Explore the city of Salzburg and the Salzkammergut lake district

Enjoy Salzburg, its sights and the lake scenery

Hallstatt lake district near Salzburg
Lake district in Salzkammergut – Lake Hallstatt ©Stefanie Wallner

The city of Salzburg and its idyllic surrounding area characterised by mountains and clear lakes are quite rightly among Austria's most stunning regions. This idyllic scenery is practically on your doorstep on holiday at Hotel Sommerhof – one reason to pay a visit, or in fact several, to this spot on earth during your holiday in the Dachstein region.

Salzburg's sights

The city of Salzburg, whose historical old town ensemble made up of churches and houses is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a good hour away from Gosau. A walk through the grand Mirabell gardens and the Getreidegasse and a visit to the Salzburg's Baroque cathedral are a must. Delve deep into history up at Hohensalzburg Fortress, which offers a stunning view over Salzburg, its city hills and surrounding area into the bargain. Visit Hellbrunn Palace with its fountains in the south of Salzburg. Salzburg's modern sights that are worth a visit include the free Hangar-7 with its collection of historical planes. The city of Mozart is also rich in culture, not just during the summer festival.

Löckernmoos on the Dachstein in Salzkammergut
World heritage site Löckernmoos

A day trip to the Salzkammergut lakes

The large Salzkammergut lakes already enchant you from afar with their strong colours and have been used as inspiration by many artists and as magical settings for many films. Visit the nearby Wolfgangsee, Mondsee, Attersee or Fuschlsee lakes and be captivated by the fascination of this unique landscape yourself. Calm bays and a whole variety of different lidos for swimming and countless opportunities for water sports entice locals to the lakes just as much as holidaymakers. Idyllic towns and villages are nestled into the impressive scenery on their shores, which are worth a visit at any time of year.

Christmas markets immerse town and village centres in a very special light during Advent. Visit the Wolfgangsee Advent in St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang, the Traunsee Castle Advent and of course the famous Salzburg Christmas market in the old town.

Salzburg and its lake district are sure to provide you with long-lasting holiday memories. Get ready for your discovery tours in the region around Hotel Sommerhof in Salzkammergut: the team at Hotel Sommerhof is happy to assist you at any time with tips and information about your holiday. Book online or send us your no-obligation enquiry!

 

 

 

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