Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park receives award from the International Darksky Association. Since April 2021, the Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park is the first star park in Austria.
Star parks, also called dark sky parks, are light protection and landscape conservation areas that protect nature and also people from light pollution and its consequences. They also aim to preserve the impressive sight of clear starry skies.
Fishing on the Traun rivers in Ausseerland means fishing on a body of water that fly fishing legend Charles Ritz said was the jewel of Central Europe. The waters are managed close to nature. In this context we ask you to behave as considerate as possible towards the fauna and flora. Only fly fishing with artificial flies (dry flies, wet flies, nymphs and jigs) with a gentle hook or a barb is allowed. Additionally attached lead balls or lead heads are not allowed. The fly fishing season in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut runs from April 15 to October 31.
The Genussbox of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region makes it possible - the ideal gift or souvenir for everyone who loves the Salzkammergut. Enjoy regional products - handmade by local producers. They combine tradition and craftsmanship with new creative ideas and are as authentic and genuine as the people themselves!
Filled with six handmade products from the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region!
Enjoy the awakening of spring on a long-distance hiking holiday where you don't have to worry about anything and just go hiking. From lake to lake, crossed the summit and, after a successful day of hiking, dare to take a dip in the cool water before continuing the next day.
The “4 Mountains 3 Lakes” long-distance hiking tour lasts four days, during which you can enjoy the beautiful nature around the Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee regions with light luggage. The tour leads over marked hiking trails, forest roads and trails, on scenic routes. The daily stages include approx. 4-5 hours of pure walking time, so there is still enough time to sit on a bench or to enjoy the view on the mountain pastures.
Regardless of whether it's an e-bike, mountain bike or racing bike, cycling is as diverse as the Fuschlsee holiday region, which with its varied routes and tours in all levels of difficulty is the perfect destination for your next cycling holiday. In addition to simple routes, there are steep climbs that make you sweat and rapid descents through a beautiful mountain and forest landscape. You start the tour perfectly prepared with the new mountain bike map, detailed description, altitude profile, mini map and much more help every hobby and professional biker to choose the right tour, perfect "culinary spots" to recharge the batteries are included.
As a multiple venue of the Eddy Merckx Classic bike marathon and part of the racing bike region Salzburgerland Salzkammergut, you have the best conditions and starting opportunities here, e.g. to do the popular lake tour.
Honest, sustainable and traditional cuisine, combined with a touch of modernity, is served by Michael Ellmauer in the Aichingerwirt in St. Lorenz/Mondsee. Coupled with a passionate hospitality and innovative concepts, the family-run inn is not only worth a visit from a culinary point of view!
The first beer went over the counter at the Aichingerwirt in St. Lorenz/Mondsee as early as 1854.
At that time it was served by the great-great-great-grandfather Michael Ellmauer. Today, 167 years later, Michael Ellmauer (junior), chef and managing director of the Aichingerwirt, has taken over the business in the 6th generation.
We visited him in his sunny garden and talked to him about his diverse craft, dedication, creativity and awareness of regional and seasonal products.
The biodiversity competition 2021 now also around Mondsee and Irrsee!
From April 30 to May 3, 2021, interested residents of MondSeeLand can use their smartphones and go outside to document the biodiversity in our habitat! In addition to nine other Austrian locations, Mondsee-Irrsee is also participating in the City Nature Challenge (CNC) for the first time this year.
The City Nature Challenge is an international event organized by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
In the Challenge, different regions or cities compete against each other in a friendly competition and try to observe and document as many wild animals, plants and mushrooms as possible in their city / habitat.
The data you gain is an important contribution to science and species protection!
For this wonderful spring menu, Michael used lamb shanks from Mondsee lamb.
• 4 lamb knuckles
• Salt pepper
• 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• 1/8 l red wine
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 2 onions
• Olive oil or clarified butter
• rosemary, thyme
Season the knuckles well with salt, pepper and rosemary.
Heat the oil or clarified butter in the pan. Sear the knuckles in it over high heat, brown the onion cubes on the side. Transfer the meat to a roaster. Then add the tomato paste to the onions in the pan and deglaze with red wine. Add the contents of the pan and the pressed garlic cloves to the meat. Let simmer with lid for approx. 90 minutes. Then remove the knuckles from the stew and keep them warm. Remove the garlic cloves from the stock and puree the rest with a hand blender. If necessary, use some mixed cornstarch to make a creamy sauce.
Discover the Traunsee-Almtal region from its most beautiful side - on an e-bike! On the bike, with electric tailwind you experience this wonderful region.
Discover on the guided tour, brief insights into the regional features, pauses to breathe and savor the views of nature, feel the wind while cycling and taste regional and seasonal specialties at the gourmet stations.
Different tours for beginners and advanced.
The Traunstein Taxi offers visitors and locals alike an important opportunity to do without their own vehicle. Call - get in - go!
*On Route 10 and 11 from 1 May - 31 October 2021, the taxi runs from 05 am (pre-booking by 8 pm the evening before at the latest!).
* Route 95 - Ohlsdorf
* FAMILY TICKET - one way, 9€ for the whole family.
On a weekend with your sweetheart or girlfriends, an exciting and tempting programme awaits you around the culinary diversity of Lake Traunsee in the Salzkammergut.
Is your stomach already rumbling or is your mouth already watering?