Bad Aussee is a nice day trip from Salzburg by train. Take the train from the central station in Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim. From Attnang-Puchheim, you change the train to one directed to Stainach-Irdning. Now you travel through the Salzkammergut region along the Traun River, the cities Gmunden, Bad Ischl and Hallstatt before you arrive Bad Aussee. Although it may sound like a long journey, the trip from Salzburg to Bad Aussee by train takes a mere two and a half hours.
Bad Aussee is also easy to travel starting at Graz, Linz or Vienna. If you start travelling at Graz, you take an IC train from Graz to Salzburg or Innsbruck/Bregenz and change the train in Stainach-Irdning. From Stainach-Irdning the journey doesn't take long any more, approximately half an hour before you arrive at Bad Aussee. Travellers from Linz one of the many trains located to Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich and travel at first to Attnang-Puchheim. Here they change the train and travel on like the travellers from Salzburg. Travellers from Vienna can either take the train to Attnang-Puchheim an take the same rout as travellers from Linz and Salzburg, or they can take the train in the direction of Villach and change in Leoben to the train to Stainach-Irdning, where they can board the train to Bad Aussee. Both routes are very beautiful: The train from Vienna to Leoben over the Semmering is one of the most famous railways of the country. But the train between Bad Aussee and Attnang-Puchheim also runs through beautiful mountains and next to mountain lakes and passes Hallstatt, Bad Ischl and Ebensee].
The 158 road between Salzburg and just east of Liezen is a real treat for drivers and riders, good quality and width road curving though a beautiful landscape.
Take part in one of the many traditional yearly festivals:
Berigln - As the sun sets on the evening of January 5th, masked figures, dressed to embody winter spirits, travel from door to door. Local farmers and residents invite them in for a something to eat, such as Bauernkrapfen, which is usually then washed down with several home-made shots of Schnapps.
Fasching (Fat Tuesday) - The festivities culminate on Fat Tuesday, when a grand parade is held in town. The various troupes of costumed locals, including the Trommelweiber, the Fischer, and the gorgeous Flinserl, add color and provide entertainment.
Narzissenfest - A much-loved spring festival occurring towards the end of May/beginning of June. Floats are created by local residents and decorated with the native Narzissen flowers. After a parade through town, they are launched onto either Lake Grundlsee or Lake Altausssee.
Go hiking. Bad Aussee lies between beautiful mountains in the Alps, so enjoy the beautiful scenery by taking a walk in the valleys or by hiking up the mountains.
Also there are many mountain lakes near by. In summer they usually are warm enough to swim in (18-22 degrees of Celsius)
- Ausseer Lebkuchen
Night-life in Bad Aussee centers around a number of clubs, wine bars and pubs:
Vinothek Anna Max is a chic, up-scale wine bar offering a range of primarily Austrian wines. On Friday night, they open their doors until late in the evening. Salzhaus [dead link] is a night club located in one of the old storage houses used for salt production. There are actually three establishments under one roof: a pizzeria, a lounge, and a dance club. Steirerhof, shortened and commonly used Hof, is the late-night staple for most locals. It is located downtown and usually the last stop for a night of revelries.
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