SkiingOpen or Close
A winter's tale for the whole family
Winter holiday in Styria
The Loser-Altaussee or Tauplitz skiing areas are respectively just 10 km and 25 km from MONDI-HOLIDAY Seeblickhotel Grundlsee. With 40 km of well prepared slopes, both resorts are ideal for beginners and more experienced skiers. Lake Grundlsee, when frozen, offers the unique experience of ice skating, Austrian curling, ice sailing or simply taking a stroll on one of the biggest open-air natural ice rinks you can find.
6 chair lifts, 23 tow lifts and 2 mountain roads are at skiers disposal. Both ski resorts are close at hand and are not overrun with visitors - that means no bothersome queues at the lifts. Skiing instruction from qualified skiers of the "Österreichische Skischule" is available - everything from snowboard training to ski kindergarten. A cross country track on the lake is a taster for cross country ski enthusiasts and the region around Bad Mitterndorf - Pichl/Kainisch, just 10 minutes' drive from Grundlsee is an eldorado for cross country skiers.
For those who really want to take it easy or to brush up their skills before hitting the slopes, the practice run "Zlaim" is accessible on foot and ideal for children and adults alike.
Click to see detailed information about the various lifts/slopes:
- 4 seater chair lift Loserfenster
- 6 seater chair lift Loser-Jet I
- Bräuning 1
- Bräuning 2
- Bräuning 3
- Loser ski run
- Sandling-Fun park
- Sandling ski run
- Sommersitzlift Family ski run
- Sommersitzlift (only for experienced skiers)
- Ski run to Tauplitz village
- Grafenwiesen lift
- Großseehang Ost
- Großseehang West
- Hierzegger 1
- Hierzegger 2
- Lawinenstein summit lift
- Lawinenstein Ost
- Schischaukel Tauplitzalm
- Schneiderkogel Ost
- Schneiderkogel Süd
- Schneiderkogel West
- Tauplitzalm-Bad Mitterndorf
Cross country skiingOpen or Close
Cross country paradise Ausseerland/SalzkammergutPerfectly prepared tracks, ideal terrain and a splendid panorama view of the Loser, Grimming and Trisselwand mountains guarantee cross country skiing pleasure in a class of its own.
Welcoming chalet-inns near the tracks offer well-earned rest and refreshments for weary skiers.
The distinctive Alpine track on the Tauplitz meadow, at 1500m altitude has a snow guarantee, thanks to the snow making machinery. Every year in autumn, national cross country skiing teams take advantage of these excellent conditions for training sessions in preparation for the coming season.
Click here for information about the various tracks:
- Große Ödensee-Runde
- Mühlreith Klassisch von Knoppen
- Mühlreith Skating von Knoppen
- Ödensee-Runde Klassisch von Riedlbach
- Randlereck von Riedlbach
- Sonnenalmloipe (lang) von Bad Mitterndorf West
Ski toursOpen or Close
Ski toursThe skiing tours on the Dachstein plateau and on the Ausseerland mountains are legendary.
Untouched slopes, powder snow and ascents/descents to suit all levels of competence, all waiting for you to discover them.
Information to the various routes:
- Appelhaus via Wildenseehütte
- Großer Woising
- Vorderer Schwarzmooskogel
- Almkogel und Rosskogel from Bad Mitterndorf
- Almkogel from Bad Mitterndorf
- Geisterwald from Bad Mitterndorf
- Großes Tragl from Bad Mitterndorf
- Kampl from Bad Mitterndorf
- Plankermira and Hochweiß from Bad Mitterndorf
- Roßkogel from Bad Mitterndorf
- Sigistal from Bad Mitterndorf
- Tote Gebirge crossing from Bad Mitterndorf
- Weiße Wand from Bad Mitterndorf
- Weiße Wand from Tauplitz
- Almkogel and Rosskogel from Tauplitz
- Almkogel from Tauplitz
- Geisterwald from Tauplitz
- Großes Tragl from Tauplitz
- Plankermira and Hochweiß from Tauplitz
- Roßkogel from Tauplitz
- Sigistal from Tauplitz
- Tote Gebirge crossing from Tauplitz
Snow shoe hikingOpen or Close
Snow shoe hikingSnow shoe hiking - the laid-back alternative to ski tours and downhill skiing, ideal for the whole family. Every sound, even the sound of your own breathing, is muffled by the untouched blanket of snow. Experience nature from a new perspective. All professional equipment, advice and information is available at MONDI-HOLIDAY Seeblickhotel Grundlsee; or join us on a guided snow shoe hike as part of the leisure activity programme. Information obtainable from the reception.
