What to do and see in Unterach am Attersee, Austria: The Best Places and Tips

December 2, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Unterach am Attersee in Austria, from Europe region, is best know for Bodies of Water. Discover best things to do in Unterach am Attersee with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Unterach am Attersee

1. Egelsee

Unterach am Attersee 4866, Austria
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Egelsee

Reviewed By TimisoaraMarius - Timisoara

Egelsee is a small lake up in the Mountains, on the west side of Attersee. The easiest access is from Stockwinkl and the starting point is Stadler Gasthof am See. Alternatively, it can be reached from Unterrach or coming from Nussdorf am Attersee on Westwanderweg. Doesn't matter the starting point, it is a pleasant trip through forrests that covers the Mountains that line the West Bank of Attersee. Egelsee itself is located in a quiet location, it is rich in vegetation and if you like small animals and birds, it is an ideal place. The access is not difficult, excepting maybe the ascending path if you choose Stockwinkl as starting point. Very nice place to spent a half a day. Swimming and fishing are not allowed. Take water and food with you. If you come from Kronberg - Wienerroith - Nussdorf you could continue from Egelsee to Stockwinkl or Unterach and get the regular boat cruise. Altogether, it is a nice and relaxing trip (children are welcome!) and remains enough time to take a refreshing bath in the green-blueish water of Attersee.

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!

3. Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler

Seefeld 14, Steinbach am Attersee 4853, Austria +43 7663 8100
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Komponierhaeuschen von Gustav Mahler

Reviewed By MrLoo - Antwerp, Belgium

After picking up the key at the reception of Hotel Foettinger and walking through the busy camping ground - you can find some peace at Mahler's composing hut. When you enter , the 3rd symphony starts , and you can read all the interesting materials on display (mainly related to the 2nd and 3rd)
This composition hut is not a shrine for Mahler (unlike the composition hut of Maiernigg) but surrounded by the beautiful nature you can better understand the 3rd symphony . Mahler fans may enjoy it a lot
After Reading all the exhibits - we sat down on the floor to listen to the whole of the 3rd symphony. Unfortunately, if the sensors don't detect any movement they turn off the music - so we were close to the end of the third movement when the music stopped. When we got up the music started again - again the 3rd symphony from the beginning
And there are some funny details. We had a Gustav Mahler eisbecher after the visit.
... but there is a festival of classical music on the Attersee using Mahler's picture, but they program Strauss waltzes. Poor Gustav
Thank you to the Hotel for preserving Mahler Composition hut

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei

Markt 2, Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut 5360, Austria +43 664 5327371
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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.

7. Katrin Cable Car

Kaltenbachstrasse 62, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria +43 6132 23788
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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.

8. Fuschlsee Rundweg

Fuschl am See, Austria
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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.

9. Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad

Kastanienwald, Unterach am Attersee 4866, Austria
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Edelkastanienwald und Waldlehrpfad

Reviewed By Anton E - Lenzing, Austria

Diese kurze und nicht anstrengende Wanderung beginnt am Kirchenplatz im Ortszentrum von Unterach. Beim Kindergarten überquert man eine Brücke und dann geht es rechts über einen Wiesenweg hinauf zur Umfahrungsstraße.
Nachdem man diese gequert hat, folgt man der Markierung in Richtung „Jubiläumsbaum“. Nach einem Brunnen kommt man zu einem Weingarten, hier beginnt der Waldlehrpfad durch den Edelkastanienwald. Die Bäume sind 200 bis 300 Jahre alt.
Dieser Edelkastanienwald ist der einzige nördlich der Alpen. Das milde Klima oberhalb von Unterach lässt Edelkastanien und auch Weintrauben ihre volle Reife Erlangen.

10. 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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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.

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