Located deep in the rural landscape of Upper Austria, Salzkammergut is one of the most beautiful places to rent holiday accommodation. Salzkammergut is a simply breathtaking region, which turns into an astonishing winter wonderland when the snow arrives. There is a huge amount to do in the region, and you can have a hugely varied holiday from a holiday rental in Salzkammergut.
The majority of people arrive at holiday accommodation in Salzkammergut with the express desire to head into the mountains with a pair of skis. Skiing conditions are exemplary in Salzkammergut, with deep snow and pristine pistes welcoming anyone in a ski chalet in Salzkammergut, from downhill skiers and snowboarders to those with a weakness for back country skiing and boarding. Whatever your level of ability, taking a holiday rental in Salzkammergut will provide you with a sensational skiing holiday. There are delightfully wide, gentle slopes and some excellent English speaking ski schools for first-timers as well as fearsomely steep downhill pistes for those who thrive off adrenaline, and all set to the backdrop of sensational alpine scenery.
During the winter months, visitors to a Salzkammergut property can also enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, winter hikes and tobogganing, as well as ice climbing, which is not for the feint-heated!
Miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria is a wellness haven. There are a huge number of mountain spas and thermal spring centres throughout the region, and there is nothing which relaxes you more than sitting in a natural thermal pool, surrounded by the silent mountain scenery, and contemplating what you have accomplished and what you are yet to do during your stay in holiday accommodation in Salzkammergut.
There is also a remarkable amount to do from a holiday rental in Salzkammergut during the summer too. Salzkammergut hiking is possibly the most famous activity, and for good reason. There are a huge range of breathtaking trails throughout the mountains, marked for their difficulty and suitability. Information and guides are available from the tourist offices. The mountain biking in the area is simply world-class too, and there are a whole range of seemingly impossible climbs to attempt too. The many lakes which surround holiday properties and ski chalets in Salzkammergut provide a perfect location for sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and even scuba diving.
The Lammertal-Dachstein West region is a fantastic place to take holiday accommodation in Salzkammergut for a family adventure holiday. The region is awash with sporting opportunities, traditional Christmas markets and absolutely charming alpine villages.
Bad Ischl is a delightfully traditional town set between the mountains, rivers and ski areas of Salzkammergut. The Operetta Festival is one of the major draws to the town, but throughout the year, the impressive Emperor’s Villa, Salzkammergut Golf Course and Salt Mine attract visitors to Salzkammergut holiday apartments in the town, and there are some wonderful cycling and walking tracks in the surrounding area.
Attersee is the largest lake in Salzkammergut, and one of the most scenic places to take a holiday rental ski chalet in Salzkammergut. The lake itself is a wonderful base for summer holiday, with the sporting attractions of the surrounding mountains being perfectly off-set with the sailing, swimming and diving facilities of the lake.
A ski chalet in Salzkammergut is easily reached from the UK, as there are direct flights to both Linz (LNZ) and Salzburg (SZG) from the UK. Ryanair provide a direct flight to Linz from Stansted (STN), and there are plenty of services to Salzburg daily.