The charming Salzkammergut lake and mountain district embraces parts of three Austrian provinces: Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. Salzkammergut stands for sports and activities, for crystal-clear lakes boasting water of premium quality, for short and long walks and hikes, and for lovely lakeside beaches (e.g. Lake Wolfgang or Attersee). Marked by 76 big and small lakes, numerous brooks and rivers, gently rolling hills and impressive peaks, the Salzkammergut area lends itself to cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing and winter walking. Enjoy your holidays in an inspiring environment at the heart of nature.
Salzkammergut: Winter happiness
The Salzkammergut area is unmatched when it comes to winter holidays in Austria, offering snow-capped peaks, silent and frozen lakes, gently rolling hills covered by a layer of crisp snow, and crystal clear air. Get out those skis and snowboards, snowshoes, skates and curling stones and enjoy winter the way you like it! Salzkammergut is home to several popular ski areas, including the Dachstein-West family resort with 140 kilometers of pistes; Upper Austria’s longest top-to-bottom run in Obertraun with an overall length of 11 kilometers; or Tauplitz with a total of 40 kilometers of slopes. The longest freeride powder slope (11 kilometers) can be found at Krippenstein, the center of freeriding, with a focus on skiing instead of lift riding. In case you prefer winter activities at a more leisurely pace there are innumerable tracks for cross-country skiing, cleared winter walking routes, as well as frozen lakes for ice skating. Salzkammergut: Winter at its best!
Salzkammergut: Summer, sunshine, happiness
Add a touch of nostalgia to your lakeside holiday! The Salzkammergut area comprises a number of beautiful lakes boasting water of premium quality: Attersee, Mondsee, Traunsee, Wolfgangsee, Hallstätter See, Altausseer See, to name but a few. The lakeshores have largely been left untouched and therefore offer a peaceful and unspoiled environment for sunbathing and relaxing. However, the Salzkammergut area offers many culinary and cultural highlights as well: Take Bad Ischl with its imperial splendor, for instance, or charming St. Gilgen, or the lovely towns of Wolfgangsee, Strobl and Gmunden. Activities in, on and by the lakes include all kinds of water sports, walking and hiking, Nordic walking, running and playing golf. With 4,150 kilometers of way-marked routes along lakes, alleys and educational trails and high up in the mountains, Salzkammergut is indeed a hiker’s paradise. In addition, there are several places of inspiration, called Glücksplätze, which even enhance the relaxation factor. Cycling and mountain biking enthusiasts area offered all kinds of routes and trails to suit their individual needs and ambitions. The Salzkammergut area provides a wide range of accommodation facilities to fit all tastes and budgets: From hotels (ranging from luxurious to basic) to guesthouses, apartments, country inns and farm accommodation.
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