© Bathing fun at lake Wolfgangsee © STMG Stadler
A couple can be seen in front of the turquoise waters of Lake Wolfgang. She lies on the dock, he pulls himself out of the water and looks up at her. On the left you can see a boathouse.

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Happy in the Salzkammergut

Generally, Places of Happiness are unique spots that are visited to develop an inner sensitivity and for self-discovery.

These spots facilitate a journey to the self. Places of Happiness are spots that evoke a special harmony, bring back pleasant memories create soothing feelings, enable us to feel joy…or spots that have the capacity to change the path of one’s life strikingly. The positive and negative are accepted – everything that happens is good!  On one’s path to a happy life and to a higher awareness one often has to encounter seemingly negative experiences initially. Places of Happiness are also perfect for rituals to bid farewell to saboteurs of happiness (fears, discontentment, negatively charged persons, negative influences of all kind…). Places of Happiness abound in the Salzkammergut. A group of especially sensitive persons that have dealt with the fascination of the Salzkammergut for many years, have selected and documented myriad of places.

Quite clearly nature presents all its charms in the Salzkammergut. The wide meadows in the foothills of the Alps, 76 lakes, natural rivers and brooks, lovely pastures and the impressive limestone massifs of Dachstein Mountain, Tote Gebirge Mountain Range, Sengsen- and Höllengebirge Mountain Ranges are all full of contrasts and offer plenty of inspiration.

Many people come to visit the numerous high-energy Places of Happiness that inspire to take a break and recharge with life energy. Happiness is a state of inner strength and balance and they assist us in exploring the self and taking responsibility.

© Glückspilz ©STMG/Maria Schoiswohl
Versteckt zwischen Gräsern und Blättern, befindet sich ein roter Pilz mit weißen Flecken.

Cultural and Sacral Places

The knowledge of the energy of the places…

Sacral places are today often the sites of Christian landmarks like churches, monasteries, chapels or wayside shrines. Christians often used spots that were already used by older cultures for special or holy ceremonies. Monasteries and churches were often built on the ruins of Roman foundations. This way the knowledge of the energy of some spots has been handed down over the centuries and it was used for monuments.

Mythical Places

Recognize power and mysticism...

Today it is mostly the old people that have knowledge of mythical places. They in turn received this knowledge from their ancestors who told them the exciting and eerie stories. When we get to such places it is firstly difficult to say what is special about them. But when we learn of the old stories we can aided by our fantasy recognize the power and mysticism of these places.

Nature Spots

Exceptionally beautiful scenery...

On these spots we can almost always enjoy exceptionally beautiful scenery. An impressive tree, a fascinating course of a river or a touching view are examples of nature spots. The interplay of the four elements of air, earth, fire and water can also be observed on nature spots. When these four elements are experienced in balance a special harmony is created on these spots.