Panaramablick - New July 2012
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Panaramablick is a newly built, 2 Double Bedroom, disability accessible, luxury apartment overlooking Wolfgangsee. Situated just outside the centre of St Wolfgang, and measuring 97 square meters, it is able to easily accommodate up to 4 people and a child (+1 Infant). The top of the range, modern interior throughout the property is complemented by polished wooden floors in all living areas. The property also benefits from full double glazed, under floor heating and private off road parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Opposite the Apartment|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg 50 km, Nearest railway: Bad Ischl 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation comprises tiled, brightly lit entrance lobby with lift access for elderly or disabled guests, leading to front door.
A large and spacious room with ’ L’ shaped Sofa , Bistro table with chairs, side tables, drawers, large wall mounted flat screen TV ,satellite, X box games system with connect and a selection of games , and a wood burning stove. The room also has polished wooden floors, under floor heating and floor to ceiling windows to give wonderful views across Wolfgangsee.
Furnished with a wooden dining table and four leather chairs, polished wooden floors, under floor heating and floor to ceiling windows to give more views over Wolfgangsee.
A large, fully equipped, high end, modern kitchen complete with granite work surfaces, glass splash backs, induction hob, fan assisted oven, extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge freezer, kettle, microwave and coffee machine. There is ample storage all around the kitchen. Tea Towels provided
En-suite double bedroom with views across Wolfgangsee furnished with Double bed and Wardrobe. En-suite comprises full sized bath, walk in shower, sink with mirror over, WC and tiled walls and floor. Towels provided.
En-suite double bedroom furnished with king sized bad and wardrobe. En-suite comprises full sized bath with shower over, sink with mirror over, and tiled walls and floor. Towels provided.
Separate W.C Hand towels provided.
Laundry and Drying Room
Washing machine and separate Tumble Dryer are located in the cellar.
For young children we can provide a cot and high chair free of charge.
Outside there is a private parking space and lockable storage for bikes.
|Further details outdoors|
With views across Wolfgangsee and the surrounding mountains. Furnished with outdoor chairs and recliner.
The Upper Austria/Salzkammergut region
Sometimes called the ‘cradle of Austrian culture’, the Salzkammergut is a spectacular region of alpine and sub-alpine lakes, picturesque valleys, rolling hills and rugged, steep mountain ranges.
The highest mountains climb to almost 3000m. Not least because of the Salzkammergut’s startling beauty, parts of this region – especially those lakes easily reached from Salzburg – are very popular. Much of the region is remote wilderness, and even in those heavily visited parts such as the Wolfgangsee and Mondsee, you’ll
always find isolated sections where peaceful, glassy waters provide limitless opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing or just sitting on the shore and chucking stones into the water. The popular Hallstätter See is no exception. When the pretty streets in Hallstatt township are buzzing with summer visitors, across the lake a sleepy, swampy Obertraun retains a village atmosphere.
Strike out deeper into the region, and you will be rewarded with isolated splendour.
Salt is the ‘white gold’ of the Salzkammergut, and the mines that made it famous now make for an interesting journey back in time to the settlers of the Iron Age Hallstatt culture, and to the Celts and Romans – all of whom sullied their hands in the mines. Along the western side of the Hallstätter See is a pipeline reputed to be the oldest in the world, used to transport brine.
Today, the narrow swathe cut out to build and service the pipeline is a lush hiking trail.
Whatever your reason for coming to the Salzkammergut – swimming, boating, hiking, climbing or exploring cultures – this region rewards the curious and adventurous.
WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER
Summertime in the Salzkammergut is amazing. Blue skies, crystal clear warm lakes, mountains shrouded in vibrant green forests and of course the beautiful alpine meadows bejewelled with wildflowers. The possibilities for the perfect holiday are endless, whether you are an outdoor adventurer, a culture-vulture or simply wanting to relax and unwind.
A small selection of the many activities available and places to visit are shown below, but please ask us if you have a particular interest and we will do our best to help you.
