When I think of Summer in Austria I immediately picture some sort of scene from The Sound of Music. You know, music playing, flowers everywhere, the wind blowing, and mountains as far as the eye can see. Well actually, that's pretty accurate…
Summer in Austria really is one of a kind. I don't know if is the fresh air and blue skies or the epic sunsets and cool nights. There is just something special about summertime in the mountains. But what I really love about these summers are the views. Don't get me wrong, I am a huuuuge fan of the winter wonderlands, but summer brings out those crazy blue and green tones that make the mountains look like they are so alive. And because I live for finding the best spots, those spots that Apple makes into screen-savors for your laptop, I had created a little cheat sheet for you. Not to mention I've added the exact GPS locations too, as a little added bonus!
Here are my Top 5 Summer Views in SalzburgerLand, Austria
1. Ritzensee Saalfelden
So this spot is pretty much amazing year-round! Most of my family lives in the area around this gorgeous lake so I guess you could say I have definitely had some time to find my favorite spots. But if you want to branch out and do some exploring, just grab your camera and take a walk around the lake, there will be picture spots everywhere you look.
This one is great for a bunch of different spots! Not only does this mountain have a great lake that will make any picture pop, it also has a brewery and an awesome mountain bar called the Hendl Fischerei. Definitely picture perfect! And if you feel like taking the view to the next level, hike all the way to the tip top of the mountain for a panorama of the mountains. It is unlike anything I have ever seen before.
3. Naturhotel Forsthofgut
Okay so I usually avoid mentioning hotels as location/ picture spots but this one was just too stunning to not add to the list. Not only does this hotel have the perfect combination of traditional Austrian design and modern accents, but it also has a view that will take your breath away. Oh, and did I mention the pool? If you are looking to enjoy epic views all day long and stay somewhere amazing, this is the place for you!
4. Weißsee Gletscherwelt
Okay so obviously I am a fan of the glacier, I mean I wrote an entire separate blog about it. If you want some extra details about the glacier, read all about it here! As far as my favorite picture spots go, head all the way to the top. Endless views, icy blue glacier water, and snow-covered mountain tops. What more do you need?
(PS the exact GPS coordinates for the glacier aren't available. So to get these shots, take the lift all the way to the top and then take the smaller ski-lift until you reach the end)
Last but not least, sunset views! So personally, I am all about watching sunsets from unique locations. If it involves a rooftop, I am definitely there. That's why I love the adorable rooftop spot at the Hotel Die Hindenburg. It shows off the mountains, the town, and all of the epic colors of a sunset in the mountains.
Obviously, I could go on and on with locations but the list would be never-ending. So there are my favorite spots… for now ;)