© Credit: TVB Attersee-Attergau/Johanna Kiebler, Model of a Roman villa
Picture of a model of a Roman villa

Roman heritage in the Attersee-Attergau region

1800 years of summer sojourns

The remains of a luxurious Roman villa with several mosaic floors in Weyregg support the theory that the Romans invented the concept of summer sojourns in the seven villages around Lake Attersee.

Even back in Roman times, the Salzkammergut region was an ideal place to spend a summer sojourn, to enjoy leisure time surrounded by an exceptional landscape. In Attersee am Attersee, you can dip your toes into the lake sitting on the longest bench  – 187 metres ! – dedicated to the Romans in the Salzkammergut region while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

The new exhibition on the Romans in the region in Weyregg am Attersee includes a 3D model of the luxurious villa with a view of the lake and showcases exhibiting finds from the excavations. Mola rotunda, Ludus delta and Ludus astragalus are ancient games not only Roman children enjoyed. Give them a try!

There are abundant Roman vestiges, not just in the Salzkammergut region, but also in all of Upper Austria. During more than 500 years, the Roman Empire, its legionnaires, craftsmen and farmers, its architecture, castra and baths left their marks in the country.

One of these marks is the Roman milestone, which can be seen in St. Mary’s church of Vöcklamarkt. This milestone proves the theory right, that the Roman road from Juvavum (today’s Salzburg) to Lauriacum (today’s Lorch bei Enns) led through Vöcklamarkt.

A very beautiful way to follow Roman vestiges is by cycling on the Roman Cycle Trail from Passau through the Innviertel region to Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut region and on to Ovilava (today’s Wels). The end of this cycle trail is Enns, the former legionary base Lauriacum.