Traunsee attractions

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…
Sculpture in Traunkirchen


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 take on this Bible story that is chiefly about the notion of sp…
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.