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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
The Salzkammergut is one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Austria. The name is coming from it's history. As the premier spot for Salt("Salz") Mining. As Salt is and was important it was directly controlled by the Emperors in Vienna - that's where the name "Kammer" came from.
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The Salzkammergut (literally translated: Property of the Salt Chamber) is one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Austria, with its name coming from its history. As the premier spot for Salt ("Salz") Mining. As salt was and is important it was under direct control by the Emperors in Vienna - that's where the name "Kammer" came from.
  
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If you have seen the movie ''The Sound Of Music'' then you know what that lake region looks like, because that movie was filmed in and around the city of [[Salzburg]] and the neighboring Salzkammergut region.
  
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Sparkling clean lakes, green hills, wonderful mountains, romantic towns and cities (like [[St.Wolfgang]] and [[Hallstatt]] make up this magical region that is filled to the rim with scenic beauty and a rich local culture.
  
==Cities==
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If you ever visit the city of Salzburg and don't see this glorious lake region just half an hour by car east of the city then you have truly missed out on the most beautiful part of Austria.
  
* [[Gmunden]]
 
* [[Ebensee]]
 
* [[Bad Ischl]]
 
* [[Bad Goisern]]
 
* [[Bad Aussee]]
 
* [[Altaussee]]
 
* [[Hallstatt]]
 
  
==Cities a little bit outside of the Salzkammergut but still part of it (According to their Marketing)==
 
 
* [[Vöcklabruck]]
 
* [[Seewalchen]]
 
* [[Bad Mitterndorf]]
 
* [[Strobl]]
 
* [[St. Wolfgang]]
 
 
==Mountains==
 
 
* [[Schafberg]]: It's possible to get by train on the top of the Schafberg. visit the 1st. Mountain Top Restaurant of the alps
 
* [[Traunstein]]: Near Gmunden, only by foot within 4 hours
 
* [[Feuerkogel]]: A cableway is going to the top from Ebensee. - Scenery and cable car to be seen in "Agenten sterben Einsam" (Cilnt Eastwood)
 
* [[Dachstein]]: Highest mountain in the Area - Little Glacier.
 
 
==Talk==
 
  
  
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==Get around==
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The regional train has a comprehensive service running through the heart of the Salzkammergut and on into Styria. This provides easy access to the region from both Salzburg and Vienna, passing through Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun.
  
==Get around==
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I would however suggest car hire as the best way in which to explore this fascinating region. This gives you the freedom to explore area such as Gosausee and St Wolfgangsee, not accessible by train.
 
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==See==  
 
==See==  
  
* [[Schloss Ort]]
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* [[Schloss Ort]] - The TV series "Schlosshotel Orth" is playing there.
The TV series "Schlosshotel Orth" is playing there.  
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* [[Hohe Tauern National Park]]
  
 
==Do==  
 
==Do==  
 
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*Skiing on the extensive Dachstein West Ski Region - 140km of Intermediate Piste + the          Krippenstein Freeride Arena, for those looking for an exilhorating off-piste experience [http://www.dachstein.at/]
 
* Swimming in the lakes
 
* Swimming in the lakes
 
* Mountain Hiking
 
* Mountain Hiking
 
* Walking on the ''Gmunder Promenade''
 
* Walking on the ''Gmunder Promenade''
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* Visit Hallstatt a UNESCO World Heritage site, a stunningly beautiful village.
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* The Dachstein Ice Caves at Obertraun, are well worth a visit. From from 1st June until 30th September 2012, travelers can buy a UNESCO World Heritage ticket [http://www.dachstein-salzkammergut.com/en/summer/latest/news-detail/news-detail/article/neu-unesco-welterbeticket/] which costs 31 Euro and can be used for the ice cave and a boat trip across the Lake Hallstatt.
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* Mountain Bike, there are many trails for all levels of biker with stunning scenery around every corner.
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* The Krippenstein is a stunning paragliding site, rising 1500m from the valley floor.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Sleep==
  
==Sleep==  
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===Splurge===
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* <sleep name = "Hotel Ebner`s Waldhof" address = "Seestraße 30, A-5330 Fuschl am See" phone = "+43 (0) 6226 8264" email= "reservierung@ebners-waldhof.at" fax = "+43 (0) 6226 8644" url = "http://www.ebners-waldhof.at/"> </sleep>
  
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* <sleep name = "Hotel Mohrenwirt" address = "Dorfplatz 3, A-5330 Fuschl am See" phone = "+43 (0) 6226 8228" email= "info@mohrenwirt.at" fax = "+43 (0) 6226 8628 88" url = "http://www.mohrenwirt.at/"> </sleep>
  
