When Ausseerland-Salzkammergut is covered in a gentle blanket of snow, the mountains, forests and lakes reveal their very special charm. The magic of the snow-covered winter landscape in Ausseerland can now be enjoyed in a particularly impressive way.
Things get mystical in Ausseerland on December 5, when the silence of the winter night is interrupted by the rattling of chains, the ringing of bells and loud roars. Then the Krampus-Passen move again from house to house and the traditional "Nikolospiele" are performed. Good to know: The artistic performance has been listed as an intangible UNESCO cultural heritage site since 2020.
From an active winter sports experience on the mountains or the cross-country trails to a leisurely stroll amidst snow-covered nature and traditional festivals: everyone experiences their personal favorite moment during a winter vacation in Ausseerland.
The snowy region of Ausseerland-Salzkammergut offers numerous opportunities to experience winter in a fresh and at the same time gentle way:
Winter hikers march through enchanting landscapes, past the glistening lakes in Ausseerland. Under their snowshoes they feel the creaking, fresh snow and enjoy the magnificent view of the snow-covered mountains.
Be the first to hit the trail on a sunny winter morning, glide over the snow and breathe in the scent of winter: cross-country skiers explore the vastness of the cross-country skiing landscape on more than 200 kilometers.
The diverse network of cross-country ski trails makes Ausseerland a popular destination for beginners and passionate cross-country skiers.
Enthusiastic skiers collect their kilometers on the slopes in the ski resorts: Tauplitz, Loser and Zlaim. From beginners to freeride professionals, everyone will find the right challenge here. Especially families feel particularly comfortable in the ski resorts with their own family slopes.
With the onset of the refreshing season, numerous opportunities open up to visitors to savor the dreamlike winter scenery of Ausseerland in all its facets:
When Schlittgoasreitn (Tobboganing) you spend fun hours as a family, as a group or even as a couple. First you go up the mountain comfortably on foot or by lift. What follows afterwards: a pleasurable descent on two runners with a magnificent view of the Ausseerland.
Wrapped in cozy blankets, guests explore the most beautiful places in Ausseerland on horse-drawn sleigh rides.
On the curling rinks in Ausseerland, you can experience first-hand how young and old enjoy winter sports together in this traditional folk sport.
And afterwards you can warm up with either a Zottler or a Lupitscher - two traditional drinks from the Ausseerland.
After a sporty day, the baths invite you to relax and recharge your batteries. The thermal water is a blessing for the whole body. The saunas and steam baths warm the entire body after activity in the fresh winter air.
The Narzissen Vital Resort Bad Aussee offers everything from brine baths to saunas to make the hearts of wellness lovers beat faster. And also in the GrimmingTherme in Bad Mitterndorf no desires remain open with pools in the outside and internal area as well as generous Sauna offer more.
Simply wonderful: with a view of the surrounding mountains and the lakes in the Ausseerland directly from the baths, a wonderful day in the Ausseerland ends.
Also for the physical well-being is provided in the region Ausseerland. Traditional dishes from Ausseerland - from savory to sweet - provide very special culinary moments of indulgence. Coupled with the hospitality of the restaurants, guests feel well taken care of everywhere.
And those who want to take home a piece of the culture of life in Ausseerland will certainly find what they are looking for in the traditional costume capital of Bad Aussee. While women reach for the traditional dirndl, men choose leather pants, socks and spencer.
Hint: If you want to broaden your cultural horizons between winter sports and wellness, you can look over the shoulders of real experts in the handicraft businesses in Ausseerland.
During a winter vacation in Ausseerland, visitors leave everyday life behind and immerse themselves in the magical winter landscape.