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Salzkammergut day trips – summer holidays in Austria

Destinations for day trips and excursions from Lake Wolfgang

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Start exploring: historic and cultural jewels, natural phenomena, museums and more: Salzkammergut day trip destinations and excursions from the White Horse Inn for your summer holidays in Austria.

The Austrian Salzkammergut has a rich cultural, historic and paradise-like natural offering when it comes to excursions and day trips. The White Horse Inn is your ideal starting point for exploring and discovering the many fascinating attractions and sights in and around the Austrian Lake District.

Bad Ischl – Imperial summer residence and Franz Lehàr

Bad Ischl

Follow the imperial tracks of Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph or the world famous composer Franz Lehàr and visit the nearby Bad Ischl. The picturesque imperial town was the summer residence of the former Austrian Emperor and also the famous location of his rather unexpected proposal to the love of his life.

Hallstatt – Unesco World Heritage Site


Hallstatt, which since 1997 is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage amongst other large parts of the beautiful Salzkammergut, has truly special atmosphere. The narrow streets, the mystical location with the houses built into the mountain facing the lake, the eerie House of Bones, which has the largest collection of skulls, and the close connection to the salt mines, which gave the “Estate of the Salt Chamber” which is the literal translation of “Salzkammergut”, its name, is a fascinating site to visit.

The Salt Mines – historic cultural heritage

Salt Mines

In Hallstatt you also have the chance to visit the “Salt World of Hallstatt” and slide down the longest wooden slide of Europe. If you want to visit the oldest “Pipeline” in the world, you can do so at Hallstatt town. A 40 kilometre long salt pipe line was built in 1507. 13,000 tree trunks were used to build the salt pipeline, which runs through the Salzkammergut townships of Bad Goisern, Lauffen and Bad Ischl.

76 Salzkammergut Lakes – drinking water quality lakes

Salzkammergut Lakes

The Salzkammergut is not only home to Lake Wolfgang. Also called the Austrian Lake District, it boasts no less than 76 fresh-water lakes, numerous rivers and streams, Lake Hallstatt, Lake Traun, Lake Mondsee, Lake Irrsee, Lake Fuschl, Lake Attersee, Altauseer Lake are just a few to mention and all these idyllic waters in the Salzkammergut Lake district have drinking water quality.

Salzburg – famous festival town and birthplace of Mozart


Salzburg itself could fill a whole holiday with its many world famous sights and attractions. The Hellbrunn park gardens, the famous Mirabell Palace, Mozart’s Birthplace and Mozart’s Residence, Getreidegasse (Corn street) and the whole of Salzburg’s old-town, the picturesque town-mountains, traditional coffee houses and of course the Fortress Hohen Salzburg.

The Dachstein Massif Natural World Heritage

Ice Cave

Ice Cave, Mammoth Cave, View Platform Five Fingers

The Dachstein Massif can be reached via a cable car from Obertraun, which is not far from Lake Wolfgang by car. With three cable car stops: Schönbergalm, Krippenstein or Gjaidalm the Dachstein also makes a great hiking destination. Visit the giant Dachstein Ice Cave and the Mammoth Cave (Mammut Cave), where you fill find overwhelming and eerie caving experiences or the newly built Five Fingers Platform: opening up the views above the beautiful Salzkammergut in the most spectacular way.

Summer holidays at Lake Wolfgang and the White Horse Inn: your ideal starting point for exploring the Austrian Lake District, that is the Salzkammergut region. If you have not booked your summer holidays at the White Horse Inn, best send an online enquiry about the available summer package deals right away.

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