Austria’s Lake District, known officially as Salzkammergut, is one of the best places in the country to go for a relaxing weekend in the presence of an unforgettable landscape and beautiful traditional Austrian infrastructure. Known for its spanning meadows, broad ridges and of course, its crystal lakeside, the town is in itself what photographers dream of when plotting the design of their next postcard.
Brought to life with its idyllic villages, with lovely modern accommodations, a trip out to the Lake district is perfect for either a lovely get away weekend with a loved one, or a pleasant and relaxed break for the whole family.
Part of the landscape and area, the area is a protected Unesco World Heritage Site. The inhabitants of Hallstadt, next to the Hallstättersee Lake are as traditional as they come, with many still adorning the customary Lederhosen and Dirndls, while eating only local Austrian fare caught in the nearby lake.
While in the area, it is best to explore the great outdoors to its full potential, and there are certainly plenty of ways to do that here. Take up some mountain biking or hiking on one of several available trails. In the summer go take a dip in the lake, or go skiing if you are here in the winter. For the adventurous traveler, put an exclamation point on your trip by indulging in some paragliding, where you get the opportunity to soar 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) over the valley.