TobogganingOpen or Close
Tobogganing in the Ausseerland
Whizzing through the snow on a toboggan is fun for all ages. Toboggans are available for rental at the hotel. Ask at the reception.
Information about the toboggan runs:
Rodelbahn Zlaim - Grundlsee
Tel.: +43 (0) 3622 8609
Naturrodelbahn Loser Panorama Straße - Altaussee
Tel: +43 (0) 3622 713 15
Gafenwiesenlift Rodelbahn in Tauplitz
Tel.: +43 (0) 3688 2255
Horse drawn carriage ridesOpen or Close
Horse drawn carriage and bobsleigh ridesThe wide valley surrounding Bad Mitterndorf with its broad winter walking paths is ideal for 2-3 hour horse drawn carriage or bobsleigh rides. En route there is a stop at a cosy and traditional tavern for refreshments.
Choose between arranging the ride yourself or join other guests as part of the leisure activities programme, and let our team do the organising.
A bobsleigh ride through the snow-covered countryside, with the horses snorting and steaming ahead is a unique experience for the whole family.
More information about horse drawn carriage rides at:
8983 Bad Mitterndorf
Tel.: +43 (0) 3623 2373
Tel.: +43 (0) 3622 713 80
Winter HolidayOpen or Close
Winter fun at the lakeThe snow crunches underfoot , icicles glisten on the roofs and the lake is frozen thick enough for skating, a round of Austrian curling or a stroll. The best way to warm up again after the cold is to enjoy a mug of mulled wine or a "Lupitscher" schnapps tea at the cosy "Seeblick" restaurant.
ThermeOpen or Close
Thermal spas in the Salzkammergut regionGrimming Thermal Spa in Bad Mitterndorf
The Grimming Thermal Spa is situated in idyllic natural surroundings surrounded by impressive mountain scenery. The spa is just 15 minutes' drive from the MONDI-HOLIDAY Seeblickhotel Grundlsee.
The "Grimmingtherme" thermal spa is a partner business and Seeblickhotel guests are entitled to reduced prices on day tickets. Vouchers are available at the reception.
Daily opening hours from 9 am till 10 pm.
- Thermal relaxation area with quiet zones
- Family area
- 2 indoor, 2 outdoor and 1 children's pool and a giant slide
- Sauna area with 7 indoor and 2 outdoor saunas
- 600 loungers
- Ladies' spa area
- 12 wellness and beauty treatment rooms
- Fitness studio and gym room
- 6 tanning rooms
- Self service restaurant with open-view cooking
- Special changing room for cyclists and cross country skiers
- Beach volleyball pitch
Neuhofen 181-183, 8983 Bad Mitterndorf, Austria | T +43 (0) 3623 21000
Salzkammergut Thermal Spa in Bad Ischl
Set in the heart of the "Salzkammergut" Salzkammergut Thermal Spa Bad Ischl is the perfect setting for un unforgettable stay. Here the topic of salt and brine plays a central part.
Brine pools, brine grotto, salt infusions or brine baths and brine mud packs are all examples of the important role salt plays for relaxation, regaining energy and for health in general.
The illuminated salt pillars in the new indoor area of the thermal spa create a pleasant atmosphere.
The brine pools have 32° celsius, bubble-jet loungers, underwater massage jets and an exclusive brine whirlpool (34° celsius) offer total relaxation, rest and pure pleasure.
The Thermal Spa offers:
- brine pools with approx. 3 % salt and 32° celsius
- bubble jet loungers
- under-water massage jets
- brine whirlpool with 34° celsius
- More comfort and relaxation area
- Massages, tanning rooms
- Outdoor area with „Lazy River“
Voglhuberstraße 10, 4820 Bad Ischl, Austria | Tel.: +43 (0) 6132 / 204-2700
Warmth, brine & health
...are the central topics in the "Narzissen Bad Aussee - Solebad und Vitalzentrum".
Brine, water and warmth are the basic essentials for the relaxation and health offer in the wonderful Ausseerland panorama in the Salzkammergut in the heart of Austria.
Pool, sauna, medical wellness, treatment & therapy, medical fitness, beauty & cosmetic treatment, and cuisine.
Daily opening times from 10am till 10 pm
- Brine outdoor pool
- Relaxation pool
- Narzissen pool
- Salt crystal with brine grotto
- Multi-functional pool
- Infra-red cabin
- Sauna area with relaxation area
- Cosmetic and beauty treatment
- Fittness centre
- large lounging area
Pötschenstrasse 172, 8990 Bad Aussee, Austria | Tel.: +43 (0) 3622 / 55300
Customs and events in winterOpen or Close
Customs and events in winter
Advent in Ausseethe "most tranquil time of the year" - in the Ausseerland this time of contemplation is still tangible.
