Holidaymakers looking for year round fun and scenic beauty will find it all in the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut region of Austria. Located on the eastern side of the country this is a great region to either relax and enjoy the views or take part in many different activities. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments and chalets.
The region has some fantastic winter resorts that provide superb skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing and much more for visitors. Holidaymakers can also try ice skating and curling here. With the beautiful backdrop of the mountains this is a glorious place for hiking, horse riding, horse-drawn carriage rides, Nordic walking, cycling and even climbing.
The lakes in the region are wonderful places to relax by in the summer and take a refreshing swim and are also popular with divers. Golf fans can head to the scenic nine-hole Ausseer Land Golf Course. Holidaymakers with a head for heights might like to try the high rope climbing course in Altaussee.
Visitors to the region will find many restaurants, cafes and inns serving a wide variety of cuisine from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drink and other provisions from local stores. There are also numerous gift and souvenir shops in the towns and villages of the region.
The Ausseerland – Salzkammergut region has many interesting and very scenic places to visit. For example holidaymakers can visit Altaussee Salt Worlds, the largest salt mine in the country. Bad Aussee Alpine Garden has approximately 2,000 types of alpine plants, shrubs and other rare plants from across the globe. Another great trip is along the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road, where visitors can see the highest located lake plateau in Europe. Holidaymakers may like to venture further afield and take a day trip to Salzburg, which was the birth place of Mozart and has some fantastic historic buildings.
The south of Austria including the region of Styria is warmer and sunnier than the rest of the country in the summer. However, winter is as cold and snowy as in the north of the country. The warmest time of the year is July and August with average maximum temperatures around 24 to 25 degrees centigrade. Ironically the warmest months are also the wettest with around 15 wet days per month on average in May, June and July.
Salzburg Airport (SZG) is approximately one hour and 20 minute’s drive from Bad Aussee in Ausseerland - Salzkammergut. Flights arrive here from various airports including Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Kiev (KBP), London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Moscow-Domodedovo (DME), Stockholm (ARN) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Avis, Buchbinder, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt, Sunny Cars and Federal are car rental firms located in the ground floor of the multi-storey car park at the airport.