The Salzkammergut, a popular holiday region in Austria, lies east of the city of Salzburg and reaches to the Dachstein Mountains. The tourist region of Salzkammergut includes parts of the federal states of Upper Austria, Styria and Salzburg. Join us on a short journey via Traunsee, Lake Attersee and Mondsee up to the Wolfgangsee.
Gmunden, on the northern shore of the Lake Traun in Upper Austria’s Salzkammergut region got famous for the television series Schloss Orth.
The Austrian castle Schloss Orth belongs to the oldest buildings of Upper Austra and was mainly in the possession of the House of Habsburg. At times it was seat of the jurisdiction, what the preserved prison cells show.
Gmundens prosperity was based for a long time on the salt trade. After the decline of its importance, Gmunden changed to a spa town and was in direct competition to the nearby town Bad Ischl.
Traunkirchen has been part of the Archduchy Austria since the 12th century. From 1020 to 1571it was seat of a Benedictine nunnery.
Due to the idyllical location on a peninsula one can enjoy the lake and mountain landscape particularly well here.
Lake Attersee is Upper Austria’s largest inland water. The popular Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt spent several summers here. Stone Age lake dwellings have been found on the north shore of the lake.
The Mondsee (Moon Lake) with up to 26 ° C is the warmest lake in the Salzkammergut. Again, pile dwellings from the neolithic were found on the northwest shore which,due to her abundance, gave the Mondsee culture its name.
After a short drive we arrive at the shores of Wolfgangsee.
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