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!
Mondseeland: Mountain & water adventures
Water sports combine with walking and hiking to create a varied offering for outdoor enthusiasts. While Lake Mondsee offers perfect conditions for sailing, surfing, kayaking, water skiing and diving, Lake Irrsee makes a splendid destination for those in need of rest and relaxation. Even though the lake is designated as a conservation area, swimming – and even rowing – is permitted. Both lakes are popular fishing grounds. However, there is a lot to discover even off the lakes. Some 150 kilometers of walking and hiking trails take visitors to such lovely places as Drachenwand Mountain, Kolomansberg or Schafberg. Those taking the challenging, 4-hour ascent to Drachenwand will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Salzkammergut lakes.
The charming environment also lends itself to nature exploration by bicycle or mountain bike. Hochalm and Eisenau Alm are the preferred destinations of mountain bikers spending their holidays in the Mondsee – Irrsee area. With 15 golf courses there is plenty of choice for golf aficionados, too. Golfclub Mondsee ranks among Austria’s most beautiful and most challenging golf courses, with Lake Drachensee at its very center.