• Altenmarkt-Zauchensee: The Twin Holiday Region

      Two towns, one holiday: From gentle meadows to exhilarating summits.

      Altenmarkt Zauchensee - summer at the lake
    Altenmarkt Zauchensee - view over the valley

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      195 km
    • Mountain bike routes (in the Salzburger Sportwelt)
      600 km
    • Cycling & e-bike routes
      150 km
    • Horseback riding routes
      103 km
    • Elevation – Altenmarkt
      842 m
    • Elevation – Zauchensee
      1,350 m

    A 2-in-1 Summer Holiday

    A holiday in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee is a two-for-one: On the one hand, you have Altenmarkt, a laid-back village in a sprawling valley, filled with rolling hills, gurgling streams, and colourful flowers. On the other hand, there’s Zauchensee, located on 1,350 metres above sea level, whose mountains have seen countless world cup races and beckon all summiteers.

    And then there’s the surroundings: In most every direction you go, you’ll find a crysta-clear lake to take a dip; a forest trail to go explore; or a view to take your breath away. Plus: Salzburg, city of Mozart, is just an hour away.

    Your Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Highlights

    Relaxed Hiking on Gamskogel Mountain

    Take the Gamskogelbahn chairlift up to 1,900 metres above sea level and enjoy the views while having a coffee at the Gamskogel hut, located to the right of the lift station. From there, you can take your pick from a wide range of gentle and challenging hiking routes. A beautiful 30-minute walk leads you to Seekar lake where you can relax in hammocks and loungers.

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    Guided E-Bike Tours

    Altenmarkt-Zauchensee is one of Austria's most varied regions when it comes to cycling routes and mountain biking trails. Take part in one of the regular guided e-bike tours or explore a themed route by yourself – your options include “adventure”, “culinary”, and “sights”.

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    Altenmarkt Zauchensee - bike tour

    Horseback Riding in the Mountains

    A special way to experience the region’s valleys and mountains is on horseback: Take part in a guided trail riding experience on flat gallops along the valley or up through the mountains. (800 – 1,900 m).

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    A Day at the Lake

    Take a dip in Zauchensee lake – if you dare! This natural mountain lake only reaches temparatures of 16-18°C and has an impressive Alpine backdrop on offer.

    If you want to venture further afield, the choice is yours. Surrounded by lakes, Altenmarkt Zauchensee gives you easy access to Carinthia’s lakes (such as the Millstätter See) as well as to the Salzkammergut lake region.

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    Altenmarkt Zauchensee - stand up paddle boarding
    Highland cattle in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

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    Why Visit Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

    • Hiking & cycling routes for all levels
    • Wide variety of activities, from horseback riding to golf
    • Centrally located within easy reach of hiking, lakes, and cities (Salzburg)
    • Untouched nature
    • Therme Amadé spa with 11 pools and 5 saunas
    • Experience traditions up close with events like the harvest festival

    Closest Airports

    • Salzburg: 65 km
    • Munich: 235 km

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    Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourism

    Sportplatzstraße 6

    5541 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

    +43 (0)6452 / 5511

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