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Holidays with children by Lake Fuschl in the Salzkammergut Lake District

Family holidays by the lake in Salzburg County

Lake Fuschl lies glistening in the sunlight embedded between mountains and forest. The breeze blows soft ripples over its surface and the gentle waves lap the idyllic shoreline.  The reeds sway delicately, the only sound you can here is the bird song: That's summer in Salzburg County - so pack your swimming costume and take the plunge.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday destination for your family holiday by the lake in the County of Salzburg, then look now further! Ebner's Waldhof by the lake offers family with children everything they could possibly wish for and more! Not only the facilities and services for families with children are convincing, but also the hotel's ideal location: Surrounded by numerous other beautiful lakes, places of interest, sporting possibilities and stunning natural beauty spots - Ebner's Waldhof by the lake - a family couldn't ask for more.

May we show you what we have to offer you and your children?

Family holiday by Lake Fuschl at a glance 

Swimming: June is the perfect month for a beach holiday on the shores of Lake Fuschl. You and your children can use the Ebner's Waldhof private beach and all the facilities (loungers, water sports equipment) whenever you wish. And if you fancy a change there are eight further Salzburg County lakes to enjoy. 

Hiking: Family-friendly hiking trails and inviting mountain hut restaurants with playgrounds surround the Waldhof and make a day out in the fresh mountain air easy and fun to enjoy. 

Cycling: There are a number of cycle trails in the region that are suited to family biking tours with children. The cycle trail along the shores of Wolfgangsee Lake is nice and flat and there are plenty of opportunities for a motivation ice cream along the way. 

Water sports: As motorboats are not permitted on Lake Fuschl, the water sports revolve around electric boats, rowing boats and SUPs. If you looking for more action then try a banana-boat ride on neighbouring Wolfgangsee Lake. 

Excursion: In Salzburg County there is so much to see and discover from vintage car museums and historical ruins to activity parks and forest climbing parks - an unforgettable family holiday is guaranteed. 

 bad weather  contingency plan 

Should the weather make outdoor activities unpleasant, at Ebner’s Waldhof we have a great contingency plan: Our indoor playground is more than just a 
"plan-b" alternative - it's an indoor acitivy room with ball-pit, games, tables, handycraft material, climbing wall and qualified child minders that are always on hand to make sure your kids have as much fun as possible - whatever the weather!

to the indoor playground

The great outdoors for swimming and bathing

Swimming and bathing in and around Lake Fuschl 

Tipp von Familie Ebner

Tip for families: The Lake Fuschl beach clubs:

A total of four bathing spots surround the Fuschlsee. One rather quiet and idyllic, the other eventful and playful and yet another absolutely natural. For everyone who would like to try out other beaches in addition to the in-house bathing beach!

Fuschlseebad - beach and sports club

This beach has the most to offer out of all the pay beaches around Lake Fuschl: Here there is not only a lovely, wide shingle beach but also a heated outdoor sports pool, a children's pool, water slide and sports equipment hire.  The Fuschlseebad is a beach club paradise for kids of all ages.

  • Facilities: heated outdoor pool, baby pool and sandy cove for kids to play on right next to the baby pool, giant water slide, beach volleyball courts, SUP and kayak hire, changing rooms, showers and WC
  • Dates: open from April to September from 10a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Car park: fee charged

Pay beach Stöllinger on the south shores of Lake Fuschl

These lakeside bathing lawns offer you a quieter place for sunbathing and swimming. From here you can look out over Lake Fuschl and simply enjoy your day. 

  • Facilities: kiosk with a small beer garden, bathing lawns, jetty, playground and WC facilities  
  • Dates: open from May to mid-September only on good weather days


Natural beach, Hof bei Salzburg

This is considered one of the most beautiful spots around Lake Fuschl. A long wooden jetty with a lounging platform provides easy access to the water. Refreshments are available and there is also a beach volleyball court.

  • facilities: 2 beach volleyball courts, beach buffet and WC facilities  
  • dates: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only on good weather days 
  • car park: fee charged 

Pay beach Wesenauer on the south shores of Lake Fuschl

Just a 10 - 15 minute walk from Ebner's Waldhof will bring you to the Wesenauer pay beach. This is an idyllic lake-side bathing spot with lots of trees for shade. In the water there are number of features that will keep the keeps happy for hours.  

  • Facilities: kiosk, buffet, bathing lawns, water trampoline in the water and on the beach, blow-up water climbing feature, playground, beach volleyball court, tennis courts, WCs 
  • Dates: May to September from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 


Water fun in harmony with naure 

Lakes and mountains family holiday in Salzburg

Hintersee Lake in Faistenau


If you are looking for an idyllic spot for a day by the lake, then Hintersee Lake is the place. The mountain panoramas that surround the lake, tucked away in a hidden side valley give the lake a slightly mystic feeling. There are a couple of small pay beaches or simply choose one of the secluded coves around the lake, spread out your towel and enjoy a day by the lake. 

