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Snowshoeing on the Katrin
Climb the Katrin with snowshoes and enjoy the culinary delights of the alpine hut and the mountain inn in addition to the beautiful view - what a day!
Sledgeing in the Fuschlsee region
A winter hike through the untouched nature up to an alm pasture or on the top of a mountain without a pasture. We promise you, you won’t find such an untouched nature like in the Fuschlseeregion anywhere else.
Enjoy the winter wonderland hike up to Sausteigalm at the 12er Horn or to Grögernalm on the Faistenauer Schafberg.
Tank up new energy by drinking a hot tea or chocolate and eat a delicious homemade snack. Afterwards take you toboggan and sled down the mountain.
Take your own sleigh up to Sausteigalm at 12erHorn or borrow it at the “Schlittenhütte” which is next to Grögernalm and go down the toboggan run.
Snowtubing in Faistenau and Winter Adventure World Waldhofalm
The unique experience in the snow - full ride down the slope - fun for young and old!
Right behind the municipal office Faistenau is the adventure area with the snow tubing track. Several well-groomed snow channels are available. For night owls, the system is in operation on weekends with floodlights!
When the Waldhof Golf Course is covered in a glistening blanket of snow and its ponds freeze over, it is magically transformed into the Waldhof Winter World - a winter fun and action paradise and a fantastic winter adventure playground for snow-lovers of all ages.
Magic carpet lift for easy and comfortable ascent, tobogganing, sledging and snow-biking, snow-tubing on the hotel's own special tubing run.
And if you need a rest from all that icy entertainment, you can warm up in the Waldhof Alm, a mountain hut restaurant with a mug of steaming tea or punch and satisfy the hunger you worked up on the slopes with home-made Austrian cheese noodles (Kasnocken) or fluffy chunky-chopped pancakes (Kaiserschmarrn) – The Waldhof Alm is a true winter fairy tale paradise.
Skiing in the Fuschlsee region
The ski resort Gaissau-Hintersee is far away from mass tourism and surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the Salzburg mountains, is the natural snow paradise Gaissau-Hintersee only 30 minutes by car from the state capital Salzburg, situated in the Fuschlseeregion. In normal snow conditions, 30 perfectly groomed kilometers of slopes of all levels of difficulty as well as 9 lifts are waiting for the winter enthusiast. The ski resort opened all ski lifts on the 17th of December.
The parking lot and ticket offices are open in Gaissau & Hintersee, the ski schools Sport Franky & ski school Hintersee are also looking forward to many course bookings and offer rental equipment!
Beside the Ski resort Gaissau-Hintersee we have six small but fine, mostly family-run ski lifts in the region. Just right for families with children, for beginners and leisurely skiers who prefer to make their turns on manageable slopes.
Short waiting times at the lift, easy descents on gentle slopes, funny forest paths and cozy refreshment huts are the best conditions for a happy day of skiing. Away from the hustle and bustle of the large ski resorts, where children and beginners make their first experiences on skis.
Ideally located, the lifts are a popular destination not only for locals but also for day visitors from the surrounding area. Here it also pays to go skiing in the afternoon for a few hours. It still exists, the proven point’s card that guarantees the skiing experience at a reasonable price. Local ski schools and service areas by and with professionals around the alpine sport, complete the offer. Also off the ski slopes are ensured for a good mood. Because it is not possible here without a refreshment stop. Cosy, heated huts invite you to end the day of skiing with food and drink.
Children's ice rink in front of the pump room
On the runners, get set, go! On Friday, December 10th, the children's ice rink in front of the pump room was finally able to open - with certain Corona rules of course! Children from 3 to 15 years have the opportunity to experience the Kaisereis ice cream every 2 hours and enjoy the Christmas holidays to the full. Open from December 10th, 2021 to January 30th, 2022 Tue - Sun. 2 to 8 p.m. Closed on Mondays Max. 25 people on the facility. Always 2 hour slots. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 15 minutes before the start, 25 entrance tickets will be distributed. Prices: Children / schoolchildren (3 - 15 years) 4, - € Block of 10 Children / schoolchildren 35, - € School groups (by arrangement) 3, - € No ice skate rental! The 2G rule applies!
