If you enjoy beautiful picturesque villages and sightseeing in a breath-taking alpine countryside, and are looking for an unusual vacation with family or friends, read on. Just outside of Salzburg, you can stay in a world-class luxury chalet, visit historical places, castles, and churches and even enjoy the famous Salzburg Festival.
The house offers splendid views, facing east, south and west and therefore also enjoys the sun all day long. The Chalet sits on 1.2 hectares (3 acres) of open meadows, 750 meters above sea level. It offers a 35 meter purpose-built swimming pond, plus pool house, surrounded by fields of wheat. Amongst its special features are a media room, a table-tennis and billiard room, and even a sauna!
In the main house each of the 7 bedrooms has it's own bathroom (three have bathtubs with shower and four have just showers). There is also a guest toilet in the entrance.The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 dishwashers, two fridges, stove, oven,micro, mixer and coffee machine. The main house and the guest house have central heating. There is a fireplace in the living room and Wireless Internet throughout the house.
In addition to the main house, the guest-house offers 3 more beds and one bathroom, plus one extra guest toilet, and a kitchen.
This is a year-round vacation treasure, with skiing in winter, and sports and culture in summer. The property offers an uninhibited 180 degree panoramic view of more than 100 miles of Austrian and Bavarian Alpes (including Dachstein glacier, Watzmann, Lofer Steingebirge, and of course, Lake Chiemsee, the biggest lake in Bavaria - a truly unique sight and only 10 minutes away - where you will want to take the ferry to visit King Ludwig's famous castle copied after Versailles.
For sports in summer, there is hiking, sailing, biking, sailing on Lake Chiemsee, 2 very good private 18 hole golf clubs 30 minutes away in a beautiful landscape
Of course, in summertime, there are the international attractions of the world-famous music festivals in Salzburg, Munich and in the area.
In winter, you will have excellent skiing 30 minutes away on the "Steinplatte" and other possibilities of downhill skiing only 15 minutes away. If you like cross country skiing, just walk out the door! From in front of the house there are 22km of cross country tracks! These include the one of Ruhpolding where the Biathlon World Cup always takes place, only 20 minutes away.
For the gourmand, there are many famous restaurants of Germany's and Austria's best chefs, at the most 20 minutes away
Traunstein, by the way, is where Pope Benedikt lived as a child!
Distances: 20 minutes from Salzburg airport 25 minutes from Salzburg Opera House 55 minutes from Munich and Kit