Discover the crystal clear lakes of Austria’s Salzkammergut on foot
As the summer residence for Emperor Franz Joseph and Elizabeth of Bavaria for over 60 years and with salt mining in the area dating back to the Celtic period, the Salzkammergut not only offers beautiful scenery but a deep and rich culture just waiting for you to explore on this one week self-guided walking holiday.
Located less than an hour from Salzburg, the Salzkammergut is the playground for Salzburg’s residents including the famous musician Mozart. Known as Austria’s Lake District, the region offers wonderful easy walking surrounded by high peaks and beautiful crystal clear lakes. Walk through scenes from the Sound of Music with beautiful green pastures scattered with fragrant wild flowers in the spring and stay in quaint alpine towns ready to provide you a warm alpine welcome. On this holiday you will explore Lake Wolfgangsee and Lake Hallstattersee, stay in the Imperial summer residence of Bad Ischl and discover the fascinating salt mining heritage of the UNESCO town, Hallstatt. We have hand selected fantastic family run alpine 3* hotels for your holiday all known for their warm hospitality and superb locations. And with two nights in each hotel you will have plenty of time to enjoy the pretty towns of Abersee, Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern, plus the flexibility of being on a self-guided walking holiday means you have plenty of opportunity to sample local delicacies such as Goulash in one of the fantastic restaurants.