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“Scenic Overload”
Review of Lake Attersee

Lake Attersee
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US$1,190.74*
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Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
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US$950.19*
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Private full day tour to Salzburg from Vienna with a local guide
Ranked #243 of 1,913 things to do in Austrian Alps
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were staying in Weyregg as part of a travelshere tour and had a 2 hour boat trip around the lake. It was stunning - the scenery, the houses and moutains left us all breathless. In our free time several of us returned and took the ferry from Weyregg to Unterach in the south - about 1hr 15 mins (17 euros round trip) and strolled along the river Seeach through woods til it met Lake Mondsee at Oberburgau, approximately 3.5 km. An easy and very enjoyable walk.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

This is an experience and a view that you'll keep on memorizing for quite a long time. You'll feel as if the nature is embracing you.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The best starting point is the center of Nussdorf, at the information office. Take the road to Wildholzweg for about 800 m. Then turn right to Sonnleiten - Wienerroith, and at the end of Sonnleiten enter the beautiful forest of fir. The road is common for tourists, cars and bicycle, so you will be not alone. The pathway is continuously ascending till a large lawn and this means that you are close to Wienerroith. Till here, you can make approximately 45 to 50 minutes. From the lawn there are two possibilities: on the same road, or turn right on a narrow path through the forest. Of course, the second option is shorter (10 minutes). The first is very easy, but it takes about 20 minutes.
Wienerroith (771 m) pick has nothing particular or spectacular to show, but from here it is opened a beautiful perspective on the northern Attersee, including Buchberg mountain and Seewalchen. Close to the pick there is a farm with 5 buildings and many cows. There is no restaurant or gasthaus here, so, take with you coffee, water, a.o.
If you are in hurry, there is a path through the forest and you will reach Nussdorf in less than 25 minutes. If not, you may continue to Wildenhag and Kronberg (if so, don't miss the Kronberg chapel, it is great), or to Dachsteinblick to reach Westwanderweg and than Pfarrer Salettl resting place.
Follow the road in direction Dachsteinblick and turn left to Nussdorf when you'll meet Westwanderweg. This step will last between 25 to 30 Minutes. One tips to be sure that you will not pass over the crossroad: follow the white line on red background (like the Austrian flag) and soon you will find an indicator for Egelsee and Unterach. In this point you met Westwanderweg and turn left to reach Pfarrer Salettl. Not too much about Pfarrer Salettl and Wildholzweg. You'll find all details you need at www.wildholzweg.com. Taken together, the round trip lasts for about four hours, including breaks in the main points of the route. Difficulty: easy, some may say very easy. Consider the altitude of Attersee (lake) 495 m above sea level and Wienerroith 771 m. Try yourself! Take the children with you; they will love particularly the last part of the excursion. They will learn you that one hour in Pfarrer Salettl are not enough...

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Lake Attersee is a great way to cool down during the hot days which actually happen quite often in Austria. I thoroughly enjoyed slowly driving around the shoreline. There are plenty of places where public can access the lake and swim especially on the upper eastern side (although I saw very few changing rooms available). There is a nice cycling route that starts in Kammer and goes southwards. The water was warm, although when I visited the same place in the beginning of July a couple of years ago it was freezing. I preferred Attersee to Mondsee for this lake is wider, there are fewer massive steam boats wondering around and the surrounding mountains did not leave me with the claustrophobic squeezing impression. All in all, worth visiting if one is in visiting Salzburg.

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We drove from Salzburg to Mondsee for breakfast. Afterwards we walked along a stream through the little town which is in a picturesque setting beside the lake. The Basilica of St Michael is full of gothic black and gold rather hideous decoration but somehow pleasant to visit. Apparently it was used for the wedding in the film Sound of Music. From here we drove to Lake Attersee with slight detour through a wooded mountain road when we encountered the lakeside road closed for repair Then we returned to the lovely scenic lakeside road driving almost the full circuit of the lake. We left Attersee to drive across a mountain road and then to Lake St Wolfgang and to the little town of the same name. The highlight there is the Michael Pacher painted alter in the Pilgrimage Church but unfortunately the church was closed. It is also famous for the White Horse Inn which we explored with a view to some refreshments but it was full of tourists and unattractive. We walked back up the steep slope to St Peter’s hotel which had a very nice terrace with views of the lake. Afterwards we drove around and along Lake St Wolfgang and on and along Lake Fuschlsee back to Salzburg. It was a lovely days drive with most of it on roads running right beside the lakes we visited. I imagine that if we had been staying longer we would have found some excellent walks both around Lake Attersee and the other lakes.

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