Salzkammergut best places to visit map

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

Salzkammergut best places to visit map / Salzkammergut Karte
enlarge Map data ©OpenTopoMap, ©OpenStreetMap

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

Salzkammergut region

1. Hallein

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:
bus 840
+ 841 (lake and cable car),
+838 (Obersalzberg),
+848 (Roßfeld)

2. Untersberg

Mountain Untersberg is not small. Don’t forget the map. Cable car (link) – from Gröding

Bus 5 from Mirabell

Salzburg Untersberg

Open Air Museum – at Grossgmain (link)

Bus 180 from Mirabell

About Open Air Museum

Salzburg open-air museum in Grossgmain

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

Salzburg Hellbrunn

4. Salzburg – centre

Hohensalzburg fortress (link), old town, archbishop’s palace (link),
two Mozart museums and other smaller museums
Stiegl brewery.

Details – part 1, part 2.


5. Freilassing

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

7. Braunau

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

Salzkammergut Wolfgangsee Schafberg

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

Salzkammergut places to visit Wolfgang lake Wolfgangsee

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

Bad Ischl

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

Salzkammergut Traunsee

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

Traunsee Gmunden Sehenwürdigkeiten

13. Grünau

Wildpark (link)

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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