Snowflakes are falling from the sky, the otherwise lush green landscape is covered in a white snowy blanket and the region around the Traunsee is quiet in winter. It almost seems like an invitation to trudge through the snow and later warm up in the sauna with a view of the lake. Discover the delights of the Salzkammergut during this quiet season.
Considering the hustle and bustle in large ski resorts during the winter season, the tranquillity in Traunkirchen is certainly golden. No mass processing, overcrowded huts or ski resorts bursting at the seams. Rather a family-friendly ski area on the nearby Feuerkogel mountain, where both beginners and experienced skiers get their money's worth. For non-skiers there is the possibility to tramp through the winter landscape on snowshoes. Whether on skis or snowshoes: a stop at the charming „Kranabethhütte“ on the Feuerkogel is definitely recommended.
Alternatively, there are cross-country ski runs in Mitterndorf, just a few minutes from Traunkirchen and wonderful cross-country skiing opportunities at the Postalm. For those with a sense of adventure, the nearby „Hochsteinalm“ is a good place to go. The natural sleigh run is only a 10-minute drive from Traunkirchen. You walk up for about 45 minutes and then, after a culinary break at the alpine hut, you go down with the borrowed sleigh - the perfect excursion for all those in search of some action.
Tip From Monika And Wolfgang Gröller
An absolute must during the festive season is a visit to one of the many Christmas markets in the region. Well known far beyond the Salzkammergut is the so-called "Schlösser Advent" at the „Schloss Orth“ castle. The "Seeschloss" is situated in the middle of the Traunsee and is only connected to the mainland by a long pier. At Christmas time it is surrounded by floating nativity scenes, which glow beautifully in the dark.