Live and Work in Salzkammergut

Head to Salzkammergut, Austria for great infrastructure set to a jaw-dropping mountain backdrop.

As part of our Live and Work Anywhere program, Airbnb has partnered with Salzkammergut to highlight why this Austrian region is an ideal destination for travellers looking to combine work, relaxation and adventure.

Remote workers can expect great Wi-Fi infrastructure and excellent transportation options, set to an amazing backdrop. After work, swap Happy Hour cocktails for the exhilarating delights of the Salzkammergut Mountains where you can hike the beautiful valleys, take a wild swim in crystal-clear glacier lakes and enjoy a huge range of winter sports in ski season.


Photo Copyright Andreas Meyer


Start your adventure in Fuschlsee

Start your workation in Salzburg⁠—from there, you can reach the beautiful area around Lake Fuschl in less than an hour by public transportation. In fact, this area offers two azure-blue lakes, the Fuschlsee and the Hintersee, where wild swimmers can jump into the cool water, and there’s no shortage of activities on offer, from boating and waterfall hikes to yoga by the lakes and stand-up paddle.

You can stay in a cozy Alpine hut, while the towns in the region are an ideal destination for activities, excursions and tours in the natural paradise of Salzkammergut, whatever the time of year.

Photo Copyright Michael Groessinger

Start your adventure in Fuschlsee

Start your workation in Salzburg⁠—from there, you can reach the beautiful area around Lake Fuschl in less than an hour by public transportation. In fact, this area offers two azure-blue lakes, the Fuschlsee and the Hintersee, where wild swimmers can jump into the cool water, and there’s no shortage of activities on offer, from boating and waterfall hikes to yoga by the lakes and stand-up paddle.

You can stay in a cozy Alpine hut, while the towns in the region are an ideal destination for activities, excursions and tours in the natural paradise of Salzkammergut, whatever the time of year.

Photo Copyright Michael Groessinger

Find a stay in Fuschlsee

Boutique apartment Schwanensee
Price:$130 / night
Super B&B for single travelers in Fuschl am See
Price:$65 / night
2 lovely rooms in old town house
Price:$107 / night
Follow in royal footsteps in Bad Ischl

Combine history with outdoor adventure in Bad Ischl. This picture-perfect spa town was a favorite of the royal Habsburg family in the 1800s. Follow in the footsteps of Austrian emperors and experience the regal legacy of this off-the-beaten-path resort up close. Visitors can go and see Kaiservilla, the summer retreat of Emperor Franz Joseph for more than six decades, which he was said to have described as ‘heaven on earth’.

While marveling at the history, you can also seek out relaxation in the thermal saltwater spa or hire a bike and explore the enchanting scenery, plus enjoy delicious regional dishes served at characterful local restaurants.

Photo Copyright Katrin Kerschbaumer

Follow in royal footsteps in Bad Ischl

Combine history with outdoor adventure in Bad Ischl. This picture-perfect spa town was a favorite of the royal Habsburg family in the 1800s. Follow in the footsteps of Austrian emperors and experience the regal legacy of this off-the-beaten-path resort up close. Visitors can go and see Kaiservilla, the summer retreat of Emperor Franz Joseph for more than six decades, which he was said to have described as ‘heaven on earth’.

While marveling at the history, you can also seek out relaxation in the thermal saltwater spa or hire a bike and explore the enchanting scenery, plus enjoy delicious regional dishes served at characterful local restaurants.

Photo Copyright Katrin Kerschbaumer

Find a stay in Bad Ischl

Holidays in Bad Ischl
Price:$86 / night
A cozy home away from home
Price:$85 / night
Alpen apartment with amazing view
Price:$85 / night
Be inspired by breathtaking landscapes in Dachstein

Prepare to be mesmerized by the unique natural beauty of Dachstein and enjoy some time-out surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Visit the dramatic Dachstein massif and breathe in the fresh mountain air, enjoy the sun on your skin and explore the picturesque landscape that has inspired numerous painters and writers. Whether hiking, climbing, mountain-biking or swimming in the tranquil glacier lakes, there is an activity to suit every speed here. The unique geographical location and culture of this area has earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site alongside wonders like the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and ruins of Pompeii in Italy.

