Zauchensee: Summer’s in sight!
cable car in Summer in Salzburg
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Zauchensee: Summer’s in sight!

Winter didn’t want to leave us – and at the moment there’s still a great of snow on the mountains around Zauchensee due to the month of May being relatively cold – yet summer’s on its way. This year we start the summer season as a certified “summer lift resort”. What’s so special about that? The seal of approval “Austria’s best summer lifts“ stands for “geniune mountain experiences and top quality tourist attractions in the Salzburg lift regions“. Over 160 quality criteria are scrutinised. Only the best lifts, offering guests a special experience, receive this award.

Gamskogelbahn lift into the alpine summer

Mit der Gamskogelbahn in den Almsommer

Die Gamskogelbahn startet voraussichtlich mit einer Sonderfahrt zu Pfingsten von 8. bis 10. Juni, bevor sie am 20. Juni den regulären Sommerbetrieb beginnt. Ab dann ist sie bei trockenem Wetter jeden Tag bis 15. September von 9 bis 12 Uhr und von 13 bis 16 Uhr in Betrieb und bringt euch in nur acht Minuten zur Gamskogelhütte auf knapp 1.900 Meter Seehöhe. Dort könnt ihr euch entscheiden, ob ihr mit euren Kindern den Abenteuerspielplatz entdecken wollt, ob es eine gemütliche Wanderung zum Seekarsee sein soll, ob die Kondition für die Vier-Gipfel-Rundtour reicht oder ob ihr über den Lackenkogel nach Altenmarkt wandern wollt. In jedem Fall lohnt sich eine Einkehr in der Gamskogelhütte, wo euch auf der gemütlichen Sonnenterrasse ein herrlicher Ausblick und köstliche heimische Schmankerl erwarten.

hiking in Summer in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

The early bird… travels up comfortably on the chairlift. Even before the sun rises, we’re up and about. In July and August there’s an early morning journey up on the Gamskogel lift to enjoy sunrise on the mountain top. Why is it worth getting up so early? Because you can experience this breathtaking spectacle accompanied by atmospheric alpine music. Afterwards you can savour a hearty breakfast at the Gamskogelhütte and set off refreshed on a gentle hike to the Seekarsee Lake for example.


Recharge your batteries at the Seekarsee Lake

The Seekarsee Lake is the best proof that a reservoir can fit harmoniously into the landscape and enrich the mountain scenery. The glistening blue mountain lake lies in a natural dip at an altitude of around 2,000 m, almost as if it’s always been there. Whilst in winter its water feeds the snow canons, in summer the lake is a hiking destination and relaxation area at the same time. The Seekarsee Lake is just 30 minutes’ walk from Gamskogel mountain station. On the way to the lake, the Seekar mile offers playful experiences for the whole family plus learning stations, where you can find out interesting background information about cows and dairy farming. Along the circular trail around the lake you’ll find a number of energy stations and cosy hammocks to enjoy the power of the mountains. With the help of the “Seekarometer“, various stations around the reservoir, you can build up your strength with specific exercises.

Gamskogelbahn lift into the alpine summer

Those wishing to experience deep relaxation and activation, shouldn’t miss Yoga2000. Specific physical and breathing exercises enable you to savour the fresh, clear mountain air and the scent of mountain herbs, feel the sunshine on your skin, welcome the power of the mountains and see the glistening water of the Seekarsee Lake and make yoga sessions on the mountain an unforgettable experience.

Do you fancy a “summer full of Zauchensee”?

Tipps & Info:

The exact dates for the sunrise journeys can be found here:

Yoga2000 takes place in July and August every Wednesday in fine weather from 9.30 to 11.00 am. Here you’ll find further information:

You’ll find more information about a summer holiday in Zauchensee here: We look forward to seeing you!

Photo credits: Bergbahnen Zauchensee

After studying in Salzburg, I moved back to my beautiful hometown “Altenmarkt”. In addition to the wonderful mountain scenery and the many opportunities - both in summer and in winter - I appreciate as an enthusiastic musician and member of the traditional brass band Altenmarkt above all the community, culture and customs in our region.

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