The small town of Fuschl am See is on the south-eastern edge of the bright blue lake of Fuschlsee, surrounded by pine-clad mountains and perfectly placed to explore the Salzkammergut’s exceedingly great outdoors. Some of the loveliest footpaths start from the town’s doorstep, winding through pine forests and up to viewpoints, with panoramas over alpine lakes and peaks – all easily explored thanks to the barges, buses, cable car and cycling paths that traverse the landscape.
Hiking in the Salzkammergut
Enjoy languid loops of the lake and paths that weave forests and pastures or head up higher to routes up the Schober Mountain. You'll not make it far without rambling past a castle, hamlet, farm or mountain hut either – or the UFO-like HQ of Red Bull. Families can follow the Gnome’s Path through Seppen Forest from the 150-year-old Ruming Mill; time it right, and you might catch a breadmaking demo too. In nearby St. Gilgen the Zwölferhorn gondola climbs up the mountain, offering fantastic views and mountain trails. The smooth roads, gravel tracks and adventurous mountain trails mean that cycling is also very popular.
Dive into nature and quietness - motorboats are banned on Fuschlsee - instead, the little Fuschlerin barge glides between the wooden jetties on the lakeshore. You can plot your own route between turquoise bays to - by kayak, rowing boat or pedalo. Any place is an excellent place for a swim – especially in the Fuschleseebad lido, where you can also rent a paddleboard.
The great lakes of Salzkammergut
Fuschlsee is one of around 70 lakes of the Salzkammergut region, and arguably the most peaceful. Neighbouring Wolfgangsee makes a great day trip – a livelier lake where flocks of white-sailed boats breeze across the water and water sports like wakeboarding is popular. Stop at the pretty village of St. Gilgen to peruse the church-crowned market square, visit the iconic town of St. Wolfgang and enjoy a lakeside stroll to picturesque Strobl.
Take a scenic 40-minute bus journey west, and you’ll wind up in Salzburg. The birthplace of Mozart and setting to the famous Sound of Music film, this city is a hub of music, culture and history. Palaces and art museums decorate the baroque streets, overlooked by the imposing Salzburg Fortress and the icy waters of the Salzach river run through the centre. Peruse the shops and old iron signs on the historic Getreidegasse shopping street, or wander the famous Mirabel Gardens - just make sure you're back in Fuschl in time to cheers the sunset with a glass of Austrian wine.
Why book a summer holiday in Fuschl with Inghams?
At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Fuschl's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.
With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Fuschl include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.