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A holiday in the Salzkammergut tourist region

Sailing in the Salzkammergut lake district
Water sports in the Salzkammergut lake district

Swimming, diving, surfing, ... sounds like a holiday on a tropical island, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be though as sometimes the best things are very close: on holiday in Austria's Salzkammergut tourist region you benefit from summer temperatures and 76 lakes, which are available for you to enjoy on your summer holiday not far from Bad Ischl.

Water sports

With water temperatures around 24°C and crystal clear waters that are drinking water quality the lakes in the Salzkammergut tourist region are ideal for a successful holiday by the lakes with the whole family. Enjoy the variety and explore a new lake every day.

The lake district in the Salzkammergut tourist region

The Wolfgangsee, Attersee, Mondsee and Fuschlsee are situated in the immediate vicinity (< ½ hour) of your 4-star Hotel Goldener Ochs in Bad Ischl. The lakes are among the most popular and largest in the lake district. Other lake highlights include the Hintersee and Hallstättersee, which is ideal as a brilliant day trip destination for anyone interested in culture due to its picturesque location at Hallstatt.

Whether its a lilo, water wings or a pedalo – enjoy cooling down wonderfully in the water however you like.

A surfing holiday in the Salzkammergut tourist region

Surfing in the middle of the majestic Austrian Alps is a very special holiday experience. Many of the clear Austrian lakes are perfect for surfing and numerous surfing schools offer introductory courses and surfing certificates. Experience the feeling of pure freedom surfing in the Salzkammergut tourist region.

Wind surfing on Attersee lake

The Attersee lake is perfect for wind surfing with the best wind conditions, the so-called "Rosenwind". The surf schools at Attersee lake teach you the technique on the board and ensure rapid learning success on the water with great sensitivity and patience. Courses are offered for beginners and advanced. Get information directly from the Weyregg surfing school.

Kite surfing on Mondsee lake

You experience water sports packed with even more action and speed kite surfing on Mondsee lake. Real experts make jumps up to 20 m high and 60 m long. Basic courses are offered for beginners at Mondsee lake, where you can achieve your first success on the board in a very short time. The international wind surfing and kite certificate can also be obtained at Mondsee lake. The Mondsee sailing school also offers regular surfing courses as well as sailing courses, children's courses and yoga by the lake, besides kite courses.

Diving in the Salzkammergut tourist region

The Attersee lake is extremely popular with divers. Beginners and advanced enjoy an exceptional diving experience in the special underwater world of the Salzkammergut lakes. Dive, for example, the "Hinkelstein" underwater site of bliss, or discover old wrecks and even a telephone box on your dives in the Salzkammergut tourist region.

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