Lake Toplitzsee – a Salzkammergut lake shrouded in mystery

Hunting for treasures in the Ausseerland

The stories surrounding the treasure hidden in Lake Toplitz do not seem to quiet down. But is there really gold from World War Two hidden in Lake Toplitzsee?

In the past, many divers and expedition teams have searched for the legendary gold treasure supposedly hidden in Lake Toplitz (Toplitzsee). And to this day: without result. Only forged money and rusted weapons from World War Two were found. Nonetheless: the treasure hunt goes on.

Lake Toplitz: Home of the Ausseer Arctic Char and a strange worm ...

The Ausseer Arctic char is found in the depths of Lake Toplitz. It is is characterised by its fine taste and the light pink colouring of its flesh, A delicacy which is turned into numerous culinary fish specialities at the kitchen of Hotel Seevilla.

An animal of a different kind is the Lake Toplitzsee Worm, which was discovered only in 1983 in the oxygenless, sulphurous deep waters of this Salzkammergut Lake.

"3-Lakes-Tour": Lake Grundlsee, Lake Toplitz and Lake Kammersee

During the approximately three hours of the "3-Lakes-Tour" you will discover three of the most popular Salzkammergut Lakes. You will discover the spring of the River Traun by motor boat or on foot. From May until October, the tour starts at the Seehotel Grundlsee.