Fly into Salzburg, Austria, and drive just half an hour out of the city to be within reach of three beautiful lakes in the Salzkammergut region. Many visit Wolfgangsee; it’s one of the area’s clearest lakes. Hire a motorboat to carve up the water. A cable car from lakeside village St Gilgen takes you to the top of Zwolferhorn – a green, pleasant hiking peak from which the surrounding lakes look like little puddles. For a quieter stay, the pretty Fuschlsee next door has a ban on motorboats and a reputation for hosting the rich and famous. It's the site of choice for many fancy summer homes and is also home to the Red Bull HQ.
Arabella Jagdhof Resort am Fuschlsee is right on the doorstep of the crystal-blue waters of Lake Fuschl. With its own golf course and a restaurant serving lavish regional breakfasts and sumptuous four-course dinners, plus tours and ticket assistance and an inviting bar and lounge, this hotel is perfectly placed to explore this charming region.