Salzkammergut 2024: Best Places to Visit (with Map & Photos)

Salzkammergut Austria

The main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, reviews of tourists about the Salzkammergut Region, Austria.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

Salzkammergut is a very picturesque lake region in Austria, located at the junction of three states: Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. It is known primarily for its lakes, which are abundant here: clean, deep, mountainous, some almost icy, surrounded by small villages, historic medieval towns and snow-capped peaks.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

The Hallstatt community is especially famous in these parts. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its ancient salt rut and its "postcard" views of the Alps.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

Salzkammergut Attractions

The main attractions of Salzkammergut are lakes. You can swim in them in summer and enjoy the views in winter. In total, there are 24 lakes in the district, of which 19 are suitable for swimming. The largest lakes, on which tourists and the Austrians themselves usually prefer to rest, are Attersee, Traunsee, Mondsee and Wolfgangsee. They are also considered the most beautiful.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

Salzkammergut - Small towns with ancient architecture are located on the shores of the lakes. For example, the Church of St. Egidius in the late Baroque style, built at the end of the 18th century, the Church of the Epiphany, which was built on the site of the cemetery chapel and dates from 1270, and others.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

The Gassel-Trofshtein cave in the Erlakogel foothills is also worth a visit. It was opened in 1918, and in 1931 it became a national treasure of Austria.

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Salzkammergut Region Austria

There are many equipped ski resorts on the territory of the Salzkammergut, Austria, where you can go skiing and snowboarding in winter. During the warmer months, there are many cycling and hiking trails, as well as hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and numerous lakes have boats for rent and all conditions for water sports.

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