The majestic Austrian Alps stretch across the country, an awe-striking area of Ice Age valleys, verdant heaths and alluvial cones within Europe's largest national park, 700-square-mile Hohe Tauern. Taking in the dramatic cities of Salzburg and Innsbruck and the beautiful province of Tirol, home to spectacular skiing and hiking, as well as Gross Glockner, Austria's highest peak, and some of the world's best winter and summer sports playgrounds, the Austrian Alps are an outdoor lover's paradise.
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5.0 based on 174 reviews
After a lovely drive through the villages of Brand and Innertal and an exhilarating ride on the Lunerseebahn you arrive on the shores of the Lunersee itself. The stunning scenery can be viewed at leisure sat outside the Douglas Hutte or enjoyed whilst travelling the very popular circular route around the lake. At almost 2000 meters high a gentle stroll is what most people prefer but for those of you after a little adventure there is the Schesaplana, the highest peak in the area at 2965 meters, with the popular Totalphutte halfway up. The views are to die for, which ever route you take and you just can't get enough of the fresh mountain air. You can quite easily spend a day here just wandering about.
5.0 based on 22 reviews
We visited these lakes and it's really a must-see! From Kaprun you go up to the central point where everybody gathers and there you take the bus to the stauseen. It is gorgeous to see and there are a lot of hiking trails. You also have the possibility to picknick or eat there (there's also a toilet). You can go up to a viewpoint (there's sometimes a lot of people and they all want to take pictures so be patient). After a day of hiking and enjoying the views, you go back with the bus which will take you to the central point.
4.5 based on 77 reviews
It's a huge 25 kms long lake with great views of the mountains and one can just walk around or swim in the lake. Views are breathtaking.
4.5 based on 646 reviews
We came here for a day trip in the summer and loved it - the location is so beautiful, very scenic. We parked in Pertisau and were lucky to find parking along the lake. From there it was a short walk to the boats - you can take a round trip or a one-way trip for a various length of time - we were here with two small children so opted for a 40-minute round trip around the lake and that was perfect. Once you're on the boat you can order ice-cream and coffees etc - this is quite highly priced as you would expect, but it's part of the experience. Absolutely beautiful location and we can't wait to return and spend more time here.
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