Between mountains, lakes and historical locations
Nestled amid a landscape of towering peaks and deep-green lakes, the SalzburgerLand is a magical piece of Austria.
Dachstein, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt - these world-famous excursion destinations in the Salzkammergut are a true highlight for eSchafbergbahnery visitor and always well worth the trip. With Kuchl as your starting point, take day-trips that allow you to discover the amazing diversity of the Salzkammergut. We have compiled our top-5 Salzkammergut attractions for you to enjoy.
Visit the famous town of Hallstatt: Naturally confined by the lake on one side, the houses are pressed tightly up against the mountain. A delightful place to spend time, whether taking a leisurely walk along the lake shore or exploring the picturesque market square. The Salzbergbahn funicular carries you up to the "Welterbeblick" viewing platform - once there, you are treated to marvelous bird's-eye views of Hallstatt and the Hallstätter See.
- "5 Fingers" viewing platform on the Dachstein
This spectacular viewing platform seems to hover above the abyss that drops 400 m beneath your feet. Enjoy the great panoramic views of the Hallstätter See and inner Salzkammergut region. The Krippenstein cable car will carry you comfortably up to the mountain station,
from where you can stroll along the (pram-friendly) hiking path out to the "5 Fingers".
- Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl enchants to this very day with the charm of a former imperial town. In the imperial villa there, many a piece of Austrian history was written during the reign of Emperor Franz Josef. Stroll through the imperial park, just as the nobility of old once did. The town of Bad Ischl is an inviting place to explore, while a coffee break at the legendary Zauner patisserie is an absolute must!
- Lake Wolfgangsee & Wolfgangsee Ferry Service
Since all the way back in 1873, there has been a ferry service on Wolfgangsee, with the unmistakable paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I." still in service to this day. The ferry interconnects the towns of St. Wolfgang, Strobl and St. Gilgen.
From Kuchl, you can drive the Postalm scenic road over to Strobl, and from there enjoy a cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee - mountains and lake combined in one unforgettable all-day outing!
We also highly recommend visiting Wolfgangsee during Advent.
The Schafbergbahn is Austria's oldest steam-driven cog railway, taking you on a ride lasting about 35 minutes to the top of the Schafberg. Great views of the Wolfgangsee glistening deep below as well as the surrounding landscapes invite you spend a pleasant time at the mountain restaurant.