Salzkammergut - Ausseerland
Mountains, lakes and pleasure
Crystal-clear waters, tranquil mountain lakes, karstic peaks and of course the daffodils epitomise the Ausseerland in the Salzkammergut region of Styria. Don’t miss out on the legendary Daffodil Festival in May, when the meadows of the Ausseerland are resplendent with blossoms.
Customs are not empty words here, but living tradition. Ausseerland enjoys a mild climate in summer, and the winters offer ideal skiing conditions in Tauplitzalm. Maybe a visit to the spa in Bad Mitterndorf? The charm of Austria’s geographic heart will certainly enchant you …
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Immerse Experiences in Nature
The Ausseerland region, the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut region, is the ideal place to get up close and personal with nature. Majestic mountains and crystal-clear lakes - the scenery is truly picturesque!
An awe-inspiring sunrise, blissful moments in the mountains, a rich diversity of herbs and plants, energising places and spots known from old legends - in the Ausseerland region, you can recharge your batteries.
Summer in the Ausseerland Region
In summer, the lakes in the Ausseerland region are inviting places to relax and have a swim. Walk or cycle on the shores or glide over the lake in a boat or a “Plätte”, a traditional wooden rowing boat.
Lake Altausseer See is a natural gem at the foot of the mountain Loser. Styria’s largest lake, Lake Grundlsee (5km²), is set in an area that has remained in its natural condition. Surrounded by steep cliffs and clouded in secrecy, you’ll find the legendary Lake Toplitzsee.
Lake Ödensee is a place of outstanding natural beauty amidst alpine moorlands. The karst spring “Strummern” is nearby. It’s worth a visit, especially during the spring runoff. Wild, romantic and picturesque - that’s the Salza Reservoir set between the mountains Grimming and Kemetgebirge.
Winter in the Ausseerland Region
In the Ausseerland region, the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut region, you’re sure to spend an indulgent winter holiday. Have fun on the pistes of the ski resorts “Tauplitz”, “Loser” and “Zlaim”.
State-of-the-art chair lifts take you up the mountain Loser with its pistes, fun park and children’s area. Off-piste skiing in deep, untouched snow is a delight beyond comparison for the fit and outdoorsy. A special highlight: In winter, the scenic drive up the mountain is turned into Austria’s longest ski run for families. Enjoy 9km of perfectly groomed piste!
“Tauplitz” is among the ski resorts with the most reliable snow cover in Austria. It boasts 42km of pistes. There’s something for every fancy: leisurely ski runs, demanding descents and off-piste skiing in deep, untouched snow.
The ski resort “Zlaim” is ideal for beginners. Here, you can have fun in the snow until 8pm. Cross-country skiers can look forward to 230km of tracks and trails. Move smoothly and gracefully across a winter landscape. Enjoy this peaceful winter activity to the fullest.
Would you like to unwind in peaceful seclusion? Do you wish to relax after skiing? Treat yourself to an indulgent spa break in the “Grimming Therme” in Bad Mitterndorf or the “Narzissen Vital Ressort” in Bad Aussee.
An Active Break in the Ausseerland Region
A leisurely cycle tour or country walk, a hike to the mountain top, mountain biking trails for all levels of ability, fishing in some of the region’s crystal-clear water bodies - in the Ausseerland region, the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut region, there’s plenty of things to do during an activity holiday.
Discover a land of unique landscapes as you make your way to the best lookout points. Learn more about the history of the region in one of the museums or historical buildings.
Local Customs & Traditions
For the locals in the Ausseerland region, customs and traditions are an important part of everyday life. Here, guests will not see traditions that are merely upheld for show. People are passionate about preserving their cultural heritage. The festivities in the villages are closely intertwined with local customs.
A few examples: carnival (since 2016, the traditional “Ausseer Fasching” is even inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity), an annual play featuring Saint Nicholas in Bad Mitterndorf, Saint Nicholas and his companions, the Krampus and the Habergeiß in other villages and the narcissus festival in spring. There’s so much to do and see here. You’ll be amazed!
- Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
Crystal-clear waters, tranquil mountain lakes, karstic peaks and of course the daffodils epitomise the Ausseerland in the Salzkammergut region, a particularly beautiful corner of Styria.
- Schladming - Dachstein
Breath-taking slopes of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern – the region around Schladming, Dachstein, Ramsau and Grimming has everything you could possibly need for unforgettable summer and winter holidays.
The forest region. Here the green heart beats particularly hard. In the midst of proud peaks, gentle knolls, extensive alpine pastures and lots of forest. For motorsport fans - this is where the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located.
Wonderful mountain ranges, rare plants and animals, the impressive silence of the mountains, the rustling of the Enns and the world's largest monastery library in Admont Abbey.
A world of its own. Inviting and divers. From the Hochschwab along the mountain time travel to the pilgrimage sites and pilgrimage destinations.
- Region of Graz
Graz, a city of culture and design, has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe and a lot of southern flair.
- Southern & Western Styria
The wine, horse and Klapotetz region. Well-known Austrians like the Lipizzaner, the Styrian pumpkin seed oil and the Schilcher are at home here between rolling hills and vineyards.
- Spa- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Soothing hot springs and great food! Green hills with their palaces and castles invite you to travel back in time. A stretch of land made for those looking for relaxation.
- Eastern Styria
Romantic flower villages, mountain pastures with wild herbs, sun-drenched orchards and vineyards – East Styria reveals the region from its idyllic side.
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