Salzkammergut best places to visit

Last Updated on June 26, 2022

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

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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

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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)

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2. Untersberg

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

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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

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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.

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5. Freilassing

Lokwelt Steam Locomotive Museum (link)

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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

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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.

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).

More photos of Burghausen in topic Niederbayern Map.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Grünberg

Not by the lake. Laarkirchen – former factory, papermaking museum (link). Vorchdorf – brewery

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13. Grünau

Wildpark (link)

Almsee – picturesque lake, a large number of birds

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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

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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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