Walchsee - Resort friendly in every season
Location: Walchsee–borderline beauty
The town of Walchsee is bursting with the beauty of nature–from the mountain range, to the lake, and the surrounding forests and countryside. It is located in the north west of Austria, in the Tyrol region, and is just a couple of kilometres south of the German border. Visitors will find it easy to reach the town via Innsbruck, Salzburg, or even Munich to the north.
Business: Diverse tourism sector
It is fair to say that the Walchsee economy centres around tourism, but it is an incredibly varied sector. Walchsee is home to a range of restaurants, hotels, hostels, ski resorts, golf clubs and guided tour businesses–and they are busy all year round. The tourist industry in Walchsee is a well-oiled machine, which plays to the strengths of its natural surroundings.
Culture: Fresh air entertainment
The town of Walchsee was once a farming community, and now its primary businesses take place in the great outdoors. It is no surprise then, that local customs and entertainment take place in the fresh Alpine air. The biggest event on the Walchsee calendar is the Kaiserwinkl Aplin Ballooning festival, which takes place every January. Locals and visitors gather to watch dozens of colourful hot air balloons ascend in to the blue winter sky, toasting their flights with a glass of local beer or schnapps.
Activities: Adventure central
Walchsee is the perfect place for adrenalin junkies or high-energy teens. The local ski resorts are extremely well kitted out for every winter sport imaginable, and there are on and off-piste slopes available for every level of ability. In the summer months, try swimming, sailing or water-skiing on the lake, or white water rafting in the surrounding rivers.