Lake Fuschlsee Region
Pristine Nature, Genuine Hospitality and Adventures for All Ages. That’s What You’re Looking for?
What would you like to do during your holiday? The six villages Fuschl am See, Faistenau, Hintersee, Hof bei Salzburg, Ebenau and Koppl stand for a great diversity. Would you like to bake bread with the farmer in the old mill “Rumingmühle” in Fuschl? How about enjoying freshly caught trout or jumping into Lake Fuschlsee after a demanding tour on your racing bike? Do you prefer watching sunrise on the mountain Schober or visit the theatre performance of “Jedermann” underneath a 1,000 year-old linden tree in Faistenau? You can also explore the Salzkammergut region on an e-bike, take a refreshing stroll through the “ice chapel” (“Eiskapelle”) in Hintersee on a hot summer’s day or go on a trip to the city of Salzburg. In winter, you can get some exercise on the 140km of cross-country ski trails, in the area around “Gaißau-Hintersee”, on the slopes with your toboggans and sledges or - if the weather is fine - on frozen Lake Fuschlsee with your ice skates on. You’ll wish you could stay longer!
Winter Holidays in the Lake Fuschlsee Region
A Splendid Winter in a Nature Paradise
The Lake Fuschlsee region is a winter holiday destination for those who like to enjoy life to the fullest. Far from the large ski resorts in SalzburgerLand, you’ll find everything you need for either a relaxing holiday or an active break in winter.
Thanks to a reliable snow cover, Faistenau and Hintersee are a paradise for cross-country skiers. Touring skiers and snowshoe hikers can use the former slopes of the family ski area "Gaissau - Hintersee" and families can fully enjoy their tobogganing fun. Several private ski lifts in Faistenau, Hof bei Salzburg and Koppl are topping it off.
Ice-skating on Lake Fuschlsee is something very special! Although it’s not possible every year, chances are high in late January/early February.
Summer Holidays in the Lake Fuschlsee Region
Water, Alpine Pastures and Autumn Traditions on the Farm
Splashy fun in the water is the ultimate leisure activity at Lake Fuschlsee. Swimming, splashing about, cruising the lake in a pedal boat, stand-up paddleboarding or engaging in one of the activities in the public pool on the lakeshore - Lake Fuschlsee offers a fun-filled time for all ages. Those who prefer a calm and more secluded spot to relax will also find small beaches. A real gem nearby: picturesque Lake Hintersee.
With 150+ kilometres of signposted hiking trails and rustic mountain cabins to have a snack in, the holiday destination “Faistenau - Hintersee” and its alpine pastures are ideal for the fit and outdoorsy. Cyclists will love it as well. Road cyclists & mountain bikers can look forward to trails for all levels of ability and great infrastructure in the villages. Would you like to pedal the countryside without much effort? Simply rent an e-bike.
Customs and traditions are an important part of life in the Lake Fuschlsee region. Every year in autumn, it’s time to celebrate “Bauernherbst”. Get to know traditions on the farm and sample local delicacies!
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Lake Fuschlsee Region
1. Take a Refreshing Dip in the Waterfall
Swimming in the pleasantly warm waters of Lake Fuschlsee - yes, everybody’s in for that. But not everyone dares taking a refreshing dip in the icy waters of the mountain stream Plötz near Ebenau.
Embark on this refreshing adventure on a hot summer’s day from the village of Ebenau. Following the signposted trail “Mühlenwanderweg”, you’ll pass seven historic mills. The highlight after a 2 hours’ walk is the waterfall where the mountain stream Plötz plummets over a cliff of 50m in height. A dip in the pool underneath is the ultimate refreshment for die-hard swimmers.
2. Sample Local Delicacies in a Mountain Cabin
The Lake Fuschlsee region is home to plenty of mountain cabins surrounded by alpine pastures. A lot of them are staffed during summer. Here, you can sample local delicacies and home-made dishes. It doesn’t matter if it was a long or a short one, a difficult or an easy trail - after a hiking tour or a country walk, the snack platter featuring home-made cheese and bacon tastes even better. Some of the mountain cabins serve culinary delights made with elderflowers and elderberries. They are called “Holleralmen”.
3. Hike to the “Ice Chapel” in Hintersee
The “ice chapel” (“Eiskapelle”) in Hintersee is an outstanding natural phenomenon. It’s a kind of miniature glacier at an altitude of less than 1,000m.
The “ice chapel” is located at the foot of the mountains Wieserhörndl and Anzenberg, in a gorge that the stream Grießbach has carved into the mountain. In winter, the gorge is buried by a huge layer of snow of up to 750m. The density increases tremendously with depth. In spring, when the snow begins to melt, the water steadily hollows out the huge pile of snow from the bottom, thus creating a large space that looks like a chapel.