Salzkammergut Lake District Tour
Mondsee - Attersee - Traunsee - Wolfgangsee - Hallstatt - Bad Ischl
Your proprietor is happy to suggest individually organised tours through the wonderful Salzkammergut Lake district which is spread over 3 of Austria’s 9 counties. With background information and local knowledge your host will help you to get the most out of your holiday. Visit towns and villages try out tasty regional specialities and take a look at the sights and places of interest that most interest you. Touring through the district is possible throughout the year where each season has its own particular charm. You can use your own car, a hire car or public transport and part of the tour can be covered by boat. Here are just a few highlights:
Your first stop could be the market town of Mondsee, nestled on the shores of the lake that gave the town its name, and stroll along the promenade, shop in the town’s attractive centre or visit the church from the “Sound of Music” where Maria and Captain Von Trapp were married. Also worth visiting here are the local history museum and the “smoke house”.
Continuing on to Lake Attersee, which is the largest and longest lake in the district, you will enjoy the charming villages dotted along its shores and the wonderful Lake District scenery. In Roman times the lake was once known as the “Happy Lake”, Lake Attersee is the deepest Alpine lake in Austria reaching depths of more than 200 metres. Stroll along the shores of the lake and breathe in the clean mountain air or visit the local porcelain factory, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir.
The River TRAUN winds its way through the valleys of the Salzkammergut Lake District and if we follow its course we eventually come to the town of BAD ISCHL in the heart of the Salzkammergut at the foot of the 1639m high Katrin Mountain. A spa town since 1820, Bad Ischl is a popular holiday destination, rehabilitation centre and health resort. Once in Bad Ischl there are a whole host of sights and places of interest to visit; the home of the famous composer the Lehar Villa for example or the local parish church in Gothic style, dedicated to St. Nikolaus and completed under the rule of Empress Maria Theresia. Children and adults alike will be fascinated by the Technical Museum and salt mines and a visit to the famous Café Zauner for coffee and cakes is an absolute must.
For most visitors to the district a tour of the Salzkammergut is not complete without spending a few hours in the village of St. Wolfgang. Visit the famous White Horse Inn, go on a boat ride or, if you happen to be here in Advent, you can enjoy a cup of mulled wine at the Christmas Market. In summer the cog railway will take you to the top of the Schafberg Mountain. From St. Wolfgang via the Falkentstein rock-face a pilgrimage’s way will take you back to St. Gilgen with its charming Mozart Fountain just in front of the Town Hall and once home to Mozart’s mother. In St. Gilgen you will also find the 2,700m-long historic cable car which will take you to the top of the Zwölferhorn Mountain where a number of walking routes await you, or in winter you could try out the challenging ski pistes. Instead of driving back to Fuschl why not walk back via the Mozart Blick view point. Don’t hesitate to ask your proprietor to suggest the perfect Salzkammergut tour for you - it’s sure to be a day to remember.