Six towns full of Holiday Happiness
Six towns full of Holiday Happiness

Summer, sun, lake. The Fuschlsee region around the deep blue Fuschlsee and Hintersee captivates with its landscape of gentle alpine meadows and nearby peaks.

Winter enjoyment in the natural paradise. The six villages in the Fuschlsee region invite you to winter hiking in deeply snow-covered landscapes, to skiing pleasure for the whole family, and to a cup of hot tea or punch at the Christmas market.

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Water fun in the Fuschlsee Region

The area around the Fuschlsee is renowned for its picturesque nature – amidst impressive mountain ranges and crystal-clear lakes, everyone finds their unforgettable holiday experience. How about a boat trip on the Fuschlsee? With the electrically powered wooden boat (Zille), you can travel from Fuschl am See to the Schlossfischerei in Hof bei Salzburg and back again. The Fuschlsee Spa offers everything you need for relaxation and enjoyment, including a giant slide, heated outdoor pool, large sunbathing lawn, fitness area, sauna, and much more. For those who prefer a quieter atmosphere, there are smaller bathing beaches at the Fuschlsee or the picturesque Hintersee. Whether it’s summer or winter, lakeside walks, stand-up paddleboarding, or winter swimming, the Fuschlsee Region offers a wide range of leisure activities all year round.


For hikers, the Fuschlsee Region offers numerous opportunities, from multi-day hiking tours like the “4 Mountains 3 Lakes” route, themed trails for families, to long-distance hiking trails for enthusiasts. The alpine area of Faistenau-Hintersee, for example, with its 150 kilometers of hiking trails and alpine pastures, guarantees fascinating impressions and views. A visit to the Holleralmen with its culinary specialties made from elderberry (Holler in German) is particularly rewarding. Families in the Fuschlsee Region have a wide range of excursion destinations, from the Walkletterweg to the prison.

Whether it’s road cycling, gravel biking, e-biking, or culinary-cultural cycling adventures, cyclists of all types find their paradise here. Road-cycling-friendly accommodations, along with information and tour suggestions in various road cycling materials, make a stay unforgettable for road cyclists. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there’s the option to rent an e-bike! For those wanting to enjoy the region’s most beautiful routes and views on an e-bike, the Fuschlsee Region Tourism Association offers the individually bookable “4 Tours 6 Lakes” e-bike package, which can be experienced independently. Guided tours of various cycling disciplines are also offered by local providers.

The Farmer´s Autumn in the Fuschlsee Region

Every year from mid-August to the end of October, the Farmer’s Autumn takes hold in the country: for a quarter of a century also in the Fuschlsee Region. Almkranzl binding, tractor meetings, and as a major highlight, the Farmer’s Autumn Festival in Faistenau, where locals and guests celebrate the “fifth season” in the Salzburg region with folk music and dance.

Golfing in the Fuschlsee Region

Golf enthusiasts will find a true challenge at the Waldhof Golf Club. The golf club boasts a 9-hole course with fantastic views of the Fuschlsee and the Salzkammergut. The golf facility provides the perfect setting for beginners and golf professionals alike, including chipping and putting greens as well as a driving range. The Waldhof golf course is suitable for all skill levels and guarantees a unique golfing experience in an unforgettable setting. For refreshment, head to the Waldhof Alm for the best Kaiserschmarrn with plum compote and applesauce, as well as many other delicacies. The golf school offers introductory courses for beginners or practice sessions for advanced players.

The golf club is also a member of Golf Alpin, providing numerous benefits for players.

Cross-Country skiing paradise in Faistenau and Hintersee

Just twenty kilometers from the Mozart city of Salzburg lies the cross-country skiing village of Faistenau-Hintersee. It is one of the best Nordic sports competence centers in the Salzburg region: over 60 top-prepared skating and classic trails, a daily illuminated night trail, as well as many amenities such as changing rooms, showers, free bus connections, dining options, and a cross-country skiing school distinguish the offer. Around five working hours or more are invested daily in maintaining the trail network: The practical traffic light system on the website shows the current status of the trails. Live images of the cross-country skiing village can also be viewed via webcams. The infrastructure also includes sufficient parking spaces and a ski rental shop open daily. The use of the trails is subject to a fee, with children and adolescents up to the age of 15 using the trails free of charge.

Advent of the Villages

Charming and traditional, small, fine Christmas markets invite you to the Advent of the Villages. In these towns, the cherished customs are still celebrated in a classic way in December. Particularly in the three villages participating in the “Salzkammergut Advent,” one can experience the atmospheric Advent season. The Advent market at the Guggenthaler Kircherl, the Advent in the Ebenau Brunnengarten, and the Advent under the 1000-year-old lime tree in Faistenau offer everything the heart desires, from enchanting handicrafts to fragrant Advent wreaths and excellent Kletzenbrot.

At these three Christmas markets, as well as in other locations like Fuschl am See, Hof, and Hintersee, there are often serene evenings of music, craft demonstrations, and Krampus runs against the backdrop of impressive natural scenery, such as at Satzstein in Hintersee or at Plötz Waterfall in Ebenau.

“Silent Night! Holy Night! in the Fuschlseeregion

The story of the world’s most famous Christmas carol, “Silent Night! Holy Night!” is inseparable from the Salzburg region. For 10 years, Joseph Mohr served as the assistant priest in Hintersee in the Salzkammergut. Hard times and long winters often brought hardship to the poorer rural population of the serene village. Mohr acted as a savior more than once by purchasing meat from poachers and distributing it among the poorest. Where did the money come from? The collection plate was lightened, and Mohr almost ended up in prison for these Robin Hood-like actions. His priestly robe and several other original pieces from his belongings are on display in Hintersee.

To commemorate Joseph Mohr for his good deeds, the Joseph Mohr House, the Joseph Mohr Memorial Chapel, and the Joseph Mohr Memorial Trail with various stations have been dedicated. As a special highlight, during Advent, the Joseph Mohr Lantern Walks with musical accompaniment take place, where fascinating stories about the Silent Night village of Hintersee and the eventful life of the famous assistant priest of Hintersee are shared.

In both summer and winter, the Fuschlsee region hosts numerous cultural, culinary, traditional, and sporting events!

Biathlon in Faistenau
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