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Weyregg am Attersee Travel Blog

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On the way to downtown Weyregg, Austria

It was my first long and enjoyable trip to Austria - that fabulous country. It was a trip to Weyregg with a group of fifteen kids, orphans from a boarding school in Luhansk region. I was selected by the regional educational authorities to be the group's facilitator and interpreter.  The kids' vacation was sponsored by "Global-2000", a well-known Austrian environmental protection organization.  We stayed at the campus of the Agricultural Vocational School in Weyregg in the district called Reichholz located on the hill. We enjoyed wonderful views of Lake Attersee from our windows every day. It was a low season visit, and there were few people on the beach, which changed on June 30, the last day of our stay, when the high season began, and the beach suddenly became overcrowded.  It was a fascinating transformation when we understood it was about time we left for home.

At the town council building, Weyregg, Austria
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We experienced fascinating walks through the forests, enjoyed interesting sightseeing tours and a variety of leisure activities and admired the unique natural surroundings. No matter what the weather conditions might be, you can always enjoy every day of your stay there. We bathed, went hiking, visited lots of towns and cities and met a lot of nice people there. In addition, I took a lot of pictures and brought home some great souvenirs for my relatives and friends.

There are several nice places in Weyregg. The town's name dates back to the 17th century when there was Weyregg County ruled by the Weyr Family. So the name suggests "the Weyr's Corner".   You can still see lots of houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

 At present, Weyregg with its 1,400 residents has several districts: Alexenau, Bach, Gahberg, Miglberg, Reichholz, Seeberg, Steinwand, Weyregg.

Agricultural School in Weyregg where we stayed
  I enjoyed the atmosphere in this town and met many friendly and sincere  people there.

Weyregg is really easy to reach by A1 highway: turn at Seewalchen and then directly a bit to the south to Weyregg.

It's a small town, more like a village (1,400 inhabitants), especially as to its size, but it has all modern conveniences, lots of hike roads through forests to the hills, and wonderful scenery. There are a lot of mountain roads that often pass through the woods and are good for mountain-bikers and hikers...We used to walk up and down the roads to Reichholz, Bach and drive to Miglberg and Gahberg enjoying the nice forest roads and the lake views from above.

Among my fondest memories are:

  1. meeting different people at the agricultural school where we stayed;
  2. many hikes in the forests;
  3. dinners at the local restaurants;
  4. strolling along Weyregg Street
  5. and many more splendid things.
    Our group in Weyregg

Playing minigolf at the beach grounds was of the "first ever things" during my stay in Weyregg. The minigolf grounds are not far from the city beach in Jubilee Alley. Although I was new in the game, I did my best!  My game card reads that I scored 55 points in one game, not too bad at all. I'd like to try the game when I come there again...I would say minigolf is present in all Lake Attersee cities, but I liked this one in Weyregg for its grounds.

Weyregg is considered to be the sports capital of Lake Attersee.  Beside scuba diving, other kinds of sports are well developed here: boating, sailing, running, biking and different games. Among other kinds of sports swimming is #1. What can be better than a good time spent in swimming in the lake! There are also swimming enthusiasts who swim across the lake, too. The shortest distance is 1,2 km from Stockwinkel to Steinbach. Every year there are competitions of swimmers who swim from Weyregg to the city of Attersee (about 3 km).

Downtown Weyregg
  How much time would you need to cross the lake in that distance?

We passed many hotels and B&Bs on our way to the lake and back from it and liked them very much. They have wonderful location, friendly atmosphere, and rich menu at the restaurants, great views of the lake and the hills. We have also been to several hotels where we had our meals sponsored by the hotel owners.  Thanks a lot! :)  Here is a selection of some of the nice hotels in Weyregg.  You might find it useful and interesting just to browse these destinations:
1. Hotel Bramosen
2. Landgasthof Zur Post 
3. Gasthof-Pension Landeroith 
4. Strandhotel
5. Gasthof Sonne
6. Seehotel
7. Waldgasthof Foedinger
8. Ferienwohnungen Blick am See 
9. Ferienwohnungen Kern
10. Ferienwohnungen W.Staudinger
11. Fruehstueckspension Elisabeth 
11. Fruehstueckspension-Ferienwohnungen R.Huber
12.

Exploring the town
Fruehstueckspension-Ferienwohnungen R.Huber
13. Ferienwohnungen Jodlbauer 
14. Schmaussingerhof
15. Ferienwohnungen Rosa Osterer
16. Pension Schoebringerhof 
17. Wachtberghof.

I was surprised to find out the local people, especially those who live on the outskirts, do not often lock the doors of their houses even if they leave for a vacation.  We stayed at the agricultural school in Weyregg and all the group members were struck by the fact that the students do not have the keys to their rooms and leave them unlocked the whole school year...  I got used to it quickly and so did the kids from our group, but it was something very special.
When in Rome, do as Romans do...

