The 10 Best Things to Do in Abersee, Austria

October 10, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Abersee, Austria including SchafbergBahn, Zwolferhorn Cable Car, Village of Animals, St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei, Fuschlsee Rundweg, Katrin Cable Car, Basilica St.Michael, Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang), St Gilgen Mozartplatz, Abarena.
Restaurants in Abersee

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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4.5 based on 631 reviews

SchafbergBahn

Take a ride on the steepest cog railway in Austria from St. Wolfgang to the top of the 1,783 m tall Schafberg. In 35 minutes, the SchafbergBahn will carry you to the top. With its striking summit, this is one of Austria’s most beautiful and scenic Mountains, treating visitors to incomparable views of the surrounding natural landscapes.

Reviewed By Susan S

We viewed the Schafberg Cog Railway at the beginning of the year on a TV Show "Greatest Trains Around the World". As we were going overseas later in the year, I booked a night at the Schafbergspitze Hotel at the top of the mountain, so we would enjoy the WHOLE experience. Words & photos cannot portray it adequately. Revelled in the train trip & in September had great weather - sunny & warm in St Wolfgang where it is situated. Surreal to be at the top taking in the views both during the day, at sunset & at night. We enjoyed the dining experience at night with typical Austrian home style menu [loved the Apple Struedal with Vanilla Custard] & couldn't help going to the window regularly to watch the sunset. Worth the extra money to stay at the hotel without a doubt!

2. Zwolferhorn Cable Car

Konrad-Lesiak-Platz 3, St Gilgen 5340, Austria +43 6227 2350
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4.5 based on 302 reviews

Zwolferhorn Cable Car

Reviewed By Macca6178 - Pacific Coast Australia, Australia

An extra star if the gondolas were a little more modern. However, that aside, the trip is fantastic with the alps and lakes opening up before you as you climb ever higher. A little expensive at around €46 for 2 but well worth it and something that should be on the list if you’re in this area.

3. Village of Animals

Adamgasse 3, Abersee 5342, Austria
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Village of Animals

Reviewed By Sonja03 - Kumrovec, Croatia

Here you can see the number of animals such as goats, small pigs, horses and other. Besides the animals, here children can have fun in the small park with slides, swings, pedal cars. A place where you can spend, 2 or 3 hours or half of day on condition that you love animals...

4. St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei

Markt 2, Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut 5360, Austria +43 664 5327371
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei

Reviewed By Gilles K

As a gin fan I had to visit this place: besides their local heroes (Zirbenschnapps, Poire Williams, etc) they also produce their own Gin, 3 of them were given Gold Medals at « World-Spirits Award ». The boutique and service were very nice and you can taste the different gins.

5. Fuschlsee Rundweg

Fuschl am See, Austria
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Fuschlsee Rundweg

Reviewed By Mazandrew433 - London, United Kingdom

This is a very enjoyable circuit of a beautiful lake and we'll worth doing as a half day activity. The path is clearly signposted all the way around with a an indicative duration of 3 hours although depending on your level of fitness can be walked in a much shorter time. The path has a good surface and can be walked in light shoes if the weather has been dry, although hiking boots are probably best for the lightly wooded areas. Most of the walk is along flat or gently undulating ground with only a few sections with short slightly steeper ground, so is suitable for children. There are also nice cafes where you can break for refreshments in Fuschl, and on the wàterside near the other end of the lake (ie almost equidistant on the circuit). During most of the walk there are many lovely views of this beautiful lake and the surrounding hills and Mountains.

