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Top excursion destinations Attersee-Attergau

Nature, Action, Culture & Pleasure

EXPERIENCE the 14 top excursion destinations in the Attersee-Attergau region

Discover Attersee-Attergau 365 days a year: 14 top excursion destinations provide a colourful and quality range of excursions on land, on water, uphill and downhill in the holiday region at any time of year. These are 14 attractions that could not be more different. Guaranteed something for every taste: boat & train trips, action, animals and nature, enjoyment, culture and history.

Ideal for an exciting holiday programme, a company or club outing or an exclusive experience with dear friends.

Choose your favourite excursion destination and combine according to your ideas and wishes.

How about a nature experience tour in the Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park followed by a cool beer in the multi-award-winning beer smithy? Delightful alpacas await you in the beautifully situated enclosure and unique items in the alpaca shop. Follow in the footsteps of the world-famous artist in the multimedia GUSTAV KLIMT Centre with changing special exhibitions and a colourful Klimt Garden.

Embark on an exciting journey back in time to the Stone Age on a guided tour and learn interesting facts about the pile dwellers at Lake Attersee and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Delicious and interesting things to know at the Bienenhof Attersee. The Attersee Railway takes you further into the Attergau. Climb 208 steps up to the lookout tower with a fantastic view over the wonderful region. Lovingly created themed trails such as the Celtic Tree Trail, the Mermaid Falls and the Glass Valley offer a nature experience for the young and young at heart. A sea of blossoms awaits you at the Bergmoser adventure nursery. Ideal for group trips and flower lovers!

The high ropes course takes you up high. A breath-taking programme for team building or an innovative event programme. And relax during a wonderful boat trip past the famous Attersee villas.

Enjoy the unique natural landscape of the alpine foothills and the turquoise blue Attersee - YOUR TOP EXCURSION DESTINATIONS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS!

The top excursion destinations in the Attersee-Attergau region at a glance

Attersee Shipping

Attersee-Schifffahrt connects people, places, the top excursion destinations and the most beautiful walks around Lake Attersee. With a total of 3 ships of the artist fleet, Attersee Schifffahrt offers round trips, group offers and selected theme and adventure trips.

Enjoy not only the breathtaking landscape but also culinary delights on board. Discover the beautiful villas around Lake Attersee during the TOP theme cruises while enjoying a cosy breakfast or a glass of wine. A varied children's programme makes the Attersee boat trip the perfect excursion experience for the whole family.

Attersee Shipping

The Atterseebahn

The Attersee Bahn is the local railway from Vöcklamarkt to Attersee. With a total of 13 stops, it offers contemporary mobility for schoolchildren, commuters and excursion guests. The Attersee Railway has long been a centrepiece of the region. Numerous seasonal special trips, such as the Celtic Train - the adventure for little explorers, Nostalgia Train or Train & Ship Ahoy are on the programme. There are also numerous excursion and adventure offers along the route.

Especially for children, the "Celtic Train - the adventure for little explorers" is offered on Thursdays during the summer holidays and the "Children's Fun with Train & Ship and surprise guest Perla" on Tuesdays.

The Atterseebahn

Bee farm Attersee 

Popular with young and old is the Bienenhof Attersee with its 1.5 km long nature trail, including 30 information panels, a show beehive and three bee islands. Also discover the farm's own shop, including Cafe Ambrosius, where you can buy wonderfully fragrant bee products as well as small snacks and drinks.

Learn more about the life of the honey bee and about beekeeping on a public guided tour, which takes place weekly during the summer months. Special children's tours are offered during the holiday season. 

The Bienenhof Attersee is part of the nine adventure theme trails of the AbenteuerWanderPass.

To the bee farm

Adventure Pile Dwelling

Since June 2011, three of the 20 to 30 Neolithic and Bronze Age pile-dwelling villages submerged in Lake Attersee have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With their unique historical and cultural significance, they are part of the common memory of all peoples on earth.

Embark on an exciting journey back in time to the Stone Age on a guided tour and learn interesting facts about life back then: immerse yourself in finds that are more than 6,000 years old, such as wooden piles, stone axes, hazelnuts and flint tools, and receive information about the manufacture of flint knives or daggers. The two pile-dwelling pavilions in Seewalchen and Attersee can be visited all year round.

To the Pile Dwelling

Bierschmiede Attersee

Experience the authentic craft of brewing and feel the passion of the brewer at the Bierschmiede in Steinbach am Attersee. Immerse yourself in the diverse world of beer, the brewing craft and the philosophy of the Bierschmiede during a guided tour of the brewery and enjoy regional delicacies in the cosy Braustub'n at the end of the tour. In the adjoining shop you can buy beer souvenirs and all the beers to take home.

Incidentally, the brand name was inspired by Bierschmid's grandfather, once a blacksmith in Steinbach, as well as the blacksmith's craft itself, which probably stands for powerful and characterful qualities like no other.

