The Mattsee near Salzburg
We don't want to withhold our impressions from the Mattsee near Salzburg. I don't know about you. But sometimes you stumble upon a real gem by chance. This was how it was with our flying visit to the Mattsee in the Salzburg Lake District in Austria. If you have been following us on our social media channels for a long time, you know that we have moved this year. We live only a few kilometers from the Austrian border. That is why the border acts like a magnet on us. It attracts. You seduced. We want to know what is behind it.
So far we have the northern regions in Upper Austria and in Salzburg country always bypass large areas. Instead of looking at us, either the cities, the high mountains or the Adriatic attracted us. Via the Munich - Salzburg motorway or Passau - Vienna can be reached quickly. You drive past beautiful places just as quickly. That should change now. After all, we want to get to know our immediate surroundings. That is why, in addition to our more distant travel destinations, we always present places from Bavaria, the Salzburg region and Upper Austria. Linz and Bad Mühllacken have made the beginning. More places will follow. Mattsee near Salzburg is one of them.
Impressions from the Mattsee near Salzburg
From Mattsee I had already in Blog of the Waltzing Meurers read. Monika and Achim Meurer spent a whole week in Mattsee and surroundings. Her report had made us curious. At the beginning of September we were in Salzburg at a press presentation. In the morning discussions were on the program, but the afternoon was free. That's why we wanted to use the return trip for a flying visit at Mattsee. The lake and the town of the same name are only 30 minutes drive from Salzburg. And not far from our track to the new home. Perfect so to drive home on secondary lines through the Salzburg Lake District. With stopover in Mattsee.
Despite navigation device, we first missed the sharp turnoff from the thoroughfare into the place. However, this only proved to be a stroke of luck a few hundred meters later. From the parking lot, which we discovered for reversing, we had a nice view of the town and the lake. Mattsee with its pen and castle lies on a promontory that extends into the lake. We were not surprised. Nothing had prepared us for this sight. A little bit the sight reminded me of Canadian lake landscapes. The church tower and the castle, however, did not quite fit into this picture.
The place Mattsee
The café terraces on the main street through the place were full. However, the lake lured us anyway anyway. Water exerts a great attraction on us, whether lake, river or stream. When we realized that a wedding was celebrated in the castle café, we decided to enjoy the lake on a walk along the waterfront. Long is this lake promenade not. But there is a lot to see: Sailboats rock gently in the wind in the small harbor. Below the castle, a tour boat collects its passengers. And at the other end of the bay, we hear children chuckle, enjoying the freedom of the last days of vacation at the beginning of September in the swimming pool. On a bank by the lake, we make ourselves comfortable and absorb the sun's rays, until it gets too hot for us.
Slowly, however, it was time to break up. But we know one thing for sure: that was not our last visit to Mattsee. And who knows: maybe next time we take a closer look at the pen and the castle or take a boat out to the lake? Our first impressions of the Mattsee make you want more.
Parking at the airport
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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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