If you feel the crystal clear winter cold with a soft sea of mist around the glittering shores of Lake Traunsee and the Almtal then you know it’s the Advent time like nowhere else. Especially at this time of the year, the holiday and leisure region Traunsee-Almtal sparkles with its Advent markets, customs and traditions and cultural highlights. Enjoy a very special Advent time, as Christmas used to be in former times.
The absolute highlights of the advent season are the reflective Advent- and Christmas markets throughout the region. Three of them are very special. The lake and land castle advent in Gmunden, the advent market in wildlife park in Grünau and the Christmas market of Traunkirchen.
The winter shuttle
More informations about the winter shuttle to the moutain Kasberg and the mountain Feuerkogel you will find here. Have a nice trip to the ski slopes at the Traunsee-Almtal tourist region.
The Traunsee-Almtal holiday region is known as the eastern gateway into the Salzkammergut.
Here, the Alpine foothills merge picturesquely into the magnificent mountain world of the northern Tyrolean limestone Alps and, right in the midst of all this splendour, is the crystalclear lake; 12 km long, 3 km wide and 204 m deep, making it the deepest lake in Austria. The prominent, impressive Traunstein (1691 m), whose steep cliff face rises up 1200 metres over the Traunsee, is not only a landmark in the Traunsee-Almtal region but also the guardian of the Salzkammergut.
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Art, culture and customs
Welcoming hosts, culinary programme to pamper you
What would a holiday be without good food, comfortable accommodation and real hospitality?
Around Traunsee-Almtal there are more than 250 hosts to look after their guests’ needs – from four-star hotels directly on the lakeside to baby farms, from holiday flats with their own beach to comfortable, self-catering lodges at 1600 m.
A moving holiday
Wonderful hiking routes, Alpine mountain and climbing tours, mountain-bike routes at all levels of difficulty, all kinds of water sports, tennis, panoramic riding paths and riding arenas, skiing in the Feuerkogel family ski area and the Kasberg family ski area, cross-country skiing, skating, snow-shoe hiking… there is hardly a sport which you cannot do in the Traunsee-Almtal holiday region.
The Feuerkogel Cable Car in Ebensee and the brandnew state-of-the-art Grünberg Cable Car (reopened 2014) take you up to wonderful mountain summits and guarantee dream panoramas. The new Taboggan Run and the new Adventure Playground high up on the plateau of the Grünberg guarantee fun for the whole family. From July 2018 there will also be a tree top walkway, a new attraction for the whole family.
The Natural Park Attersee-Traunsee is a preserve accessible to all and offers a wide range of educational and natural experience excursions (www.naturpark-attersee-traunsee.at).