Lake Attersee

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The deep blue and clear waters of Lake Attersee have fascinated visitors, water sports enthusiasts and swimmers ever since. As one of the most famous lakes in the country – and even the largest lake, which lies entirely in…

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…Austria – it offers countless opportunities to enjoy the holiday. Sailors from all over the world come here to explore the lake on their boats. Traditional sailing clubs and schools around the lake provide the infrastructure to sail in the famous “rose wind”. Other water sports such as windsurfing, stand-up-paddling, pedal boating or water skiing can also be tried and practiced thanks to several water sports schools. If you like it less sporty, you will find peace and relaxation at numerous public bathing places or beach baths.

Dive enthusiasts can discover the lake with its mystical underwater world. In diving schools and dive centers you can book courses, hire equipment or find a diving guide. Experienced divers explore on their own the depths of the Attersee from the numerous entry points.

If you want to combine hiking with scuba diving in a unique way, you can do that with a guide along the Gimbach Cascades. While hiking up, you will go downhill with the diving goggles through the Gimbach and its deep pools.

Of course, also without your snorkeling equipment, you can explore the mountains around Lake Attersee. Climbers, hikers and mountaineers can explore the Höllengebirge and many other numerous peaks in the lake district. The BergeSeeTrail connects the lakes of the Salzkammergut in an over 350km, spectacular trail.

Lake Attersee Boat Trips

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

Enjoy the fascinating landscape from aboard our boats and slow down on a cruise. Our three boats connect all the places of interest and the most beautiful destinations of Lake Attersee. In addition to our regular service, we…

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…offer different round courses. Discover the artistic world of Gustav Mahler, immerse yourself in a breath-taking scenery and enjoy the imposing villas and manor houses on the shores of the lake. Families also appreciate the children’s program on board.

The crew pampers you on your way with a rich breakfast buffet, rustic snacks, sandwiches, cakes, pies and a fine selection of warm delights. The deck of the ship can probably be described as the most beautiful open-air restaurant on the lake. Enjoy the panoramic view over the wild and romantic mountains and the lake on the cruise. Welcome on board – the crew is looking forward to seeing you!

Lake Attersee Train

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Experience the beautiful landscape of the Attergau with its turquoise-blue Lake Attersee as a highlight on a ride on the small gauge railway. The train ride is a real insider tip and connects the most beautiful destinations of the…

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…region. Combine the train journey with a hike or a boat trip to discover the region in all its facets. The train runs a regular service, but there are numerous special trips, too. The Attersee railway experience is a must for train enthusiasts, nostalgia fans and families. Real fans can even obtain a hobby locomotive license.

Gustav Klimt Center

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Gustav Klimt was one of the country’s greatest artists and became world famous with paintings such as “The Kiss”, “Adele Bloch-Bauer” or “Judith”. Numerous landscape paintings picture Lake Attersee, where Gustav…

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…Klimt (1862-1918) regularly spent his summer holidays. Lake Attersee was one of the artist’s most important and productive sites. Between 1900 and 1916 he created most of his approximately 50 landscape paintings here. Walk in the footsteps of the great artist on the theme path, learn all about the artist and his work in the Gustav Klimt Center and at various exhibitions.

Attergau Observation Tower

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

High above the ground, the Attergau observation tower offers an unforgettable view of the region. Climb the 208 steps up to the 36 m high tower on the Lichtenberg – the highest in the Attergau. Those who decide to…

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…hike the Lichtenberg and climb the Attergauer observation tower will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Salzkammergut at your feet. Look forward to a panoramic view of the Traunstein, the Höllengebirge, the Lake Attersee, the Dachstein and much more.

Lake Attersee Stilt Houses

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

The settlement around the lake began more than 6000 years ago. In prehistoric stilt houses, people of the Stone and Bronze Age already lived on Lake Attersee. The remains of the prehistoric villages have even been…

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…declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the stilt houses in Seewalchen/Attersee, Attersee and Mondsee, visitors can experience the life in the Stone Age. Learn about the spectacular pile constructions, the tools, the people and their everyday life thousands of years ago. Walk in the footsteps of the primeval people and read illustrated stories about them in the pavilions.

Lake Attersee Honey Bee Farm

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

Bees are among the most important animals on our planet. They are not only responsible for the production of honey, but also pollinate our crops. This and much more can be learnt about those exciting animals by visitors on…

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…the educational trail. The Lake Attersee Honey Bee Farm invites you to discover the big world of the small honeybees. 30 charts in German and English language illustrate and explain the life of the honeybee. In addition to the panoramic view of the lake and the mountains you can observe the buzz of the bees. Maybe you discover a queen bee or just enjoy watching the bees at the comb. In the farm shop various products like honey or local specialities can be purchased.

