The Salzkammergut is a region in Austria known for its natural beauty. It is a popular destination for outdoor sports fans, nature lovers and anyone looking for a quiet retreat.
The region is characterised by stunning alpine scenery, rolling hills and dense forests. There are numerous lakes, including Mondsee, Wolfgangsee, Hallstätter See and Fuschlsee. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities such as swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing or simply relax and enjoy the view.
The Salzkammergut is also home to many charming Alpine villages, each with its own character and charm. The village of Hallstatt in particular is well worth a visit, with its beautiful houses, narrow streets and views of Lake Hallstatt. It is also home to the Hallstatt Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which offers visitors a fascinating insight into the rich history of salt mining in the region.
Other popular activities in the Salzkammergut include hiking, cycling & mountain biking, as well as skiing & snowshoeing. The region has numerous well-marked hiking trails that lead through some of Austria's most spectacular scenery, including the Dachstein Mountains and the Salzkammergut Alpine Road. In the winter months, the region is transformed into a winter wonderland.