Four lakes belong to the Salzburg Lake District “Salzburger Seenland“. Around the largest and warmest of these bathing lakes are lined many idyllic villages. Such as Henndorf am Wallersee. Henndorf am Wallersee is the right address for all water lovers, cyclists and golfers, for cool surfers and passionate sailors, hikers and camping enthusiasts.
Summer Holiday in Henndorf
In the warm months, life takes place in Henndorf right on Lake Wallersee. Already in the morning after breakfast a swim in the lake, later a tour on the on the literary path and in the evening enjoyable meals on the lakeside terrace – with this wide range of leisure activities for young and old, everyone will find their perfect holiday enjoyment.
Winter Holiday in Henndorf
In winter, snowy winter hiking trails invite you for a romantic walk. Along the frozen Wallersee lake or through the Aiderbichl estate, which is steeped in Advent. The city of Salzburg with the famous Christmas market is about 20 minutes away by car – but also numerous Advent events in the area in the “Advent with smoke and custom” invite you to visit.
If the weather permits in winter, you can also go cross-country skiing in Henndorf. Numerous entry points allow access to the various trails.
Insider tips in Henndorf:
Enjoyment by the water
The Wallersee, which is also known as the warmest lake in the country, offers a variety of activities, such as windsurfing, sailing & boating, stand up paddling or kayaking.
Enjoy the delightful panoramic views over the lakes to the Alps, whilst walking along the lakeside or over the Buchberg, Haunsberg and Tannberg hills.
- Haunsberg panorma path:
The way of the “beautiful looks” with adventure stations for children. Take a walk along the Haunsberg hill with its beautiful, panoramic views. The route starts at the Gasthof Kaiserbuche on top of the Hausberg, (car park). It is an easily accessible and gentle circular path (5 km), which takes about 1,5 hours. En route you can see all the lakes, into the Salzkammergut lakes and mountains district, to the Osterhorn group of the Alps, the city of Salzburg, the northern limestone Alps with the Untersberg, Watzmann and Hohenstauffen, the Salzachtal and also the bavarian prealpine area between Laufen and Tittmoning.
On the “Ice Age Circular Walk” you can experience how the landscape was created. A total of 21 stations provide information about the ice age, the Salzach glacier, the history of vegetation, the cultural geology, the settlement of the region, etc.
On the approximately 11 km long “Kirchen- & Kapellenweg”, numerous display boards provide information about the history of the respective square.
A hike to the “Henndorf local mountains” (Steinwandl / Große Plaike / Heimkehrerkreuz) offers a great panoramic view of the Salzburg Alpine foothills.
The “Uferwanderweg” leads from the town center to Lake Wallersee to the campsite and back. But you can also connect to the “Wallerseerundweg”.
Golf & Country Club Gut Altentann
Friends of golf can play at the famous Golf & Country Club Design by Jack Nicklaus at Gut Altentann. Apparently infinitely peaceful, wavy fairways nestle along ponds in which the surrounding hills are reflected. Jack Nicklaus has designed a varied and sporty golf course here – for the amateur player as well as for the golf elite. The golf club is also a member of Golf Alpin.
A very popular tourist destination is Gut Aiderbichl. This wildlife haven is home to rescued animals, which can be visited in the open farm and stroked.
The Henndorf literary house is the birthplace of the poet Johannes Freumbichler – grandfather of Thomas Bernhard. A tour of the house provides information about the writers who once lived in Henndorf: Johannes Freumbichler, Thomas Bernhard, Carl Zuckmayer, Ödön von Horvath, Franz Stelzhamer and Sylvester Wagner. At the literature breakfasts that take place regularly, people read, talk and discuss together. All those interested in literature are invited – and of course all those who want to become one!
St. Brigida Church
A few kilometers northeast of Henndorf, just outside the hamlet of Ölling, is the Filialkirche zu hl. Brigida. In the 8th or 9th century, an older predecessor building must have stood on the site where the branch church is now. A spring revered as a miraculous “eyewash” flows next to the church. This has – as the votive pictures in the church prove – cured eye diseases and other diseases.
Soar through the air and enjoy the unique view over the Salzburg Lake District. The company “Fly with Toni” offers paragliding tandem flights with the experienced flight instructor.
Three cradles are waiting to be discovered in Henndorf am Wallersee.
Cycling in the Lake District
“Velodrom” – 600 km network of cycling tracks
The soft, undulating countryside of the pre-alpine region with lakes, Wallersee, Mattsee, Grabensee and Obertrumer See, offers a variety of tours included in the programme. Hobby and sports cyclistsalike can make the most of 600 kilometres of well – constructed cycle tracks, which lead over hills with terrific views, through pretty woods or along the banks of the lakes. Whether an impromptu cycle ride or one of the 14 planned routes, there are seven bike hire and service centres, along with 20 E-bike charging points provided en route.
Seenland Card – for your personal advantage
It’s much easier and beneficial to find your way and discover the Salzburg Lake District with the “Salzburger Seenland Card”. Many of the points of interest , arrangements and facilities are available at reduced rates or sometimes even free of charge! Apart from the highlights such as Gut Aiderbichl Animal Sanctuary or the World of Beer in Obertrum, entrance to the lakeside beaches is included. The Seenland Card is available free of charge to guests staying in „inclusive“ accommodation, i.e.where the Card is included . It is valid for your entire stay, during the months May until October.