Top 10 Things to do in Altaussee, Austria

September 12, 2017 Ying Subia

Altaussee is a municipality and spa town in the district of Liezen in Styria, Austria. The small village is nestled on the shores of the Lake Altaussee, beneath the Loser Plateau. Occupying an area of 92 km², Altaussee is home to 1,777 people. The municipality includes two cadastral communities: Altaussee and Lupitsch. The designated climatic spa is within the Salzkammergut region. Altaussee has the biggest salt deposits of Austria, which are still mined today.
Restaurants in Altaussee

1. Altausseer See

Altaussee, Austria
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5 based on 46 reviews

Altausseer See

Reviewed By FORZA7777 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This is such a beautiful lake and the fact you can walk around it in just 7,5km makes this an advice for everybody to make that walk. You will not regret it. Awesome sights and if you wish you can eat or drink something halfway. Even children can do this walk starting from age 3-4.

2. Narzissen Vital Resort - Solebad

Poetschenstrasse 172, Bad Aussee 8990, Austria +43 3622 55300
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4 based on 72 reviews

Narzissen Vital Resort - Solebad

Reviewed By WilHOegstgeest - Oegstgeest

We went to the Narzissenbad the day after completing a four-day mountain trek in the Schladminger Tauern, and found this a very relaxing experience. For only € 15 per person (and € 13 for the children) we could spend as long as we liked using the facilities: various salty hot water baths, a swimming pool and a steam bath. This is certainly to be recommended when you are in need of some relaxation.

3. 3 Seen Tour

Grundlseestrasse | Seeklause pier, Grundlsee, Austria
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

3 Seen Tour

Reviewed By DevonAddick - Beaworthy, United Kingdom

The boat rides were very good. To get the most out of the trip, it is best that you speak German but don't be put off if you don't.
You need to be fairly fit for the walks in between boats.
There are a few different ways that you can walk from Grundlsee to Toplitzsee, you are left to your own devices to get there and there is often confusion at this point.

4. 5 Fingers

Winkl, Obertraun 4831, Austria 0787087283
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4.5 based on 380 reviews

5 Fingers

Reviewed By pingaroo - Chicago, Illinois

While we loved the Dachstein-Salzkammergut experience (30 EUR Panorama ticket including 3 cable cars, Welterbespirale, Dachstein Shark, 5 Fingers), the 5 Fingers platform itself is just OK. The view from the Krippenstein mountain station is fantastic even without the viewing platforms. It was also very crowded at the platforms. You get the same view and fewer people by doing the Heilbron Circular Trail - hike from Krippenstein mountain station to Heilbronner Cross then to Gjaid valley station and take the 3rd cable car back to Krippenstein. 5 stars for the views; 3 stars for the touristy viewing platforms.

5. EU Shuttlebus Group

Hallstatt, Austria +420 604 914 496
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5 based on 84 reviews

EU Shuttlebus Group

Reviewed By Rachel_PRL - Singapore, Singapore

We took the Private Shuttle from Cesky Klumlov to Salzberg, and Salzbert to Hallstatt on the following day.
They are very responsive with emails enquiries. I booked 2 months ahead, and only paid minimum sum as deposit via online payment 2 weeks before the trip. I choose to pay the rest by cash on the day just in case they didn’t turn up.
Few days before the trip, Daniel reached out on the pickup location & timing, and the driver turned up ahead of time for both days.
The vehicles were clean, spacious & comfortable, and the rides were smooth. It will be even better if they could accept credit card upon pickup instead of cash settlement.

