The Ausseerland

There is no limit in the diversity of the surroundings.

Some prefer to truly indulge their soul, some deepen into a book or let their thought fly over the lake. 

 

The others use the infinite possibilities of sport.

In the water, at the land, in the forrest and on the mountain.

 

Some guests make daily  excursions to the nearby surroundings with destinations such as Salzburg, Hallstatt, Bad Aussee, the Dachstein glacier and a lot more.

And there are visitors, who just enjoy the feeling of home and immerse themselves in the cultural diversity of the Ausseerland. Cultural events that attract visitors year-round.

The last oasis of authentic traditions, which are naturally lived by the locals.

The Grundlsee is the largest lake in Styria, Austria. It is called "The Styrian Sea". A swimming lake of the finest kind, full of pure drinking water. Even closer ist the Oedensee - a 5 km romantic walk. Or just around the corner the Salza Stausee. 

The Ausseerland is an Austrian nature & culture treasure -  this idyll is hard to beat. People and nature harmoniously combined.

more  time

for sports

to relax

for nature

Mountain - Idyll

Grimmig, Lawinenstein, Backenstein, Sarstein, Loser, Rotgschirr, Mitterberg, Trisselwand, just to name some of the famous mountains surrounding the Sportappartements. 

Right behind the house. Whether demanding hikes, relaxed hut hikes, lake hikes or interesting  art walks. The Ausseer mountains and lakes offer unspoilt nature. In spring you are invited to pick as many daffodils as you want. There are plenty.

In autumn  you may find a lot of mushrooms silently growing in the forest and you come back to the Sportappartements  with a basket full of forrest mushrooms and berries. You may also cross some mountain saddle with your mountain bike in spring. In winter, ski tours attract to discover unspoiled mountain peaks.

Sports - Idyll 

At all seasons:  Spring - summer - autumn -  winter, you can be active at the Grundlsee in the Ausseerland region. Comfortable active up to demanding active. You decide what, how and when it should be. Whether independently or with expert guidance. Local rent shops, sports schools and guides are available. And later in your apartments go to the private sauna or steam bath to relax Or just take a short bike ride and plunge into a lake. 

Spring - Summer - Autumn

  • Hiking and theme walks 

  • Guided hikes

  • Climbing and rope climbing park

  • Para gliding

  • Swimming 

  • Stand up paddling

  • Kajaking

  • Rowing

  • Rowing

  • Sailing and windsurfing 

  • Whitewater paddeling

  • Fishing 

  • Golf

  • Mountainbiking

  • E-Biking

  • Fast road biking

  • Horseback riding

  • Crossbow shooting

  • Stock sports

  • Yoga by the lake

  • Lake running

  • Nordic walking

  • Tennis 

Winter

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Winter- sport

  • Ice skating on the frozen Grundlsee

  • Cross-country skiing in the idyllic Gössl at the Grundlsee

  • Skiing 

  • Ski area Loser - Altaussee (FIS-downhill run, fun-park, Apres Ski)

  • Ski area Tauplitz, Bad Mitterndorf (a freeride paradies) 

  • Ski touring

  • Cross-country skiing in Altaussee and Bad Mitterndorf

  • Snow-shoe hiking

  • Sledging and night sledging  

  • Curling

  • Ice climbing

  • Sleight rides

Wellness

  • Spa at the Narzissenbad in Bad Aussee (swimming, wellness, fitness)

  • Thermal spa Grimmingtherme in Bad Mitterndorf (swimming, wellness, water slide for children)

  • Thermal spa Heilbrunn

 

Indoor-sport

  • Tennis + squash

  • Bouldering

  • Bowling 

Natural thermal water & Spa - Idyll

The Grimming Therme, a natural thermal water spa center is only a 10-minute walk from the Sportappartments Gaiswinkler set. For adults and children. The spa area is equipped with three indoor and four outdoor pools, relax areas on 5 levels, with giant water slide, children's pool and Nintendo lounge, sauna village with a sauna bar. Long opening hours. With an impressive view of the Grimming mountain.

We are Gold partners the Grimming Therme offering lots of discounts.

In the surrounding area are further spas such as the Narzissen Bad Spa in Bad Aussee, the mud and thermal spa Heilbrunn and the outdoor Alpine swimming pool in Bad Mitterndorf.

Austrian culture- Idyll

The Ausseerland is just completely authentic. Traditions and culture are firmly embedded in the run of the season and lively lived by locals and guests. Daily and yearly. In addition to many small and large events which take place throughout the year there are also numerous places of interest, museums, cultural objects, and more, which express these these strong bounds with their home area. Intimate music performances, concerts and readings take place. Everything always of high quality and authenticity.

Worth seeing are also the special handcraft shops . Hand-printed fabrics, crips for Christmas, Dirndl and Lederhosen, traditional tailors and made to order. All known across the borders. And always a good gift to yourself or your loved ones. 

Experience the whole cultural year

  • Unique carnival - the so called fifth season in Aussee  (Maschkera, Ausseer Flinserl, drum women) 

  • Ski flying  worldcup at the  Kulm

  • Local Easter traditions

  • Ausseer Jazz spring

  • Daffodil festival with a procession of beautifully decorated boats at the Grundlsee

  • Cultural summer Aussee 

  • Gössler Kirtag celebration

  • Burning mountains celebration

  • Vienna state opera ballet  in Aussee

  • Altausseer Kirtag celebration

  • Contemplative  Ausseer Advent (Christmas market, Krampus run, cribs exhibition)

  • and a lot more

  • Nikolospiel Bad Mitterndorf

  • and a lot more

Excursions - worth seeing

Top destinations closeby

(only 10 min to max. 1 hour by car)

  • Bad Aussee

  • Altaussee

  • Hallstatt - World Heritage  

  • Bad Ischl - Imperial city 

  • Salzburg - home of the famous Salzburg festival, Sound of music and much more

  • Dachstein glacier - World of Experience

  • Bad Mitterndorf, Tauplitz

  • Bad Goisern

  • Admont - Benedictine Abbey

In the immediate vicinity several UNESCO World Heritage places are waiting for a half day or day visits. 

A total of 18 large and small lakes, countless mountain peaks, a glacier, three large ski areas, and much more is here to explore the surrounding area. 

A vacation is much too short to even come close to experience only part of it. You definitely have to come back to explore more. 

Choice of local attractions

  • Boat trip on the Grundlsee, Toplitzsee und Altausseersee

  • Legendary Toplitzsee - you know the story of the lost gold

  • Salt mines and their "salt worlds"

  • Rustic mountain huts

  • Loser panoramic road

  • Kumitzberg - pilgrimage place

  • Culture museum Bad Aussee

  • Lookout at  Tressenstein

Our Sportappartements guest information and your hosts will provide a lot of detailed information and first hand gems.

Postcard - Idyll 

The Ausseerland area was always a point of attraction for tourists, artists, writers, nobles and big industrialist. But the center were always the locals, the Ausseer, who preserved and developed their home with a lot of caution and passion. They took care that the Ausseerland remained  an unspoiled and almost surreal Idyll.

A jewel. A constant in changing times. A lot of scenic places are truly timeless.  

Beginning with the Austrian  archduke Johann who started his love story with Anna Plochl here, to the famous actor Klaus-Maria Brandauer ("Out of Africa"),

writer Alfred Komarek,

writer Barbara Frischmuth, painter Rudolf von Alt, 

historian und publicist Paul Lendvai, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, just to name a few,

up to several Austrian industrial dynasties, have found their first or second home here. 

Within the last 100 years a lot of postcards from the Ausseerland had happy senders. 

A destination rich in tradition.

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