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Salzkammergut - Breathtaking Views And Perfect Uncrowded Attraction- Austria's Infamous Destination


The Salzkammergut is a breathtaking area with alpine and subalpine rivers and lakes, deeply incised valleys, undulating hills, and rough, steep mountain ranges reaching to almost 3000m. A large portion of the area is uninhabited wilderness, and even in areas that receive a lot of tourists, like the Wolfgangsee and Mondsee, you can always find remote spots with still, glassy waterways that offer countless opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing on the shore and skimming stones. The most magnificent of the lakes is undoubtedly the well-known Hallstätter See, which is surrounded by towering mountains that provide excellent hiking opportunities.

Best time to visit: Jun-To-Aug
Things to do: Gaze at Colorful Skulls in Hallstatt, Explore the World’s Oldest Salt Mine, Tour the Spectacular Dachstein Caves, Hike to the Lakes of Gosau


  • Flight - Salzburg and Linz have the closest terminals to the Salzammergut area. Most areas of the city can be reached by both in under an hour. Additionally, there are direct links to the airports in Graz, Vienna, and Munich. All of these are accessible by car in three hours or less.
  • Rail - The area has excellent rail connections to Salzburg and Vienna, and from there, to all of Europe.


  • Bus - Bus service in the Salzkammergut area is excellent. When traveling from Salzburg, trains are accessible, but not on the main route. You most likely board bus 150 toward Bad Ischl when traveling from Salzburg. Take bus 140 to Mondsee if you plan to travel there. The two major bus lines in the Salzkammergut are the 150 and 140, with the 150 bus being more well-liked because it goes to Hallstatt.
  • Train - There's a railway station in Bad Ischl. If you're traveling to Hallstatt, you can choose between taking the railway or the bus from Bad Ischl.
  • Taxi - You can grab a taxi or ask the hotel staff to help you book one!

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