Since it was declared a spa town in the year 1862 the town of Gmunden at the Traunsee Lake has been a popular destination for daytrips in the ever so beautiful Salzkammergut region.
The idyllic town of Gmunden lies at 425 meters above sea level in the Traun district and is surrounded by a number of imposing mountains. The Traunstein Mountain is with 1.691 metres the highest summit and is well known as a famous hiking and mountaineering destination. A further alpine highlight in Gmunden is the Gruenberg Mountain, which can be reached via marked hiking trails or the Gruenberg Mountain cable car.
Tradition-rich Gmunden in Austria
The lovely small town of Gmunden has several attractions to offer. The Gmundener Pottery Manufacture is world famous with its classic white-green decor and the hand crafted cups and plates. The town monument of Gmunden, Castle Orth with its fascinating winery arches and the triangular inner courtyard is also well worth a visit. A trip to the Renaissance town hall and the pottery bell chimes should also not be missed, just like a ride with the cosy paddle steamer called Gisela, across Lake Traunsee.
Holidays in the Salzkammergut region in Austria: Gmunden
If you want to visit Gmunden during your lake and mountain holidays in Austria and get to know all the other sunny sides that the beautiful holiday region of the Salzkammergut has to offer: send a non-binding holiday enquiry to your Mondsee hotel, Country Hotel Eichingerbauer. In return you will receive a tailored holiday offer, which will excite you, for sure.