Holidays Traunsee region

Holidays amid mountains and lakes

Traunsee, Austria’s deepest lake, is in a picturesque location amid vast meadows, forests and the impressive Traunstein massif. Often referred to as ‘Lacus felix’ by the Romans, Lake Traun and its surroundings still promise happiness to relaxation-seeking people bent down by the pressures of modern life. Lake Traun at the heart of the Salzkammergut region is just perfect for relaxing, swimming, surfing, sailing and waterskiing. In addition, the Traunsee area lends itself to walking, hiking and mountain biking. Long-standing customs and traditions combine with an extensive range of activities and events in terms of culture and the arts. Winter comes with outstanding skiing and snowboarding in the Feuerkogel family ski area, as well as charming Christmas markets. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find hundreds of kilometers of tracks and trails winding their ways through the picture postcard winter scenery.

Lake Traun: Swimming, walking and hiking!

Crystal-clear, shades of turquoise, premium quality and pleasant temperatures are the features that can be attributed not only to Lake Traun, but also to the Langbathsee and Offensee lakes, all of which are fed by fresh spring water. At the sight of the three scenic lakes one won’t resist the temptation of a refreshing soak. While Lake Traun down in the valley is the preferred destination of sailors, surfers and wakeboarders, the Traunstein massif and the Höllengebirge mountain range are highly popular among walking, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. From Ebensee the Feuerkogel cable car whisks outdoor enthusiasts up to an altitude of 1,600 meters within no time, thus offering easy access to a variety of trailheads, e.g. for tours to Europakreuz, Alberfeldkogel, Helmeskogel or Großer Höllenkogel.

A holiday in the Traunsee area allows golf aficionados to improve their handicaps on the scenic 18-hole golf course at Kirchham. Those interested in culture and art are not to miss out on a visit to Gmunden, famous for its ceramics, and all the beautiful castles and monasteries in the Traunsee area, as well as innumerable events of all sorts. Another must-see is the baroque Capuchin monastery at Gmunden, and the charming Seeschloss Ort, which sits on a small island. Accommodations range from family-friendly holiday apartments to cozy lakefront hotels offering all mod cons.

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Windsurfing / Sailing Traunsee region

  • Lake Traunsee offers perfect conditions for sailing and surfing aficionados of all ages and ambitions, including children, beginners and those who love to enjoy water sports at a more leisurely pace.
  • The Traunsee area has gained an international reputation among pros by playing host to a variety of renowned surfing and sailing regattas, such as the famous GC32 Austria Cup. Lessons for beginners are offered at several water sport schools around the lake. Sailboats with skipper are available for hire.
  • In fine weather Lake Traunsee benefits from particularly favorable wind conditions called "Oberwind" (upper wind) and "Niederwind" (lower wind). The south wind arising during the night continues in the morning. A period of calm precedes the north-easterly wind, which will then continue until the evening.

4 Lakes in Traunsee region

  • Water
    Temperature:
    19 °C
    Size: 25 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Traunkirchen Region: Salzkammergut
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
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  • Size: 0.6 km² Village: Ebensee Region: Salzkammergut
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  • Size: 0.3 km² Village: Ebensee Region: Salzkammergut
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Romantic winter break in the Salzkammergut area

Have you ever taken part in a ‘Kripperlroas’ event? When spending a winter break in the Traunsee area it is an experience not to be missed! The locals open their houses to present their precious and elaborate nativity scenes (hand-carved or inherited) to the public. Winter is also the perfect season for visitors interested in local customs and traditions, including the famous Glöcklerlauf parade on 5 January, or the many atmospheric Christmas markets – with candlelight, traditional music and local specialties.

During the day the family-friendly Feuerkogel ski area attracts skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ambitions. The vast and scenic plateau at an altitude of 1,600 meters is also popular among snowshoe walking and ski mountaineering buffs. Cross-country skiers will find innumerable tracks and trails in the Traunsee area, including the popular Langbathsee track (classic style) and the five-kilometer track from Traunkirchen to Mitterndorf.

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A Warm Welcome to the Traunsee Lake Region

Even the Romans used to call Traunsee lake "lacus felix", meaning the "lucky lake".

The ceramics town Gmunden and the villages of Altmünster, Traunkirchen and Ebensee are picturesquely set on the shores of Traunsee lake, such as the villages of Pinsdorf an Gschwandt, surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery.

The region offers everything you could possibly desire for your complete vacation: arts and culture, traditions and customs, a full slate of sports facilities, a true paradise for hikers - and all the time of the world to get away from the hustles and bustles of everyday life. The perfect place to unwind and relax!



A boat trip on Traunsee lake is very rewarding as well! Go aboard of the Traunsee Shipping Line!



Set on Austria´s Romantic Road















The Traunsee Hosts are looking forward to your visit and will pamper you with authentic culinary delights!



Visit the warehouse stores of the renown Gmunden Ceramics!














A Warm Welcome to the Traunsee Lake Region

The Romans used to call Traunsee lake "lacus felix", meaning the "lucky lake".

The spa resort of Gmunden and the villages of Altmünster, Traunkirchen and Ebensee are picturesquely set on the shores of Traunsee lake, surrounded by a stunning mountain scenery.

The region offers everything you could possibly desire for your complete vacation: arts and culture, traditions and customs, a full slate of sports facilities, a true paradise for hikers - and all the time of the world to get away from the hustles and bustles of everyday life. The perfect place to unwind and relax!

A boat trip on Traunsee lake is very rewarding as well! Go aboard of the Traunsee Shipping Line!

Set on Austria´s Romantic Road







The Traunsee Hosts are looking forward to your visit and will pamper you with authentic culinary delights!

Visit the warehouse stores of the renown Gmunden Ceramics!







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Ferienregion Traunsee
Toscanapark 1
4810 Gmunden, Austria
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