Last Updated on 17/02/2023
Salzkammergut best places to visit and a little around it – on the map. The lakes mainly offer relaxing, water activities and hiking / biking tours, and many horse farms. There are not many additional entertainments except natur.
Next map to south – Dachstein, Pongau, Tennengau
Next map to west – Oberbayern, Niederbayern
Blue – cable cars, yellow – mountain railway
Everything important that you can see and do in the Salzkammergut region – with notes and links.
Blue rectangles – cable cars, yellow – cog railway
- 1 – top
- 2 – very good, although not so well known
- 3 – good for a short vacation or a layover. Several medium-level interesting places
- 4 – local or specific, not for everyone
Marks without brackets – I was there (there are links to the posts). In brackets – I wasn’t there. Of course, the notes are subjective
Hallein – old town, Celtic Museum (link), Hofbräu Kaltenhausen Brewery Museum.
Transport from Salzburg: train or bus 170 from Mirabell.
Bad Dürrnberg – salt mine (link), Celtic village (link), coaster (2 km descent along the rail from the mountain), chairlift (link). Transport: from Hallein bus 41
Bad Vigaun – thermal bath (children only from 6 years old)
Near is Berchtesgaden. It is better to stay there, but day trips from Salzburg are also possible.
Read about the sights of Berchtesgaden here: part 1, part 2.
Transport from Salzburg:
+ 841 (lake and cable car),
Mountain Untersberg is not small. Don’t forget the map. Cable car (link) – from Gröding
Bus 5 from Mirabell
Open Air Museum – at Grossgmain (link)
Bus 180 from Mirabell
About Open Air Museum
3. Anif and Hellbrunn
In Helbrunn (outskirts of Salzburg)
– the Helbrunn Palace with “funny” fountains (link),
– a zoo (link),
– a rope park (link).
Bus 25 from Salzburg
More about Helbrunn – here
4. Salzburg – centre
Hohensalzburg fortress (link), old town, archbishop’s palace (link),
two Mozart museums and other smaller museums
Details – part 1, part 2.
Lokwelt Steam Locomotive Museum (link)
6. Mattsee, Obertrumsee, Wallersee
Mattsee – Ferdinand Porsche Erlebniswelt fahr(t)raum (link), ships
Seeham – climbing forest, Keltenschmiede
Obertrum – salzburg observatory
Straßwalchen – amusement park for young children Fantasiana
The corner with Germany along the Salzach is not very interesting. There are sights along the border – more likely for travelers from the German side.
German side attractions – Low Bavaria map
Laufen/Oberndorf – Salzach loop and chapel where Silent Night sounded for the first time.
Tittmoning and Burghausen are interesting, especially the second one (on the photo).
Further interesting is Braunau – the historical center, in the museum there is a two-meter beard of the famous local city figure of the Middle Ages Steiniger
Geinberg – thermal pool
8. Attersee, Mondsee
Seewalchen – climbing forest (link)
St. Georgen – small open air museum – old farm Aignerhaus Museum
In Mondsee the most known is the cathedral, nothing more interesting was found here.
Not by the lake – at Neukirchen a.d. Vöckla:
– open-air museum Stehrerhof,
– a large playground with houses, numerous swings, a water slide, mini-railway – Obra Kinderland
9. Lake Fuschl (Fuschlsee)
A picturesque small lake with a castle hotel. There is a trail around the lake.
Nearby in Faistenau – Kletterwaldweg rope trail not high above the ground (enough helmets, no harnesses), 1000-year-old linden tree
10. Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee)
Of all the lakes, this is the most entertaining.
In St. Gilgen has a cable car (link), a museum of musical instruments
St. Wolfgang – steam cog railway to Schafberg (link). Thermal bath Wellness Alm
Read about Wolfgang lake and other lakes of Salzkammergut region
In the center of the lake, where it narrows (Abersee) – a small zoo with pets Dorf der Tiere, Abarena amusement park (link)
Summer toboggan run (Gschwendt) (link)
Kleefeld – Wildpark with ungulates (deer, ibex) – link
11. Bad Ischl
Kaiservilla (link). Lehar Villa (link).
Thermal bath – good, but not especially big, it can be overcrowded in rainy days
Small Transport Museum (Fahrzeugmuseum)
Cable car Katrin Seilbahn (link). Observation point Siriuskogl
12. Lake Traunsee
Ebensee – cable car Feuerkogel (link),
stalactite cave Gassel (link, the cave is rich in stalactites – its new part, which, judging by the photographs, is not shown, only a small old part is shown – but I was not there)
Traunkirchen – handmade museum Handarbeitmuseum (link)
Photos of the lake, Traunkirchen and from above from Feuerkogel
Gmuden – cable car, coaster, Baumwipfelpfad (link). Ceramics factory (excursions and workshops), ceramic carillion in the city centre
More about Gmunden on Traunsee
Not by the lake. Laarkirchen – former factory, papermaking museum (link). Vorchdorf – brewery
Almsee – picturesque lake, a large number of birds
14. Wels, Bad Schallerbach
Wels – old town, Tiergarten (link), science museum Welios
Schmiding – Zoo Schmiding (link), evolution museum (link)
Bad Schallerbach – Tropicana thermal pool and Aquapulco water park
15. Kremsmünster, Bad Hall
Kremsmünster – a monastery with a library (link), a baroque church and a collection of art and treasures, including medieval armor and weapons. Observatory of the 18th century in the form of a multi-storey building (museum, link).
Bad Hall – thermal bath
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