This world famous lake, set in glorious, spectacular scenery makes an ideal day out for the whole family. Whether you want to swim, hire a boat, take a gentle cruise from village to village, cycle, go up a mountain by cable car, train or foot or simply enjoy hunting for souvenirs in the many fascinating shops in St Wolfgang, St Gigen or Strobl, its perfect. Be sure to stop for lunch or coffee and cakes in one of the many hotels and cafes.
Panaramablick is the ideal base for a walking holiday in the Salzkammergut. There are many excellent scenic walks of varying lengths around the area which are well signposted. Perfect for everything from a high paced Nordic walk right down to a gentle wander round the lake to Strobl.
The easy way up mountains
Panaramablick gives you excellent access to the two best ways to get up a mountain. Firstly, you are only a two minute drive to the Schafburg Mountain railway, who’s steam powered locomotives will get you to the top in comfort with 45 minutes. The other is the Zwölferhorn Cable Car just a few minutes further away at St Gilgen. Both give spectacular 360 degree views of the alpine lakes and mountains.
There are lots of well marked mountain bike trails ranging from easy to very demanding. It is possible to hire mountain bikes locally. The internationally renowned ‘Salzkammergut Trophy’ takes place in the lakes and valley around here. If you would like us to enquire about bike hire for you please ask.
If you enjoy swimming in the great outdoors, then Wolfgangsee is for you. There a number of locations within walking distance of the property which have sunbathing and swimming beaches, many of which are free to use and other which charge a small entrance fee.
Bad Ischl and the Eurothermen Resort thermal baths are a "must-do" part of any holiday. Completely refurbished in 2007 the thermal baths offer swimming, a spa pool heated to 33 degrees centigrade, saunas, steam baths and a wide range of therapies to help you relax and unwind.
If a more gentle approach to walking is your style, there are lots of walks we can recommend that can be covered with relative ease, with possible stops at local "hütten" or cafes to enjoy one of the refreshing local beers, a lunch or Kaffee and Kuchen, while taking in the amazing views.
There is a wide range of water sports on offer right on your doorstep . Wolfgangsee and also Traunsee have boat hire, wake boarding, water skiing, scuba diving, banana boating etc available
If you prefer more gentle water-borne pursuits then why not have a gentle cruise on Wolfgangsee. You can travel from village to village around the lake.
One of Austria's oldest and most famous golf clubs is in Bad Ischl, just a twenty minute drive away. The Franz Laimer Golf Academy which compliments the many other golf courses in the Salzkammergut.
Hot air ballooning is available within a five minute drive of Panaramablick and paragliding is on offer in St Gilgen on the oposide bank of the lake.
If more adventurous pursuits are your thing and you would like to try your hand at canyonning, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing or Segway touring there is a centre in St Wolfgang, just a short walk from Panaramablick.
Places to Visit
A fascinating visit to an ancient but still working salt-mine at the ‘World Heritage Site’ of Hallstatt, about a 45 minute drive from Panaramablick. Well worth a visit if only for the view from the entrance to the Salt mine.
Great fun for all the family and only a 10 minute drive from Panaramablick, the Sommer Rodelbahn is ideal as part of a family day out, perhaps combined with a visit to the animal park or a visit to Wolfgangsee.
Dorf der Tier
Literally Animal Village is situated just the other side of Gschwendt on the way to St Gilgen approximately 10 minutes drive away by car.
All weather family fun
The Abarena is a perfect family day out, extensive indoor and outdoor activities including play grounds, observation towers, model making, electric go karts and a jet flight simulator. What more could you ask for.
The Wolfgangesee area is home to some wonderful museums of all sorts. If your into music its got to be Mozarts mothers house in St Gilgen, followed by the museum of musical instruments, which is not far away. If local hsitroy is more your thing, try the heritage museum for a look at traditional local trades.
Panaramablick is an ideal base for a history holiday. From B.C. to present day it is all only a short drive away.