Geöffnet ab 10.12.2021 bis 30.1.2022 Di. – So. Tägl. 14 bis 20 Uhr Montag Ruhetag Max. 25 Personen auf der Anlage. Immer 2 Stunden- Slots. 14 – 16 Uhr, 16 – 18 Uhr, 18 – 20 Uhr 15 Min vor Beginn werden je 25 Eintrittstickest verteilt. Preise: Kinder/Schüler (3 – 15 J.) 4,-€ 10er Block Kinder/Schüler 35,- € Schülergruppen (nach Vereinbarung) 3,- € Kein Eislaufschuhverleih! Es gilt die 2G Regel!
Competence center for cross-country skiing
When Ms. Holle really shakes off her pillow for the first time, the season starts in the cros
s-country village of Faistenau. Connoisseurs and professionals appreciate the cross-country skiing village Faistenau with its 60 kilometers of trails not only because of the floodlit trail, but also because of the perfect infrastructure right at the trail entrance with showers, changing rooms, parking spaces, toilets, ski rental and a room for ski preparation.
Faistenau and all places in the Fuschlsee holiday region have a well-tended network of trails that inspire cross-country skiers in both skating and classic styles. Courses and workshops for children and adults are offered, which can also be booked on a daily basis. Since 2017 there has also been a joint cross-country ski ticket for the network of trails in Faistenau and Hintersee, and the skating trail has been expanded into the Tiefbrunnau valley.
Animal hiking fun in winter - alpaca hikes
The Edinger Hof in the municipality of St. Lorenz has been managed by the Schruckmayr family since 1883.
The first two alpaca mares moved into the farm in March 2017. Three years later the first five yak cows and one yak bull were added.
So since November 2020 ten alpacas, six yak cattle, twenty cows, seven beehives, two dogs, six cats and two ducks have been living on the farm.
In their small farm shop, the Schruckmayr family sells yak and alpaca products such as soaps, self-knitted hats, gloves, socks, shoe inserts, duvets and much more.
The alpaca hikes are a highlight of the farm. Enjoy our snowy landscape in fluffy company! The wonderful, calm alpacas with their big googly eyes will immediately wrap you around your hoof with their charm. With mulled wine, punch and a tour of the farm, you will learn all kinds of things about the habits and needs of the meek animals.
Edinger alpaca farm
Green angle 30
5310 St. Lorenz am Mondsee
Phone: +43 664 6337846 or +43 664 8742840
Postalm Winter park
From the Wolfgangsee region
On December 17th, the lifts on the Postalm started the season 2021/22. The natural toboggan run, the winter hiking trail and some cross-country trails have been in operation since the beginning of December, including the new 2.5 km Ramsau trail (dog trail). ,
This year you can order the tickets for the Postalm Winterpark online for the first time: starjack.at/.../0bc247cc-4ff4-4d18-9c25-44aff8e0cd78 As usual, the latest information can be found here: www.postalm.sk
When the lake freezes over
Curling at the Irrsee
At the Irrsee in Mondseeland, Johann Hufnagl manufactures ice stocks on his lathe. When the lake freezes over in winter, the carpenter in pension is busy.
There is a smell of wood and fire from the stove. The snow is piling up in front of the panorama window of the Hufnagl joinery in Oberhofen am Irrsee in Mondseeland. The water can be seen not far, the natural bank is barely visible. In summer, bathers cavort here, "in winter, when the lake is frozen over, there is a lot more going on," reveals Johann Hufnagl.