To the Bierschmiede

Attergauer Aussichtsturm

The highlight of the hike up the Lichtenberg is the Attergau lookout tower: after 208 steps, 36 metres in altitude and at an altitude of 884 metres, you are presented with a magnificent panorama as well as an unobstructed view of the Traunstein, the Höllengebirge, the Attersee, the Dachstein and much more. In any case, it is worth climbing the Attergau lookout tower.

See for yourself and take a look at our Webcam attached to the tower. In general, the Lichtenberg hiking area offers tour options for different requirements.


Observation tower


The theme and adventure trail on the Koglberg in St. Georgen im Attergau is dedicated to the people of the Iron Age Latène culture, which flourished in the Attersee-Attergau region around 450 BC. At nine experience stations you can learn more about the history of salt and iron, of farmers and craftsmen as well as about the work and celebrations of our ancestors.

The "original" Celtic house and a large "Celtic playground" are the highlights of the Celtic.tree.trail. Mighty avenues of trees and power spots are not only the backdrop, they also reveal ancient secrets.Guided tours along the Kelten.Baum.Weg are possible at any time. The Kelten.Baum.Weg is part of the AbenteuerWanderPass.

The Celt.tree.path

Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park

In 2012, the 77 km² landscape conservation area between Attersee and Traunsee was designated as a nature park. It impresses with its great diversity and adventure spaces.

Experience the many different perspectives of the nature park on a guided tour or treat yourself to one of the multi-day packages. A special highlight: Austria's first star park is currently being created on the grounds.

The nature park is known for its variety of rare plum species: Visit the interactive and barrier-free permanent exhibition "On the catwalk in the plum kingdom".

To the nature park

Lake Alpaca Enclosure

Alpacas originally come from the South American Andes and are bred mainly for their wool. On the eastern shore of Lake Attersee, some of them have found an adequate home with an idyllic view of the lake. Visitors can observe the rather shy animals from a distance or go with them on a guided tour of the enclosure and learn all there is to know about alpacas.

In the Alpaka "Gschäftl" , right in the centre of Weyregg am Attersee, there is a fine selection of various high-quality, suitable for allergy sufferers, products made from alpaca wool.

To the alpacas

Adventure nursery Blumen Bergmoser

In the greenhouses of Blumen Bergmoser in Frankenmarkt, a year-round sea of blossoms awaits customers and visitors: every year, around 1 million roses, gerberas, alstromerias and other cut flowers are produced in top BIO quality. This makes it the largest cut flower nursery in Upper Austria. The team in the in-house flower shop is available daily with expert advice and assistance.

For interested clubs and tour groups, guided tours of the adventure nursery are offered all year round (for 15 people or more), where you can get valuable tips and tricks for your green thumb.

Adventure nursery

The Glass Valley

The "Gläsernes Tal" adventure trail in Weißenkirchen im Attergau is about 3.5 kilometres long and is divided into six main themes. It ends in the village of Freudenthal, where not so long ago there was still hustle and bustle around a glassworks.

Numerous play and adventure stations provide amusement for young and old. A giant slide, a special biotope, a forest pharmacy and much more can be discovered here. A visit to the glass museum, a tour of the Schaudorf and various demonstrations are offered as part of a guided tour.

The Glass Valley is part of the nine adventure trails of the AbenteuerWanderPass.

The Glass Valley

Mermaid Fall

The beautiful family hike to the mermaid fall, in Weißenbach am Attersee, leads to a 50-metre-high waterfall where, according to legend, the mermaid "Adhara" lives. Along the way there are numerous adventure stations for balancing, feeling and discovering, as well as a water wheel for children.

On the way, there are goblins and their stories, which the children can read or listen to as an audio book using the QR code. At the waterfall itself there is a mermaid figure and a board informs about the legend of the mermaid "Adhara".

The mermaid fall is part of the nine adventure trails of the AbenteuerWanderPass.

To the mermaid fall

Gustav Klimt Centre and Klimt Garden

Lake Attersee presents itself as a unique place of activity for the world-famous artist Gustav Klimt, who regularly spent his summers in the region from 1900 to 1916 and where the majority of his landscape paintings were created. The multimedia Gustav Klimt Centre, with regularly changing special exhibitions, is the ideal starting point for this. Guided tours are offered on request.

In the Klimt Garden, Klimt's enthusiasm for nature's floral colourfulness can be marvelled at particularly well: inspired by six of the master's garden views, the approximately 100 m² garden, designed in square beds with a water lily pool and rose garden, invites visitors to linger.

To the Klimt Centre

High Ropes Course Attersee

The high ropes course Attersee stands for challenge and adventure, for the joy of life and fun, for gaining confidence, experiencing and breaking boundaries - and the shared experience connects! The high ropes course Attersee has numerous stations: From the giant swing to the self-securing course.

Get involved in new terrain and experience the meaning of: 100% guided, 100% experience. Professional safety trainer guidance ensures that you as a participant are challenged but not overtaxed. You alone decide how far you want to go! Various training courses, specials and team-buildings are offered for this purpose.

High ropes course