The city of Salzburg and the lake district in the Salzkammergut
Trip to Salzburg and to the big lakes
Your holidays at Hotel Agathawirt in the idyllic Dachstein-Salzkammergut region should also include an excursion to Salzburg, the town of Mozart, to the Ausseerland and to the big lakes Wolfgangsee, Attersee, Fuschlsee and Mondsee.
The beauty of the lake district in Salzburg and Upper Austria has already provided the scenery for countless film productions. Take your time in your holidays in the Salzkammergut and feel the fascination of this landscape yourself.
Excursion to the Wolfgangsee and the lake district
Go on an excursion to the lake district from Landhotel Agathawirt, it is worth it. Use one of the many bays of the Fuschlsee to go swimming in summer, explore the Mondsee, the Attersee or the Wolfgangsee during a cruise with the steamer or take the Schafberg railway from St. Wolfgang to enjoy a wonderful view of the country. In winter, charming Christmas markets invite you to the idyllic shores of the lakes.
The Ausseerland lies in Upper Austria and in Styria and has its very own special charm. Small idyllic lakes and high mountains invite you to hike and to walk in picturesque scenery. Villages such as Altaussee, Bad Aussee, Grundlsee and Tauplitz fascinate guests with their originality and their typical peculiarities.
The city of Salzburg
Salzburg is always worth a journey. From Landhotel Agathawirt you reach the baroque jewel by car in a short hour. Enjoy the many sights of the city of Salzburg, the churches, places, museums and parks and feel the unique atmosphere while you stroll through the inner town. In summer you are a part of the hustle and bustle during the Salzburg Festival, in winter you can experience the big Christkindlmarkt around the cathedral in the city centre.
High above Salzburg's old town you can see the city's landmark, Hohensalzburg Castle. With the cable car – a highlight for children – or by foot, visitors reach the impressive building from a time long past. From the castle you enjoy a marvellous view over Mozart's town and its surroundings. Some museums invite you to get to know the history of Salzburg; thick walls, crenels and cannons excite even the small visitors.
Once built by one of the archbishops as a summer residence, Hellbrunn Castle in the South of the city of Salzburg is one of the most important attractions of the festival town. With its extensive park, Salzburg Zoo and the trick fountains, Hellbrunn not only attracts tourists, but also Salzburg's inhabitants looking for recreation.