Situated in western Austria’s scenic Salzkammergut region, high in the Austrian Alps just outside the city of Salzburg, this famously beautiful area has music ingrained in its sparkling lakes, hidden valleys, medieval castles, and alpine villages.
This alpine spa town became a renowned Hapsburg summer retreat after Princess Sophie “cured” her infertility after a stay here. The sprawling Imperial Villa where her son, Emperor Franz Josef, spent every summer is impressive – as is the Elizabethan-style cottage he built for his wife, Empress Sissi – but it’s the magnificent gardens that attract locals and visitors alike for hiking, biking, horse riding, boating, and picnicking.
Spreading out below Schloss Fuschl, the postcard-perfect Lake Fuschl – known as Fuschlsee in German – is the perfect setting for classic alpine outdoor adventures. Take advantage of the hotel’s boats to explore the lake, go swimming off the beach, hike around the scenic shores, or join the locals in a fishing expedition.
Venture down from Schloss Fuschl’s pastoral idyll and into one of Austria’s most picturesque cities. Perched along the banks of the Salzach river, Salzburg has been well preserved, thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage status, and its Renaissance arches and medieval alleys make it the perfect place to explore on foot. The city was also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and it continues to be a city of music, from street musicians to world-class orchestral concerts.
The area surrounding Lake Fuschl and Salzburg is one of the best for golfers in Austria. Adjacent to the hotel, the Golf & Country Club Schloss Fuschl boasts a nine-hole course overlooking the lake, while the 18-hole, Championship course at Golf Course Eugendorf is just a 10-minute drive away. There are 10 more, equally scenic 18-hole courses within the Salzburg area, as well.
Tucked high in the Austrian Alps, on the next lake over from Fuschlsee, the colorful medieval market town of St. Wolfgang rose to prominence as a pilgrimage site in the 14th century. Its church, from the same era, is still a sight to behold, both for its architecture and its art collection. The soaring mountains and glassy lake make for impressive natural surroundings, too.
Hof bei Salzburg’s cultural and event space, K.U.L.T., hosts this concert by acclaimed Austrian musicians who combine avant-garde and traditional musical sensibilities.Learn More
This annual concert celebrates the spring season with music ranging from Austrian folk to jazz to pop.
Each fall, the towns and farms in the lush countryside of Salzburgerland hold events for the region’s annual harvest festival, from food fairs to craft markets to culinary demonstrations.
Eddy Merckx, one of the greatest cycling legends, co-sponsors this popular one-day race through the scenic Salzburgerland that begins and ends in Fuschl am See.Learn More
Experience the classic Austrian Christmas spirit with Schloss Fuschl’s very own Christmas Market, complete with traditional handicrafts, kids’ activities, mulled wine, live music, and more.Learn More
Schloss Fuschl rings in the new year in enchanting royal style with a six-course formal dinner, live music, midnight fireworks over the lake, and more.Learn More
“While our beloved Fuschlsee is certainly one of the country’s most picturesque, it’s worth the day-trip to another of Austria’s iconic lakes. Some of the most postcard-perfect towns and sights – including Litzlberg, Schloss Kammer, and Unterach – can be found near the serene blue waters of Attersee, the largest lake in Austria."
In cooperation with a renowned local art gallery, 80 historic works from the Schloss Fuschl Collection by Austrian, Italian, Flemish, French, Dutch and German Old Masters are displayed throughout the hotel.
Between its 15th-century-hunting-lodge origins and transformation into a hotel in 1954, Schloss Fuschl was the summer residence Salzburg's archbishops, and a hideaway for aristocrats, empresses, and film stars.
Nab a lounger or a table on our scenic, guests-only Jetty, where cool drinks and gourmet treats complement 360-degree views of the lake and surrounding mountains.Learn More