Bad weather activities: What to do if it's raining on holiday?
Experience the Salzkammergut in the rain - 15 tips from Landhotel Agathawirt
You don't have to be sad on bad weather days, because the Salzkammergut has a lot to offer even on rainy days. Attractions from ancient mountain tunnels to thermal spas and indoor swimming pools to interesting museums and exhibitions. So there is surely something for everybody. This means that there are many bad-weather alternatives on holiday, not only for families with children.
The best thing when bad weather approaches on holiday: The Landhotel Agathawirt is centrally located and not far from many exciting excursion destinations. A perfect location for your holidays in the Salzkammergut, even if it might rain.
Varied programme for young and old - an overview
In order to give you a small taste of possible excursion destinations, the hosts of the Agathawirt have put together an overview of indoor and outdoor activities for you on rainy days. These are special programme suggestions for rainy weather in and around Bad Goisern, because even in bad weather the Salzkammergut area has many sights to offer for your holiday:
Excursion destinations nearby, especially recommended as a bad-weather tip:
- In and around Hallstatt:
- In and around Obertraun, at the base of the Krippenstein
- In and around Bad Ischl
- In and around Bad Aussee
- In and around Bad Goisern
- Day trip Salzburg City
Archaeological excavations in Hallstatt
The archaeological excavations are a cellar full of history. Amazing discoveries and centurie-old settlement remains are presented right in the centre of Hallstatt. A great destination for everyone who wants to learn more about the historical Hallstatt from more than 100 years ago.
Bone House (ossuary) in Hallstatt
The bone house is an fascinating and somewhat creepy excursion destination in Hallstatt. As the name suggests, around 1200 human skulls are on display in the small room in the ossuary. More than half of the skulls are painted and sorted by families.
The World Heritage Museum in Hallstatt is open all year round. Here, visitors are taken on a true journey back in time. The perfect opportunity to get a feel for how people in Hallstatt once lived and how they earned their living.
Hallstatt Salt Mine
The salt mine in Hallstatt is the oldest salt mine in the world. Right from the start of the tour, you feel like you've been taken back 7,000 years in the history, right to the very beginnings of salt mining. Modern technology livens up the history, creating a tangible experience even for small children. An adventure for the whole family. Especially exciting are the long miners' slides, which take you down many metres into the tunnel.
The salt mine fascinates especially children from 4-10 years with child-friendly special tours.
At the Dachstein, home of the largest glaciers in the Northern Limestone Alps, an amazing adventure for the whole family awaits your visit. In the newly staged Dachstein Giant Ice Cave, cave bears come to life, adrenaline-filled suspension bridges in rock and ice and a colourful spectacle below ground await. Visit the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Mammoth Cave and discover the ice. You will be amazed. The little ones have the opportunity to explore a children's adventure cave.
Climbers are in the right place in the Obertraun indoor climbing hall. Here, both beginners and advanced climbers get their money's worth and experience challenging moments on the rope climbing walls, the top rope areas or in the bouldering areas.
If you are looking for a sporting challenge and like to climb, the K3 sports centre in Bad Ischl is the right place for you. Here, in the almost 1200 m2 climbing hall, you can practice climbing on various climbing walls or boulder in the bouldering area. The K3 indoor climbing center is also suitable for children, the kids will be impressed by the climbing possibilities.
Lehár Villa & Lehár Monument in Bad Ischl
One of the most famous composers of operettas, Franz Lehár, had his best inspirations in his villas on the Traun and in Bad Ischl. The latter can still be visited today and perhaps also evokes one or another inspiration in some of its visitors.
Photo Museum in Bad Ischl
The marble Palace was one of the most important hideaways and teahouses of Empress Elisabeth ("Sisi") and today houses the Photo Museum of the Province of Upper Austria. The Photo Museum is one of the most charming museums in the region and has important collections, such as the one of Professor Hans Frank.
Shopping town Bad Ischl
"Bad Ischl Original" - this is the name of the association of local businesses to make Bad Ischl an interesting shopping and adventure town. Whether you are looking for a traditional dirndl, beautiful gold jewellery or exclusive furniture - you will definitely find what you are looking for here!
Museum of the city of Bad Ischl
The museum of the town of Bad Ischl was once the house and family residence of a former salt merchant from the region. It was in this former salt merchant's house on the Esplanade that the Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph became engaged to his wife Elisabeth Duchess in Bavaria, further known as "Sisi" or "Sissi", in 1853.
Show forging in Bad Aussee
The show forging is located at the base of the old salt road right next to the Spitalskirche (hospital church) on Meranplatz. First mentioned in a document in 1550, the show forging is an exciting destination for anyone who wants to learn more about the art of blacksmithing.
Ausseer Regional Museum
The Ausseer regional museum ("Kammerhofmuseum") is a local history museum and is located in Bad Aussee. It was a salt office building of the region in the late 14th century. Today you will find valuable historical collections about the history and rich folk culture of Ausseerland.
Heritage and Landler Museum in Bad Goisern
In the local history and country museum in Bad Goisern, visitors follow in the footsteps of the emigrants of yesteryear. They get a good insight into the hard and often deprived life of the people living on the Traun at that time.
The history and crafts of the Goiserer people are vividly presented in the local history museum. Here visitors can experience the typical Goiser folk culture and traditional folk arts. In addition, the exciting and tragic story of the Landler from Transylvania, who were driven out of the region because of their Protestant faith, is told.
The Hand.Werk.Haus takes a look at past crafts, but also reflects on the crafts of the present and focuses above all on the changing values of current society, in which crafts have to deal above all with stylistic and cultural issues. Many cultural events take place here every year and there are many handmade souvenirs from the Salzkammergut to buy.
Salzburg is a very historic old town. A wide variety of buildings from all architectural eras, narrow alleys for strolling and shopping, and wonderful squares that invite you to linger. All this is combined in the city of Mozart, capital of the province of Salzburg, which is only 65 kilometres away from Bad Goisern and is definitely worth a trip!
Rainy weather alternatives on your holiday - the Agathawirt helps you find the top activities in the rain
Send us your non-binding enquiry and discover the numerous leisure activities in the region from the Landhotel Agathawirt, even in the rain. We look forward to welcoming you personally in Bad Goisern soon and will be happy to provide you with more detailed information about the excursion destinations in the Salzkammergut when it rains!