Seeschloss Ort

Top choice in The Salzkammergut

This castle, set just beyond the lake's edge and reached by a walkway, 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 after a fire) and has a picturesque courtyard, a late-Gothic external staircase and sgraffito from 1578. Flanking the lake on the eastern side and forming a backdrop for the castle is a pretty nature reserve known as Toscana Park.

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1. K-Hof

0.63 MILES

A double act that combines with one of Austria’s most unusual and refreshing museums, the Museum for Sanitary Objects (Klo & So), the K-Hof museum complex…

2. Pfarrkirche

0.67 MILES

North of the Rathausplatz lies the 12th-century Pfarrkirche, a Gothic church later remodelled in baroque style. The altar, by the sculptor Thomas…

3. Schloss Weyer

0.93 MILES

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

4. Fischerkanzel

4.56 MILES

Carved in 1753 as part of the Pfarrkirche, this pulpit depicts the miracle of the fishes from the New Testament. It's a rather glam and glowing baroque…

5. Gustav Klimt Zentrum

9.49 MILES

High-tech multimedia exhibits provide an overview of symbolist painter Gustav Klimt's life and works on the Attersee, which for Klimt fans is comparable…

6. Gustav Klimt-Themenweg

9.51 MILES

This 2km-long lakeside trail has information boards with prints of works by Gustav Klimt. The Vienna Secessionist painter spent regular spells on the…

7. Kaiservilla

15.74 MILES

Franz Josef’s sprawling summer residence, the Italianate-style Kaiservilla, was an engagement present for him and his princess-to-be, Elisabeth of Bavaria…

8. Lehár Villa

16.03 MILES

This pink villa was the home of opera composer Franz Lehár and is a picture of late-Imperial-era Austria in all its stuffy glory. Left exactly as Lehár…