The Salzkammergut comprises ten regions in Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. The largest part of the region belongs to Upper Austria. The diverse landscape is divided into three areas: the relatively flat foothills of the Alps to the North, the low mountain range of the "Flyschzone" and the alpine region of the northern limestone alps.
The about 80 lakes of different sizes, of which many also offer scheduled shipping traffic, and the countless hiking and outdoor sporting opportunities make the Salzkammergut region a worthy holiday destination.
Ever since 3000 B.C. the Illyrians won salt in the region around the town of Hallstatt. Today, people are still winning salt in the region and a day-trip to one of the salt mines is a must, if you are vacationing in the Salzkammergut region. Besides the "how to" of winning salt, one can also learn about the healing properties of salt.