Welcome to the world of friendly ghosts
Geisterberg St. Johann-Alpendorf
On the Geisterberg mountain in St. Johann in Pongau, the summer months say "Welcome to the world of friendly ghosts". Over 40 large and small play stations along the hiking paths - most of which are suitable for baby strollers - make the Geisterberg in Snow Space Salzburg one of the most popular excursion destinations in the Salzburg region. Highlights are the Geisterberg castle, the Geisterdorf village, water games, climbing towers, swings and numerous slides. The Geisterbergzug, a tractor-pulled train, conveniently takes you part of the way from the top station of the Alpendorf gondola lift to the center of the Geisterberg Adventure World.
- June 27 - September 13, 2020: open daily from 9am to 5pm
- from September 19, 2020: Weekend operation planned open Saturdays & Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm | 19.+20. Sept. | 26.+27. Sept. | 3.+4. Oct.
- over 40 adventure stations
- 3 mountain huts
- Free WLAN
- 1 Photopoint
- disabled toilet
- 17 km of hiking trails
- free parking spaces
Discover the adventure stations at Geisterberg
Find out more about the various game stations on the Geisterberg in St. Johann - Alpendorf by clicking on the colored dots.
Tip: Get your free ghost medallion and the funny ghost stickers at the ticket office! On this panorama map you can see where you can find the individual ghost stations. Only there can you solve the tasks for your ghost medallion! Once you have completed all the tasks, you can hand in your ghost medallion at the ticket office in the valley station and receive a small gift!
A little preview
Hermann Maier takes you on a small tour through the Geisterberg Alpendorf and is obviously having lots of fun! But see for yourself ...
Important information on climbing the via ferrata
- Use the climbing wall at your own risk - we accept no liability!
- The climbing wall on the Geisterberg can be reached via the Drachenweg (approx. 5 to 10 minutes' walk from the Buchauhütte).
- Recommended minimum age 8 years - there are certainly several climbing points with difficulty C (scale from A to F) and an exposed rope bridge on the climb.
- Good condition, sure-footedness and alpine experience are required for a safe climb.
- Children and adolescents only accompanied by an experienced supervisor - we recommend one adult per child.
- Experience in handling safety equipment is mandatory for the accompanying person!
- The safety equipment (rockfall helmet, climbing harness and via ferrata set) can be hired in the SnowWorld sports shop (at the valley station of the Alpendorf gondola lift), as well as at the Intersport Kerschbaumer in St. Johann - there is NO rental of safety equipment at the cash desk of the Alpendorf gondola lift or directly on the mountain !
How you get to Geisterberg Alpendorf
Coming by car from Salzburg, travel over Bischofshofen to St. Johann. From the B311 (Pinzgauer Bundesstraße) exit in the direction of Großarltal. This will put you on Alpendorfstraße taking you to the valley station of the Alpendorf Bergbahnen.
Info and tips for your visit to the Geisterberg
- How do I get to the Geisterberg?
First, the Alpendorf gondola lift carries you about 15 minutes from the valley station in Sankt Johann-Alpendorf up to the mountain station. From there, you take a short, leisurely hike to the Geisterberg train stop. Every half hour, the Geisterberg tractor-pulled train continues up the mountain, making a short stop at the middle station (at the Buchau hut) and then continuing to the center of the Geisterberg. The ride takes about 15 minutes.
- What is the Geisterberg train?
The Geisterberg train is a tractor which pulls a large trailer with seats for visitors to the Geisterberg. There is space for up to 50 people as well as space for baby strollers. The Geisterberg train runs up and down the mountain every half hour from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm and makes the trip to the Geisterberg even more comfortable.
- How much time should I plan for our visit?
To see and do everything that the alpine amusement park has to offer, you should plan your visit for at least 3 hours, or ideally, 5 hours to a whole day to enjoy the park to its fullest. The gondola lift operates from 9 am to 5 pm
Tip: Most visitors arrive on the mountain at around 11 am. By arriving a little earlier, you can avoid the line - especially on particularly nice days - and also take advantage of our Early Bird discount.
- How should we dress for our visit?
All attractions and play stations on the Geisterberg are outdoors. It does get nice and warm on the mountain in summer so a pair of shorts is usually best, but you should always have something long-sleeved and a rain jacket with you just in case, as the weather can change quickly. Cooler temperatures or even a short rain shower can happen on the mountain faster than you think. On really nice summer days, we suggest swim suits for the children as things can get a bit wet in the water games. Lots of sunshine also means that you shouldn’t forget the sunscreen and a hat!
- Can I bring a baby stroller?
The majority of the trails are suitable for strollers. Models designed for outdoor use with good wheels are recommended. Toddlers, however, will probably be most comfortable in a front or rear back-pack style carrier.
- What if we start to get thirsty or hungry?
We encourage you – especially on warmer days – to bring something to drink and perhaps a few small snacks for you and your children. There are two traditional mountain huts on the Geisterberg (Buchauhütte and Gernkogelalm) that will be happy to provide you with well-prepared, regional dishes and cold drinks.
There is even more to discover
There is not only a lot to discover at the top of the mountain, the journey of discovery begins at the valley station.