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Active on your holiday

Our romantic hotel & spa at the lake offers plenty to do on your active holiday at Lake Mattsee.

Take advantage of the large selection of sports activities in the Salzburg lake district and discover a wonderful and oftentimes unknown landscape! Enjoy water sports on one of the warmest Austrian mountain lakes, golf at Salzburg's most beautiful courses, hike on the Salzburg lake district's mountains and around Salzburg's lakes, cycle along the 2006 UCI World Championship's amazing paths. Discover all of this and plenty more – have fun on your active adventures!

Golf holidays in the Salzburg lake district

Seven wonderful golf courses are located near the romantic Hotel Seewirt. Guests of our hotel in the Salzburg lake district can take advantage of discounted green fees at the Salzburg-Eugendorf golf course and have the possibility of learning the basics or improving their handicap in Daniel Kreil's nearby golf school.

Nearby golf courses:

  • Salzburg-Eugendorf golf course
  • Roemergolf I+II golf course in Eugendorf
  • Fuschl golf course
  • Altentann golf course in Henndorf
  • Innviertel Gut Kaltenhausen golf course in Pischelsdorf
  • Mondsee golf course
  • Drachenwand golf course in Mondsee

Sailing & surfing on Lake Mattsee

Lake Mattsee is a popular sailing and surfing destination from May until the beginning of October with especially great east winds in spring and fall. The Steiner Sailing and Surf School, located next to the romantic Hotel Seewirt, is the best place to book sailing or surfing lessons on Salzburg's warmest lake.

The sailing school also has boats for hire where guests can easily choose a boat and spend some special time on the lake! Choose from electric boats, paddle boats (perfect for jumping into the water right from the boat!), rowboats, surfers and sailboats.

Hiking at 5 lakes and on the Salzburg lake district's nearby mountains

The Salzburg lake district, just north of the city of Salzburg, has plenty of great places for leisurely hikes through beautiful nature. The hiking paths around the lakes and up the mountains are well-known for their easy inclines and manageable differences in altitude (a maximum of approx. 350m) – perfect for beginners and hikers with little experience!

Our romantic hotel in Mattsee is perfectly situated for hikes around Lake Mattsee, Lake Obertrumer See, and Lake Grabensee as well as a hike on Mattsee's nearby mountain – the Buchberg, where a trip to the summit (808m) treats visitors to breathtaking views of the Salzburg Alps. Other trails are easily accessed by car or bus and lead hikers up the Haunsberg, Tannberg, Kolomansberg and Gaisberg mountains or around Lake Waller, Lake Irrsee or Lake Fuschlsee, or through the Anthering meadows on the Salzach River cycling path (Tauern cycling path).

If you're interested in discovering the beautiful northern Salzburg landscape all the way to the Salzkammergut region with 2 Helmuts – Helmut Peter (director of the Weisses Roessl Hotel in Wolfgangsee) and the romantic Hotel Seewirt's director Helmut Bluethl – be sure to have a look at our October package:

Holiday & cycling

The gently rolling hills, alluring landscape and a well-built network of cycling paths are perfect for exciting cycling tours through the Salzburger lake district. For those looking for a little more challenge, cyclists can live it up on the 2006 UCI World Championship or Eddy Mercks Classic (the race will take place on 23 September 2012) cycling routes.

Maps of the area and personalised tips for a great cycling tour in the Salzburger lake district are available free of charge at the hotel reception.

More SPORT at & around Lake Mattsee

Tennis, mini golf, paragliding, hot air ballooning, kitesurfing, horseback riding, fishing, beach volleyball, climbing, and much more.

Lake Mattsee as well as the surrounding Salzburg lake district offers a wide range of fun and exciting athletic activities for your holiday in Salzburg!

Tennis: 5 sand courts in Mattsee, 3 indoor courts in Elixhausen and Michaelbeuern

Mini golf: in Mattsee and many other locations in the region – free from May until the end of September (with the Seenland Card)

Kitesurfing: Der Mattsee ist nur für Fortgeschrittene Kitesurfer geeignet. Der Einstieg ist im Strandbad im Frühjahr und im Herbst ohne Probleme möglich. Leider nicht während der Badesaison! (Kurse werden am Mattsee leider keine Angeboten.)

Horseback riding & carriage rides: Riding lessons can be booked at stables near the Hotel Seewirt. Carriage rides through the Salzburg lake district are especially romantic – start right from the Hotel Seewirt in Mattsee or from Berndorf on the Haunsberg mountain and enjoy beautiful views of the lakes!

Hot air ballooning: Possible early mornings or late afternoons during good weather. Due to the dependence on weather conditions, hot air balloon rides can only be booked at short notice. One of our MAGIC MOMENTS!

Fishing: A fishing card is necessary to fish on any and all lakes in the Salzburg lake district (more information is available at the reception). The Grabensee and Egelsee lakes are especially well-suited for fishing. Unfortunately, fishing is not allowed from boats.

Beach volleyball: There are three well-groomed beach volleyball courts at the Mattsee bathing beach (free admission with the Seenland Card). Additional courts can be found at many other locations in the Salzburg lake district.

Climbing: The high rope course in Seeham (4 km) is the top location to safely climb high above the ground and gain climbing experience.

Active in winter

The Buchberg mountain offers picturesque cross-country ski trails with breathtaking views of Salzburg's Alps. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a gentle snow hike in the Buchberg National Park as well.

Don't miss the chance to take advantage of frozen Lake Mattsee from mid-January until the end of February! Guests can enjoy ice skating, curling, ice boating, or even go for a stroll and experience being ON the lake when the ice is at least 12cm thick.

Guests looking for a warmer and cosier alternative during the cold winter months can relax and take in time at the romantic Hotel Seewirt's own wellness facility – the one-of-a-kind Himmel.Reich.SPA with panoramic indoor pool, sauna, multiple tranquillity rooms and salon with massage department.

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