Traunkirchen was once one of the most important strategic points in the salt trade, but today the small town captivates with its charm and its peninsula on which the town centre is located. Surrounded by water, the 1000 year old former Jesuit monastery, the landmark of the small village, is towering above it. The host Wolfgang Gröller himself regularly guides visitors through the village and gives an insight into the history and origins of his native village.
The region around Traunkirchen and Lake Traunsee is particularly characterised by its diversity. Thanks to its perfect location by the lake and the surrounding mountains, there is something to experience at each time of year. In the warm summer months the surrounding area can be explored by motorbike, bicycle or on foot, and in winter the nearby Feuerkogel mountain invites you to go skiing. Traunkirchen is as versatile as the region itself and therefore not only a place to relax but also to experience adventure. Water sports such as stand-up paddling, kayaking and diving are just some of the possibilities as well as laid-back excursions in a rented electric or sailing boat. Enthusiastic golfers are also spoilt for choice in the Salzkammergut and can choose between nine of the most beautiful golf courses in Austria.
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recommendations of Monika and Wolfgang Gröller
Whatever the weather: Traunkirchen is the perfect starting point for excursions to Hallstatt, Bad Ischl, or the old town of Gmunden. The beautiful old town of Salzburg is also only an hour's drive away and is particularly worth a visit during the festival season. With the train stop "Traunkirchen Ort" near the hotel, you can easily plan your excursions without a car and thus switch to a relaxed journey by train.