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* <sleep name = "Hotel Restaurant Stefanihof" address = "Dorfplatz 27, A-5330 Fuschl am See" phone = "+43 (0) 6226 8371" email= "office@stefanihof.at" fax = "+43 (0) 6226 83718" url = "http://www.stefanihof.at/"> </sleep>
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* <sleep name = "Pension Huber" address = "Dorfstrasse 9, A-5330 Fuschl am See" phone = "+43 (0) 6226 8217" email= "office@pension-huber.at" fax = "+43 (0) 6226 82172" url = "http://www.pension-huber.at/"> </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Country House Koller" alt="Landhaus Koller" address="Paßgschüttstrasse 353 - 4824 Gosau - Upper Austria" directions="" phone="+43 (0)6136 8841" email="" fax="+43 (0)6136 8841-50" url="http://www.schlosshotels.co.at/de/hotels/oesterreich/oberoesterreich/landhaus-koller/index.html" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name = "Hotel Winzer " address = "Kogl 66, 4880 St. Georgen im Attergau " phone = "+43 (0) 7667 6387" email= "info@hotel-winzer.at" fax = "+43 (0) 7667 6387-111" url = "http://www.hotel-winzer.at"> </sleep>
  
 
==Get out==  
 
==Get out==  
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* [[Gröbming]]
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* [[Vöcklabruck]]
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* [[Seewalchen]]
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* [[Bad Mitterndorf]]
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* [[Strobl]]
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* [[St. Wolfgang]]
  
  
 
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[[WikiPedia:Upper_Austria]]
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Revision as of 21:48, 26 November 2012

Salzkammergut is in Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. The styrian part is also called Ausseerland.

Contents

Understand

The Salzkammergut (literally translated: Property of the Salt Chamber) is one of the most beautiful holiday regions in Austria, with its name coming from its history. As the premier spot for Salt ("Salz") Mining. As salt was and is important it was under direct control by the Emperors in Vienna - that's where the name "Kammer" came from.

If you have seen the movie The Sound Of Music then you know what that lake region looks like, because that movie was filmed in and around the city of Salzburg and the neighboring Salzkammergut region.

Sparkling clean lakes, green hills, wonderful mountains, romantic towns and cities (like St.Wolfgang and Hallstatt make up this magical region that is filled to the rim with scenic beauty and a rich local culture.

If you ever visit the city of Salzburg and don't see this glorious lake region just half an hour by car east of the city then you have truly missed out on the most beautiful part of Austria.



Get in

Get around

The regional train has a comprehensive service running through the heart of the Salzkammergut and on into Styria. This provides easy access to the region from both Salzburg and Vienna, passing through Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun.

I would however suggest car hire as the best way in which to explore this fascinating region. This gives you the freedom to explore area such as Gosausee and St Wolfgangsee, not accessible by train.

See

Do

  • Skiing on the extensive Dachstein West Ski Region - 140km of Intermediate Piste + the Krippenstein Freeride Arena, for those looking for an exilhorating off-piste experience [1]
  • Swimming in the lakes
  • Mountain Hiking
  • Walking on the Gmunder Promenade
  • Visit Hallstatt a UNESCO World Heritage site, a stunningly beautiful village.
  • The Dachstein Ice Caves at Obertraun, are well worth a visit. From from 1st June until 30th September 2012, travelers can buy a UNESCO World Heritage ticket [2] which costs 31 Euro and can be used for the ice cave and a boat trip across the Lake Hallstatt.
  • Mountain Bike, there are many trails for all levels of biker with stunning scenery around every corner.
  • The Krippenstein is a stunning paragliding site, rising 1500m from the valley floor.

Eat

  • Steckerlfisch - fish on a stick grilled on open fire

Drink

Sleep

Splurge

  • Hotel Mohrenwirt, Dorfplatz 3, A-5330 Fuschl am See, +43 (0) 6226 8228 (, fax: +43 (0) 6226 8628 88), [4].
  • Hotel Restaurant Stefanihof, Dorfplatz 27, A-5330 Fuschl am See, +43 (0) 6226 8371 (, fax: +43 (0) 6226 83718), [5].
  • Pension Huber, Dorfstrasse 9, A-5330 Fuschl am See, +43 (0) 6226 8217 (, fax: +43 (0) 6226 82172), [6].
  • Country House Koller (Landhaus Koller), Paßgschüttstrasse 353 - 4824 Gosau - Upper Austria, +43 (0)6136 8841 (fax: +43 (0)6136 8841-50), [7].
  • Hotel Winzer, Kogl 66, 4880 St. Georgen im Attergau, +43 (0) 7667 6387 (, fax: +43 (0) 7667 6387-111), [8].

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