The Salzkammergut region

Your holiday in Austria with lakes, mountains and delights fit for an emperor

Do you know the Salzkammergut? Perhaps you've visited the region before and seen the craggy mountains, turquoise lakes and rolling hills. Maybe you've even attended a traditional festival and had a fun time mingling with the locals. But if not...well, it's high time you did!

A hiking path up the mountain leads to a wooden mountain hut
Enjoy a close encounter with nature in the Salzkammergut region

Many towns – one goal: fun activities for you

The Salzkammergut region is full of lakes and mountains. From your base in Hallwang, the most interesting landscapes are those around the lakes of the Attersee, Mondsee-Irrsee and Fuschlsee, and through to the Dachstein and the Ausseerland district. In this area, our guests are guaranteed to find everything they could possibly want for their holiday in Austria. Leisure and sporting activities, water and lake adventures of all kinds and the fascinating traditions and customs of the region.

Water, lakes & swimming fun

Wherever you go in the Salzkammergut, you'll never be far away from a lake. In the spirit of traditional summer resorts, these lakes are perfect for swimming and general relaxation. Still, there are plenty of opportunities to get a bit more active. The wind is your friend if you fancy surfing, kite-surfing or sailing on the lake waters. If immersion is more your thing, you can explore the various diving locations among the lakes of the Salzkammergut. After a busy day in the water, you'll find any number of cafes and waterside restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxed bite to eat and see out a gloriously sunny day.

Two people cycling around the Mondsee lake
Explore the Mondsee lake by bicycle

The best view is from above

In addition to water sports, the Salzkammergut region offers breathtaking mountain landscapes – and the best way to explore them is with your hiking boots on. Explore the many happy places in the region or enjoy a sunset hike up the Schoberstein – they say the best view of the surrounding lakes is from the top of this peak. If you prefer your excitement on the vertical or right up in the high mountains, strenuous fixed-rope climbing routes or alpine tours on the Dachstein glacier may be more your thing.

Exploring a fantastic region on two wheels

You'll feel right at home in the Salzkammergut with your racing or mountain bike. The region is home to a wide variety of mountain bike routes through spectacular landscapes, ranging from easy to challenging. As with the hiking options, the lake district's flatter landscapes offer easier routes while the three-day Dachstein circuit calls for serious fitness and determination. Do you prefer thinner wheels? Then the SalzburgerLand Salzkammergut racing bike region is for you. It's all about cycling there, with everything from leisurely circuits to hilly interval training and strenuous mountain ascents on offer.

Five reasons you'll love the Salzkammergut

  • Nature, adventure, relaxation & sport in the one region
  • The whole package for your holiday, and easy to reach in the centre of Austria
  • Tradition, culture & ancient customs – from the Narzissenfest flower festival to the autumn Bauernherbst
  • Friendly people with a respect for tradition, and plenty of happy places
  • The Salzkammergut Adventure Card offers a terrific range of discounts & advantages

Sounds like it's high time you paid a visit to the Salzkammergut. It's not far from Hallwang and the Landgasthof Kirchbichl. The Zipperer family and the Kirchbichl team are always on hand with more details about the possibilities on offer, or to help in planning your schedule of activities. Send us your obligation-free enquiry or give us a call on +43(0)662 6659 00.

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