  • about a 20 minute drive from Ebner's Waldhof
  • is accessible throughout the year (swimming in the warmer months)
  • beaches:
    Hirschpoint – Hinterseestraße 130, 5324 Hintersee: over 16s only ab 
    Taugl-Zipf – Hinterseestraße, 5324 Hintersee: Entry free!
  • around the lake you will find plenty of free parking possibilities

Irrsee Lake

The Irrsee, also known as the Zellersee, is among the warmer swimming lakes in the Salzkammergut. This is a picturesque lake surrounded by fantastic scenery. 

  • about a 30 minute drive from the hotel
  • accessible all year round
  • beaches:
    Seebad Laiter – Oberhofen, 4894 Oberhofen am Irrsee:  3,50
    Landesbadeplatz Zell am Moos – Seestraße, 4893 Zell am Moos: entry free
  • car parking at the "Landesbadeplatz

Mondsee Lake

Enjoy a great day by the lake with magnificent views of the impressive Schafberg and Drachenwand Mountains. Be prepared for a surprise, the lake is not as small as it looks. 

  • about a 20 minute drive from Ebner's Waldhof
  • accessible all year round
  • beaches:
    Alpenseebad Mondsee – Seebadstraße 3, 5310 Mondsee
    Badeplatz Schwarzindien – Schwarzindien, 5310 St. Lorenz am Mondsee | entry fee
    Badeplatz Plomberg – Plomberg/Gries, 5320 St. Lorenz am Mondsee | entry free
    Badeplatz Loibichl – Badeplatz Loibichl, 5311 Innerschwand am Mondsee | entry free
  • There are car parks at each of the beaches (fee charged)

Wolfgangsee Lake

The Wolfgangsee Lake heads the list of popular lakes in the Salzkammergut. It has a surface area of   12.84 km² and is 114 metres deep at the deepest point making it one of the largest lakes in the region. Water sports, swimming and relaxation on the shores of Wolfgangsee Lake, everything is possible.  

  • about a 20 minute drive from Ebner's Waldhof
  • accessible all year round
  • beaches:
    Strandbad Ried-Arndt – Ried 133, 5360 St. Wolfgang
    Waldbad Fürberg – Fürbergstraße 30, 5340 St. Gilgen
    Strandbad St. Gilgen – Mondseestraße 12, 5340 St. Gilgen: entry free
    Badewiese Sonnplatz – Mondseestraße, 5340 St. Gilgen: 
    entry free
  • There are car parks at each of the beaches (some car parks charge fees)

Attersee Lake

With a surface area of 47 m2 Attersee is the largest lake that lies in its entirety in Austria). The lake is particularly popular among sailors, but the lake also attracts scuba divers, water skiers, paragliders and swimmers.  

  • about a 40 minute drive from the hotel
  • accessible all year round
  • beaches:
    Solar-Strandbad Steinbach – Seefeld 69, 4853 Steinbach
    Sprinzensteinpark Freibadeplatz – Nußdorferstraße, 4864 Attersee: Entry free
    Erlebnisbad Attersee – Nußdorder Straße 13, 4864 Attersee
    Strandbad Seewalchen – Promenade, 4863 Seewalchen
  • There are car parks at each of the beaches (some car parks charge fees)

Wiestalstausee Reservoir

The reservoir in Wiestal Valley is a well-kept secret. There are very few buildings around the lake and the shoreline is for the better part unspoiled. Small beaches and coves are dotted around the lake and are free for bathers and swimmers to use.  Simply look for the best spot, spread out your towel and enjoy the refreshing waters of the Wiestal Reservoir. 

  • about a 20 minute drive from Ebner's Waldhof
  • accessible all year round weather permitting
  • bathing here is free of charge
  • access from Ebenau town centre a 3 ½  km walk will bring you to the lake. 
  • nearest bus stop: Strubklammwerk
  • parking spaces are dotted around the lake and free to use depending on availability. 

Great for you and great for your wallet

Inexpensive family holidays in Salzburg

The Salzkammergut Card is your trump card for an active, exciting and cheaper holiday in Salzburg County. As owner of the card you are entitles to great discounts on dozens of sight and attractions in the Salzkammergut Lake District. The card normally costs 4.90 per person. However, if you book a stay of three nights or more you receive the card from us free. Children up to the age of 14 do not need their own card. Simply ask at the reception if you need more details. 

Excursion ideas for your family holiday by the lake 

Take advantage of the Waldhof's great location, surrounded by fantastic sights, attractions and activities.

  • boat ride with the "Fuschlerin" on Lake Fuschl  
  • summer toboggan run in Strobl
  • forest climbing park in  Faistenau
  • Manro Classic Car museum in Koppl
  • Activity park "Abarena" in Abersee
  • Salzburg Zoo
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides

We hope that we have been able to arouse your interest in a family holiday by the lake in Salzburg County. If we have, then send us your non-binding enquiry now and we look forward to offering you an unforgettable family holiday at Ebner's Waldhof by Lake Fuschl.