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Austrian Lake District

Affectionately known as the Austrian Lake District, Salzkammergut is one of Austria's premiere holiday destinations, featuring crystal clear lakes, picturesque hillsides, and quaint yet fantastic villages.
    Those travelers with a penchant for athleticism best utilize these majestic grounds—with seemingly endless opportunities at every turn—including mountain biking or hiking on one of many trails (for all levels of endurance), swimming, skiing, the list doesn't end. There is even an opportunity for the adventurous traveler to soar 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) over the valley with an available paragliding site, the Krippenstein.
    Another worthwhile destination in the Lake District is the Dachsteinwelterbe Cave World at Obertraun, with three natural show caves, going as far as 3,200 feet (975 meters) deep, the three ice-caves are amongst the largest in the world and are considered to be one of Austria's most important natural sites.
    With a plethora of modern amenities and resorts to accommodate almost any need, Salzkammergut is complete with a healthy selection of easily accessible housing, shops, bars, and restaurants.

Practical Info

The most efficient way to get in is through the historic town of Hallstatt. Buses and trains are both cheaper available options, although if you are coming from anywhere other than Salzburg, these modes of transport will require changeovers.

Tours & Tickets

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Salzburg Super Saver: Austrian Lakes, Mountains and Salt Mines

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Combine two popular Salzburg tours and enjoy a full Salzburg experience! With your professional guide, spend time in the Austrian Alps experiencing the ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.53
$113.60 Save $18.07

Viator Exclusive: ‘The Sound of Music’ Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Visit ‘The Sound of Music’ film locations, enjoy breakfast in a Rococo castle and learn about the real-life Von Trapp family on this private Viator Exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.46

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

This afternoon tour starts with a panoramic tour of Salzburg which will provide you with an opportunity to see as many historical and cultural highlights as ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.42

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 114 Reviews

On the Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour, experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.64

Private Tour: Austrian Lakes and Mountains Tour from Salzburg

Soak in the tranquil beauty of the lovely Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) on this private tour from Salzburg. See famous lakes including Wolfgangsee and ...  Read more

Location: Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.64

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