Top things to do

Top Choice Wine Bar in Gmunden

Brot & Wein

The owner's astonishing collection of contemporary art posters dating back a couple of decades wallpaper this brilliant basement wine bar. During the week, head here in the evening for good-quality wine by the glass…
Top Choice Castle in Gmunden

Seeschloss Ort

This castle, set just beyond the lake's edge and reached by a causeway, is believed to have been built on the ruins of a Roman fortress. It dates from 909 or earlier (although it was rebuilt in the 17th century afte…
Top Choice Museum in Gmunden


A double act that combines with one of Austria’s most unusual and refreshing museums, the Museum for Sanitary Objects, the K-Hof museum complex gives a fascinating insight into the history of the region. Exhibits co…
Vintage in Gmunden

Wolfgang Leimer

A super-stuffed – but far from stuffy – vintage emporium, with a range of housewares, ephemera, furniture and clothes spread over several rooms and lined up in glass windows along a side arcade. This is the place to…
Bakery in Gmunden

Konditorei Grellinger

While the lakeside places overflow with visitors, this historic Konditorei (bakery) attracts a decidedly more local crowd. The beautifully evocative interior of original fittings brightened via a clever contemporary…
Clothing in Gmunden

Der Kleine Laden

Ingrid Thallinger's beautiful textile pieces are sold at this stylish little shop and include hats, scarves and jersey tops and bottoms made by hand and from sustainable materials. A long-time local, Thallinger also…
Church in Gmunden


North of the Rathausplatz lies the 12th-century Pfarrkirche, a Gothic church later remodelled in baroque style. The altar, by the sculptor Thomas Schwanthaler (1634–1707), dates from 1678.
Palace in Gmunden

Schloss Weyer

This palace contains a good collection of Meissen porcelain, silver and jewellery and has specialised temporary exhibitions dedicated to the same.
Cafe in Gmunden

Café Brandl

This smart cafe-bar has bright-yellow walls, black leather sofas and cubist artworks spiking its interior. It serves breakfast, cakes and light meals during the day, and turns into a drinking place (with snacks) at …