No visit to the Salzkammergut is complete without a visit to this historic city. Famous as Mozart's birthplace, it has lots to offer, whether you are a culture vulture, seeking art galleries, concerts or museums, or are like many people, following the "Sound of Music" trail and would like to see some of the locations from the film, Salzburg is just spellbinding! Fabulous buildings, open-air music and cafés that serve delicious coffee and cakes. Shopping in Salzburg is excellent and a visit to the famous Getreidegasse is essential
Panaramablick to Salzburg city centre is less than an hours drive, with its quaint shop signs that hang over the narrow street is essential for avid shoppers, seeking designer labels, fabulous jewellery or simply window shopping. There is a market most days selling seasonal produce and souvenirs. The famous Salzburg Music Festival takes place during the summer.
St Wolfgang is a village beyond compare. The narrow cobbled streets are home to some of the most wonderful architecture in the whole of the Salzkammergut. Teeming with shops, stores, restaurants and bars St Wolfgang is a delight to behold. Take the opportunity to wander slowly and enjoy the beauty, the atmosphere and the pace of life.
Evenings in St Wolfgang are ideal if you want to eat out particularly in summer when several restaurants have 'al fresco' tables. There are quite a number of bars right by the lake, with some offering live entertainment particularly at the weekends.
St Wolfgang holds fortnightly festivals in July and August called 'Summer Nights' which are truly unmissable. Street music, activities for the children, a street market, pavement bars and restaurants combine to create a real party atmosphere.
Just 20 minutes away, Bad Ischl is historic holiday home of the Kaisers.
If you would like a guided tour around this historic town, why not take a horse drawn carriage ride to see the sights.
Throughout the summer all the local shops, restaurants and bars are open and there are a profusion of pavement cafés where you can sit and take in the scenery or simply people watch. The world famous confectioner and coffee house Zauner,where superb cakes and fabulous house-made chocolates can be sampled, is an essential part of any visit to Bad Ischl and in Summer they have a super riverside café on Bad Ischl's stylish Esplanade.
Another not-to-be-missed attraction is a visit the Kaiser Villa, the holiday home of Kaiser Franz Joseph I, perched on the banks of the River Ischl. It is said that Franz Joseph brought his court to Bad Ischl in order to benefit from the health giving properties of the waters here.
Part of the Dachstein west area and a short drive from PANARAMABLICK Russbach is an ideal place for all the family to visit on a warm summer's day offer in the chance to walk in the mountains, hunt for fossils, have fun at the water park and many other attractions.
WHAT TO DO WINTER
Advent & Christmas Markets
From the end of November until New Year there are Advent markets held at St Wolfgang, St Gilgen and Strobl. They are all individual and excellent in their own way. We think the one here in St Wolfgang is the best, its full of traditional stalls, games, food and drink. Great in any weather but absolutely magical when it snows, and best of all it’s only a very short walk home.
One of the most memorable holiday experiences for many guests is strolling among the candle-lit streets with seasonal music playing or choirs singing, while looking for Christmas gifts and traditional Austrian foods from beautifully decorated stalls. Be sure to enjoy a mug of warming gluhwein and try the hot roasted chestnuts.
A giant candle floats on Wolfgangsee during Advent and Christmas and you can take a romantic moonlight cruise around the lake to complete your special day out.
Russbach is just beyond Gosau and is ideal for families. It features two super children's areas called "Bear Camp" and "Sparrows Nest." where qualified staff supervise the fun while parents can enjoy skiing.
Attractions at Bear Camp include a magic carpet, bear slalom, snow castle and nursery lift. Skiing is free of charge for children under 6. Russbach also has a ski-school
Sparrow's Nest is an indoor supervised play area for children from 1 year upwards. Drinks and lunch are available.
Krippenstein Dachstein Freesports Arena
There really is something for everyone here: Ski schools to off piste skiing with Freerider Guides. If you are a skier or boarder who is in to freestyle then this could be the place for you or maybe you like just a little bit more excitement with your skiing or boarding than just gliding gracefully downhill if that's the case then Krippenstein could be the ideal place for you.
