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Things to do in Ischl

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!”
  • 14 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
Bar
“Großartige Getränke von qualifizierten Barkeepern. High quality drinks from high quality bartenders.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Super tasty sweets and you Def have to try the Zauner stolln it's my favorite 😊😋”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
Store
“A real experience! Wonderful coffee and cakes that will blow your mind (and your waistline)! ”
  • 5 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
Café
“The coffee tastes good. The breakfast also. The place is nice. There is a play corner for children and it is smoke free! Make a reservation if you like to have breakfast there!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Train Station
“A settlement area since the Hallstatt culture, Bad Ischl was first mentioned in a 1262 deed as Iselen. In 1419 Archduke Albert V of Austria established the local seat of the Salt Chamber (Salzkammer) at Wildenstein Castle and Ischl was granted the privileges of a market town in 1466 by Emperor Frederick III. On 19 August 1853 the engagement between Franz Joseph and Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) took place at the Seeauerhaus, Esplanade No. 10, which since 1989 has been the location of the Museum der Stadt Bad Ischl.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Establishment
“Combining both the railway and bus station and with clear markings, it is easy to find your way around from here. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“The town museum is extremely interesting, and always has special exhibitions”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cinema
“Only a small cinema, but it presents the most recent films. It also has a small cafe and bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Family owned and run hotel with helpful, friendly staff that give the restaurant a welcoming atmosphere. Traditional food and décor make this a very Austrian experience. Menu available in English.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Großartige Getränke von qualifizierten Barkeepern. High quality drinks from high quality bartenders.”
  • 6 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
“Super relaxed bar - also seating places outside in summer--lovely drinks-try the Maracuja fizz or the austrian beer”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Family owned and run hotel with helpful, friendly staff that give the restaurant a welcoming atmosphere. Traditional food and décor make this a very Austrian experience. Menu available in English.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant and Caffee with a great view and a great environment! Super Kaffee mit coolem flair. vor allem im winter!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Choose to eat in the old style parlours, the beautiful winter garden restaurant or, on summer evenings, al fresco beside the river. A taste of Viennese style cuisine in a traditional setting. Make your choice from the extensive menu or opt for the 2 Course or 3 Course 'a la carte' menus.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Very pleasant Italian restaurant, with a quiet garden set in the Kurpark away from the traffic.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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