6. Katrin Cable Car

Kaltenbachstrasse 62, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria +43 6132 23788
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Katrin Cable Car

Summer Season 2017 ( 29 April – 6 November 2017) Since 1959, Katrin cable car has brought a range of visitors to the summit. Enjoy a charming 15-minute drive to more than 1,400 m above sea level with spectacular views! Spa town Bad Ischl as the heart of the Salzkammergut with its "Darling", Mount Katrin, has been a place of recreation since the imperial period. While the city with its cultural diversity and the historic buildings and places leaves nothing to be desired, Bad Ischl's Darling provides a unique nature experience. The impressive mountain scenery and the almost infinite expanse have always brought people to marvel. 7 LAKES VIEW Enjoy fabulous views: to the south the magnificent Lake Hallstattsee, to the west the majestic Lake Wolfgangsee, and further beyond, perched higher up, Lake Fuschlsee. Lake Nussensee with its Emerald color, the mystical Lake Schwarzensee and to north-east Lake Traunsee are also to see. At perfect weather conditions you can see the Bavarian Lake Tachingersee in the far distance. NUMEROUS Panorama ROUTES The network of the circular walk extends from lovely Feuer- and Rosenkogerl westwards to the imperial Katrin summit and further to the beautiful Elferkogel, followed by the romantic Hainzen and the mighty Rosskopf - always accompanied by the impressive mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut that will inspire you. Multi-generation Via Ferrata Apart from fun and action for those who want to be active, the promising fixed rope route (suitable for families) offers a fabulous view of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut region. As highlight, the ascent ends at the majestic cross on the summit of Mount Katrin.

Reviewed By SeekerOfGoodValue - Saint Louis, Missouri

From Katrin one can view three Valleys that lead away from Bad Ischl. Plenty of trails are available. Decent restaurant next to upper landing. The rides up and down are spectacular.

7. Loser Panorama Strasse

Loser Alm, Altaussee 8992, Austria
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Loser Panorama Strasse

Reviewed By FresiaTX - Budapest, Hungary

No queues at the lifts. Wide blue and red slopes on one side, and more challenging ones on the other. Incredible Panorama! Friendly hütte-s. Info on ski slopes is correct and easily understandable.

8. Alpengarten Bad Aussee

Ischler Strasse 67, Bad Aussee 8990, Austria
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Alpengarten Bad Aussee

Reviewed By Barbora J

Nice walk for the garden-fans. It is a little in the high...but when you like the flowers and the nature...you will enjoy it.

9. Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Winkl 34, Obertraun 4831, Austria 43 (0) 50 140
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4.5 based on 481 reviews

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Reviewed By pingaroo - Chicago, Illinois

This review is for the Dachstein-Salzkammergut region; I will post the review for Hallstatt on the Old Town attraction listing.
Unlike most mountain/cable car tourist attractions in Austria (such as Untersberg in Salzburg and Nordkette in Innsbruck), the Dachstein website was very informative about the attractions and hiking options. We were able to plan ahead and decide which ticket to purchase. There are 5 ticket types so be sure to visit the website beforehand.
We visited Dachstein on a Tuesday in early July. We drove down from Salzburg and arrived around 11am. The parking lot was almost full, and there was a long queue at the ticket office because most people didn't know which ticket to buy. We bought the 30 EUR Panorama ticket, which includes 3 cable car rides, Welterbespirale, Dachstein Shark, and 5 Fingers.
Since the ticket office was the bottleneck, the cable car rides were not crowded. The view from the Krippenstein mountain station (after 2 cable cars) is fantastic, even without going on the viewing platforms. We did the Welterbespirale and 5 Fingers viewing platforms first then looped back to the mountain station to do the Heilbronner Circular Trail, which includes the Dachstein Shark. The 3-hour trail goes from the Krippenstein mountain station to the Heilbronner Cross then to the Gjaid valley station, from which you take the third cable car back to Krippensten. Although the viewing platforms were fairly crowded, there were very few people on the trail. It's an easy trail since it's mostly downhill and the trail condition is good. The view from the trail is amazing - beautiful karst landscape that is partially covered in snow and partially with wildflowers. There are very good signs at every junction. After the hike, we enjoyed a very reasonably priced beer at Krippenstein before descending the mountain. It was our favourite hike in Austria.

10. Lake Hallstatt Explorer

Seestrasse 132-138, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
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5 based on 91 reviews

Lake Hallstatt Explorer

Reviewed By momskier - Natick, MA

We took electric powered boat out for an hour. 20 euro which I thought was quite reasonable. You can fit 4 comfortably. The views from the water are just amazing. We saw and heard (band) a wedding procession, a real treat. The Mountains around Hallstadt are very scenic.

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