Lake Fuschl Holiday Region.
In the heart of Sound of Music country.
The spectacular mountainous landscape of the Salzkammergut Lake District is studded with beautiful, crystal-clear lakes, but Lake Fuschl truly stands out above the rest. The local mountains; the Filbling, Ellmaustein and Schober stand like protective natural fortresses around the emerald green lake and our spa hotel Waldhof lies nestled on its shores in a sunny corner surrounded by meadows and trees. The Hotel Ebner's Waldhof is just 22 kilometres from the City of Salzburg and situated in the heart of Sound of Music country and the Salzkammergut Lake District. Because of its unspoilt beauty and charm the region was used for many of the landscape scenes in the Sound of Music movie. Although this is the ideal starting point for excursions to the different film locations, it's certainly worth looking at the village of Fuschl am See a little more closely. The wellness hotel Waldhof offers its guests a wide range of sport and wellness activities and has the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut. In and around the village there is whole lot to discover and enjoy.
The Old Ruming Mill
The mill was built in 1872 and is still in working order today. Every week the water mill is set into motion, the grain is ground, as it has been done for centuries, and local farmers' wives bake bread in tradtional wood burning ovens. On Fridays there is a milling demonstration and snacks and drinks are served. If you book in advance you can bake your own bread rolls on sticks over the bonfire (6,50 for the whole family).
In the neighbouring village of Hof bei Salzburg, close to Lake Fuschl, you will find the Smoke House . This historic building dates back to the 13th Century, it is the only one of its kind still standing on its original site in the County of Salzburg and was inhabited by its owners righ up until 1983. The Smoke House can be rented for special events in the summer.
The Wartenfels Castle ruin dates back to the year 1259 and offers hikers fantastic views of Lake Fuschl and the surrounding lake district. The walk up to the ruin isn't too strenuous and takes you through some really pretty countryside. Those looking for a greater challenge can continue on the the Schober and Frauenkopf peaks.
In commemoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 150th birtday a hiking path was cut through the forests making its way from St. Gilgen to Fuschl am See. The so called "Mozartsteig" is a gentle walk offering hikers fantstic views of Lake Wolfgang and Schafberg Mountain on the other side. From here you can just about make out the route taken by the cog railway that leads to the top of the Schafberg. The cog railway was featured in the Sound of Music Film on Maria's day out with the children and still running today.