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Lake hopping in the Salzkammergut region

May we present: Attersee, Fuschlsee, Mondsee & Wolfgangsee.

Austria’s Salzkammergut region is famous for its mountains.
Moreover, famous for its lakes. All total 67 lakes wait for discovery.
Some of them only accessible after a long hiking tour, others known worldwide from China to Buenos Aires.

However, what is so special about the Austrian lakes in the Salzkammergut?

Like no other lake in Austria, even in Europe, they represent due to their history and traditions the very special Austrian feeling of summer retreat. From the very beginning of travelling nobility, artists and scientist fled from the hot summer in the city to the Salzkammergut lakes not only to recreate but also to exchange their thoughts and find inspiration for new creations. Even the Austrian Emperor ruled the entire empire from the lakeside and changed Europe’s history.
Today the lakes still benefit from their history but lakeside-life nowadays is not as serious as it used to be.

The scenery, said to be the hardware, are the lakes situated between wooded hills, steep mountains and picturesque villages. The hospitable locals, their habits and traditions deliver the software. In addition, summer retreat nowadays lasts from January to December.

All of the four famous Salzkammergut lakes, Attersee, Fuschlsee, Mondsee and Wolfgangsee hide their very special secret.
Of course, the lakes are also a hotspot for water sports and many more outdoor activities like hiking and biking.

The Salzkammergut lakes

Baden am Attersee
Attersee am Attersee


Attersee - activities on and in the water : diving, sailing, swimming and much more The 47 km² large Attersee, is also often called "the sea of the Salzkammergut" because of its deep turquoise colour.It is a popular year-round Eldorado for divers...

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Fuschl am See

Lake Fuschl

The gate to the Salzkammergut. The emerald-green Lake Fuschl is to be found to the east of Salzburg and is part of the Salzkammergut. It is owned by the Forest Commission of Austria. In the Province of Salzburg and also the Salzkammergut, Lake Fuschl...

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Mondsee am Mondsee

Mondsee lake

The Mondsee - moonlake in English - offers a wide range of watersport activities. With a length of 11 kilometers an a width of up to 2 kilometers the Mondsee is one of the biggest lakes in the Salzkammergut region. The Mondsee and neighbouring Irrsee...

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St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut


Your 12,82 square kilometers wirde source of vitality with drinking water qualitiy, situated in the heart of the Salzkammergut. The Wolfgangsee and its 6 small siblings like the Schwarzensee or the Krottensee offer you the perfect lakeside...

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Zell am Moos am Irrsee

Irrsee Lake

Like the lake Irrsee, the warmest swimming lake in the Salzkammergut, was born .... To the north of the Mondsee you can find the romantic Irrsee lake. This moor lake is 5 km long and 1 km wide and is surrounded by a natural and unspoilt landscape....

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Lake Hintersee

Lake Hintersee

Enjoy the beautiful scenery Relaxation and Well-being at the lake Hintersee The Hintersee enjoys the reputation of being one of the most versatile lakes of the Salzkammergut. The 5 kilometre trail around the Hintersee is ideal for family walks and...

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