Off the beaten track.
Emergence and revival
As the home of summer retreats and Schnürlregen, rich in salt, lush meadows and forests, blue-green lakes and original traditions, the Salzkammergut is a household name to many people. Each of its eight regions is a world of its own.
From the crystal-clear lakes local fish come fresh to the plate. Spicy and mild cheeses from cow, goat or sheep are produced by local farms or by the creameries of the region.
The Salzkammergut combines the advantages of summer like no other region. Over 76 lakes invite you to swim, the fantastic mountains are a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Numerous amazing places are waiting to be explored and various cultural highlights complete the adventure summer in the Salzkammergut!
CULTURE & TRADITION
CULTURE & TRADITION
The culture in the Salzkammergut is characterized by the connection between the present and the past. Immerse yourself in history, experience traditional customs and be inspired by the vibrant contemporary culture.
Summer retreat reloaded
Come with us to the lake kingdom of the Austrian Alps. Into the heart of the country, where already the emperor and his court lived in summer resort. More than 100 years later, this diverse region has become even more attractive. As an antidote to the city monotony, to the sultry, stuffy air around the metropolises, and as a scenario of hope that something like a natural recharging station still exists.
Active vacation between mountains and lakes
Joie de vivre. One word, many interpretations. Is it the jump into the crystal clear lake in the morning? The pause you make at the peak of the mountain and enjoy the indescribably beautiful view of the landscape? The moment when you put your poles in the snow and shortly afterwards you feel the powder snow flurry up? Immerse yourself in the varied landscape between mountains and lakes!
If you swap your horsepower for a bike battery, you will experience the Salzkammergut in a new and summery way.
The first long-distance hiking trail through the Salzkammergut measures 340 kilometres and is a string of dream trails. Everyone should hike at least one of the more than 40 tours during their summer holiday.
The element water can be enjoyed in many forms and variations in the Salzkammergut. The 76 Salzkammergut lakes invite you to feel good and get active. A quick dip in the water to cool down, an extensive day of swimming at the lake or more intensive swimming sessions? The Salzkammergut offers water fun for every taste.
From the magic of water- lake addiction says hello!
The Salzkammergut lakes would be a veritable lake district if they were not separated by mountains such as the Schafberg, the Höllengebirge, the Tote Gebirge and the Osterhorn group. Their elevations range from just below 500 m a.s.l. at Mondsee to high mountain lakes such as Wildensee (1535 m) in the Tote Gebirge north of Grundlsee. Several dozen lakes invite for bathing: of them large inland lakes like Traunsee or Attersee, or small mountain lakes like Almsee, Offensee or Laudachsee.
The gentle lapping of the waves, the shimmering sunlight, the fresh air at the lake, the reflection of the landscape in the water: lakes and mountains form a unique bond in the Salzkammergut.
Paradise is on the lake, special in the Salzkammergut. Sun and carefree, snorkeling and weightlessness, refreshing coolness and the joy of movement, this is the legendary summer resort in the Salzkammergut.
Anyone who has not explored the Salzkammergut lakes by boat has not really been there: because not only the landscape shows its most beautiful side from the water.
Capital of Culture 2024
In 2024, the Salzkammergut with Bad Ischl as the banner city will bear the title of European Capital of Culture. For the first time in history, it will take place in the inner Alpine region. A total of 23 communities between Roitham am Traunfall and Bad Mitterndorf are part of the Capital of Culture region.