Kristallsalzwelt – The World of Crystal Salt

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

Salt is not only the namesake of the Salzkammergut, but also its greatest treasure. The natural healing power of alpine crystal salt has long been known, after all, salt is one of the oldest remedies in the world. In the Kristallsalzwelt situated…

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…near Lake Attersee in the small village of Strass im Attergau, the power of crystal salt can be rediscovered. A visit to the salt mine supports the immune system and can be good for the skin and the respiratory system. You will breathe the salty air which almost feels like being at the sea. You can also enjoy crystal salt massages that nourish the skin and regulate the skin properties. In the relaxation room of the salt oasis, regeneration can be experienced in a unique ambience.

Frucht & Sinne

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The Chocolate & Fruit Company. What a divine combination: local fruits and fair-trade chocolate. In the village of Frankenmarkt, all the senses are engaged in a spectacular chocolate factory. What a sweet experience for the whole family! Enjoy…

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…hand-made chocolates, learn everything about the production of fruit chocolates in our workshop and taste all the different fruity chocolate creations.

Lake Attersee Alpaca Farm

© Hubert Bichler

Usually, the natural habitat of alpacas is in the South American Andes, but some have found a new home on the eastern shores of Lake Attersee. A small herd grazes on the lush meadows in Weyregg/Attersee and enjoys the mild…

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…climate. It is without a doubt the most beautifully situated alpaca farm in the country, as it is located directly long a beautiful promenade (Dr. Gleißnerweg) alongside the lake. The animals can be met at one of the numerous and exciting tours. In the shop, high quality knitwear and products made of alpaca wool can be purchased. Visiting the alpacas of Lake Attersee is an entertaining trip for the whole family.

Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park

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A spectacular mountain valley landscape unfolds itself between Lake Attersee and Lake Traunsee. The nature park was honoured in 2012 as the third and largest one in Upper Austria. The cultural and natural landscape…

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…stretches over blooming meadows, romantic pastures, forests and wild mountain ridges. Between the lakes, the nature park can be explored on many hiking trails. Numerous viewpoints are open for public to enjoy a panoramic view over the nature park. You can enjoy the culinary specialties of the region in one of the rustic restaurants. Be sure to taste the famous Kaiserschmarrn at the “Windlegern” or taste the different craft beer varieties in the “Bierschmiede”.

The Valley of Glass

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

The glass museum in Weissenkirchen in Attergau is the starting point of the approximately 2.5 km long theme trail, which meanders through the beautiful landscape of the Attergau. The path through the “Valley of Glass” is…

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…full of numerous opportunities to get to know the material glass. Along the way there are stations such as the dragonfly swing, the reverse aquarium, the giant slide or the forest pharmacy. Children will enjoy the variety and the lovingly designed details along the theme trail, which finally ends in the exhibition village called Freudenthal. The journey to Freudenthal combines the beauty of nature with the fascination of glass.

Celtic Tree Path

© Top-Ausflugsziele Attersee-Attergau, Klaus Costadedoi

The Celts settled in the Attergau around 2800 years ago and left their mark. The world of the Celts was characterised by a deep bond with nature that can be discovered on the Celtic Tree Path. The journey into the Iron…

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…Age begins at the “Green Tree” inn in St. Georgen in Attergau. From there, the approximately 5 km long path leads up to the Koglberg. Alternatively, the way can also be abbreviated. Along the way, you can learn about the life of the Celts, their clothing, farming and livestock as well as about how they lived their faith and their legendary bond with nature.

In addition to many information boards, insights into the world of the Celts can be gained and playfully learned at 9 experience stations. For our younger visitors, a large adventure playground with a fox, a rope garden and a cable car are waiting to be conquered.

The Nymph’s Waterfall

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According to legend, a beautiful water nymph lived at a waterfall in the Weissenbachtal. There is a rewarding family hike leading to the nymph’s waterfall. Starting point of the hike is the Fachberg Bridge in Weissenbach/Attersee. The trail…

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…is very well marked, very popular and the path is even suitable for buggies. After a short hike along the Weissenbach stream and through a beautiful forest, you will reach the 50-meter-high waterfall. A n information board will retell the legend of the nymph of Lake Attersee.

Adventure Park Strasswalchen

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The Fantasiana adventure park in the village of Strasswalchen captivates adults and children with more than 50 attractions. Experience dreamlike adventures like Dracula’s Castle or the Wild Train Coaster or discover the…

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…fairytale forest of the Brothers Grimm. The snail train in “Pilzhausen” is not as slow as you might think. Even more action can be enjoyed by visitors in the Wild West Village or in the African-Oriental theme world, where you can go on an adventure trip with Sinbad or experience the magic of Africa on a safari rafting trip.

Salzwelten – The Salt Mines

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In the salt mines of Hallstatt you can embark on an adventurous journey to discover the deep old mines. Once you started your journey on the spectacular wooden miners’ slide, it goes deep into the tunnels and into the mountain. This gigantic

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…mine is definitely worth a day trip with the whole family. Other salt mine experiences can be found in Hallein and Altaussee.

Toboggan runs

The summer toboggan run in Strobl-Gschendt near beautiful Lake Wolfgangsee is the highlight of any excursion or hike in the region. For over 30 years, visitors enjoy enthusiastically the toboggan run in summer. The slide is…

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…a lot of fun for the whole family and can be enjoyed daily from May to September from 10:00 clock.

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