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The Salzburg Lakes region is a stunning district spread over the scenic, undulating terrain of the Austrian Alps. Quaint villages and spa towns adorn the pristine, bumpy landscape that engulfs the lakes of this region. Bring sports gear to use on the many lakes and mountainous slopes.
Make your way to Obertrum am See in the northern outskirts of Salzburg. Browse the stalls of the market and take a sailboat out on the picturesque lake. Visit the intriguing Einlegerhaus Museum to learn about ceramics and other historic artifacts from the region.
Bring the kids to the Abarena Theme Park in St. Gilgen in the Wolfgangsee lake area. Watch them play on the trampolines, bouncy castle, go-karts and other activities, against a stunning backdrop of verdant mountains. Ride the Schafbergbahn cog railway for excellent mountain views. See the statue of Wolfgang Mozart in Mozartplatz Square and continue the music theme in the Musikinstrument Museum.
Make your way past the various lakes and appreciate the area’s utter serenity and picturesque scenery. Among the most iconic lakes are the Mattsee and the Grabensee. Visit the charming town of Seekirchen am Wallersee and go windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing on its large lake. Make sure to see other pretty towns in the region, including Abersee, Henndorf am Wallersee and the historic town of Thalgau.
Temperatures are fairly warm in the lakeside towns in July. Ride the Summer Toboggan Run near Fuschl am See. In winter, expect wet weather, with deep snowfall on the upper slopes. Head up to the mountains for skiing and snowboarding.
Find the district in the north-central reaches of Austria. It begins in the outskirts of Salzburg, moving east in the federal states of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria. Fly to Salzburg Airport and rent a car to head east through the mountains and lakes of this zone.
Salzburg Lakes is a spectacular region of snowy peaks and lovely lakes.
Amazing location, friendly and helpful owner. Had lake view room with balcony fantastic view, clean, warm and comfortable room. Really good value hotel
Not only is the hotel charming, historic and in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable, I must commend the staff. At dinner, a piece of food lodged in my throat. The staff immediately went into action, keeping me calm, and contacting the hospital, which sent an ambulance immediately. The staff ...
We traveled all over the world and stayed in many excellent hotels, but this one is special. It is exceptional in every way. You won't regret staying here.
What a beautiful area! Great place for walking, day trips by car, excellent facilities, and friendly staff. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable: we enjoyed our stay very much.