Panoramic view of Hallstatt by Lake Hallstatt © Hasmik Ghazaryan Olson auf Unsplash


Hiking, mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking - Salzkammergut nature paradise

Lakes, rivers, mountains - Austria like in a picture book

With its scenic interplay of deep blue lakes and mountains, the Salzkammergut is quite rightly one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday regions in Austria. Three federal states - Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria - share the Salzkammergut, which is ideal for wonderful excursions and activities from Salzburg.

The Salzkammergut Lakes

Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee are the closest to the city of Salzburg. Further afield, the large Attersee, Traunsee, Irrsee, Hallstätter See and Altausseer See lakes also offer their very own attractions.

Activities around the lake

For water sports of all kinds, romantic boat trips or hiking and cycling tours, the lakes are populated by countless visitors from spring to autumn.

Sport in the mountains

Those who prefer to see the lakes from above can go on one of the numerous hikes or take the cable car up the mountain. The Grimming, the mighty Dachstein with its caves and glacier, the Schafberg or the Zwölferhorn are just a few examples of popular hiking and excursion mountains.

Mountain bikers, mountaineers and climbers will find their ideal territory in the Salzkammergut, while ski pistes, cross-country ski trails and ski tours beckon in winter.

Cultural Highlights

The Salzkammergut is also characterised by countless cultural and historical highlights.

In winter, the Wolfgangsee Advent is certainly one of the most romantic excursion destinations, while the imperial town of Bad Ischl, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt, the Mondseeland and the ceramics town of Gmunden are well worth a visit all year round.

Holidays in the city and province of Salzburg
Further tips and recommendations for your excursions in the Salzkammergut can be obtained at any time from the experienced team at Hotel Scherer in the heart of the city of Salzburg.

In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, you can visit all the important sights of the picturesque festival city, attend concerts and visit interesting museums. In addition to these highlights, you should not miss out on the numerous destinations worth experiencing in the surrounding area of Salzburg.

Your holiday hotel in the city of Salzburg

The Stadthotel Schere in Salzburg is the ideal base for numerous excursions in the Salzkammergut. Close to Salzburg's old town and just a 5-minute walk from the main railway station, the family-run Hotel Scherer awaits you.

Would you like to visit the diverse Salzkammergut region? Then send us a no-obligation enquiry now or simply book online and secure yourself an unforgettable holiday in Salzburg.

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