The Salzkammergut’s fascinating flora enchants both locals and guests no matter the season. In the summer, when the local life is in full bloom, the cultural area attracts by means of its wonderful diversity: a total of 76 lakes invite you to refreshing bathing fun, exciting surfing or adventurous kiting. Especially the holiday region Traunsee is considered a special gem in terms of family summer holidays in Salzkammergut. Besides Lake Traunsee, the Langbathseen lakes or the Offensee lake are the most popular destinations among connoisseurs of all ages.
Lake Traunsee lies at the heart of the Salzkammergut and is three kilometres wide and 12 kilometres long. It is the deepest lake in Austria and is home to unique flora and fauna. Its shores are lined with picturesque villages that are excellent for inspiring excursions. Should you intend on spending your precious free time in the realm of the Salzkammergut Lakes, careful planning should always be part of your preparations. After all, a wide range of offers awaits that would like to be fully explored. At the lido Ebensee you can soak up the sun, swim with your kids or dive into a fascinating underwater world. At the same time, it is also possible to enjoy the nature-spoiled surroundings through surfing or sailing. The popular kitesurfing will even up your holiday memory with an additional rush of adrenaline. The lido, which is particularly popular in July and August, can be reached easily on foot or by bike. Combine your entertaining stay with an individual visit to Ebensee.
Eight kilometres west of Ebensee, the two Langbathseen lakes thrill visitors with their enchanting charm. Theses blue oases are surrounded by a valley basin that separates the Höllengebirge mountains and a local flysch chain. With a length of just over one kilometre and a width of 500 m, the Vordere Langbathsee lake is considerably smaller than Lake Traunsee. The same applies to the Hinterer Langbathsee Lake, which is only 600 m by 400 m. However, this comparatively small area does not hide the wonderful appearance that distinguishes this natural duo. Diving and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Langbathseen lakes is an extraordinary experience. Young hobby adventurers and ambitious swimmers enthusiastically agree. If your heart beats faster for refreshing walks, the lake region will not disappoint in this respect either. After all, local experiences are always set amidst a majestic natural vista, which combines fantastic mountain panoramas and fresh greenery.
Lake Offensee is one of the most beautiful bodies of water of the Salzkammergut, alongside Lake Traunsee and the Langbath lakes. It is the pulsating centre of the nature reserve of the same name. With a length and width of 900 m each, this popular excursion spot offers sufficient space for swimming, diving and relaxing. Talk to the visibly thrilled guests on the lake shore, and you’ll soon be asked: So what did you think of the Hunting Lodge Offensee? This manor was commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I. He and his wife, famous Empress Sisi, used the domicile as a summer retreat. The building, designed with great attention to detail, can be reached in a few minutes from Lake Offensee by car. An inviting snack stop, the Seeau, awaits you near the manor’s car park. It typically takes you a half-hour walk to reach the cosy hut. Depending on the length of your stay, it is recommended to carry additional refreshments in your hand luggage. Although the manor house has its own restaurant on the premises, it is subject to certain opening hours. The refuge hut Hauseck, about five minutes on foot, will also be pleased to welcome you.
Diverse pleasures, warm hospitality and wonderful nature characterise the Traunseeholiday region all year round. Thus it comes as no surprise that the destination enjoys great popularity among travellers of all ages. There are plenty of exciting things to do in this region, especially for active visitors and energetic families: the worries of stressful everyday life fade when out on a longer hike, while the energy reserves are lastingly refilled. Diving into the cool waters of the numerous local lakes is just as rejuvenating. At the same time, a variety of new and diverse impressions refresh the mind and create lasting memories. Experience your individual family holiday in the Salzkammergut as a balm for body and soul. We are glad to be of assistance as your family-friendly Traunsee Hotel in an optimal location.