Photo Copyright Edwin Husic

Be inspired by breathtaking landscapes in Dachstein

Prepare to be mesmerized by the unique natural beauty of Dachstein and enjoy some time-out surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Visit the dramatic Dachstein massif and breathe in the fresh mountain air, enjoy the sun on your skin and explore the picturesque landscape that has inspired numerous painters and writers. Whether hiking, climbing, mountain-biking or swimming in the tranquil glacier lakes, there is an activity to suit every speed here. The unique geographical location and culture of this area has earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site alongside wonders like the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and ruins of Pompeii in Italy.

Photo Copyright Edwin Husic

Find a stay in Dachstein

Apartment Theresia – View of the Alps
Price:$140 / night
Ferienlodge MaResi
Price:$334 / night
sunny apartment for 4-5 people
Price:$173 / night
Leap into the clear waters of Attersee

Austria's largest lake and its surrounding region are the perfect retreat to slow down and recharge your batteries.

Glide across the bright turquoise waters of Lake Attersee on a sailboat, explore its impressive underwater world while diving and discover the surrounding mountains while hiking, climbing or bouldering.

How would you like to go on a bike tour around the lake surrounded by rolling hills? Or are you more in the mood for art and culture? No problem! An extensive cultural programme awaits you here, with attractions like the world-class Gustav Klimt Center regularly drawing guests from beyond the area’s mountainous borders.

Photo Copyright Moritz Ablinger

Leap into the clear waters of Attersee

Austria's largest lake and its surrounding region are the perfect retreat to slow down and recharge your batteries.

Glide across the bright turquoise waters of Lake Attersee on a sailboat, explore its impressive underwater world while diving and discover the surrounding mountains while hiking, climbing or bouldering.

How would you like to go on a bike tour around the lake surrounded by rolling hills? Or are you more in the mood for art and culture? No problem! An extensive cultural programme awaits you here, with attractions like the world-class Gustav Klimt Center regularly drawing guests from beyond the area’s mountainous borders.

Photo Copyright Moritz Ablinger

Find a stay in Attersee

Luxury - apartment with balcony and lake
Price:$3,480 / month
the salt Residences family&friends up to 4
Price:$2,737 / month
Salzburg Loft for up to 10 adults (+2 kids 0-2y)
Price:$8,234 / month
Dive into Austria’s vast natural landscape in Mondsee

Wildlife lovers will be in heaven around Lakes Mondsee and Irrsee, some of Austria's most diverse natural areas, home to many rare animals and plant species.

Here, you will also find the highest density of organic farms in Austria, many of which you can even stay at.

This incomparable natural landscape with its colorful orchards and many herb and vegetable gardens offers all kinds of culinary delights, not to be missed.

Photo Copyright Michael Groessinger

Dive into Austria’s vast natural landscape in Mondsee

Wildlife lovers will be in heaven around Lakes Mondsee and Irrsee, some of Austria's most diverse natural areas, home to many rare animals and plant species.

Here, you will also find the highest density of organic farms in Austria, many of which you can even stay at.

This incomparable natural landscape with its colorful orchards and many herb and vegetable gardens offers all kinds of culinary delights, not to be missed.

Photo Copyright Michael Groessinger

Find a stay in Mondsee

Trditional austrian Wooden-House-Apartment
Price:$106 / night
'Cottage IKA' in Mondsee
Price:$4,898 / month
Apartment on the Mondsee with a view of the mountain and lake
Price:$92 / night
Immerse yourself in Traunsee

At the foot of the mighty Traunstein Mountain lies Austria's deepest lake, the Traunsee. This natural jewel enchanted the Romans, causing them to name the Alpine bathing lake ‘Lacus felix’, for its happiness-inducing qualities.

