Follow the water: Hike by the water and stroll by the lakes in the Fuschlsee Region

Hikes by the water and walking by the crystal clear lakes is not only restful and lovely, but is good for body and soul and are full of variety.  During the changing of the seasons, beautiful walking by the water offers a full broadband of moist-tingling natural beauty: from romantic paddling in mountain streams in the spring, to the sparkling turquoise blue waters of Lake Fuschl in summer, to the adventure hike to the roaring waterfall of the Plötz and the special frosty charm which the winter exudes. Water is fascinating and the perfect compass for pure nature enjoyment in our Fuschlsee Region.

Experience holiday happiness by the water

We recommend you to discover the beauty of the Fuschlsee Region on the water and show you a few natural jewels, which will certainly make you swarm.  Whether you are sporty or rather leisurely en route - here you will discover the hikes by the water which are particularly popular with the locals.


The hike round Lake Fuschl : pure joy at the lake

The famous Lake Fuschl captivates with its fabulous spectrum of colour and its excellent water quality.  According to the time of day when hiking, one will be fascinated by the iridescent colours as you round the lake.  The 11 km hike round Lake Fuschl is just perfect for a promising walk by the lakeside in every season.  Should the route be too long, then one can take a boat from the Schloss fishery at Schloss Fuschl back to Fuschl.  With “The Fuschlerin” one glides comfortably, quietly and traditionally over the Salzkammergut lake, back to Fuschl am See.

Short mountain hike to Lake Filbling

During the hike on the Filbling mountain you will not only be surprised to find the small Lake Filbling hidden in the woods, but also enjoy the fantastic panorama of Lake Fuschl, the Schober mountain and the Schafberg mountain.  The steep climb on the Filbling requires some perseverance, but is still possible to conquer for families and all hikers.  There are three routes by which you can reach the hidden woodland lake. 

From Fuschl am See the hike to the Filbling summit is almost 8 km.

Moor hike to the Eibensee Lake

On the rear side of the Schober mountain and Frauenkopf, beautifuly hidden, lies Lake Eibensee.  A hike to the romantic lake is enticing for nature lovers.  The route leads partly along the splashing Eibensee stream and brings you to a magical nature reserve Wildmoos.  En route take a small detour to the Marienköpfl before one goes down to Lake Eibensee.  On the shore of the lake one can relax or take a swim in the fresh waters of the lake.  The return to Fuschl am See takes the same route and the round tour is about 10 km long.

© Familie-in-der-Ploetz-Fuschlseeregion-by-Michael-Groessinger

Mill hike to the Plötz Waterfall

The mill hike in Ebenau brings you to an encounter with water in a special way.  For in times gone by, the old renovated mills from the 16 and 17 century were an important factor in the region for the production of bread.  Today the small watermills are attractive photo motives and lead one through an impressive hike to the highlight of the excursion: to the Plötz waterfall.  At a hight of 25 metres the water cascades in free fall into a natural pool. During the winter the waterfall turns to ice and is a spectacular sight.

Mill Hike

Rock pool in Faistenau: a refreshing river pool

Whether you need refreshing after a hike on the mountain pastures of Faistenau, or as a solitary trip for swimming in summer: the wildly romantic rock pool in Faistenau captivates with its natural architecture.  Water, ice and scree have formed the so-called gullies in the course of time.  In the rocky pools you can enjoy the beauty of this special place.  A visit to the rock pool can be perfectly combined with the hike around the Kugelberg.

Rock pool Faistenau

Strubklamm (Gorge): Metzgersteig and Canyoning in the Strubklamm

Parallel to the Strubklamm gorge, between the Wiestal and Faistenau, you will find the Metzgersteig climb.  A climb that requires surefootedness from hikers.  The more exciting is the path itself.   Who would expect to find a small canyon here in the Fuschlsee Region? Especially popular is the rocky gorge with canyoning fans who daringly plunge into the cool water.


From Lake Fuschl to Lake Wolfgang

This hike is not along the water but a hike from lake to lake.  The Ellmau valley in Fuschl leads from Lake Fuschl, past the Ellmaustein mountain and over the Mozartblick to St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang and when you wish also further.  On the approx. 7 km. hike you will experience a fantastic view from the Mozartblick across Lake Wolfgang and in the background the impressive Schafberg mountain.  Arriving in St. Gilgen, the refreshing Lake Wolfgang awaits the diligent hiker.  Return to Fuschl per bus.

© Gehendes Wanderpaerchen am Zwölferhorn mit Wolfgangsee (c)WTG750px
Wanderpaerchen am Zwölferhorn mit Wolfgangsee (c)WTG1920px

Hiking by the water in the Fuschlsee Region

Nothing but pure Nature awaits you on the beautiful walks and hikes along the waterways in the villages of the Fuschlsee Region.  Experience the joys of each season and enjoy the power of the invigorating water.


© [Translate to Englisch:] Melanie Deisl
[Translate to Englisch:] Melanie Deisl

Editor: Melanie Deisl

Travel blogger Melanie loves to travel to faraway countries and especially loves her home - the Fuschlsee region and the Salzkammergut. On her travel blog she shows that you can also gain unique experiences on short trips and excursions.

Text: Melanie Deisl