Friendly bars, cafés and restaurants line the streets of Fuschl, offering a warm welcome to everyone. You can sample locally caught fish in many of the eateries and, as the region is famous for its elderberry pastures, there is an abundance of fruity specialities for you to get your hands on, like the elderberry flower cuvée. You’ll find some restaurants sitting on the tranquil lakeside, but there are also a good few dotted around the centre of resort.
A short walk from Fuschl’s town centre is The Ruming Mill, a gorgeous café in a lovely woodland setting that serves delicious homemade cakes and their very own elderberry cordial.
On the lakefront is the Restaurant Brunnwirt, with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is handwritten in German - don’t worry if you don't speak German, the staff will translate for you - and offers inventive versions of traditional dishes.
In the centre of town is Café Flora, a casual and modern establishment ideal for lunch or just a quick drink. It’s known as the hub of the town as it’s always full of people, and offers a range of Austrian and international dishes.
Lake Fuschl is the jewel of the area, and offers a stunning backdrop for walkers. There’s a path running all the way around the 11.8km circumference, as well as 150km of trails in the surrounding valley and mountains.
The most relaxing way to experience the lake is, unsurprisingly, by water. Steamers and hydrofoils run from the neighbouring towns of St Gilgen and St Wolfgang, and there’s also an electric boat that goes from the Fuschl promenade to the castle fishery and back.
You can catch a bus to the nearest station in Bad Ischl and, from there, take a train to Salzburg (2 hours 10 minutes) and even Vienna (3 hours 15 minutes). The famous Schafberg mountain railway is also a must in nearby St Wolfgang.
Look out for the main bus stop outside the Tourist Information Office. There’s a good local service to Bad Ischl and St Gilgen, as well as buses to Salzburg.
The Zwolferhorn cable car in St Gilgen is a must – it gives the most spectacular views of the sparkling lake.
| ||Children ||Adults |
|Hallstatt - half day ||€18 ||€32 |
|Berchtesgaden ||€18 ||€32 |
|Salzburg ||€18 ||€32 |
If you wish to explore Hallstatt plus the Ice Caves or Salt Mines please upgrade in resort. Entrances and tolls
: Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Kids and Infant prices
: Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive. Infants who do not require a seat go free. Limited mobility and wheelchair users
: Dachstein Caves have quite a few steps and steep sections that may not be suitable if you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user. It's also quite a long, uphill walk to the Salt Mines entrance.
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions on activities and attractions in the Salzkammergut area.
· Up to 30% off local bus fares
· Up to 30% off cable cars and ferry rides
· Up to 30% off entrance to local attractions and leisure facilities
· Up to 30% off activities
The card is free for those staying in the area for 3 nights or more. Children up to and including 15 years will receive discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.