• Salzburg · 40km · 45 minutes
Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
Culture and history
Less than 2 hour transfer
So what's it like?
Lake Fuschl is a natural glacial lake - home to some of the purest water you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Found on the outskirts of Salzkammergut the village of Fuschl am See lies in the heart of a nature reserve and is famed for its turquoise blue coloured waters. Formed during Austria's last ice age, Lake Fuschl has loads of history. The nearby ruins of the 13th century Wartenfels Castle and the local mill that still operates today after nearly 150 years are two popular places to visit.
The lake, however, really is the star of the show - the water being so pure that it serves as a reservoir for the surrounding province. Choose to take a swim in the sparkling, clear waters or just sit on the lakeside promenade and watch the world go by.
If you feel like getting active then rowing across the lake or cycling along the cool, pine-clad shore are popular activities. It’s a gentle six mile walk around the lake, suitable for family hikes - and there are plenty of little villages and beaches along the way to stop off to enjoy lunch, the views and perhaps a dip. At night the friendly bars and cafés of Fuschl offer a warm welcome, and you can even sample locally caught fish at one of the many restaurants
Available from £200 (return)
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions of up to 30% on local bus fares, entrances to attractions, cable cars, ferry rides, leisure facilities and much more. Available locally for approximately €5 for adults. Children up to and including 15 years will receive discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
There is a bus service to Salzburg, Bad Ischl and St. Gilgen. Boat trips on the lake ferries can be taken at the neighbouring resorts of St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen.
· Small, friendly village with a quiet lakeside location · Perfectly located for exploring the Austrian lake district and the historic city of Salzburg · A beautiful lake with tiny coves and cool wooded shores
Twin centre suggestion
Why not combine your stay at the lake with a break in the Tirolean mountains? Spend 7 days in Fuschl at the popular Hotel Seehotel Schlick and 7 days in the charming resort of Söll at the Hotel Gänsleit. Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport. Call us to book.