Bad Aussee


Bad Aussee is a health resort (brine spa) in Styria and the center of the Styrian part of the Salzkammergut-Ausseerland region. The city has about 5,000 inhabitants. Bad Aussee is considered the geographical center of Austria.

go to history The Celts were considered to be the first salt producers. Approx. 100 years after Christ, the Romans found the salt on the sandling. In 1147 it was first mentioned that monks extracted the salt from the mountain with the help of water. In order to get the water to evaporate again, you need a lot of wood. In order to use the two rivers of the Traun as a means of transport, the brewing pans were built in Bad Aussee. In 1450 a salt custodian was appointed by decree to ensure the administration of the salt. When it was noticed how healthy the salt was for breathing and skin, Bad Aussee was declared a health resort in 1868. From 1877 onwards, "summer visitors" and cultural workers as well as many industrialists came to Bad Aussee by train and built houses here, most of which are still family-owned.


St. Paul's late Gothic parish church. The origins of the church date back to the 11th century. At that time people built in the Romanesque style. The easiest way to recognize this is from the brick arches and round vaults. Some of the old foundations are still preserved under the current floor. The current form (Gothic) of the church was from the 15th century. receive.

The Leonhard Church in the Strassen district used to be more important and richer. This church was also called "Fuhrleut-Kira". The carters who transported the salt in the direction of the Ennstal stopped here to throw in their offerings.

Meranplatz. Several important buildings can be found here. The birth house of Anna Plochl, the stone mill, the hospital church, the former courthouse and the old smithy. The stone mill is also known as the sgraffito house. This extraordinary craft technique has emphasized the importance of the house and the residents. Apparently lived in this house in the 18th century. also the court jester Josev Fröhlich. He then became a court jester at the court of Augustus the Strong, King of the Saxons.

Chlumeckyplatz. This square with the Kammerhof, the city fountain and the plague column is located on the upper market. The Kammerhof used to be the seat of the salt administrators, who were appointed by Friedrich III as the salt administration.

Spa gardens. The spa park offers a retreat in the city at any time of the year. The children's playground next to the 6 Mercedes bridge and the many benches invite you to rest. In summer you can enjoy the concerts in the spa gardens. The Archduke Johann statue erected in 1935 was donated as thanks for his loyalty to the people.

Loessl clock This clock can be found in front of the town hall. It was invented by Friedrich Ritter von Lößl and is an autodynamic watch. This is the last watch of its kind. The idea behind it was to use the air pressure fluctuations with which the watch wound itself. It is now powered by electricity.

Daffodil Festival Every year, countless wild white daffodils bloom in the meadows of the region. The Daffodil Festival has therefore been celebrated at the end of May for several decades. In 2017 it will take place from May 25-28.

For hang-gliding and paragliding, there are two launch sites on the nearby Loser. ( The hotel DIE WASNERIN offers year-round yoga workshops on certain dates and topics. (

Getting there
By car: From Salzburg via the B 156 to Bad Ischl and on via the B 145. From Graz via the A 9 to the Selzthal junction, the B 146 to Stainach and the B 145. From Vienna via the A 1 to Regau and over the B 145 and past Gmunden and Bad Ischl. By train via the Salkzkammergutbahn, which connects the Attnang-Puchheim (Salzburg - Vienna route) and Stainach-Irdning (Salzburg - Graz route) stations.


Aroung the city

Since May 1st, 2015 the Ausseerland has been offering a new type of pick-up bus. The "Narzissenjet" supports public transport and offers mobility at a fixed price. The Daffodil Jet is the perfect alternative, especially for train drivers. For € 4.50 per person you can travel from the nearest train station to any of the stops you want.


Bad Aussee and the Ausseerland are known for their tried and tested traditional costumes. Like the Ausseer Dirndl, lederhosen have always been part of the Gwand in Ausseerland. Here, traditional costumes are not only worn at festivities, but also lederhosen and colorful dirndls when shopping in town.

You will find a wide variety of patterns and fabrics in the many traditional costume shops. Your personal dirndl will be ready for you in no time. All other accessories (leather shoes, costume jewelry, scarves ...) should of course not be missing.