Embedded in one of the most densely wooded regions of Austria, the area invites you to enjoy it with all your senses and leave all your cares behind while testing out activities like surfing, sailing and diving. In the winter months, the ski slopes come alive and the locality sparkles with charming Christmas markets.

Photo Copyright Brainpark.traunsee

Immerse yourself in Traunsee

At the foot of the mighty Traunstein Mountain lies Austria's deepest lake, the Traunsee. This natural jewel enchanted the Romans, causing them to name the Alpine bathing lake ‘Lacus felix’, for its happiness-inducing qualities.

Embedded in one of the most densely wooded regions of Austria, the area invites you to enjoy it with all your senses and leave all your cares behind while testing out activities like surfing, sailing and diving. In the winter months, the ski slopes come alive and the locality sparkles with charming Christmas markets.

Photo Copyright Brainpark.traunsee

Find a stay in Traunsee

Ferienvilla Gmunden
Price:$106 / night
Luxury - apartment with balcony and lake
Price:$3,480 / month
Holiday Home at Lake Traunsee
Price:$173 / night
Work from a jetty with a lake view in Wolfgangsee

Take a deep breath of fresh air and experience both active and relaxing days in Wolfgangsee.

You can explore one of the countless hiking routes around the lake, climb the Schafberg Mountain on foot ,or with Austria's steepest cogwheel railway, or treat yourself to a snack at one of the countless Alpine huts–the perfect programme for a working holiday. Enjoy your new "office by the lake", right on the jetty, and end the working day with a rejuvenating dip into the clear water of the beautiful Wolfgangsee.

Photo Copyright: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH, Robert Maybach

Work from a jetty with a lake view in Wolfgangsee

Take a deep breath of fresh air and experience both active and relaxing days in Wolfgangsee.

You can explore one of the countless hiking routes around the lake, climb the Schafberg Mountain on foot ,or with Austria's steepest cogwheel railway, or treat yourself to a snack at one of the countless Alpine huts–the perfect programme for a working holiday. Enjoy your new "office by the lake", right on the jetty, and end the working day with a rejuvenating dip into the clear water of the beautiful Wolfgangsee.

Photo Copyright: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH, Robert Maybach

Find a stay in Wolfgangsee

Wohnung „RESL“
Price:$128 / night
Crispy cottage on the edge of the forest
Price:$151 / night
Elegant 2 bedroom LakeView apartment, Wolfgangsee
Price:$86 / night

"We are very pleased that Airbnb has chosen us as an attractive region for remote workers. The Salzkammergut, as the cradle of summer retreats, has attracted the courtly and urban elites to the region for several summer months already more than 150 years ago. Then as now, work was merged with vacation in a dreamlike mountain and lake setting. A variety of cultural events, high-quality and regional cuisine, combined with excellent outdoor opportunities (hiking, mountain biking, water sports, etc.) provide the basis for this. In addition, communities provide co-working spaces for locals and guests, and accommodations have also adapted to the needs of remote workers."

Mag. Michael Spechtenhauser, Managing Director, Salzkammergut Tourism

"We are very pleased that Airbnb has chosen us as an attractive region for remote workers. The Salzkammergut, as the cradle of summer retreats, has attracted the courtly and urban elites to the region for several summer months already more than 150 years ago. Then as now, work was merged with vacation in a dreamlike mountain and lake setting. A variety of cultural events, high-quality and regional cuisine, combined with excellent outdoor opportunities (hiking, mountain biking, water sports, etc.) provide the basis for this. In addition, communities provide co-working spaces for locals and guests, and accommodations have also adapted to the needs of remote workers."

Mag. Michael Spechtenhauser, Managing Director, Salzkammergut Tourism

Practical Information & Useful Links

  • Timezone: GMT +2 in European Summer Time, or GMT+1 rest of year
  • Weather: Temperate, cold in winter. More here.
  • Getting there and transport: Journey planner, Interactive map
  • Useful links: Salzkammergut Information Offices, Accessibility , Trips with Children, UNESCO Heritage
  • Entrance and Residence Requirements: More here.
  • Visa Requirements: More here.
  • Working Holiday Programmes: More here.