This region of the Austrian heartland is truly still an „island of the blessed“. Your neighbours will know you by name, and if at times you should forget to lock your door, you don’t need to worry. If you would love for your children to be able to freely romp through meadows and pastures and to build a tree house far away from the cramped and crowded environment and manifold dangers of life in a big city, then this is the place for you. The Ausseerland is synonymous for a life of peace and quiet, it stands for lasting social values and economic stability.
This is a hiker’s paradise, and those who just would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life will find peace here. Far away from mass tourism the grandeur of the alpine landscape, the crystal-clear lakes and the bracing air of the highland are a balm for body and soul. High-class restaurants as well as cosy alpine pubs will spoil you with fresh local fare, and during the winter months you can engage in your favourite winter sports activity practically as soon as you step outside.
If you are more inclined to find your pleasure in the enjoyment of fine art, classical music and cultural events, there is a wide range of cultural programs on offer here. The festival town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and home to the venerable Salzburg Festival, the township of Bad Ischl, a favourite summer resort of the Habsburgs, and Hallstatt a World Heritage site, famous for the region’s history of Iron Age/Celtic occupation and salt mining, are all only a short distance away. The Ausseerland itself also offers a wide range of cultural events under the heading of the Ausseerland Kultur Sommer and the neighbouring towns and cities offer an impressive selection of cultural events all year round.