Introducing Bad Aussee
Quiet, staid Bad Aussee is the largest Styrian town in the southern Salzkammergut. It is close to two lakes, and convenient by rail and a walking trail to a third, the Hallstätter See. Stay in Bad Ischl, though, if you prefer a little nightlife.
The train station is 1.5km south of the town centre. After getting off the train, dash to the bus stop out front for the connecting bus.