Chalet Charlotte is located in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße in the province of Salzburg, 13km south of Zell am See. The wonderful valley location with its mountain views on all sides provides an idyllic setting to relax away from the stresses of everyday life, whilst being close enough to all the attractions and amenities when required. The holiday region grossglockner-zellersee is one of the most unique in the Austrian Alps. On the way to the amazing Grossglockner high-alpine-road you will find our village of Fusch, and the gateway to the mountains of the ‘Höhe Tauern National Park’.
We are a family run Chalet and collectively have over 40 seasons experience, working in travel & tourism. Our aim is to provide our guests with excellent individual service, fantastic cuisine, and a comfortable stay allowing you nothing to think about but just how to relax and enjoy yourselves. We have a wealth of local information and will happily find out any details you require, from booking your activities in advance, to finding out ski conditions or giving you money saving tips.
Wake up to a filling continental breakfast with traditional hot English options. And in the evenings enjoy a 3 course meal, with house wine provided free of charge. Part & non-catered options are also available, please ask for further details.
Whatever the time of year the Zell am See-Kaprun region always has plenty to suit your tastes. There is almost every winter sport imaginable. And in the summer we’ve got mountain biking, rafting, sailing, golf, rock climbing, tennis, horse riding, and of course all the walking/ hiking trails you can handle, plus much much more. The nearby town of Zell am See is bursting with Austrian charm & character and the crystal clear waters of the lake combined with the surrounding mountains, really do provide a beautiful picture postcard setting.
There are plenty of relaxing options too, whether that be a sightseeing & shopping trip in historic Salzburg or Innsbruck, to a leisurely boat trip around the lake or meadow walks.
In short, whatever you are looking for in your holiday, Chalet Charlotte is the place to stay whatever the season.
We’re sure you’ll love it here, because we do!
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Zell am See 13 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg 90 km, Nearest railway: Bruck-Fusch 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Furniture||Double Beds (5), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The National Park village Fusch has always been an important alpine transit town, connecting the villages north and south of the Alps. Not long ago, an ancient knife - dated 2000 BC - was found on the eastern foot of the Brennkogel mountain. This knife is the oldest object ever found, and proves that Fusch used to be a very important alpine transit town over the Hohe Tauern mountains. However, there is no proof that the so-called ’Römerweg’ was actually a Roman transit road, i.e. no milestones were ever found.
However, a 4-metre wide, kilometre-long road was found between Fuschertörl and Hochtor. This road was probably used by medieval traders, rather than Roman legions. Salt was transported from north to south, whereas wine and spices were brought back on the backs of local Haflinger horses. Apart from trading, mining was an important economic factor for the Fusch Valley. The gold and silver mines were built at an altitude of 2.900 - 3.000 metres, however they were abandoned in the years around 1600, due to the changes of climate and the approaching glaciers. This was the time of the ’small ice age’. At that time, 150 people worked as miners. The mines were re-opened in 1763, and were finally closed exactly 100 years later.
The construction of the Grossglockner mountain pass road from 1930 to 1935 - by Franz Wallack - was of greatest importance for the town of Fusch. The Governor of the Province of Salzburg Franz Rehrl was responsible for the construction of this important alpine transit route - the historical continuation of the ancient trading route. This mountain pass road was not only an important transit route, it is also an historical document for the job-creation policy during the world economic crisis.
At that time, it was also a political strategy to demonstrate that the young Austrian Republic was not only productive, but also capable of surviving. Apart from this most important construction of the 20th century, you can also visit other constructions from previous centuries in the Fusch Valley. The ’Saint Wolfgang’ church in Bad Fusch was built around 1400. Over the centuries, the twin-tower church was severely damaged by avalanches and gradually began to decay. Renovation work started in 1986. Today you can visit this beautiful church. The church of ’Saint Aegidius and Saint Martin’ is older than the previous mentioned, and was built in the year 1344. However, a new church was built on this site in 1971/72. The old early-gothic tower has a saddle roof and a step-gable.
The Fusch valley lies north of the Alps between Rauris valley and Kaprun valley and flows into the Salzach Valley.
Through the Fusch valley and situated in the valley, at Ferleiten (also belongs to Fusch), the Grossglockner High Alpine Road leads as a well-known scenic road and popular destination.
http://segelsurfzell.members.cablelink.at - Windsurfing or sail boating, with courses to suit all levels of experience. www.mf-gokart.at 450m outdoor track providing regular go-karting in the Summer or ice-karting in the winter months.
www.wildpark-ferleiten.at - Stroll through the wildlife park and meet the animal inhabitants of the region. Free entrance to the 20,000-square-metre large theme park with more than 40 thrill rides and toys for smaller children.