Discover Germany, Issue 41, August2016

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Discover Germany | Top Wellness Hotel | Austria

Restaurant ‘Stammhaus‘.

Top Wellness Hotel Austria

Ebner’s Waldhof am See. Archery.

From activity holidays to relaxation:

The Austrian Lake Fuschl has something to offer everyone The summer is not yet over, but you may already be thinking where to travel in autumn. The Austrian mountains are a great destination for everyone enjoying hiking or mountain biking, but also for those searching for a calm place to relax from a busy life. Ebner’s Waldhof am See not only lies directly at Lake Fuschl’s shore, but also has its own golf course, a huge wellness world and a familyfriendly atmosphere.

by Elmtrude und Georg Ebner, but over the years has constantly grown. Today it is still family led and consists of three hotel complexes, three restaurants – one about 15 minutes away is a typical alpine cabin – and a large wellness and pool area.

TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: EBNER’S WALDHOF AM SEE

Fuschl am See lies not only at Salzburg’s doorstep, but also offers a huge amount of possibilities for those who love outdoor sports. Lake Fuschl for example is quite small, 4.1 kilometres long and 0.9 kilometres wide, and is surrounded by a path that is not too steep but in a beautiful landscape. The lake itself is famous for its clear water; the underwater visibility can be as much as six metres.

When people think about autumn they often imagine dark, deep hanging clouds, raindrops blown onto their cold faces, wet and uncomfortable weather, days better spent at home. But autumn can be quite beautiful, especially the early days in September or October, when leaves turn into bright colours and the landscape looks like a golden painting. But above else, it is a great time for outdoor activities while the weather is still warm enough but not as hot as in summer. 48 | Issue 41 | August 2016

A great holiday destination in autumn is Lake Fuschl, one of Austria’s most beautiful lakes, with its emerald green surface surrounded by mountains and soft green meadows. “The region around the lake is very attractive – no matter how good the weather is,” says Dani Kari-Ebner, managing director at the Ebner’s Waldhof am See hotel that lies directly at the lake’s shore. The four-star superior hotel had started out as small bed and breakfast in the 1950s, founded

The mountain area, the famous Salzkammergut, is perfect for hiking and exploring the alpine landscape in all its glory. But this is not the only possible