Again a short drive away. Postalm is popular with local skiers. It is ideal for the whole family and has 20km of mainly easy to intermediate runs as well as a "fun-arena". There is a chair-lift and 6 draglifts as well as cross-country tracks, a toboggan run, an ice-rink and an alpine curling alley. Ideal for a day-trip incorporating a visit to the villages of Strobl and St Gilgen.
Gaissau is part of the Hintersee ski area. It is a little further away but still only about 40mins drive. Gaissau has 20 km of pistes, 3 chair lifts and 6 draglifts. Although fairly small, this is a very family-friendly resort, with ski-hire and ski-schools and slopes to suit beginners and experts alike. Gaissau makes an excellent day out as there are also extensive cross-country tracks nearby, ski-tubing in the village of Faistenau and a good selection of "Hütten" and guesthouse to enjoy an après-ski ,snack or supper. And if you want to go a little further afield the pistes at Abtenau, Loser-Altaussee, Feuerkogel and Tauplitz are all within an hour's drive.
The Salzkammergut is a popular area for cross-country skiing with many kilometres of tracks available through spectacular scenery, just a short drive from Panaramablick In the immediate area of wolfgangsee there are cross-country tracks in Strobl, around Wolfgangsee, Langbathsee, Bad Goisern and Gosau. A little further afield, the village of Faistenau has excellent cross-country trails and makes a really good day out.
If skiing isn't your sport
Winter in the Salzkammergut is a magical time with plenty to see and do, even if skiing is not your sport!
Tobogganing and Snow Tubing
There are several toboggan runs near to Panaramablick. The closest is at Postalm, which is just ten a minute drive away. It is possible to hire a toboggan. Snow tubing really is great fun for kids of all ages. Absolutely no skill required just the ability to sit in a large rubber air filled ring and slide down a snowy mountainside.
No skill required for snow tubing the winter sport for everyone
Snow-walking in the mountains is becoming increasingly popular. Most of the ski-lifts offer a "one up or down" ticket at a greatly reduced price, so you can enjoy the spectacular views while walking or just sitting at one of the many typical Austrian" Hütten" where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks and home-cooked food.
Alternatively there are many excellent scenic walks of varying lengths around Wolfgangsee which are well signposted.
There is a small ice rink, just a 20 minute drive away, principally for children, in the centre of Bad Ischl at Christmas time and a larger permanent ice rink for all age groups on the edge of Bad Ischl near the Katrinalm.
No visit to the Salzkammergut is complete without a visit to this historic city. Famous as Mozart's birthplace, it has lots to offer, whether you are a culture vulture, seeking art galleries, concerts or museums, or are like many people, following the "Sound of Music" trail and would like to see some of the locations from the film, Salzburg is just spellbinding! Fabulous buildings, open-air music and cafés that serve delicious coffee and cakes. Shopping in Salzburg is excellent, a visit to the famous Getreidegasse, with its quaint shop signs that hang over the narrow street is essential for avid shoppers, seeking designer labels, fabulous jewellery or simply window shopping! There is a market most days selling seasonal produce and souvenirs and in November and December there is also a famous Christmas market in the Dom Platz in the old town.
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20 Jun 2013
We loved this apartment! Clean, modern spacious and the view took our breath away. Gareth was very helpful and friendly. The Pizza place across the way sells delicious food which you can take away - they even deliver to the door! Wolfgang is a wonderful little village. We hired e-bikes and rode around the lake - fantastic! This was the only place on our 5 week holiday that had a DVD player. This is the special holiday escape of a UK family and I thank them for sharing it with us.
28 Apr 2013
We stayed for 2 nights at this apartment and it was beautiful. Gareth was very helpful and it was all easily organised. The apartment is very modern but it is very spacious and very comfortable.The vi… More
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