Austria Destinations

Through the Bluntau Valley

October 30, 2015

Do you sometimes feel the urge to escape the city to finally breathe fresh air and hear nothing else than the flowing of the river? Especially after the hustle-and-bustle in Berlin and Vienna, the calm and green countryside was more than welcome to us. So to charge our batteries, we visited Salzburg for a couple of days and after some research I also found the Bluntautal (Bluntau Valley) near the village of Golling. When I saw the photos of dense forests, rivers and an incredibly clear lake between mountains, I knew this is it! And truly, it was a good choice: Not only it’s close to Salzburg but also it’s an easy hike through amazing sceneries!

The entry to the Bluntau Valley, crossing the Salzach river.


Following the stream, passing cows and bridges…


And here it is: The Bluntau lake! It’s small but the colour is breathtaking!


The lake’s water supply comes from this stream, crystal-clear like glass and straight from the alps. Out of this world.


Lunch break at Bärenhütte, an idyllic restaurant in the middle of the forest.


My bf looking like straight from a boots advertisement 😉


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  • Reply Romantiquely (@romantiquely) October 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    The scenery AND greenery is taking my breath away! Your photos are absolute perfection! xxxxx

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you! The scenery was absolute perfection! xxx

  • Reply The Tastemonials October 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Fifty shades of green! Mindestens!! Sieht soo schön aus dort. Liebe Grüsse, Heike

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Toll oder? Ich bin auch noch ganz hin und weg, wenn ich die Bilder sehe 😉

  • Reply shootingvienna October 30, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    It looks so peaceful and serene! I wish I could beam myself there 🙂

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Me too right now 😉

  • Reply Ree October 31, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    The scenery of this lake is so amazing! Especially that beautiful colour. This makes me want to visit Salzburg again 🙂

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Yes you should! The countryside around Salzburg is absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply mintnoti October 31, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Wow is that really the color of that lake? Looks so serene! Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s kind of surreal, really.

  • Reply kmkucharski November 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    So beautiful!

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Oh yeah it is 🙂

  • Reply Vicky T. November 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    What a beautiful place. The lake looks amazing


    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      I know, right? Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply marialeila November 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    What a beautiful place! The lake looks like a dream. Next time I’m in Salzburg I’ll definitely drop by here. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m sure you’ll love it!

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 November 2, 2015 at 2:38 am

    So beautiful. Looks unreal. I love the photo of the cows and relaxing. The water and mountains looks very similar to a place in China called Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan Province. Really special.

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Wow, you’re right! Looks amazing there, thanks for the link!

  • Reply Paleica November 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

    ist das schön!! *.*

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Ja es ließ sich aushalten dort 😉

  • Reply Elizabeth W November 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, what amazing photos!

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you very much!

  • Reply Miyang November 3, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I just love the photos! <3

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks Miyang 😉

  • Reply Shirlyn November 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

    The mirror-like Bluntau lake is really out of this world! Hope to cover Austria in my next Europe trip.

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Yes please, don’t miss that chance 😉

  • Reply dayinmydreams November 3, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    absolutely breathtaking! the water is so clear… must-go destination for sure!

    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Oh yes, I’d have jumped right in if it wasn’t so cold 😛

  • Reply Die Gradwanderung (@dgradwanderung) November 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Das sind wirklich tolle Bergpanoramen! Und das Wasser vom See erst, richtig türkis. Wunderschön!


    • Reply sileas November 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Ich finde ja Berge und Seen sind landschaftlich die schönste Kombination 😉

  • Reply Tiff November 6, 2015 at 4:27 am

    oh my!!! different shades of green, tones of green, i can’t believe it with my eyes from your photos the green vibe there, and i believe it’s a serenity feeling to see it in person? it’s an amazing getaway to recharge the batteries!!!

    x Tiff

    • Reply sileas December 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Tiff! Just looked at the photos again, and yes I could feel serenity. Would love to be there right now!

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  • Reply Sabi July 24, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Superschön!! Ich glaub da muss ich auch mal hin. Tollen Blog hast du!!
    lg Sabi von

    • Reply sileas August 3, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Oh vielen Dank! Ja es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall! Gleichfalls 😉

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