Hiking and Nordic walking in the Salzkammergut Lake District

Our hotel Seerose is the perfect starting point for many extensive hiking trips and Nordic walking excursions around the beautiful Salzkammergut area. Hiking in this region is one of the most attractive activities for our active guests.

Fuschl am See offers over 100km of well-marked hiking routes for outdoor enthusiasts.

After a day of adventure, our hotel is the ideal place to get back to and relax. Enjoy the last rays of sun at the end of the day in the sun lounger or have one more refreshing swim in the lake. Rest and revive body, mind and soul in our spa oasis and enjoy the relaxing effect of our Physiotherm infrared cabin.

Improve your health with Nordic Walking

Carried out correctly, Nordic walking is a sport that helps to improve stamina and strengthens the cardiovascular system. In addition, it’s a great way to clear your mind of the stress of everyday life. Starting right on the hotel’s doorstep there are designated Nordic walking routes and guided tours for all levels of fitness.

Download: hiking map of Fuschl am See (pdf)

At the hotel you will receive a hiking map of the area, as well as a Natural experience Card for the Lake Fuschl region. Don’t worry if you have left your hiking equipment at home – we lend out hiking poles and backpacks free of charge!

Round the lake walk:

3 to 3 ½ hours, 12km

An easy and also child friendly path follows the lakeshore leading you to the famous castle “Schloss Fuschl” and through wonderfully unspoilt countryside. If the 12 kilometre walk is too long for you, you can half the distance by taking the wooden passenger boat “Fuschlerin” across the lake to the castle and walk back.

Our Tip: Enjoy the smoked fish, freshly caught from the lake at the fishery restaurant located just under “Schloss Fuschl” where the boat docks.

From Fuschl am See to the summit of the Schober and Frauenkopf Mountains

Walking distance to the top: 2 ½ hours, 7km, altitude difference 240m
Return walking distance: 1 ½ hours

For an unforgettable view across seven lakes we recommend the more challenging tour to the top of one of our local mountains, the Schober. The panorama is breath-taking! This walk is only suitable for experienced walkers and you’ll need sturdy hiking boots.

Our refreshment tip: After 1 ½ hours you reach the forester’s lodge restaurant “Forsthaus Wartenfels” by the old “Wartenfels” castle ruins. Alternatively, you can stop at the mountainside restaurant “Waldhofalm”, where a rustic “Alpine breakfast” is served every Sunday with traditional live music in the afternoon.

The “Ellmauweg” walk via the “Mozartblick” viewpoint to St. Gilgen

Walking distance: 3 hours, 11km, altitude difference 130m

This walk is very popular amongst hikers and takes you past the 140 year old “Ruming Mill”, one of the so called “places of fortune” in this region. On several days a week tasty local snacks and drinks are served and bread is baked by farmers wives traditionally in a wood fired oven (just ask at the reception for details). 

Healthy living according to Sebastian Kneipp is an important philosophy for many local people. At the beginning of the 19th Century Kneipp began to advocate the healing power of water and the use of herbs in cooking and for healing. Just before you reach the mill you will see the Kneipp herb garden with 140 different types of herbs and plants lovingly cared for by the local Kneipp association members and at the mill there is a railing to help you walk through the stream.

If you fancy a bit of excitement along the way you can race down the summer-toboggan run, which also lies en-route to the “Rumingmühle“.

Throughout the Salzburg County region and in and around the neighbouring villages you will find a wealth of hikes and outdoor pastimes to enjoy. 

In St. Gilgen, 8km from Fuschl am See, you can climb the “Zwölferhorn Mountain” or use the comfortable alternative and let the nostalgic cable car take you to the top. Either way, a breath-taking view awaits you at the summit.

The high Alpine plateau “Postalm” is just 20km from Fuschl am See.

The high altitude plateau lies 1,200m above sea level and is Austria’s largest mountain pasture. From here, a huge variety of hiking routes spread out in all directions and there a number of mountain hut restaurants dotted across the pasture landscape where you can enjoy hearty regional meals, snacks and drinks.

Spring, with its lush green meadows and nature bursting in to bloom is just as popular as the golden autumn, when the forest lights up in an array of colour. It is also the time where the lake reflects the most amazing shades of green and blue - A wonderful sight for all nature lovers.