I have been to various cities of Austria so far because I´d wanted to get to know the neighbouring country of Germany. I know pretty much about the well-known cities like Kitzbühel, Innsbruck or Vienna. But I didn’t know that you can also have a very nice time in the area of Salzburg. You can find a lot of beautiful lakes like Mondsee, Attersee or Mattsee there. And do you know the best thing about it? You can reach all of those lakes within 30 – 40minutes from Salzburg. I will tell you about some nice experiences which I made at the Mattsee in Austria. And if you´re asking yourselves where you should stay or what you can do there: Don´t worry, of course I will give you some recommendations.
Where to stay on Mattsee, Salzburg, Austria
During my trip to Salzburg I stayed in the 4* Hotel& SPA Resort Seewirt Mattsee www.seewirt–mattsee.at/ . The hotel is located directly at the lake. Due to the perfect location all the rooms offer a clear lake view. The restaurant of the Resort Seewirt Mattsee has also view to the lake. The hotel is focused on couples or single persons, who want to relax and spend a couple of nice days with wellness in a very quiet surrounding.The rooms are decorated nicely: You will find romantic furnishings, a queen size bed,a comfortable bathroom and with a huge glass front to the lake and a nice balcony there.
What I really liked about this hotel on Mattsee, Salzburg, Austria, was the excellent indoor swimming pool on the rooftop. There you can find a big relaxing area inside and a comfortable lounge at the big outside terrace. When you are in the pool you will have an incredible view. But that’s not all: You also have access to a sauna and find showers and sufficient changing rooms there. If you like to do sports you can also use the small fitness room, which fits well for a daily little work-out. The hotel in Salzburg offers different SPA treatments, but unfortunately I didn’t have time to do any of them, so I can’t tell you about it :/.
Excellent Austrian food
When I am talking about the 4* Hotel& SPA Resort Seewirt Mattsee in Salzburg, I have to mention that the dinner was excellent. I am super happy that we booked half board because every night we could enjoy a fantastic menu with a starter, followed by soup, salad, main course and the desert. For the main course we could choose between meat, fish or vegetarian food and for the desert we could choose between some cheese and a sweet desert. If you decide to go there I will guarantee that the excellent Austrian kitchen will definitely not disappoint you. And I should not forget to mention the staff: They were all super friendly and helpful.
What to do at Mattsee
There are many things to do around Mattsee. You can just relax in the hotel or, if you prefer being a bit sportier, go out for a walk around the lake. But be careful: This could end up in a quietbig trip ;). If you don’t want to walk by foot you can also rent a bike at Mattsee. If the weather is good, you can also do some water-sports, for example with a catamaran or a sailboat. You can rent them directly at the lake. Keep in mind that you need a boat license to rent them. If you don’t have such a license you can have fun with one of the tourist’s boats which you can rent there as well.
To go to Salzburg from Mattsee by car will take you around 25minutes. Salzburg is a wonderful Austrian city with heaps of restaurants, cafes and a greatculture and history. There are also some really nice parks, castles and of course various shopping options. Visiting everything in Salzburg will take you more than one day. Have fun!