The crystal-clear water of Lake Mondsee and Lake Irrsee attracts not only locals on a hot summer weekend. Even families and nature lovers from abroad love to spend the summer in the lovely Mondseeland area. When on holiday at Lake Mondsee or Lake Irrsee in the Salzkammergut region, you’ll be in for a fair share of action, exercise and relaxation: Winter sports include cross-country skiing and winter walking, while summer comes with sailing, kayaking, fishing, diving, walking and hiking, cycling and mountain biking, horse riding and playing golf. Culture vultures will love the vast array of events, including the Musiktage music festival. Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to discover the beauty of nature and visit the region’s must-sees, such as Drachensteinwand. No matter if you come for a summer or winter break – the Mondseeland area ensures holidays to remember!
Peaceful and magical: Winter at the lake
Romance. Tranquility. Relaxation. A winter holiday in the Mondsee – Irrsee area makes you forget about the daily grind. Families love to explore the picture-postcard winter wonderland on foot and discover such gems of nature as the Kreuzstein icefall or the unspoiled Helenental Valley. The Mondsee branch of the Austrian Alpine Association offers guided winter walks and hikes. The gently rolling terrain lends itself to cross-country skiing. The 9.5-kilometer Mondseebergrunde track winds its way all around the Hochmoor nature reserve. Additional tracks for skating and classic cross-country skiing (suitable for beginners and pros) are available at Oberhofen and at Nussdorf/Oberwang, the hub of cross-country skiing in the area.
The sledge track at Hochserner Hof in Tiefgraben is the preferred destination of families and speed kings and queens of all ages. Illumination facilities ensure outstanding sledging until late at night. Having spent the day out, you will happily return to your hotel, guesthouse or campground to enjoy a decent meal and recharge your inner batteries for another fabulous and fun-filled winter day.