


The four adventure worlds on the Geisterberg

Awaken the talking spirits gate and go with Gspensti & Spuki into the four spooky worlds of the spirits of the earth, fire, water and air.
Young children discover with their families the various spirits along the gnomes’ pathway. Older children can experience air swings, a haunted castle, bird’s nests, a climbing dragon, a haunted tower, water games, a haunted lake, shooting galleries and much more in the alpine leisure park. Adults can enjoy a special kind of hiking and natural experience among beautiful panoramic surroundings. Take a walk along the secure trails, splash around in the water world and relax in the fairies’ square.

Photopoint Geisterberg

Here you can find the photos of the photo point at the Geisterberg - directly at the mountain station of the Alpendorf gondola. Simply register with Skiline with your lift ticket number.

Info & tips for your trip to the Geisterberg

  • How do I get to the Geisterberg?

First take the Alpendorf cable car from the valley station up to Sankt Johann-Alpendorf (approximately 15 minutes). Then take a short, gentle walk to the Geisterberg train station. Every half an hour the Geisterberg train travels up to the heart of the Geisterberg with a brief stop at the middle station (Buchau Hütte). The trip lasts approximately 15 minutes. 

  • What is the Geisterberg train?

The Geisterberg train is a tractor with a large trailer for visitors to the Geisterberg. It can hold approximately 50 people and also has space for pushchairs. It travels up and down the mountain every half an hour from 9.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and makes your visit to the Geisterberg more comfortable.

  • How much time should I allow?

You should allow at least three hours to enjoy the alpine leisure park in full, but between five hours and a whole day are ideal. The cable car operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tip: Most visitors come to the mountain around 11.00 a.m. If you come earlier, you can reduce your waiting time on particularly pleasant days.

  • What clothing is recommended?

All the attractions and adventure stations are outdoors. In summer, it is also warm on the mountain and it is often sufficient to wear shorts. Yet you should always have something long-sleeved to wear on top and a raincoat. It gets cool quickly on the mountain and a brief rain shower can come quicker than you think. On nice summer days it’s worth bringing swimming costumes for the children as they might get a bit wet. And don’t forget to bring sun cream and a head covering!

  • Can I bring a pushchair?

Most of the paths are suitable for pushchairs but it is recommended to use an outdoor pushchair with good wheels. The best option is to carry small children in a carrier.

  • Food & drink

We recommend bringing something to drink and some small snacks for you and your children, particularly on hot days. There are two chalets on the Geisterberg (Buchauhütte and Gernkogelalm) where you can enjoy delicious, regional food and cold drinks.

Alpendorf adventure playground

The adventure starts in St. Johann-Alpendorf at the valley station of the Alpendorf cable car. The car park for skiers in winter is transformed in summer into a large adventure playground with swings, go-carts, mini boats, trampoline, crazy golf and much more.

Geisterberg items

A range of great Geisterberg fan items can be purchased at the ticket office for the Alpendorf cable car in the Snow Space Salzburg and in some chalets. These include umbrellas, t-shirts in various colours, water bottles, caps, keyrings and cuddly Spuki and Gspensti toys. You can also buy gift vouchers to treat friends and family to a trip to the Geisterberg Alpendorf. 

The Geisterberg in winter

The spirits that can be found on the Geisterberg in St. Johann-Alpendorf in summer hibernate under lots of snow in the winter months. Only a few restless spirits can be found in the Snow Space Salzburg ski region in winter. These can be found on the so-called "Devil route", which starts near the mountain station of the Buchau and Strassalm lift (piste no. 52). Are you brave enough to pass the witches and Krampus?

We look forward to your visit to our adventure & leisure park, where there is lots to enjoy and discover. Don’t forget to collect your free Geisterberg medal and funny stickers from the mountain railway ticket office. See you soon!

Spuki & Gspensti

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