Skip to content

Things to do in Gmunden District

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Former summer home of the Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Sissi, this building is not only of important historic interest, it is beautiful too. Well worth a visit!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“hier MUSS man gewesen sein. Ideale Kombination mit einem Besuch auf dem Krippenstein und anschließendem Restaurantbesuch im Gasthof Höllwirt oder einem Besuch im Strandbad Obertraun am Hallstätter See.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“The famous Salt Water Therme in Bad Ischl is open all day and is the perfect place to relax and recuperate. With pools, hot tubs, fountains, water jets, lazy rivers, sauna and spa facilites, it is the perfect place to unwind. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Austrian Restaurant
$$
“Great fine food and service. Here you can enjoy traditional Austrian dishes, but with a difference. Also lots of pasta and fish dishes. Good choice for vegatarians too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good traditional Austrian food with large portions. Eat where the locals eat. Closed Wednesdays.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Take the panorama funicular railway up the mountain to discover the mysterious attraction of this mystical area. At over 7,000 years old, is the oldest salt mine in the world!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Train
“The SchafbergBahn is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria. Since 1893 mighty steam locomotives have powered their way from the lake-side base station in St. Wolfgang to the 1783 m high summit of the Schafberg. The SchafbergBahn allows every visitor to conquer the mountain in comfort and style, making the entire journey an unforgettable experience! Trains are in service from May through to the end of September. Once on the top, magnificent Alpine views and warm Austrian hospitality beckon. Visit the Hotel Schafsbergspitze, Austria’s oldest mountain inn, originally dating from 1862. From the top you may see numerous Alpine lakes and the Dachstein glacier. In 2012 the Hotel Schafbergspitz”
  • 13 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Nice and sporty walk upside! Above you have an awesome view, why the Traunsee-Region is so special, because the mountains start right here. And from Grünberg you can see way inside the countryside.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A quite big mall (for this kind of rather small town); here you find everything, grocery stores, clothes shops, consumer electronics retailer, drugstores, pharmacies, restaurants etc. You can easily access the mall by public transport taking the tram and exit one stop before reaching train station ("Gmundner Keramik"). You find the mall on your right hand side (check for green signpost reading SEP). There are plenty of parking lots if you come by car.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“After a breath-taking ride up on the two cable cars, take the path to the Five Fingers (approx 20 - 30 minutes walk) for spectacular views of the Dachstein, Lake Hallstatt and surrounding area.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lake
“Hallstatt is a beautiful village situated in the mountainous Salzkammergut region with houses that date back to the 16th centrury, cafes and shops. One can take in the spectacular scenery on a boat trip, visit the salt mines (one of the oldest in the world) and the skywalk viewing platform. Hallstatt is a firm favorite for all visitors”
  • 58 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Not only a Pizzeria, they also serve Austrian dishes and fish. Close to lake area. Also have a skittles alley. Closed Mondays.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent beer, excellent food, excellent atmosphere and often excellent music. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Super tasty sweets and you Def have to try the Zauner stolln it's my favorite 😊😋”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ein wildromantisches Fleckchen, Teil der 3-Seen Tour Grundlsee, Toplitzsee, Kammersee. Ein Geheimtipp zum Speisen für Fischliebhaber, die Fischerhütte am Toplitzsee”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“3 mins drive or 15 mins walk to base station. Ascend approx 1,500m in 2 cable cars up the Krippenstein mountain. Walk to Five Fingers viewing platform. Stunning views! A 'must see'!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Austrian Restaurant
“Great fine food and service. Here you can enjoy traditional Austrian dishes, but with a difference. Also lots of pasta and fish dishes. Good choice for vegatarians too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent beer, excellent food, excellent atmosphere and often excellent music. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Spa
“Very nice clothed pool and relax area with panorama mountain views. Great for bad weather days. Try to spend at least 8 hours there. Restaurant. Euro sauna below for 5 Euros extra.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best food in Bad Ischl! Extensive menu with dietary options and outstanding food. Fluent English and German spoken by all the team there and friendly service. Highly recommended!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“5 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt, altes traditionelles Gasthaus, sehr gute Küche, schönes Ambiente,”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super relaxed bar - also seating places outside in summer--lovely drinks-try the Maracuja fizz or the austrian beer”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique and hidden small restaurant that offers fantastic regional fish. Only way to get there is within a beautiful 20 minutes walk .”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Kaffee & Kuchen, Brot, Gebäck und mehr: Alles was Herz und Magen begehren. Ebenfalls zu Fuß in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Get to know Gmunden District

Explore more on Airbnb