Last updated on June 21st, 2022 at 01:14 pmLake Traunsee in Upper Austria’s Salzkammergut region is a popular hub for water sports such as sailing, surfing or scuba diving. Lake Traunsee is 191 metres deep, …Continue reading
Category: Upper Austria
Discover the different sides of Upper Austria, from the lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut to the towns along the Danube valley and, of course, the cultural capital of Linz.
Linz combines the history of the old town and the main square with a more modern outlook. Known as an industrial centre, the capital of Upper Austria has transformed itself into a modern pioneer of art and technology exhibitions and festivals.
The picturesque waters and peaks of the Salzkammergut region around the former Imperial spa holiday destination Bad Ischl offer the traditional lakes and mountain experience.
Further south is the much photographed town of Hallstatt, with its stunning situation on the lake, along with the Dachstein mountain range and its impressive Giant Ice Cave.
In between the two areas, the small towns of Kremsmünster and Sankt Florian house two of the oldest religious institutions in Austria.
The list below shows all of the published articles on AustriaDirect about Upper Austria. Readers may also be interested in our longer guides to various regions and locations:
Lakes in Upper Austria
Diving Experiences at the Attersee
Divers can find some unusual attractions at the Attersee lake in Upper Austria. Here they can explore sites related to the prehistoric pile dwellings that are the reason for the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. …Continue reading
Irrsee Lake in the Salzkammergut
The Irrsee is a smaller lake to the north of the Mondsee in the province of Upper Austria. It is supposedly the warmest lake in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, with water temperatures which can …Continue reading
The Hohenzollern Waterfall in Bad Ischl
The Hohenzollern waterfall near Bad Ischl in Upper Austria was a popular destination for excursions back in the days of the Emperor Franz Joseph I. The 20-metre-high Hohenzollern waterfall is hidden in the middle of …Continue reading
Last updated on May 1st, 2022 at 01:42 pmLake Attersee is the largest of the chain of lakes in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria. In fact, it has a claim to be the largest …Continue reading
Hallstatt – Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Last updated on May 6th, 2022 at 09:26 amHallstatt in the Upper Austrian Salzkammergut region is considered by many to be the most beautiful village in Austria. Situated at the foot of the Dachstein mountains, …Continue reading
“Living with joy” is the motto of Reichersberg Abbey on the Inn river in Upper Austria. And indeed, a visit to the baroque complex is a real pleasure. Reichersberg Abbey towers majestically over the water …Continue reading
Two Quiet Lakes in the Salzkammergut
The Traunsee may be renowned as one of the loveliest lakes in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria. But hidden away in a valley around ten kilometres from Ebensee are the Vordere and Hintere Langbathsee …Continue reading
Last updated on April 22nd, 2022 at 10:48 amThe Mondsee is an attractive lake in the Salzkammergut region of Upper Austria. Sometimes referred to as ‘Moon Lake’ (the German word for ‘moon’ is ‘Mond’), the …Continue reading
Plätten Rides in the Salzkammergut
Try a gondola ride with a difference on the waters of the Salzkammergut… Passengers sit comfortably on wooden benches and can use the time to take in the beautiful landscape and the colours of the …Continue reading