Ebensee

Ebensee: Mountain & lake holidays

Lush green meadows, crystal-clear water, and bright and sunny weather – the charming little town of Ebensee at Lake Traun (Salzkammergut) offers an unparalleled mountain-and-lake experience. Located on the southern shores of Lake Traun, Ebensee offers perfect conditions for sailing, surfing and swimming. Outdoor enthusiasts will find 200 kilometers of well-maintained trails for walking and hiking, while mountain bikers may choose from some 170 kilometers of routes. In winter the Feuerkogel family ski area offers outstanding skiing far from the madding crowds. A varied program of activities and events, including a visit to the Gasselhöhle stalactite cave and lakeside concerts, will add a touch of culture to your holiday in Ebensee.

Salzkammergut – A winter tale…

By mid-December Ebensee should have a decent snow cover, and visitors and locals can hardly wait to hit the slopes at Feuerkogel. The family-friendly ski area offers immaculate ski runs, charming mountain restaurants, several nursery slopes, and sunshine in abundance. In addition, there is a 2-kilometer natural slope for proficient skiers, as well as plenty of walkable terrain for snow-shoeing enthusiasts. One of the highlights of a winter holiday in Ebensee is ice-skating on the frozen Offensee and Langbathsee lakes (from mid-January). After an active day out there is nothing to beat a nice dinner at your cozy hotel or guesthouse. The annual Ebensee Glöcklerlauf is a 160-year-old winter tradition. On the evening of January 5th dozens of ‘Glöckler’ characters wearing bells and enormous ‘hats’ of up to two meters and about 20 kilos roam the streets of Ebensee.

Hassle-free summer break at the “lucky lake”

Hiking in the morning – sailing in the afternoon? A holiday in Ebensee offers it all! The lovely town boasts four lakes and is therefore the perfect destination for water sports enthusiasts of all ages. The southern shores of Lake Traun, named ‘lacus felix’ (‘lucky lake’) in the Roman era, offer perfect wind conditions for sailing and (kite) surfing enthusiasts. Way-marked routes and trails for walking and hiking (some 200 kilometers in total) take you to popular viewpoints, charming mountain restaurants, stunning mountain peaks and other places of outstanding natural charm. In addition, there are 170 kilometers of bicycle routes, including the thrilling downhill track at Feuerkogel. Thanks to its location at the heart of the Salzkammergut lake district, Ebensee offers easy access to the Offensee and Langbathsee nature sanctuaries famous for their crystal-clear water and natural beaches. Do not miss out on a relaxing cruise on Lake Traun and a visit to the Gasselhöhle stalactite cave, which is said to be the most beautiful cave of its kind in the Northern Limestone Alps.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

A Great Place for a Vacation! Salzkammergut is a magical mountain world rich with evergreen forests and unfathomably deep lakes, all with crystal clear water. Ebensee is set on the south banks of Traunsee Lake amidst this spectacular land of towering mountains and emerald green lakes.

The charming resort offers an array of sports and recreational facilities. Located in the center of the Lake District, guests can enjoy plenty of other lovely lakes and rewarding outing destinations. There are friendly lodging properties where you will be made to feel truly at home. There´s everything you could possibly desire for your most complete winter vacation!
Family-committed Feuerkogel Ski Resort is serviced by one cable car and six ski lifts
There´s ski and snowboard instruction plus equipment rental and child care
Five on-mountain inns & 13 rustic self-catering lodges

A skier´s shuttle links the village center with the cable car base terminal

Ice skating and Alpine curling on frozen Offensee and Langbathsee Lakes (weather dependant); indoor swimming pool with dry-heat sauna, tanning beds and separate wading pool for little ones; horse-drawn sleigh rides around Offensee Lake (Dec 25 - Jan 25), backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, indoor go-cart track ...

The calendar of events boasts Christmas crib exhibitions (Dec 16 - Jan 02), a traditional procession (Jan 05), carnival parades and much more, ...
A Great Place for a Vacation Salzkammergut is a magical mountain world rich with evergreen forests and unfathomably deep lakes, all with crystal clear water.

Ebensee is set on the south banks of Traunsee Lake amidst this spectacular land of towering mountains and emerald green lakes.

The charming resort offers an array of sports and recreational facilities. Located in the center of the Lake District, guests can enjoy plenty of other lovely lakes and rewarding outing destinations. There are friendly lodging properties where you will be made to feel truly at home. There´s everything you could possibly desire for your most complete vacation!
Attractions worth visiting include romantic spots at the nature preserves of Offensee and Langbathsee mountain lakes, the "Gassel" stalactite cave and boat trips on magnificent Traunsee Lake.

Explore picturesque Feuerkogel Plateau from where there are uninterrupted panoramic views of the Lake, the mountains and beyond. There are great remote trails for hiking, scenic spots, five mountain inns & rustic self-catering lodges.

Ebensee´s surroundings are crisscrossed by a stunning network of magnificent hiking trails to suit all tastes and abilities. One of the most consistently windy places in Austria, lovely Traunsee Lake makes for a truly great sailing and windsurfing destination. For avid cyclists there´s an abundance of cycle and mountain bike routes.

The calendar of events boasts concerts & music highlights, a special child activity program during the summer months, a mountain run contest, parish fairs and much more, ...

Select from a variety of friendly and family-oriented lodging properties, all of which are places where you will be made to feel truly at home.

The convenient location at the heart of scenic Salzkammergut Lake District makes Ebensee truly a great base for exploring the area´s most rewarding spots & attractions.
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Westautobahn motorway exit Regau --> B145 federal road to Ebensee
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Westbahn line to Attnang-Puchheim --> Salzkammergut line to Ebensee
Linz Airport (80 km away)
Salzburg Airport(85 km away)
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Tourismusbüro Ebensee
Hauptstraße 34
4802 Ebensee am Traunsee, Austria