Experiences at lakes and streams
You are certainly familiar with the saying "The mountain is calling", but it doesn't always have to be the mountain, because the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut also enchants hikers and nature lovers with numerous valley tours. Among them, the Ostuferwanderweg, the Koppental hiking trail and the Panoramaweg in Gosau are among the most popular trails for young and old alike. And the best thing is, these trails are also a real relaxation trip for all the senses, especially in the transitional periods between autumn and winter or winter and spring, depending on the weather. Fancy it? Below we have put together the most beautiful valley routes for you. Easy and comfortable. Hiking for everyone. Without much preparation. Family-friendly and varied. Come with us! See you hiking in the Salzkammergut.
The most popular valley hikes at a glance
Gosau | A picturesque mountain lake situated between the impressive Dachstein Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Gosaukamm. Experience hiking, climbing, or diving during your visit to Lake Gosau in the Salzkammergut.
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!
Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.
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.
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.
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.
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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.