Combine your trip to fahr(T)raum with a relaxing getaway in Salzburg’s lake district.Mattsee is located just 20km from the world famous city of Mozart, set among gently rolling hills and framed by three spectacular lakes. Just a stone’s throw from the Alps, this charming town has plenty of surprises to share.
The crystal clear lake is the ideal choice for a family-friendly lakeside getaway where visitors can swim, windsurf, sail and row to their heart’s content. Anyone looking for a more sporty break will find an extensive network of cycle paths and new hiking trails criss-crossing the region.Cultural attractions are also in plentiful supply. The Duke of Bavaria Tassilo III founded a monastery in the town of Mattsee in 760 – making it Austria’s third oldest. In the 11th century it became a collegiate church, a role it continues to perform to this day. Life in Salzburg’s lake district is shaped by traditional customs such as the annual festival to bless the maypole or the perennially popular lakeside festival. The concerts in the Mattseer Diabellisommer series – named after acclaimed local composer Anton Diabelli – are an unmissable highlight and great alternative to the Salzburg Festival, which is held at the same time. Leave your everyday worries behind and enjoy some precious time out with your loved ones in one of Austria’s prettiest areas. The region’s hotels, pensions and holiday apartments are synonymous with comfort.