Summer retreat in the Salzkammergut and the imperial city

In summer, Bad Ischl has been on its best behavior for centuries. To this day, the romantic town on the Traun River has been a magnetic for visitors from all around the world.

Summer, Sun, Salzkammergut - and right in the middle, your feel-good Hotel Goldener Ochs

Due to its diverse mountain and lake landscape, the region offers a whole variety of hiking and swimming possibilities. Whether it´s an easy hike or a challenging mountain hike, everyone will just find their mountain here. Explore the numerous cycling and mountain bike tours or the beautiful golf courses in the Salzkammergut.

The Lehár Festival is one of the highlights every summer. Throughout his life, Franz Lehár was loyal to Bad Ischl and a welcome guest at the Goldener Ochs. He created some of his best operettas in his villa on the Traun River in Ischl. After his death, he bequeathed his piece of work to the city of Bad Ischl. Today, the Lehár villa is open during the summer months and always worth a visit. Franz Lehár was laid to rest in the cemetery of Bad Ischl.

Around the 18th of August, the monarchy is back on agenda in Ischl when the birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph will be celebrated. During this traditional imperial week, delegations and numerous regiments from all former Crown lands arrive to the imperial city in honor of his majesty.

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