Beautiful Places In Austrai You Don’t Want To Miss!

Austria is a world-renowned destination for its mountain culture and breathtaking alpine landscape. However, there’s nothing like being there in person. It’s like there are sharp peaks, towering mountains, and sparkling, jewel-colored lakes everywhere you turn. With an efficient system of trails, cable cars, and mountain huts it’s all easily accessible!

You could go on for a lifetime wandering around all of the Austrian Alps with no need to be bored of activities to enjoy. Therefore, the issue is where you begin. In a land that is bursting with destinations to visit Here are the five most breathtaking places to see in Austria!

1. Plansee

Austria might be landlocked, however, after seeing some of the photos of Plansee there is no reason to think otherwise. Akin to the Norwegian Fjord Plansee is located between forests-lined ridges of the Zwiesel as well as the Spiessberg mountains. Its crystal-clear water and its unique turquoise hue make it a sought-after spot for a myriad of sports. Scuba diving and snorkeling, sail rowing, paddling, and the list is endless! Sightseeing vessels offer tours from the end of May to the autumn season and provide stunning views of the mountains surrounding.

Perhaps the most well-known method of enjoying Plansee is to find a beach to enjoy the sun’s rays on. Access to Plansee is free although many hotels and campsites have a small cost to use their beaches.

The waters of Plansee located in Austria are amazing! Be sure to arrive early if you wish to avoid crowds on a beautiful day.

2. Seebensee & Drachensee

Drachansee in Austria in the evening. It is possible to see Coburger Hutte, which is on the other shore of Lake Drachansee. It is important to reserve before your visit If you’d like to spend the night there!

Austria is not devoid of breathtaking alpine lakes however the energetic duo in Seebensee and Drachensee are difficult to beat. The sparkling emerald-blue Seebensee is accessible by a shorter hike on the well-marked trail beginning at the mountain station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn. Then, from Seebensee the trail gets narrower, and a series of switchbacks lead you to the center of an alpine paradise. The green emerald of Drachensee is a sparkling gem beneath the peaks of towering mountains, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to go there during a quiet day, the reflections are stunning.

In this area, you can also find Coburger Hutte. The trek to Seebensee and Drachensee can be completed as a day hike however, to get the most out of it, make sure to reserve a room in Coberger before the time. From the hut, you can go further into the stunning mountains and perhaps have a romantic sunset. The food isn’t bad too!

Seebensee is the smaller one of both lakes and many decide to turn around here.

    3. Olperer Mountain Hutte

If this view of Olpererhutte appears familiar, that’s because you’ve probably been exposed to it in the past on social media. The tiny suspension bridge that is located over Olpererhutte is now a sought-after photograph-ops within the Austrian Alps. There’s a reason for that! From the bridge, all the way to the dam can be seen as view amazing.

However, the trek to Olpererhutte provides more than an incline bridge. A journey through the Ziller Valley takes you on a beautiful mountain road, up a high Alpine road, through an enormous dam that has sparkling green waters, and eventually ascending into one of the most ancient mountain huts found in the east of the Alps.

The mountain is high over Schlegeis Reservoir, Olpererhutte can only be reached via a 1.5-hour trek, or by helicopter. The hut isn’t accessible by cable vehicle. The hut is generally open from early June to early October, and makes for a spectacular base camp along some of the area’s more exhilarating hut-to-hut treks, like the Berlin High Trail, the “Peter-Habeler-Circuit” and the “Munich-Venice Dream Path.” The sundeck offers incredible views of lofty peaks down to the glinting, turquoise Schlegeis Reservoir.

Walking back to Olpererhutte. It’s extremely busy on weekends with nice weather, but the crowds don’t interfere with the overall experience plus the food and drink are delicious.
The tiny suspension bridge that runs over Olpererhutte is now a sought-after photography spot in the Austrian Alps.

4. Via Ferrata Donnerkogel Aka “Ladder To Heaven”

    Are you looking for an adrenaline-pumping, white-knuckle thrill? You should look no further than Austria’s 40-meter-long “Sky Ladder,” or “Ladder to Heaven.” The Sky Ladder is a unique and relatively new attraction that spans a huge canyon on the Dachstein via Ferrata. The via Ferrata leads thrill-seekers along a well-known climbing trail for more than 400m, all the way to the summit of Donnerkogel maintain. From there, hike to the bottom of the mountain using an uneven trail. Although the Sky Ladder is certain to stimulate your adrenaline, however, it’s not the only one of many highlights of this Dachstein climb. Through the entire, Ferrata, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the alpine landscape in The Inner Salzkammergut, including Dachstein and the smoldering waters of Gosausee below. For more information on the route and what to explore in this region read my article on how to succeed in climbing the Austrian Ladder to Heaven.

5. Gosausee

    Gosausee is a beautiful lake. Gosausee is a tiny, protected mountain lake, which is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The lake is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, Lake Gosau is among the most stunning places in Austria. In summer, it’s the perfect spot for sunbathers and water lovers, as for alpine lovers. You can walk easily through the entire lake using the well-made trail. The distance total is around 4km, which is usually less than an hour. At the very final stretch of the trek around the beautiful mountain lake, there’s an expansive meadow that lies beneath the circular trail. It’s a perfect spot for picnics or just taking in the beauty of the landscape.

Perhaps the most original way to experience Gosausee’s breathtaking landscape is through the Laser via Ferrata. The trail can be split into 2 distinct parts. The first is a walk through the lake, just two meters above the water. While the second is awe-inspiring with views of the snow-covered Dachstein in the distance, and Gosausee’s deep blue waters further below. If you’re a fan of mountains, taking a hike is one of the most enjoyable activities that you could do when visiting Austria!

 

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