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.
Steeg - Bad Ischl hikeable again
Dear hiking friends, good news from the Salzkammergut Soleweg. The section between the Bad Goisern district of Steeg and Bad Ischl has been hikeable again since mid-July 2021. The rest of the trail in the direction of Ebensee will be reopened in 2022. The section from Hallstatt to Steeg (Bad Goisern) will then take place in 2024 - just in time for the Capital of Culture Year.
If you still don't want to wait that long and want to hike from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, we can recommend the following alternative:
From Hallstatt by ferry to the station, on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (east shore hiking trail) to Steeg and then on the Salzkammergut Soleweg via Bad Goisern and Lauffen to Bad Ischl. The walking time for this alternative is about 6 hours. Refreshment stops: Weißenbachwirt, Steegwirt or Seeraunzn. We wish you a pleasant hike!
Another note for hikers in Hallstatt: The ascent via the Soleweg from Hallstatt to the Salzberg remains closed and parts of the World Heritage Hiking Trail in Hallstatt are also not accessible at the moment. Thank you for your understanding. Your editorial team.
Hallstatt | Brine Trail: One of the most charming walks along the Hallstatt Lake and the River Traun between mountains and the village.
Hallstatt | High Trail “Marienruhe / Salzberg (salt mountain)”: Our secret tip for all day visitors. A 60-minute walk with Aha-guarantee!
An approximately eight to nine hour day tour between Hallstatt and Gosau. Only for experienced mountain hikers! A lot of stamina is required here. Instead, loneliness and a grandiose mountain world beckon. Detailed planning is essential for this tour!
Hallstatt / Obertraun: The hike to the Simony Hut below the mighty Dachstein glacier, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Salzkammergut. Recommended is the gorgeous sunrise - just a dream!
Hallstatt | This romantic hike through the picturesque Echern valley to the Glacier garden is a relic of the last ice age. A wonderful hiking route for the whole family.
Family-friendly hike along Lake Hallstatt. From Bad Goisern via Hallstatt to Obertraun. Picturesque nature trail with a total walking time of around 3 hours. With great refreshment stops and cool swimming spots. Hiking by the lake with a nature trail.
Hallstatt | A hike possible for all and in all seasons. The spectacular view puts a spell on all hikers. The Goal: The breathtaking Waldbackstrub Waterfall.
Hallstatt / Obertraun Wiesberghaus: Tageswanderung am Hochplateau mit zahlreichen Weiterwandermöglichkeiten. 4 Stunden Tour ab Hallstatt, oder mit der Seilbahn auf 2000m Seehöhe und 2 Stunden durch die Karstlandschaft. Echt traumhaft!
Hallstatt | Waldbachursprung (lit. Forest Stream Source)
A unique panoramic view of the southern part of Lake Hallstatt awaits you on this approximately 1½ hour, family-friendly hike to the Hirschaualm between Hallstatt and Obertraun.
Hallstatt | Plassen: Starting point for this walk is the small, picturesque World Heritage town of Hallstatt with its wealth of history.
Following the trail of the great Dachstein explorer Prof. Simony. A fabulous view of the small Glacier lakes, Dachstein and the Hallstatt Glacier
Hallstatt | World Heritage circular trail: Experience impressive history in the breathtaking natural landscape at Lake Hallstatt. Over the Salzberg, through "hell" and along the oldest pipeline in the world. Uniquely beautiful!
45-minute detour to one of the most beautiful viewpoints above Hallstatt. A small nature tour for families. Get to know Hallstatt from another side.
About 30-minute walk for the whole family. This natural wonder gushes only after extensive rainy weather! Therefore, get informed beforehand!