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Circular hiking trail Zwieselalm Gosau

Hiking Pleasure with the Cable Car

The Zwieselalm in Gosau, high above Lake Gosau, is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the Salzkammergut. The ascent is easy with the Gosaukamm cable car. The strenuous ascent is completed in just a few minutes using modern technology and the approximately two-hour hiking pleasure can begin.

Huts and Panoramic Views

From the mountain station of the Gosaukamm cable car, the well-signposted hiking trail no. 49 leads with gentle inclines to the Gablonzerhütte and Breininghütte, on to the Sonnenalm and up to the Zwieselalmhöhe, from where you can enjoy the fantastic 360° panoramic view of the Dachstein, the Gosaukamm and the Salzburger Land.

Rustic Mountain Rest Areas

From the Zwieselalmhöhe you hike comfortably on to the Zwieselalmhütte and return to the Gosaukammbahn mountain station via the Herrenweg (trail no. 611).

Walking in Circles

The circular hiking trail is well developed and is particularly popular with families. What's more, there are plenty of opportunities to stop off at mountain huts during the hiking season between May and October.

Tips: Hiking in spring

The days in the Salzkammergut are getting longer. The temperatures are finally getting warmer, more and more hikers are heading to the mountains. But be careful: Especially in spring, there are a few things to consider: There is often still a lot of snow on the mountains, so be careful when crossing snowfields. After winter, you are usually still a bit "rusty", so warm up accordingly in advance and plan your tour carefully. Let your host know the planned route. This can lead to quick help in an emergency. But there's more to consider:

Tips: Hiking in spring

The days in the Salzkammergut are getting longer. The temperatures are finally getting warmer, more and more hikers are heading to the mountains. But be careful: Especially in spring, there are a few things to consider: There is often still a lot of snow on the mountains, so be careful when crossing snowfields. After winter, you are usually still a bit "rusty", so warm up accordingly in advance and plan your tour carefully. Let your host know the planned route. This can lead to quick help in an emergency. But there's more to consider:

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Warning: Closed trails
Better to know before you go

Hiking trails in the Salzkammergut can be closed for various reasons. To help you prepare for your hike, we have set up a page with current road closures in the region. This will help you get to your destination without any detours or stress. Click here to visit the page...

More offers around this hiking tour

Gablonzer hut / Gablonzerhütte

Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau: Gablonzerhütte auf der Zwieselalm in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Sonnenalm in Gosau

© Kraft | Für den Bergfex: Sonnenalm auf der Zwieselalm in der Wander-und Skiregion Dachstein West in Gosau.

Hiking World "Dachstein West" in Gosau

© Kraft  Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau

Events along the way

Sat, May. 18, 2024 Car park Goisern Mitte, Bad Goisern

Sun, Jul. 7, 2024 11:00 — 19:00 Zwieselalm, Gosau

Thu, Aug. 15, 2024 11:00 Zwieselalm, Gosau

Sun, Oct. 13, 2024 11:00 Zwieselalm, Gosau

Available accommodation for your hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.