Bad Aussee is a nice day trip from Salzburg by train. Take the train from the central station in Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim. From Attnang-Puchheim, you change the train to one directed to Stainach-Irdning. Now you travel through the Salzkammergut region along the Traun River, the cities Gmunden, Bad Ischl and Hallstatt before you arrive Bad Aussee. Although it may sound like a long journey, the trip from Salzburg to Bad Aussee by train takes a mere two and a half hours.
Bad Aussee is also easy to travel starting at Graz, Linz or Vienna. If you start travelling at Graz, you take an IC train from Graz to Salzburg or Innsbruck/Bregenz and change the train in Stainach-Irdning. From Stainach-Irdning the journey doesn't take long any more, approximately half an hour before you arrive at Bad Aussee. Travellers from Vienna or Linz one of the many trains located to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich and travel at first to Attnang-Puchheim. Here they change the train and travel on like the travellers from Salzburg.
Take part in one of the many traditional yearly festivals:
Fasching (Fat Tuesday) - The festivities culminate on Fat Tuesday, when a grand parade is held in town. The various troupes of costumed locals, including the Trommelweiber, the Fischer, and the gorgeous Flinserl, add color and provide entertainment.
Narzissenfest - A much-loved spring festival occuring towards the end of May/beginning of June. Floats are created by local residents and decorated with the native Narzissen flower. After a parade through town, their are launched onto either Lake Grundlsee or Lake Altausssee.
Night-life in Bad Aussee centers around a number of clubs, wine bars and pubs:
Vinothek Anna Max is a chic, up-scale wine bar offering a range of primarily Austrian wines. On Friday night, they open their doors until late in the evening. Salzhaus is a night club located in one of the old storage houses used for salt production. There are actually three establishments under one roof: a pizzeria, a lounge, and a dance club. Steirerhof, shortened and commonly used Hof, is the late-night staple for most locals. It is located downtown and usually the last stop for a night of revelries.