Another wealth of lakeside Salzburg is Mond See, a calm lake 10 km long and up to two wide. In the summer months, the water in it heats up to +26°C. There are only two major resorts – Mond See (Mondsee) and St. Lorenz (St. Lorenz), thanks to which the waters of the lake are literally not clouded by anything.
On weekends, Mond See can be lively – this is a favorite vacation spot for Salzburgers: the city is only 30 km away from the resort. For Austria climate and geography, please check TopPharmacySchools.
How to get to Mondsee
Mondsee is easily accessible from Salzburg by municipal bus. Travel time – about 50 minutes, fare – 6-8 EUR.
Cuisine and restaurants of Mond See
A good Austrian schnitzel according to the Mondze recipe can be tasted at Blaue Traube; Mayrhofer’s is famous for its seafood, especially its shrimp salad, and you can nostalgic for delicious Italian pasta in the cozy Da Michele restaurant.
Attractions and attractions Mond See
Sights of Mond See: Salzkammergut Railway Museum, romantic market square, St. Michael’s Church, country estate – open-air museum, Mond See National Museum and Museum of Stilted Buildings. In Sankt Lorenz, it is worth visiting the baroque church and a good gallery.
From May to September, more than 400 events are held here: outdoor concerts, evening traditional folk or theatrical performances. The largest surf and sailing school in the entire German-speaking region is open on the Mond See lake.
Here you can also shoot archery, play badminton or bowling, go diving and fishing, rowing, horseback riding, mountain biking and water skiing. For lovers of “status” sports, golf courses are equipped here, as well as many outdoor and indoor tennis courts.
The resort of St. Anton in the Arlberg region in the west of the Tyrol region is a real paradise for experienced skiers. Many tracks here are not specially leveled so that there are bumps: this increases the difficulty of skiing. There are no less opportunities for expert snowboarders: the slope at Rendl Beach, an excellent fun park with halfpipe, jumps, quarterpipe and so on, as well as about 185 km for freeride and backcountry.
Lifts take skiers from St. Anton to two opposite slopes of the ridges. The main skiing takes place on the southern slope. The Rendl gondola (Rendl, 2100 m), located on the outskirts of the resort, goes to the northern slope.
Thanks to a single lift pass, skiers living in St. Anton can ski in the resorts of St. Christoph, Stuben, Zurs and Lech. In total, this is more than 500 km of tracks.
There is a bus to the resorts of Zursa, the cost of which is already included in the ski-pass, but the bus to Lech is paid – about 3-6 EUR one way.
St. Anton Hotels
There are two luxurious five-star hotels in St. Anton – Alberg Hospiz and Raffls St. Antoner Hof, as well as more than twenty 4 * hotels, almost all with their own wellness centers.
The chic “five” Alberg Hospiz, located just above the village of St. Christophe, is famous not only for its past (it was built on the site of the Arlber ski club), but also for the fact that in 2001, during the World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin stayed there..
St. Anton trails
For the “pros” there are a lot of wide difficult tracks. An excellent skiing area lies below the top of Fallugagrat (Valluga Grat, 2660 m). An interesting descent is located between the top of Gampen (Gampen, 1850 m) and the valley of the resort. Intermediate skiers will like the long, with a large vertical drop, the track from the top of Ulmer Hutte (2279 m) to the town of Rauz. They will also like the wooded area of Gampen, where there are many interesting trails, and the slope section from Kapall (Kapall, 2330 m) to the village. A good skiing area lies in the Rendl area.
It will be hard for beginners in Sant Anton – there are few easy tracks.
Easy “blue” descents are found only in the area of Galzig (Galzig, 2185 m).
In 2001, during the World Cup, the three-time (as of 2016) President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V. stayed here.
Entertainment and attractions of St. Anton
The Museum of Alpine Skiing and Local History presents an interesting collection dedicated to the history of Alpine skiing, St. Anton, the construction of the railway and the tunnel in the resort. Gourmets will certainly appreciate the restaurant opened at the museum. The local churches are also interesting: St. Anthony and St. James.
Swimming pools with sauna and steam bath, outdoor skating rinks, indoor courts, bowling, cinema, 74 restaurants, two discos, 38 bars and cafes.