Not surprisingly, the name Salzkammergut contains the German word – gut, or good, because things are simply good in this amazingly beautiful region.

Majestic mountains form an impressive backdrop for the many leisure and sport activities available in the Salzkammergut region, including skiing, golfing, and bobsledding – and of course hiking! The Salzkammergut region provides magnificent hiking trails for the casual hiker or the more experienced mountain climbers. The Salzkammergut region is the perfect excursion spot for families and sports enthusiasts alike.

Thanks to its unspoiled nature and traditions, parts of the Salzkammergut region have been declared World Cultural Heritage sites by UNESCO.

The village of Hallstatt is one such example, and it is not surprising that people have been living here from the earliest of times.

The water quality is also exceptional in the lakes of the Salzkammergut region. In fact, you can even drink from them, though it is much more enjoyable to swim, sail or to bathe on the beaches.

The lakes at Mondsee, Wolfgangsee, Irrsee, Fuschlsee or Attersee are small miracles of nature that invite guests for sports or to just relax.

The lakes in the Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut is known for its many idyllic lakes surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Some of the most famous lakes in the region are:

  1. Wolfgangsee: Wolfgangsee is one of the most famous lakes in the Salzkammergut and attracts numerous visitors with its clear water and surrounding mountains. The towns of St. Wolfgang, Strobl, and St. Gilgen are located along the lake, offering picturesque views.

  2. Mondsee: Mondsee impresses with its turquoise water and is also a popular destination for tourists. The town of Mondsee with its impressive basilica is located on the shores of the lake.

  3. Attersee: Attersee is one of the largest lakes in the region and is characterized by its clear and deep blue water. It offers excellent conditions for water sports such as sailing and windsurfing.

  4. Hallstättersee: Hallstättersee is known for its breathtaking beauty and the picturesque setting of the village of Hallstatt, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  5. Traunsee: Traunsee is another impressive lake in the Salzkammergut with a fascinating landscape and plenty of recreational opportunities.

  6. Grundlsee: Grundlsee is a tranquil and picturesque lake surrounded by dense forests and mountains, providing a relaxed atmosphere.

These lakes in the Salzkammergut invite visitors to engage in a variety of activities, including boat trips, swimming, hiking, and cycling. The picturesque nature and the diversity of the lakes make the Salzkammergut a popular destination for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation.

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