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The region had applied for the title with the concept...

..."salt and water as DNA". Municipalities from Upper Austria and Styria will participate. Project manager Stefan Heinisch says that by returning to the "origins", "the necessary pinch of salt and the power of water will be used to revitalise the cultural life of the region". Culture thus becomes "new salt". A budget of 21 to a maximum of 30 million euros has been budgeted.



Magical Advent in the Salzkammergut region

In the picturesque villages and on the famous lakes of the Salzkammergut, the pre-Christmas season is celebrated according to traditional customs: With atmospheric Advent markets full of charm and contemplation. Magically beautiful lakes and elegant magnificent buildings form the backdrop for atmospheric Advent markets in the Salzkammergut.

Winter sports in the Salzkammergut region

In the cold season the Salzkammergut turns out to be the dream of every winter sportsman. Skiing, cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowboarding or snowshoeing; unique scenic conditions as well as impressive panoramas guarantee a unique winter sports experience!

Cosy winter experiences

In addition to fantastic Advent markets and action-packed winter sports, you can also experience the cosy facets of winter in the Salzkammergut. How about a relaxing day in the thermal spa? Or a romantic carriage ride through the winter wonderland?

Secure benefits

With the Salzkammergut WinterCard you save money: Discounts at many attractions in the Salzkammergut. Up to 25% discount on the over 120 most popular attractions, and free time offers in the Salzkammergut.

From the Salzkammergut Magazine


Johannes Peinsteiner knows the Salzkammergut as well as his vest pocket. In the lake distillery he combines history, stories, personal knowledge and regional flavours to special gin specialities.



Karlheinz Eder is managing director and captain of one of the oldest private shipping companies in the world. It is his enthusiasm for historic ships and the pleasure he takes in the many encounters with people that keep Traunsee shipping in the Salzkammergut on course for success.



Florian Raudaschl loves and lives for the sport of sailing – there where he grew up, on Lake Wolfgang. He operates a sail making workshop and a sports camp. In summer, he only leaves the Salzkammergut under exceptional circumstances.


Webcams in the Salzkammergut

Wolfgangsee region: Strobl

Bad Ischl

Fuschlsee region: Fuschl


Traunsee-Almtal: Gmundnerberg

Ausseerland: Loser Alm

Dachstein region: Gosau

Mondsee-Irrsee: Schafbergspitze

Summer and autumn experiences in Salzkammergut

Culinary and culture in the Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut is rich in culture and nature - and loved for its scenic diversity, which leaves the hiker from comfortable to exhausting all roads open. In the wide landscape around the large Voralpenen are pleasure hikers in their area.

Mountainbiking in the Dachstein region

"Nothing compares to the simple joy of cycling."


Autumn hiking in the Salzkammergut

The autumn. For many the most beautiful time of the year. It gets cooler, the colors of the leaves impress the eye and the fog in the morning creates a very special flair. As many facets of autumn bring, so different are the activities that you can experience in the Salzkammergut with all your senses.

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Especially hiking and walking in the Salzkammergut in autumn is a marvellous experience. Enjoy the fresh air and the breathtaking natural beauty of the Salzkammergut. During or after the hike, you can pamper your palate with culinary specialties from the Salzkammergut region.

Hiking experiences