Around Lake Traun
Holidays amid mountains and lakes
Traunsee, Austria’s deepest lake, is in a picturesque location amid vast meadows, forests and the impressive Traunstein massif. 1 hour a way by car from the UNESCO World Heritage region Hallstatt Dachstein Salukammergut. Often referred to as ‘Lacus felix’ by the Romans, Lake Traun and its surroundings still promise happiness to relaxation-seeking people bent down by the pressures of modern life. Lake Traun at the heart of the Salzkammergut region is just perfect for relaxing, swimming, surfing, sailing and waterskiing. In addition, the Traunsee area lends itself to walking, hiking and mountain biking. Long-standing customs and traditions combine with an extensive range of activities and events in terms of culture and the arts. Winter comes with outstanding skiing and snowboarding in the Feuerkogel family ski area, as well as charming Christmas markets. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find hundreds of kilometers of tracks and trails winding their ways through the picture postcard winter scenery.
Lake Traun: Swimming, walking and hiking!
Crystal-clear, shades of turquoise, premium quality and pleasant temperatures are the features that can be attributed not only to Lake Traun, but also to the Langbathsee and Offensee lakes, all of which are fed by fresh spring water. At the sight of the three scenic lakes one won’t resist the temptation of a refreshing soak. While Lake Traun down in the valley is the preferred destination of sailors, surfers and wakeboarders, the Traunstein massif and the Höllengebirge mountain range are highly popular among walking, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. From Ebensee the Feuerkogel cable car whisks outdoor enthusiasts up to an altitude of 1,600 meters within no time, thus offering easy access to a variety of trailheads, e.g. for tours to Europakreuz, Alberfeldkogel, Helmeskogel or Großer Höllenkogel.
Grünberg mountain cable car in Gmunden on Lake Traunsee
Family attractions on and around the mountain! Hiking, climbing, mountain biking. Hospitality and relaxation. A green indyllic spot high above the town of Gmunden.
A holiday in the Traunsee area allows golf aficionados to improve their handicaps on the scenic 18-hole golf course at Kirchham. Those interested in culture and art are not to miss out on a visit to Gmunden, famous for its ceramics, and all the beautiful castles and monasteries in the Traunsee area, as well as innumerable events of all sorts. Another must-see is the baroque Capuchin monastery at Gmunden, and the charming Seeschloss Ort, which sits on a small island. Accommodations range from family-friendly holiday apartments to cozy lakefront hotels offering all mod cons.
Dinner is served - a taste of Austria
“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".
Information at a glance
Gästezentrum der Ferienregion Traunsee
Phone: +43 (0) 7612 64305 or +43 )0) 7612 74451
- Saving Tip: Discover this destination with the Salzkammergut Adventure Card and save money! The small card is available from all tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and is free or charge when you stay 3 nights or more. More information ...
- Transportation Tip: Travel simply and quickly to the UNESCO World Hertiage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). All aboard . . . !