The "Barbarafeier" in Altaussee on 4. December, the St. Nicholas performance in Bad Mitterndorf, Pichl, Kainisch and Tauplitz - all on 5. December as well as the Advent events such as "die stade Zeit" (the quiet time") are all recommendable.
"Berigln" and "Glöckln" on 5. JanuaryIn the morning the local children go from house to house armed with cow bells and linen carrier bags.
At the door they ring the bells as loud as they can and chant: " bitt dich goa schen um an Klöcklkrapfen - lass mi net so lang im Schnee umstapfn - gib ma aussa oan a zwee - aft kann i wieda um a Häusl weiter gehn" which can be translated as "please give me a doughnut or two and don't leave me standing out in the snow, then I can go on to the next house."
In the evening the adults dress up as woodland spirits with a cloth over their faces to hide their identity. They dress in old clothes, and carry a broom with them. Once allowed entry into a house they will pretend to look for dust and sweep any they might find. They are given doughnuts and schnapps as recompense. They do not speak during their visits as their identity is supposed to remain unknown.
Carnival in Aussee in February/MarchCarnival or "Fasching" has nothing to do with tranquility. This is partytime and the locals of Aussee know how to party. Here are some of the things you are likely to see:
"Trommelweiber", or drum wives, they are actually men, dressed as women - "Flinserln", who have elaborate costumes reminiscent of Venetian carnival figures, well liked by the children, as they distribute nuts and oranges. The " Pless" - figures who symbolise winter, and who wear a basket on their heads and carry a dirty mop with them, watch out ...
The best idea is to come and experience the fun at first hand!
Information at: http://www.fasching-flinserl.at/
Day tripsOpen or Close
SalzburgThe city famous for Mozart and the summer music festival is just 100 km from Mondi-Holiday Seeblickhotel Grundlsee. Salzburg is truly a Baroque jewel. The historic centre and Hellbrunn castle were declared part of the world cultural heritage in 1977. Whatever the reason for visiting Salzburg, be it shopping, a Mozart-Trip, a visit to the Salzburg Festival of Music or to the castles or any of the various other attractions, the city is fascinating and charming.
Wolfgangsee / FuschlseeSung about - and often filmed: the Salzburg and Salzkammergut lakes. Two of the most famous of which are the quiet Fuschlsee and the vibrant Wolfgangsee. Through films such as the "Weiße Rößl am Wolfgangsee" these lakes are famous the world over.
Benedictine Abbey in AdmontThe abbey library was completed in 1776 and is the world's biggest monastic library. The room is 70 m long and has splendid ceiling frescoes and carvings. Since 2003 the new museum is a further attraction. Scripts and early printings, art from the Middle Ages, modern art, the natural history collection of P. Gabriel Strobl, contemporary MADE FOR ADMONT art (partly designed for the blind), a multimediale presentation of the abbey, special exhibitions, a panorama stairway and much more besides; all this contributes to making this a worthwhile trip.
The Styrian SalzkammergutOpen or Close
The Styrian SalzkammergutThe Styrian Salzkammergut also known as the "Ausseerland" incorporates the municipalities of
Bad Aussee, Altaussee, Grundlsee and Gößl and is an autonomous region with its own cultural peculiarities.
Until the 15th century the Salzkammergut and the Ausseerland was directly owned by the Austrian Emperor (Kammergut). Later disputes over salt mining rights led to the handing over of the region to the Styrian province. During WW11 and the period of occupation by the US forces, the Ausseerland was incorporated in the administrative department Oberdonau (province of Upper Austria). The Ausseerland was returned to the province of Styria in 1955.
Inextricably linked to the Ausseerland is the Narcissus Festival. It is held alternatively in Grundlsee and Altaussee. Likewise the Altaussee Beer Festival in September, the "Seer" concert in Grundlsee and the famous Aussee Carnival to mention just a few of the attractions.
Traditional dressmakers, bespoke tailors and seamstresses, "Lederhosen" makers, silk printers and hatters are professions long gone in most areas; here they are alive and thriving.
StyriaOpen or Close
Styria - the green heart of Austria
Holidays in harmony with nature: refreshing for body and soulNature, pleasure and congeniality are central to a holiday in Styria. Styria's excellent reputation is characterized by nature and its treasures: woodland, wine, apples, pumpkins, crystal clear drinking water, thermal water - all typical to the province of Styria. The Styrian people are good-natured, humorous, honest, sporting and attached to their native soil.
For further information about Styria click www.steiermark.at