Traunkirchen Resort Information
Traunkirchen is in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, east of Salzburg - The Sound of Music country! There are a number of lakes in the Salzkammergut region, Traunkirchen is on the west edge of Traunsee. The main north-south road to Bad Ischl, passes along the west side of the lake through Traunkirchen. There are several villages around the lake - the main ones being Altmünster, and Gmunden, a few km to the north, and Ebensee to the south.
Click here for a Resort Map of Traunkirchen and details of walking / hiking maps.
There are a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels situated around the lakeside where there are lots of water activities.
Walking / Hiking in the Traunkirchen Area
There are about 100 km of paths in the Traunkirchen area and several hundred in the Traunsee region. They range from level walks around the lake to mountain paths up to the summits of the surrounding mountains. You can take a bus or train to Gmunden and then explore the Grünberg and Traustein areas. From Traunkirchen take the train or walk to Ebensee and take the gondola to the summit of Feuerkogel.
The Tourist Office may offer free led walks.
Skiing in the Altmünster Area
There is not a lot of downhill, but the Feuerkogel area near Ebensee has some lifts and huts / restaurants.The Tourist Office may offer free led walks.
Traunkirchen Walking / Hiking Maps
There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the Traunkirchen area.
Click here for Traunkirchen Map Information.
Traunkirchen Tourist Information
The Tourist Information Office is in the town centre.
Tel.: +43 (7617) 2234
Fax: +43 (7617) 3340
The nearest airport to Traunkirchen is Salzburg which is about 40 km - 1 hour 15 minutes away.
Other airports are:
Rail Stations (Bahnhof) and Ferries
Trains are run by Austrian Railways ÖBB. There is a station in Traunkirchen and one just to the north of Traunkirchen.
Ferries run from several other places around the lake (Traunsee).
Click here for ÖBB train, ferry and bus timetables in English.
There are a number of bus routes.
Click here for ÖBB Postbus, train and ferry timetables in English.
There is a cable gondola in Gmunden that runs during the summer
There is a cable gondola in Ebensee that runs most of the year.
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