- WEYREGG PART 1 -

Hotel and Lake Garden Views

LINKS to pages in the Weyregg site and to the Colin Day Travelling Days series:

1 : Weyregg Hotel and Lake
2 : Barbecue
3 : Folklore Music and Dance
4 : Boat Ride on Attersee
5 : Schnaps Distillery
6 : Gasthaus Bacchus
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Weyregg am Attersee is a municipality in the district of Vöcklabruck in Upper Austria. Attersee (also known as the Kammersee or Lake Attersee) is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut area of Austria. It extends for about 20 km from north to south and 4 km from east to west. Its water comes from the Seeache, which flows out of another lake, the Mondsee.

The Höllengebirge (literally meaning mountains of hell) with a height of up to 1,800 metres are located south east of the lake. Situated to the southwest of the lake is the Schafberg (the "Sheep Mountain") 1,782 metres high.

At Litzlberg, there is a small island château, which Gustav Klimt, an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, frequently visited during the summer.

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We arrive at the three star Strand Hotel just outside the small town of Weyregg and are made very welcome by the owners, Thomas and Anna. Their website (English translation) imparts the following information:

"Our hotel lies 400 m of the local centre, removes in a marvellous 5000 m² green garden.
"Our own beach with changing rooms and boat house loads too of every kind of water sport or even to a sun-bath. "Modern room equipment in combination with a fantastic view of the Attersee will do your stay with us unforgettable."

The dining room and bar (left and above).

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The hotel garden fronts on to the lake from which extensive views to the north and south as well as across the lake may be obtained (right and below).

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Due to its steady winds and clean water quality, Attersee is famous for attracting sailors and swimmers alike. During the season numerous sailing competitions are held here.

Because of the lake's size and despite the cold temperatures during winter the lake rarely freezes. The last time the lake was entirely covered with ice was in the late 1940s, when people were seen skating and riding motorcycles across the thickly frozen surface of the lake.

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View of the lake to the south of the hotel (above), and views to the north (right and below).

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As evening approaches, spectacular changes in the scenery occur as the sun lowers in the sky (right and below) ..........

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           Front of the hotel from the lakeside garden
           in the early evening light (left).

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