Get a good night's sleep first!
Holidays in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - by all means!
But get up with the roosters for it? Because what could be better than sleeping in! When life is pulsating outside the door in the morning, you simply turn over and snuggle into the comfortably warm bed.
So if you like to sleep in, here are numerous short hikes in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Between the Dachstein Plateau and the Zwieselalm hiking area in Gosau with unlimited hiking tours for all ages, fantastic distant views, rustic huts or rushing mountain streams make every trail a unique experience. We have put together the most beautiful half-day tours in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun for you. Here you will find information on how to get there, directions, where to stop for refreshments and hiking tips. Unique picturesque tour images make the selection easier. We hope you enjoy hiking in the Salzkammergut!
Short hike for almost any weather
Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
Let yourself be enchanted by the imposing landscape high above the Goisern valley. The family-friendly themed path of about 80 minutes walking time through the “Ewige Wand” is a real highlight on a holiday in the Salzkammergut. With numerous fairy tale boards in German and English.
The lush meadows and fields in summer. The colourful forests in autumn. The Panorama Trail in Gosau is almost always in season. The family-friendly trail invites you to relaxed hiking without much effort. Family and senior-friendly through the Gosau valley to the shores of Lake Gosau. Simply great!
Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Klause (logging dam): Through the romantic Weißenbach valley to the last wooden logging dam in Austria. About a three-hour adventure hike for the whole family.
Hiking on the Dachstein plateau. Meet animal natives and enjoy the impressive karst landscape at 2000 metres above sea level. An unforgettable nature experience of around 2 to 3 hours on a wide hiking trail. Ideal for families and seniors.
Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.
Hallstatt | High Trail “Marienruhe / Salzberg (salt mountain)”: Our secret tip for all day visitors. A 60-minute walk with Aha-guarantee!
An excellently-signposted path takes you to the "Schwarzenbachloch", one of the three caves where, earlier, secret services were held by the Protestants. Walking time: 90 minutes. Theme trail on the subject of freedom of belief.
An easy stroll from the village centre of Gosau through the church quarter. This stroll is also suitable for families with pushchairs. A short hike for the whole family. With many stations worth knowing. A great tour even on rainy days!
Obertraun | Mount Schergenkogel: From the Schergenkogel (alt. 700 m), our hiking destination,has a wonderful view over Obertraun, Lake Hallsattt and Mount Sarstein. 3/4 of an hour to go.
Bad Goisern | Traunreiter path: One of the most beautiful hiking paths in Bad Goisern, is close to the River Traun - the Traunreiterweg!
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.
The 10km long trail leads from Obertraun to Bad Aussee through the romantic Koppen valley. Total walking time is around 3 hours. You will need sturdy walking shoes. There is an opportunity to stop off for refreshments in the Koppental valley.
One of the most beautiful high moor lakes in Austria. A special natural spectacle for early risers. The sunrise over the small moor lake is unique. An unforgettable experience on your hiking holiday in Gosau! Fascinating impressions for all hiking enthusiasts! Also easy to get to with the slow train.
Obertraun | Wasserfallwand (waterfall wall): An easy hike for those who want to take it easy. Far away from any hustle and bustle, you will get to enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains.
A Challenge for mountaineers. A steep track, blasted out of the mountain, over the Waldbachstrub waterfalls in Hallstatt. Walking time about 30 minutes. Only for experienced hikers with hiking boots.
Gosau | Zwieselalm:: Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.
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.
Starting at the Gosauschmied, this circular walk is also possible in bad weather in proper walking boots. Follow the road up to the lower Gosau lake for about 1km and then bear left along a gravel track.
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!
About 30-minute walk for the whole family. This natural wonder gushes only after extensive rainy weather! Therefore, get informed beforehand!
The Iglmoosalm is very popular amongst hikers. You can reach it either the easy way by means of the "Gosau slow train" or by taking a one-and-half-hour walk from Gosau Mittertal.
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.