The carpenter stands at the lathe and works on an ice stick. He has been retired for a good ten years. The joinery he founded in 1970 was taken over by his son Georg. On the workbenches, circular saws, on the veneer press and in the injection room, boxes, doors and beds are created throughout the year. Kitchens, relaxation loungers or table sets. In the cold season of the year there is also an increasing number of ice stocks. “When the lake freezes, it has to be quick,” says Hufnagl. If the bare ice shines on Irrsee in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut, people want their ice stock. For the game with friends and neighbors. For the joy of winter. For a bit of conviviality. People gossip and play over steaming cups full of tea and mulled wine. The sticks fly over the ice. The children with the skates across the lake. Who comes closer to the stave (target object)? Who will win the next game? Who will throw the next round? Laughter, red-cheeked faces, happy hours.
From the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region
The endless expanses of the cross-country ski trails in the Ausseerland can be enjoyed on more than 200 km of cross-country trails. The fantastic high-altitude trails on the Tauplitzalm cover the need for mountain air and sporty ambition. The cross-country trails in the extensive valley around Bad Mitterndorf and near Pichl-Kainisch ensure special enjoyment.
With a view of the mountains, lots of sun and tranquil stretches, cross-country skiing is a real pampering program here. Some of the routes that have been awarded the Styrian seal of quality also lead in Bad Aussee, Altaussee and Grundlsee.
Tip: The Steiralauf offers a great sporting experience. From January 28th to 29th, 2022, Bad Mitterndorf will once again be transformed into a cross-country mecca. The organization team again promises a top-class cross-country event. The sporty everyone-event inspires both amateur cross-country skiers and professional athletes.
Wandern im Oktober
The leaves turn discolored and the lush green mountains turn into rust-brown forests. In the morning the fog hangs in the valleys and the autumn sun rays slowly soften it. Enjoy this change of seasons and experience the Salzkammergut in full autumn splendour.
Three walks from three regions:
- long-distance hiking trail in the Attersee-Attergau region
- Great Almkogelround and a visit to Lake Eibensee from Mondsee
- Hike to Simonywarte in Bad Mitterndorf in the Auseerland
49. Int. Wolfgangseelauf – Salzkammergut Marathon
At the Wolfgangseelauf on 10 October 2021, Austria’s largest landscape and adventure run with more than 4,000 participants, a lot of running pleasure awaits you.
The nature trail, which runs mostly directly by the lake, offers simply everything that adventure runners, pleasure runners and high-performance runners appreciate. Four competitions offer the best personal distance for each person.
The 5. 2 km panoramic run (start in Strobl) is the perfect entry competition.
The flat 10-km shore course between Gschwendt and St. Wolfgang is also on the programme.
The arrival to both races is by boat (included in the entry fee).
The classic on Lake Wolfgang is and will remain the 27 km long lake tour. With the passage over the Falkenstein (220 meters above sea level) and countless, scenically unique sections such as Fürberg and Abersee, the legend of Wolfgangseelauf was born from the initial insider tip.
Since 2011, the running range has been rounded off with the Salzkammergut Marathon over the classic 42. 195 km distance. After the start in the imperial city of Bad Ischl and a more than 15 km “run-in”, the original round of the 27 km classic around Lake Wolfgangsee follows.
Fancy a mountain bike tour? From the city centre, take the Brunnleiten forest road and the Reinfalzalm to the Hoisnradalm. Once at the top, hut host Hans Reiter provides the finest delicacies from the region and cool refreshments.
Sports events in September
King of the Lake, 24h Trophy, Mozart 100
24h Trophy - Fuschlseeregion - Wolfgangsee - MondseeIrrsee
Fascinating mountain lakes, lush green meadows and untouched paths – the Salzkammergut is home to natural jewels as far as the eye can see. From 10 to 11 September 2021, outdoor enthusiasts will be able to experience the most beautiful sights of the Salzkammergut first-hand at the Biolectra 24h Trophy for the fourth time in a row.
King of the Lake goes into its 11th round
On 18th September 2021 there is again a busy cycle around the Attersee- the ASVÖ King of the Lake goes into its 11th round! On the waterfront, which is completely closed to traffic, teams of 4 and 10 teams will tackle the 47. 2 kilometers around the lake in addition to the individual starters.
mozart 100 – Salzburg Ultra Trail
4th of September 2021
The mozart 100® guides trail runners through the diversity and beauty of the Salzburg countryside, which guarantees a unique and unforgettable running experience. With six different track lengths ranging from 108 to 9 kilometres, there should be the right competition for every athlete.
