Lakeside - Winter holidays in Fuschl
Curling and ice skating at Lake Fuschl
The romantic 11,8 kilometre walk around Lake Fuschl can be enjoyed throughout the year and is the ideal way to explore the area. The walk will take about 2 1/2 hours depending on fitness and the number of refreshment stops taken!
The path follows the contours of the lake so that you always have a lake view, the various different landscapes that you pass make the route interesting and there is even a nature trail to give you an idea of the local flora and fauna along the way.
The walk starts just outside the Hotel Stefanihof. If you take the narrow path between the Hotel Seerose and the Heuboden disco you come to the path that will lead you past the hotels Schützenhof and Schlick to the lakeside promenade, continue along the promenade and along the pavement past the Hotel Seewinkel, just after the Seewinkel a small path leads you down to the lake (small hotel car park on the right-hand side). From here on you can’t go wrong, simply follow the path and the “Seeweg” signs. At the far end of the lake there is a small local restaurant for refreshments, or if you carry on around the end of the lake you will come to the castle fishery where delicious smoked fish is served. From here you can either follow the path back to Fuschl which will bring you out at the main road by the large Red Bull headquarters (modern glass building) or take a bus from the Jagdhof back to the Stefanihof where you are dropped off just outside the hotel’s front door.
Bikes are not allowed on the round the lake walk as the path is too narrow, it’s possible to do the walk with a buggy or pushchair but in places the roots and fallen trees mean that some lifting is necessary. When you get back to the hotel simply put your hiking boots on the boot warmers in the cellar, enjoy your well-earned evening meal and the next day your shoes are dry and warm and ready for action again.
Ice skating and ice sailing
Discover Lake Fuschl from a different perspective
There are many ways to discover Lake Fuschl in Salzkammergut. Ice skating on the frozen lake is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of an Austrian winter. Thanks to the blades at your feet, you can glide almost effortlessly across the lake. Aficionados of ice sailing slide with their sled on the lake and enjoy the fresh wind blowing into their face. You see, summer is not the only season during which you have the possibility to discover the beauty of Lake Fuschl.