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Lake Fuschl near Salzburg

Beach Holidays in Austria

The romantic 11,8 kilometre walk around Lake Fuschl can be undertaken all through the year and is the ideal way to explore the area. The lake covers an area of 2,7 km, is 66 m at its deepest point and lies between the two villages of Hof bei Salzburg and Fuschl am See. The crystal clear waters of the lake reach temperatures of up to 24°C, but for those of you who like it warmer, the heated outdoor pool at the Beach and Sports Club is right by the lake. Also new at the beach club this year is the water slide, so fun and action are guaranteed for all the family.

The path or SEEWEG 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 in English and German to give you an idea of the local flora and fauna along the way.

The start of the walk is just outside the Hotel Stefanihof. If you take the narrow path leading 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 yellow “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), take a bus from the Jagdhof Hotel back to the Stefanihof where you are dropped off just outside the hotel’s front door, or alternatively you can take the “Zille” boat from the fishery back to the promenade - before you set off check the departure times of the boat.

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. In addition to the round the lake walk and the many bathing beaches dotted around Lake Fuschl, you will also enjoy ideal for fishing conditions. Try your hand at diving, hire a boat or simply relax and unwind with an aqua-jogging session or a run.

At the check-in you will receive your FREE hiking map of the Lake Fuschl Region which will help you to explore the 5 lakes and numerous mountain peaks in the area at your own pace on more than 800 km of marked hiking routes. There are hiking routes suitable for every level of fitness and with varying grades of difficulty. Just some of the reasons why you should send your request for an individual holiday offer at the Hotel Stefanihof.

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