The Salzkammergut region of Austria is known as one of the most beautiful. Located in the mountainous Salzburg Land region, Salzkammergut is a ski region of the highest quality, known for its exceptional beauty, authentic Alpine charms and magnificent downhill skiing. Stretching from Salzburg to the Dachstein Mountains, Salzkammergut is a stunning area of soaring mountains, glass-like lakes, gushing rivers and majestic forests, forming a landscape that will be imprinted on your mind for the rest of your life. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its scenery and known throughoutEuropefor its unique cultures, Salzkammergut is a region than any nature lover must visit at least once during their lifetime.
The outstanding Alpine scenery makes the Salzkammergut ski region an outdoor activity haven throughout the year, where wildlife and nature still roam free and the landscape changes with the changing light. There are endless walking, cycling, horse riding and mountain climbing routes through the mountains, taking your to viewpoints so spectacular and awe-inspiring that they simply have to be seen to be believed. The pristine mountain lakes of Salzkammergut, especially those of Toplitzsee and Grundlsee are well worth finding, perfect for fishing, kayaking and swimming in surrounded by the silent mountains. Holiday rental chalets in Salzkammergut are a hiking haven, but some prefer to cycle, as the Salzkammergut is seen as the ‘iron man’ of cycling destinations.
The numerous lakes of Salzkammergut are wonderfully clean and pure, with water clean enough to drink in most cases. Swimming in the lakes is an idyllic way to get refreshed after a long day’s walking, and water sports are wonderfully relaxing, from silently exploring in a canoe to carving your way across the still waters sailing or windsurfing. The ultimate way to see the region however is from the air. There are a great range of scenic flights to be found from Salzburg, but the paragliding site of Krippenstein is one of the best in Europe, rising 1500m above the valley floor.
During winter, Salzkammergut is a ski region of the highest quality. There is phenomenal backcountry to explore, as well as a number of fantastic ski resorts, including Dachstein West Ski Region, Salzkammergut’s largest ski resort. There are a vast range of downhill pistes to choose from, catering for everyone from first time skiers or snowboarders to seasoned winter sports enthusiasts.
The culture of Salzkammergut is quite remarkable and truly unique. There is no better way to discover it than with a self catering Salzkammergut holiday, taking in such sites as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt, surly one of the world’s most beautiful villages, the Dachstein Ice Caves and trying some of the many delicacies served in village restaurants throughout the area, especially stickerlfisch, fish grilled over an open fire.
The town of Strobl am Wolfgangsee lies on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of the largest in Salzkammergut. An ideal base for walkers, hikers and nature lovers, a Salzkammergut holiday rental property in Strobl am Wolfgangsee is as beautiful and exciting in winter as it is in summer, and with over 900km of walking and riding trails and endless backcountry skiing, there are few finer places from which to explore.
Salzburg Airport (SLG) is the closest airport to a holiday rental property in Salzkammergut, which is just a few kilometres outside the region. There are a great range of inbound flights from the UK arriving into Salzburg, and many hire car centres to use upon your arrival. Although a hire car is not necessary due to the excellent mountain train system in the area, if you would really like to explore, a hire car is strongly advised.