If you decide to walk along Weyregg Street, the main street of the town, you will see lots of wonderful private houses and buildings, among them big and small hotels and stores. I admired the beautiful houses and hotel buildings and wanted to visit as many places of interest as I could.

Our merry group
Among the main things to see I would recommend the following ones: 
  - the town beach.  If you go to the beach, you will see Weyreggulix, a nice water-spitting dragon that stands at the kid's pool. All in all,  there are 6,000 sq.m/2.3 sq.miles of meadow on the beach - it's so nice to walk on! Besides, you can swim to two blue jet float islands not far from the shore and jump from them. You can also witness kid’s festival in July and go to the open-air cinema in August. Enjoy! 
- the square in front of the City Council;
  - the Hand Fountain;
  - Indivisible Austria monument;
  - Zur Post hotel with a local lore museum called On the Tracks of the Habsburgers;
  - the town aquarium located at the music pavilion.
Relaxation at the beach
The aquarium presents fish culture of Lake Attersee and you can see about 20 kinds of fish living in the lake. In fact, the locals told us jokingly when we were viewing the aquarium, "Here you can see all kinds of fish living in Lake Attersee, except one. If that one were here, you would see no other fish except that one. Why? Because that one is a pike!"   Tel. Aquarium: +43 07664 22 55 0;
  - the ancient Roman mosaic on the wall and in the hall of the primary school (Volksschule) in Roemergasse (Roman Lane).

- Sternwarte in Gahberg (astronomic observatory located up the hills); http://www.

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- Chapel in Gahberg (one of the hills that is 860 m high).

- An open-air museum in Bach (located at: 7 Reichholz) that can be visited upon reservation.

- Hoarstubn is an ancient spot in this town, an old small house that used to be a shepherd's home dating back to 1850 and located in Reichholz, one of the districts of Weyregg located on the hill.

- And, of course, one of the most popular customs along with wine drinking is beer drinking.  "Zipfer" is one of the popular sorts here.   I adored it after a good long hike (when I could afford it)!  The brewery's motto - "A glass of pure joy" - is true to life.   You will unmistakeably like this sort of beer as soon as you taste it.

We were privileged to dine at several restaurants in Weyregg where we went on the invitation of their owners.

Zur Post Restaurant: This is a nice old restaurant located in the central street – Weyregger Strasse - of the town near the lake.

Relaxation at the swimming-pool
The restaurant has several halls, one of them being a museum dining hall. It is dedicated to the naval glory of the Austrian Empire. Our kids group was invited to have breakfast there during the weekend when the school canteen of the vocational school, where we stayed, was closed.  Austrian snitzel was my favorite dishes there. Phone: +43 07664 22 02.

Gasthaus Wachberg: It's a wonderful quiet place located on the hill at 79 Wachtberg Strasse. It has nice cuisine, lots of drinks (especially Zipfer Beer and nut vodka).

By ship across Lake Attersee
You can have your dinner at the sunny terrace enjoying the nice views of the lake. We walked two miles up the hill to reach this restaurant from the Agricultural School where we stayed. We managed to dine twice here and those were nice dinners with a friendly company. We enjoyed the nice and quick service and excellent cuisine at the restaurant, the splendid views of Lake Attersee from the hill and everything was just wonderful!  Phone: +43 07664 26 33.

 Jodlbauer Restaurant: We had dinner at that restaurant lovcated at 49 Reichholzstrasse.

Exploring the shores of Lake Attersee
We enjoyed the wonderful local cuisine, especially the Wiener snitzel. This is where I first tried Marillenschnaps. It was treat of the hosts. Thanks a lot!   Address: Reichholz 49 ; Phone: and fax : +43 07664 22 83.

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At the town council building, Wey…
Agricultural School in Weyregg whe…
Agricultural School in Weyregg wh…
Our group in Weyregg
Our group in Weyregg
Downtown Weyregg
Downtown Weyregg
Exploring the town
Exploring the town
Our merry group
Our merry group
Relaxation at the beach
Relaxation at the beach
Relaxation at the beach
Relaxation at the beach
Relaxation at the swimming-pool
Relaxation at the swimming-pool
By ship across Lake Attersee
By ship across Lake Attersee
Exploring the shores of Lake Atter…
Exploring the shores of Lake Atte…
The city Aquarium
The city Aquarium
The Hand Fountain, Weyregg.
The Hand Fountain, Weyregg.
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Ancient Roman mosaics on the floo…
Ancient Roman mosaics on the floor…
Ancient Roman mosaics on the floo…
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Zur Post old restaurant
Zur Post old restaurant
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The black imperial eagle at the r…
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The map of Lake Attersee
The map of Lake Attersee
Weyregg am Attersee
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