At only 468 m altitude Bad Ischl with its 13.887 inhabitants combines noble tradition with fresh zest for life. Located by a mountain, by a river and near several skiing areas tourists can choose what to do: make a trip with a cableway, have a visit at the Emperor’s Villa, the Salt Mine, the Operetta Festival or the Salzkammergut Gulf Club. Sporting at tennis courts, explore hiking or cycling tracks.
Bad Ischl is the best-known health resort of the Salzkammergut region. Spa concerts and other musical performances are just some of the many cultural delights offered at the foot of the 1450 high Katrin mountain. Situated on the Romantikstrae Bad Ischl invites its guests to discover the environment. Make a trip through the Bad Ischl – Wolfgangsee region and discover the former summer resorts, pilgrimage trails, residences of the emperor and modern tourist facilities.
Take time and explore Lake Wolfgangsee on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. A fascinating winter scenery is waiting for you. Balloonists will find a paradise on Lake Wolfgangsee. Lake Wolfgangsee offers winter activities such as ice fishing, ice skating and alpine curling, Winter walks in the Bad Ischl – Wolfgangsee region are special. Stop for a snack in one of the numerous huts. Skiers can take advantage of the nearby Katrinalm ski area. There is also Zwlferhorn mountain in St. Gilgen or Postalm mountain (Europes second largest high plateau) in Strobl. Skiing fun for alpine, cross-country or back country skiers.