The Salzkammergut region - - Austria Guide - Fremdenführer / Cityguide Salzburg

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The Salzkammergut region – a jewel

Once, salt was also referred to as ‘white gold’. The large volumes of salt deposits in the Salzburg area frequently triggered disputes between Salzburg’s Archbishops, the Austrian Habsburgs and Bavaria’s dukes.
When salt mining lost its commercial significance the Salzkammergut region subsequently became a popular destination for those escaping the city for the tranquility and beauty of nature.
The unique scenery, crystal clear lakes and lofty mountains, also fascinated Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth. Every year the imperial family resided in the sophisticated spa town of Bad Ischl. They were often accompanied by statesmen, kings and queens, musicians and writers. The town still exudes the special turn-of-the-century flair of the illustrious people who gathered there.
The ride takes guests past Lake Fuschlsee to Lake Wolfgangsee and the village of St. Wolfgang, and to the pilgrimage church to see the famous gothic altar made by Michael Pacher.
Then the tour moves on to Bad Ischl and Hallstatt.

Detailed programme to be agreed

Tour duration: 6 - 8 hours
Price: 1-30 people €295  (admission fees not included)
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