Austria, The Salzkammergut
This enchanting village lies on the shores of a tranquil lake surrounded by pine clad hills and gentle mountains. Swimming or rowing is a pleasure in its crystal clear waters, especially as no motor boats are allowed. The village is a marvellous centre for walking with some wonderful woodland strolls, and a lovely path around the lake and some tougher hikes up the Schober Mountain which overlooks the village. It is also a great base from which to explore the Lakes region. St. Gilgen (4 miles away) is easily accessible by bus for boat trips on Lake Wolfgang and further walking opportunities. There are various local events held in the village throughout the summer, and not to be missed is an alfresco evening drink or meal, watching the glorious sunsets over Lake Fuschl.
Things to do in Fuschl am See
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.
Inghams Plus in Fuschl am See
Two Centre Holidays in Fuschl am See
Combine your stay in Fuschl with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or Germany. We recommend the rural idyll of Filzmoos.
Two Centres | Combine your stay in Fuschl with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or Germany. We reccomend the rural idyll of Filzmoos.
Resort Code: ATFU
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 40min by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive Salzburg half price.
Visit this famously picturesque UNESCO protected village and take an optional boat trip on the lake or potter around the picturesque Old Town.
Full day, £32
Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views.
Full day, £33 (pay locally for Eagle's nest option)
Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life.
Full day, £33 ( pay locally for optional city walking tour)
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Festivals and Events
There are regular festivals and concerts in Fuschl throughout the summer from May-September, including twice weekly brass band concerts at the bandstand on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, 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.
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 be split 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 Moderate
This lovely walk takes in the 13th century ruins of the Wartenfels
Castle and impressive panoramic views over to Mondsee.
Schober MountainI 4 hrs Slightly Challenging
Continue on from the Wartenfels Castle to climb Fuschl’s home
mountain for breathtaking views over the lake and beyond.