Salzkammergut definitions

A resort area of lakes and mountains in Austria stretching from the City of Salzburg eastwards along the Austrian Alpine Foreland and the Northern Limestone Alps to the peaks of the Dachstein Mountains.

Origin of salzkammergut

Borrowed into English from German, literally meaning "Estate of the Salt Chamber" and deriving from the Imperial Salt Chamber, the authority charged with running the precious salt mines of the Habsburg Monarchy.