Hiking in Hallstatt

Hiking trails at a glance

Around Hallstatt. Two thousand metre-high mountain tops, gentle crests, smooth hilltops, wide plateaus and mountains of all sizes. No matter what direction you look in Dachstein Salzkammergut, towering peaks are feature of the landscape everywhere. The historical “Soleweg” (brine trail) is widely known as one of Austria’s most beautiful trails an other trails.

Note for hikers
"Salzkammergut Soleweg"
Hallstatt - Steeg section closed
Steeg - Ebensee open

Dear hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers, the "Salzkammergut Soleweg" between Hallstatt and Ebensee am Traunsee remains closed in sections. This means in detail: The path from the Salzberg (name of the mountain) in Hallstatt to the Bad Goiser district of "Steeg" is currently closed. The duration of the ban is not foreseeable. Please do not climb over the barrier. Walking on the path is life-threatening due to recurring rockfalls!

Steeg - Ebensee open

Good news for hikers: the path from the Goiser district of "Steeg" to Bad Ischl and on to the Traunsee to Ebensee is freely walkable.

Alternative Routen

If you would like to hike from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, we can recommend the "East Bank Hiking Trail". Take the ferry to Hallstatt train station, then continue on foot on the trail in the direction of the Bad Goiser district of "Untersee" and from there in the direction of "Steeg". From here you will reach the "Soleweg". The walking time for this section is about 3 hours.

We hope you enjoy hiking in the Salzkammergut

Your Editorial Team


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