Lakes & Mountains

Beautiful surroundings of Salzburg

Especially Emperor Franz Josef von Habsburg, who spent together with his cortège more than 60 summer seasons in Bad Ischl, knew about the advantages of this area. During our tour will discover the beautiful area called “Salzkammergut” with its more than 70 lakes and many charming villages, which became famous for their particular flair. We attach ourselves on the traces of the salt – the so-called „white gold“ – which for centuries represented the economic base for people living in this region. I will inform you about the pre-historic “Mondsee-culture”, the Celts in Hallstatt (UNESCO world heritage), the “drum-women” of Bad Aussee, about hand-made shoes called “Goiserer”, about local customs and some strange traditions! Upon request we will cross the lakes with a balloon, we ascent the mountain ‘Schafberg’ with a more than 100 years old railway or ship over the lakes with an old steam boat; we undertake a pilgrimage, bake an apple or apricot strudel together and try on a pair of leather trousers and enjoy a picknick under the apple-trees of a local farmer!

Let’s take a trip to the country side …

  • around Lake Fuschl with a stop over at the Castle Fuschl and a taste of smoked fish and a boat ride on the “Fuschlerin”
  • the Mozart village St. Gilgen with the cable-car up to the 4.560 ft (1.560 m) high 12-horn-mountain
  • the famous pilgrimage village St. Wolfgang, dera boat ride and a trip with the funicular to the Schafberg (sheep mountain 1780m/5340 ft) with a breathtaking view to the Lake District
  • the lake Krottensee with Castle Hüttenstein & the legendary restaurant called ‘Batznhäusl’
  • the Mondseeland with the legendary Dragon wall and the basilika St. Michael – the wedding church of the ‘Sound of Music’
  • the city Bad Ischl with the Imperial Villa of Emperor Franz Josef incl. unforgettably delicious croissants of the Café Zauner
  • the area around the Lake Aussee with the restaurant ‘Seewiese’ (managed by Red Bull!) , a bike-tour with delicious foodies
  • das UNESCO-world heritage village Hallstatt with its idyllic city centre, the bizzarre ossuary and the SaltMines

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