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Overview of current trail closures

Warning: Closed hiking trails

Hiking trails in the Salzkammergut region are often closed for various reasons: forestry work, rock falls or other construction work. Before you set off on a hike, you should find out about any possible closures. Good preparation will save you a long detour. In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Forestry Office (ÖBF) and the municipality, we have compiled a list of the current road closures. We wish you a pleasant and relaxing hike. Your editorial team.

Important information for hikers in Hallstatt's Echerntal

Dear hiking friends, please note that the path (ascent) to the "Waldbachstrub" waterfalls is currently closed. The reason is forestry work. It is not yet foreseeable how long the ascent to the waterfalls will be closed. The path to the other waterfall in the Echern Valley, called "Schleierfall", is accessible. All other hiking trails in Hallstatt's Echerntal are also open. We wish you a relaxing time in the wild and romantic nature reserve. Your editorial team

Hiking news
Note for hikers on the East Bank Hiking Trail

The east bank hiking trail will be closed between Obertraun and the Bad Goiser village of "Obersee" from 13 to 28 May 2024 from Monday to Thursday between 07:30 and 16:30 hrs. Exceptions are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as Whit Monday. The East Bank Cycle Path is also affected. The excursion restaurant "Seeraunzn" is freely accessible by bike and on foot from Bad Goisern, even during the closing times.

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

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:

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Salzkammergut booking - Are you still looking for accommodation?

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.