The beauty of nature, crystal-clear lakes, imposing mountain scenery and the easy-going sincerity of the locals make Tauplitz and Bad Mitterndorf in Ausseerland - Salzkammergut truly unique. For centuries, guests have felt completely at home here. We invite you to come here and enjoy the wealth of opportunities.
Scenic rides across the Tauplitzalm
Enjoy a scenic ride on the tractor-train across the biggest lake plateau in Europe – the Tauplitzalm. If you prefer to simply rest your legs and take in the views, this is definitely for you.
Altaussee Salt Mine »Mountain of Treasures«
Join a guided tour through this ancient salt mine, including a short film about its fascinating history. From Santa Barbara’s Chapel, you will make your way past a crèche deep within the mine to a subterranean salt lake – a mysterious world indeed. www.salzwelten.at
On Austria’s very first solar ship, you will experience pure “deceleration”. During the one-hour cruise, you will be treated to marvelous views of Altaussee, Trisselwand, Loser and the Dachstein massif. Pleasant bar on board. Also suitable as a bad-weather program for families.
Experience the world’s biggest monastic library as well as one of the most richly contrasted private museums in Austria. A new special exhibition every year.
3-Lakes Tour: Grundlsee-Toplitzsee-Kammersee
This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. From the boat landing at the start of Grundlsee, you will sail on a motorized ship up the 6.5 km long Grundlsee to Gößl. After a short walk (ca. 20 minutes), you will reach the mysterious Toplitzsee. From there, you will continue to the romantic Kammersee and the headwaters of the River Traun. www.schifffahrt-grundlsee.at
Giant Ice Cave
Cave bears, a suspension footbridge, light & sound show: The completely re-staged Dachstein Giant Ice Cave promises a breathtaking adventure in a world of rock and ice. www.dachstein-salzkammergut.com
Idyllic location on the lake, many historic
buildings: Chinese architects liked Hallstatt so much, they built a replica of
this internationally famous World Cultural Heritage site in the People’s
Republic. The picturesque original has its roots in the region’s rich salt
deposits. In fact, deep inside the “world’s oldest salt mine” located above
Hallstatt, “white gold” is still mined to this day.
The connections between the Habsburg dynasty and Bad Ischl extend back over 700 years. As 15-year-old Crown Prince Franz Joseph once wrote to his mother: "Oh, how I long for dear, dear Ischl." Now as then, Bad Ischl celebrates the “Emperor’s Birthday” on 18 August with great ceremony and joy, while the family life of the Habsburgs still echoes in rooms of the Imperial Villa.
With the Sommerclou Card, you can experience 16 highlights in the Ausseerland region live and in person! The inexpensive price makes this all-inclusive holiday card a great way to be kind on your holiday budget! www.ausseerland.salzkammergut.at