Holidays Salzkammergut

Salzkammergut holidays

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: 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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Cycling Salzkammergut

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  • Cycling though scenic Salzkammergut is a real treat. Choose from more than 40 varied cycling paths - ranging from easy lakeshore routes and gently rolling hills to sporty challenges for experts.
  • The splendid Almtal cycleway is an absolute must for nature explorers and culture vultures, leading past exciting museums and the Cumberland Wildlife Park Grünau.
  • There are also heaps of trails perfectly suitable for E-bikes. For example, explore some stages of the 345 km long Salzkammergut cycle trail. Battery changing stations and E-bike service shops are spread along the route.
  • Over the last years, the Salzkammergut also has become a real dorado and an insider's tip among road cycling fans, featuring 20 fabulous routes for all ages and skill levels.

Nordic Walking Salzkammergut

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  • Be it a lovely lakeside trail along the shores or a path up to the mountain tops – the Salzkammergut Holiday Region boasts an infinite number of outdoor adventures for passionate runners & nordic walkers.
  • Experienced sportsmen meet on occasion of manifold highlights: Salzkammergut Marathon, Traunsee Mountain Marathon or Int'l Wolfgangsee Run – to mention only a few.
  • Beginners and nordic walking novices should try the introductory tour to Mondsee's Highlights. The route boasts an infinite number of places worth visiting like the Farming Museum or the Local Railway Museum, followed by a refreshing jump into the waters of Alpenseebad.
  • Skilled runners are recommended to conquer the "Agatha Wirt Loop" on lake Hallstättersee or the "Panorama Loop" in St. Wolfgang where the world-famous "Weisses Rössel" hotel and restaurant serves mouth-watering delights on the lakeside terrace overlooking scenic lake Wolfgangsee.

Golfen Salzkammergut

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  • Established in 1933, the Salzkammergut Golf Club in Bad Ischl has a long tradition in the golf business. Even Edward of Windsor used to play here. International pros and celebrities visit this lovely golf course on a regular basis.
  • Lake Mondsee is home to two golf courses: the 18-hole par 72 course at Golfclub am Mondsee (designed by Max Graf Lamberg), as well as the 18-hole par 70 course at Golfclub Drachenwand.
  • The nine-hole course of the Schloss Fuschl Golf & Country Club at Lake Fuschl is indeed a posh place to play golf in the Salzkammergut area. It is part of Golfclub Salzburg, as are the 18-hole championship courses of Eugendorf and Golfplatz Brandlhof, as well as the Golf Academy Salzburg Rif.
  • Lake Attersee features two golf courses: Golfclub Attersee (18 holes) and Golfclub Weyregg (9 holes).

19 Lakes in Salzkammergut

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    19 - 24 °C
    Size: 47 km² Beach: Sandy Beach, Sunning Lawn Village: Attersee am Attersee Region: Salzkammergut
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  • Water
    18 - 24 °C
    Size: 25 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Traunkirchen Region: Salzkammergut
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  • Size: 14.2 km² Beach: Sunning Lawn Village: Mondsee on Lake Mondsee Region: Salzkammergut
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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!

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All the year round you can take advantage of exclusive holiday packages offered by the Tourist Service Salzkammergut!
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Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH
Salinenplatz 1
4820 Bad Ischl, Austria