Bad Ischl

  • Bad Ischl

    Imperial flair in the midst of beautiful nature

  • Bad Ischl

    Tradition, culture, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skiing, shopping, wellness,...

about 14 000 inhabitants Imperial summer and winter holidays cultural capital city 2024

Bad Ischl, enjoy nature and culture with Sissi and Franzl.

Who does not know it, the so-called capital of the Salzkammergut, the cultural capital 2024, Bad Ischl. Here you can expect imperial flair starting from the pompous, ancient villas to the imperially beautiful parks to the imperial and contemporary culture. A small city that offers great things. 

Throughout the year, cultural events await you, from concerts and operettas to musicals and exhibitions. You can stroll through the villa streets, indulge in culinary delights and find one or the other piece of jewelry in so many handicraft stores, the BadIschler originals.

You can simply relax and let yourself be pampered in the Salzkammergut spa, and if you are looking for a more active change of pace, there is a choice of activities, from biking and hiking in the summer to skiing and tobogganing in the winter. 

Bad Ischl – a vacation resort where variety is guaranteed. Nature and culture in one place.

Activities in summer and winter


Numerous hikes await you in and around the 2024 Capital of Culture, Bad Ischl. Enjoy nature and fresh air to the fullest.

Garden and terrace in winter

Bike tours

Whether e-biking, mountain biking or road biking, in Bad Ischl you will find the right route for you in your level of difficulty.


A jump into the river Traun or Ischl or into the surrounding lakes like the Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee, Fuschlsee or Traunsee is simply wonderful and refreshing.

Ski resorts

Ski area Dachstein West, ski area Loser, ski area Postalm, ski area Feuerkogel and Freeride Arena Dachstein Krippenstein. Now only you have to decide!

Sport und Freizeit

Winter hiking

Enjoy the fresh air and the sound of nature on a winter hike through Bad Ischl or on the mountains! (photo:

Cross-country skiing

The Rettenbachalm cross-country skiing center offers the right trail for everyone. Not enough? Then on to the Postalm!

Wellness & relaxation

Not only the fresh mountain air in and around Bad Ischl rejuvenates the skin, but also the treatments in the Salzkammergut spa, right in the center of Bad Ischl. Simply switch off, unwind and let yourself be pampered.

Trips and events

The emperor's villa in Bad Ischl is a must see during your stay.

Trips and sightseeing

Panoramic views, handicrafts, tradition and culture - the excursion destinations and sights in and around Bad Ischl offer variety and insight.

Event highlights

You have to be here: at the traditional & sporting event highlights (photo:

Book here now your apartment. Only on this website you will not only book at the best price, but also get the following additional services for your stay:

  • Salzkammergut Card for free (from 3 nights)
  • Welcome present in your apartment
  • Insider tips of the Salzkammergut and the acitivities, you are interested in
  • 24/7 availability on phone
  • On demand: daily breakfast delivery
  • Digital access to the top highlights in Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Bad Aussee
  • Bring a friend: tell your friends to book here and you both get 5% discount on your next booking!