FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Most towns in the Salzkammergut have their own Fremdenverkehrsamt (tourist office). Upper Austria and Salzburg Province comprise the backbone of the Dachstein range.
ÖBB/Postbus (05/1717–4. www.oebb.at.)
St. Johannsspital-Landeskrankenhaus (Müllner Hauptstrasse 48, Salzburg, A-5020. 0662/4482–0. www.salk.at.)
Salzburg Sightseeing Tours. A 4-hour tour of the Salzkammergut (Fuschl, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang) leaves from Mirabellplatz in Salzburg daily at 2, and the price includes boat trip on Lake Wolfgang (May–Oct.) Half and full day guided tours are also available upon request. Mirabellplatz 2, Salzburg, A-5020. 0662/881616. 0662/878776. www.salzburg-sightseeingtours.at. Salzkammergut tour €37.
Salzburg Panorama Tours. Tours through the Salzkammergut depart from Salzburg and include a 4-hour tour and 5-hour lake district tour (both depart daily at 2). Private guided tours also available. Bookings must be made online up to 24 hours prior to departure, or call the bus terminal for last minute reservations. Schrannengasse 2/2, Salzburg, A-5020. 0662/883211 office; 0662/874029 bus terminal. www.panoramatours.com. From €40.
Outdoor Leadership. If you're ready for a true Alpine adventure, just name your fear factor—from family-friendly to daredevil—and Heli and Anja Putz's company has you covered, with a full team of skilled outdoor guides ready to take you kayaking, canyoning, climbing, rafting, paraglidng or skiing throughout the Salzkammergut. These experts know the mountains and caves like they're walking through their own backyards, and they personally created many of the half- and full-day routes that they offer. All necessary equipment is meticulously maintained and available for rent. Steinach 4, Bad Goisern, A-4822. 6135/6058. www.outdoor-leadership.com. Half day €68, full day €98.
ÖBB—Österreichisches Bundesbahn (05/1717–4. www.oebb.at.)
Salzkammergut Tourist Information Office (Salinenplatz 1, Bad Ischl, A-4820. 06132/26909–0. www.salzkammergut.at.)
Upper Austria Tourist Information Center (Freistädterstraße 119, Linz, A-4041. 0732/221022. www.oberoesterreich.at.)