6. Katrin Cable Car

Kaltenbachstrasse 62, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria +43 6132 23788
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Katrin Cable Car

Summer Season 2017 ( 29 April – 6 November 2017) Since 1959, Katrin cable car has brought a range of visitors to the summit. Enjoy a charming 15-minute drive to more than 1,400 m above sea level with spectacular views! Spa town Bad Ischl as the heart of the Salzkammergut with its "Darling", Mount Katrin, has been a place of recreation since the imperial period. While the city with its cultural diversity and the historic buildings and places leaves nothing to be desired, Bad Ischl's Darling provides a unique nature experience. The impressive mountain scenery and the almost infinite expanse have always brought people to marvel. 7 LAKES VIEW Enjoy fabulous views: to the south the magnificent Lake Hallstattsee, to the west the majestic Lake Wolfgangsee, and further beyond, perched higher up, Lake Fuschlsee. Lake Nussensee with its Emerald color, the mystical Lake Schwarzensee and to north-east Lake Traunsee are also to see. At perfect weather conditions you can see the Bavarian Lake Tachingersee in the far distance. NUMEROUS Panorama ROUTES The network of the circular walk extends from lovely Feuer- and Rosenkogerl westwards to the imperial Katrin summit and further to the beautiful Elferkogel, followed by the romantic Hainzen and the mighty Rosskopf - always accompanied by the impressive mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut that will inspire you. Multi-generation Via Ferrata Apart from fun and action for those who want to be active, the promising fixed rope route (suitable for families) offers a fabulous view of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut region. As highlight, the ascent ends at the majestic cross on the summit of Mount Katrin.

Reviewed By SeekerOfGoodValue - Saint Louis, Missouri

From Katrin one can view three Valleys that lead away from Bad Ischl. Plenty of trails are available. Decent restaurant next to upper landing. The rides up and down are spectacular.

7. Basilica St.Michael

Kirchengasse 1, Mondsee 5310, Austria +43 6232 4166
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4.5 based on 296 reviews

Basilica St.Michael

Reviewed By travel101travel

Visited the town of Mondsee on a tour for The Sound of Music and saw the Basilica during this time. The building extremely beautiful with its bright yellow exterior. Saw it in the midst of the snow which made it even more exciting. Even for those who are not religious, this site holds great historical significance and is bound to be loved by all Sound of Music fans or those who are interested in different kinds of architecture. Would definitely recommend if you fit any of these categories. The inside is also very spacious and has nice statues and ornaments.

8. Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang)

Markt 18 | Öffnungszeiten Sommer von 08:00 bis 18:00 Uhr - Winter von 08:00 bis 16:00 Uhr, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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4.5 based on 261 reviews

Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang)

Reviewed By Roman T - Vienna, Austria

It doesn’t matter if you are an expert in architecture and history or not. Entering this church shows you a rather good way to combine gothic and baroque architecture. The building itself is a pure gothic church building also showing some criteria of an initial Romanic building. But windows and arches are built in a pure gothic way. Especially remarkable is the high altar erected in the late 15th century by Michael Pacher. It is one of the most important late gothic pieces of art.
In addition later built altars like th altar of Thomas Schwanthaler are worth a visit as well as the rebuilt cell of St. Wolfgang visible in a side chapel of the church. Especially on warmer days a visit of this church is a beloved alternative to cool down somehow. The silence and atmosphere of the church invite you to rest.

9. St Gilgen Mozartplatz

Mozartplatz, St Gilgen, Austria
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

St Gilgen Mozartplatz

Reviewed By Jae L - New York City, New York

St. Giligen is a charming village on the shore of Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) outskirt of Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother was born here, and Mozart's sister Nannerl moved here after her marriage. Cafe Nannerl in the village is named after Mozart's sister Nannerl. "Mozart House", located at a prime location of the village, is the house where Mozart's mother was born and his sister lived after her marriage. Cute statute of Mozart, playing violin, is standing at the center of Mozartplatz. In addition to the leisure seeking visitors, this village receives many visitors who are taking part of the famous Sound of Music Tour originating from Salzburg which includes this village in their itinerary.

10. Abarena

Adamgasse 3, Abersee 5342, Austria +43 6227 27180
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4 based on 9 reviews

Abarena

Reviewed By FORZA7777 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Outside and inside there is so much fun for kids in the age of about 3 until about 13. So even on rainy days this is a good option. We paid with 2 adults and two children (4 and 6) 31,60 euro, which is a very reasonable price. For one atraction, outside, you have to pay one euro extra everytime you want to go on them (little motors on a nice track). I will add some photos later to give an impression.

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