In the team competitions, you can master the Ultra-Distance together with your family or friends.
*BEST OF HIKING– TESTCENTER*
You want to go hiking, but don’t have the right shoes? Your rain jacket is leaking and you want to test a few models before buying? Have you always wanted to know how it works with trekking poles and which backpack suits you best?
Then the Best of Hiking Testcenter in the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut in the office in Gosau is just right for you. You can rent different equipment for hiking and test it for free.
You can choose from:
• Walking boots by SCARPA
• Backpacks, children’s carriers and outdoor jackets by VAUDE
• Outdoor binoculars from ZEISS
• Trekking poles of BLACK DIAMOND
• the stylish walking stick “Gemse” of LEBENSHILFE DETMOLD
• EUROSCHIRM Trekking Aboard
• TAHUNA / TEASI GPS devices
• Snowshoes by TUBBS
• snowline Spikes
• Outdoorrock Warmini
You can pre-book your desired item for rent by phone to make sure, for example, that the desired shoe size for the hiking boots has not already been taken out.
Reservation at: +43 595 095 20 or gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut. at
Water sports and water fun at Lake Wolfgang
Whether sailing or surfing, diving or stand-up paddling, water skiing or wakeboarding, canoeing or kayaking, the crystal-clear Wolfgangsee offers refreshing, cool and action-packed adventures all year round! The surrounding seaside resorts and beaches invite you to take a relaxing bath in the sun. All information can be found HERE!
Joint open-water swimming in Lake Fuschl
In a relaxed atmosphere and without competitive stress, we go into the water together. As a rule, two different routes are offered, ranging from 1,000m to 1,500m.
The water rescue service of the Fuschler fire brigade is on site at all appointments.
Wetsuits of the current sailfish model range are available for rent and testing at every event. Participation fee EUR 15,-
- a valuables storage service
- the swimnights bathing cap
- free rental of sailfish wetsuits
- securing the route by water rescue
Not included is the entrance to the Fuschlseebad (from 18:00 o’clock 3. 60 EUR) and the parking fee (from 18:00 o’clock free, previously 1. 50 EUR).
6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Registration (Disclaimer for all!)
6.35 p.m. – approx. 7.30p.m. Open water swimming with joint start
Fuschlseelauf & Crossing
On 29 August the Fuschlseelauf will take place again in Fuschl am See. It is always 12 km along the lake shore around Lake Fuschlsee. A refreshment station strengthens the runners with refreshments halfway through the course.
There is also a special children’s run for the youngest runners.
Physical well-being is then taken care of by the sports club.
All information can be found at: www. fuschlseelauf. com/
PRO BEACH BATTLE celebrates 10-Jahres Jubiläum
After a one-year break, the PRO Beach Battle, the largest national beach volleyball event in Austria, returns to the Strandbad Litzlberg am Attersee as part of the Austrian Beach Volleyball Tour from 19 to 22 August 2021. Look forward to exciting matches and a comprehensive entertainment programme in the enlarged stadium and secure your tickets now.
Canyoning in the fuschlsee region
Escape the summer heat in the deepest gorges in the Salzkammergut. The Strubklamm between Faistenau am Hintersee and Ebenau offers adventure seekers the opportunity to push their limits and enjoy the cool water. With the two local guides from the canyoning team Strubklamm and Vertical One, the guests are in the best of hands.
1 Wanderung 6 Seen
Your mountain experience in the Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
1 lake is not enough! And that's why we're introducing you to the 6-lake hike on the Tauplitzalm today.
Starting at the foot of the Lawinenstein at Lake Krallersee, the hike leads over the largest lake plateau in Central Europe at 1600 m above sea level.
The duration of the hike and the number of lakes hiked can be adjusted depending on your mood and endurance. Several inns and huts on the Tauplitzalm invite you to take a break and relax after the hike or simply in between.
