Holidays to Fuschl am See

The perfect place for a relaxing summer holiday, the lake of Fuschlsee is one of the most peaceful in the Salzkammergut

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.

Motor-free Fuschlsee

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.

Hotels in Fuschl

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Enjoy stunning sunsets and lakeside living at the popular Hotel Seerose, which has an unbeatable location on the shore of Fuschlsee. Offering friendly service, a private lakeside lido, and a spa and indoor swimming pool with wonderful lake views.

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The exclusive Arabella Jagdhof Resort sits at the western edge of Fuschlsee, with walking trails leading in all directions. It's in a quiet spot, next to a golf course and is framed by a mountain backdrop and the shores of the lake. Cosy rooms, exceptional service and luxury wellness facilities make this the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday in nature.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Fuschl with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria. We recommend the rural idyll of Filzmoos.

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

Things To Do
  • ‘Fuschlseebad’ Lakeside lido with heated outdoor pool and lake-side bathing area
  • Rowing boat and pedalo hire
  • Mountain bike & E-Bike hire with numerous marked trails
  • Nordic Walking
  • Golf 9 hole golf course and driving range, mini golf
  • Tennis courts
  • Various saunas & steam rooms at the Fuschlseebad
  • Various children’s activities & playgrounds & gnome trail
  • Wartenfeis Castle ruins
  • Ruming mill with bread making and other demonstrations
  • Village bandstand & handful of shops
  • Good bus connections to St. Gilgen

Fuschl am See hotels are a good base from which to explore the Lakes region. From St. Gilgen, just 4 miles away, you can take a boat trip on Lake Wolfgang or take the gondola which ascends the Zwölferhorn. A variety of excursions are offered, including Hallstatt and a tour of the region.

Festivals and Events

There are regular festivals and concerts in Fuschl throughout the summer from May-September, including  weekly brass band concerts at the bandstand, and the annual ‘Dorf Fest’ village festival in June or July.


There are wonderful walking opportunities from Fuschl with superb panoramic views across the lake from the surrounding peaks and a huge number of marked trails and Nordic walking paths starting directly from the village. A variety of trails around the lake are interspersed with stops at working farms, mills and alms, and there is a great sense of travel with paths to surrounding hamlets and Lake Eibersee, as well as challenging hikes up the Schober Mountain behind the village. Fuschl is well connected by bus to both St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang for further walks on the Zwölferhorn and Schafberg Mountains.

Popular Walks

Fuschlsee Rundweg | 4 hrs | Easy

A superb 12km circular walk around Lake Fuschl, through woodland paths and farmland with lovely views across the lake throughout.Some steep and uneven sections. Can besplit into two sections by using the Fuschlerin boat on Lake Fuschl.

Fuschl to St. Gilgen | Moderate

Take the gravel path along to the Ruming Mill and continue for the iconic beautiful ‘Mozart Blick’ view over Lake Wolfgang. Beyond here are zigzag steps built into the hillside all the way down into the pretty village St. Gilgen, where regular buses connect back to Fuschl.

Fuschl to Wartenfels Castle Ruins 2 hrs return - Slightly Challenging

This lovely walk takes in the 13th century ruins of the Wartenfels Castle and impressive panoramic views over to Mondsee.

Schober Mountain | 4 hrs -  Slightly Challenging

Continue on from the Wartenfels Castle to climb Fuschl’s home mountain for breathtaking views over the lake and beyond.

Good to know

Walking trails: 400km of walking trails (120km locally and more in the wider Fuschlsee region)

Terrain: Rolling hills, Alpine lakes, meadows and forests with some steeper routes

Best time to go: end of May to start of October. It can get hot in July and August but a dip in the lake is a great way to cool off

Recommended for: Easy walking, nature

Fly into: Salzburg (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 40 mins by coach

Rep Service: Telephone (rep is based in St. Gilgen but visits Fuschl)

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