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Excursion in the Salzkammergut near Salzburg

Lakes, rivers, mountains ... Austria like in the picture books

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

The Salzkammergut with lake
The beautiful Salzkammergut is already waiting for you!

The Salzkammergut lakes, one more beautiful than the other

Fuschlsee, Lake Wolfgang and Mondsee are the closest to the city of Salzburg. Somewhat further away, however, the large Attersee, the Traunsee, the Irrsee, the Hallstätter See or the Altausseer See boast their own individual charms. The lakes are frequented from spring to autumn by countless visitors for all kinds of water sports, romantic boat tours or hikes and bike tours.

Hiking, mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking...

Those who prefer to look upon the lakes from above can enjoy one of the numerous hikes or travel up the mountain with the cable car. The Grimming, the mighty Dachstein with its caves and the glacier, the Schafberg or the Zwölferhorn are just a few examples of mountains popular for hikes and excursions. Mountain bikers, mountaineers and climbers will find their haven in the Salzkammergut, while in winter, ski slopes, runs and ski tours await.

Excursion destinations

The Salzkammergut is also shaped by countless cultural and historical highlights. While in winter, the Lake Wolfgang Advent is surely one of the most romantic destinations to visit, the imperial town of Bad Ischl, the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Hallstatt, the Mondseeland region or the ceramics city of Gmunden are worth a visit all year round.

Holidays in the city and region of Salzburg

You can obtain other tips and recommendations for your excursions in the Salzkammergut from the experienced team at Hotel Scherer in the city of Salzburg at any time. Close to the hotel, you can visit all the important sights of the picturesque festival city, attend concerts and visit must-see museums. In addition to these highlights, however, you should not forget about the numerous adventurous destinations in the surrounding area of Salzburg.

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