Winzer Golfraos 17. 07. 2021
Unique in the golfing world: two 9-hole-courses connected with a boat ride across lake Fuschlsee. And the "Winzer Golfroas" is a tournament which should be a fixed date in every golfing calendar.
The special kind of golfing experience - 2 golf courses | a boat ride across lake Fuschlsee | 6 wine growers to meet | subject to change
(Golfroas only by fare weather - evening program at all weather conditions)
The summer retreat radiates under water too. To experience this newcomers exchange their mountain boots for flippers and go “hiking with diving goggles” in the Gimbach. When snorkelling in the rivers Ager and Traun a 100% fish-experience is guaranteed. Diving professionals from all over Europe dive into the depths of the Attersee because they know that, thanks to the geological conditions, one can see up to 30 meters on a sunny day – and that without any artificial light.
The number one
Since this spring you can surf the biggest river wave in Europe in Ebensee. “The Wave”, as it is called, is controlled by two genius hydraulic metal flaps and it even takes on sea waves. Our tip: book a 3-hour basic course and start surfing.
In the wild nature
Adventurers and experts are drawn to Ebenau for canyoning. The exciting half-day tour into the 2.7 kilometre long Strubklamm starts there. With well-trained guides you will descend from rocks to cliffs and ice-cold ponds while the waterfalls next to and below you are rushing by. Nothing for scaredy-cats but brilliant for those who want to feel the power of nature.
Sun salutation on water
Real yogis do not go on vacation, they only change their place of relaxation. In the Salzkammergut summer retreat yoga definitely plays an important role. Courses are offered nearly everywhere and at all levels. In front of dreamlike sceneries – that goes without saying. At the Mondsee you can even get into position on SUP boards in the middle of the lake under guidance. This way an OM becomes an Ohhhhhhh!
A really good run
Those who are on their way to the Wolfgangsee absolutely shouldn’t forget to pack their running shoes. Not because one has to walk so much here but because one is allowed to walk and run all around the lake and that with a great and idyllic view. In addition to the perfectly prepared and maintained network of cycle paths - if you are interested, please ask at the tourist office for the BIKE THE LAKE programme - 11 fantastic routes are waiting for those who love to move. There is something for every level – from beginners to experienced and well-trained runners. All of them are united by the fortune of being in one of the most beautiful landscapes.
Bathing in salt
What once was beneficial to the mother of Emperor Franz Joseph is beneficial to us today as well: swimming and relaxing in the water of Bad Ischl. Salt and brine pamper skin and soul and those who also take the time for therapy support their body in healing and recovering. The famous Eurotherme lures with its 36° warm thermal pool and in addition with many wellness and beauty offers. The surrounding hotels offer true gems for a modern recreational holiday. For example a rooftop pool at Hotel Royal or an 800 m2 wellness and sauna area at Vital Resort Villa Seilern.
By gondola to the sunrise
Rarely are you greeted so excitingly beautiful in the morning as you are at the highest mountain of the Salzkammergut. The magical moment when the darkness lifts during the gondola ride and pink rays of sunlight shine down from the roof of the "Stoan", immerses the guests in a truly breathtaking atmosphere. Those who are not so fond of the morning hour can choose a romantic full moon ride up the Krippenstein. Or another offer from the unique Obertraun mountain experiences. The main thing is to once again get a taste of glacier air.
The catch of a lifetime
Where there is water there is life. Most of the time this is can be observed above the water surface. But the experienced angler knows better: in a region with many large and small lakes and waters the fish is never far away – even though it might be a master in hiding. As food it embellishes city coats of arms and dinner plates, as a trophy it can be found on the walls of one or the other hut. Therefore, anyone with a valid license and a little patience is guaranteed some exciting hours in nature. Because no matter whether one is an indigenous, a professor or even a tailor – at the end of the day one truth awaits: the luck to be able to enjoy untouched nature up close cannot be caught. It comes to you swimming.