This fully renovated apartment in a traditional chalet building is in a quiet but central location in Altenmarkt. The apartment comprises entrance hall, master bedroom with luxury ensuite bathroom and WC, large modern open plan living room with fully fitted, well equipped kitchen area, comfortable seating and dining areas and balcony. There is a second twin bedroom with balcony and modern shower room/WC which are accessed from the living room.
The apartment has wireless broadband. There are TV, DVD and CD players. DVDs, books and games are provided (mainly English language).
The building is fully central heated and has a lift. There is a heated cellar area for storage of skis and boots. There is off road parking at the side of the chalet. The chalet has electronic security doors.
Non smoking apartment and common areas.
Altenmarkt Village: The market town of Altenmarkt im Pongau is nestled in the Enns valley at the heart of the Salzburgerland Alps.
Altenmarkt has an assortment of banks, shops, supermarkets and traditional and modern restaurants. The new medical centre and doctor and dentist are all within a short walk of the apartment. It is a ski centre with ski school and ski rental shops for alpine and x-country ski (free ski bus to Altenmarkt, Zauchensee and Flachau). There is also tobogganing, curling, skating and sleigh riding in the village. In summer, there are miles of marked walking and cycling (bikes can be hired in the village) paths and the ski lifts operate to give walkers access to the mountains. There are open air and all weather pools with the new Therme Amade complex.
There are local festivals year round and the tourist office in the village can advise on local excursions or public transport access to the surrounding area.
Surrounding Area: Altenmarkt is ideally situated in the centre of the Salzburgerland district of Austria.
The National Parks of Salzkammergut, Hohetauern and Konigsee, with their spectacular lakes and mountains are all within an hours drive.
The Hohewerfen fortress and Ice Caves and nearby salt mines are within 30 minutes drive.
The historic town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and known for it's summer music festival and as the setting for 'The Sound of Music' is less than an hour's drive away.
The well known lake town of Zell am See and spa of Bad Gastein are also within an hour's drive and there are numerous less known alpine villages to explore in the surrounding area.
The Austrian road and public transport systems are excellent and car hire is not essential.
The Salzburgerland Card can be purchased at the tourist office and provides free or reduced entry to many of the region's sites, museums and also to the local swimming pools and summer mountain lift systems.
Getting to Altenmarkt: Altenmarkt is located 45 miles from Salzburg airport with frequent service from several UK airports. Munich is ~2 hours away by car.
It is 720 miles from the channel ports and an easy drive with motorway access. The public transport system in Austria is excellent and there are good bus and train services to Salzburg and local towns and villages.