Unforgettable nights in the mountains - © Gapp

Colourful light shows

Colourful light shows

Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour, in the Salzkammergut, with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life! Just the essentials in the rucksack and the breath-taking mountain world beneath your feet. To compensate for the lack of luxuries, enjoy the sun’s colourful light shows in the morning and evening.

Good tastes from traditional hosts

The warm hospitality of the serviced Alpine pastures and mountain huts, along with down to earth cuisine, guarantee a genuine Alpine hut experience. The local specialties are also genuine and unsophisticated! Enjoy tasty and hearty meals in Alpine huts such as the ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’ or the ‘Hütteneckalm’ in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt. A rustic dining room with wood burning stove, the view of the valley and the breath-taking sunsets turn an overnight stay, in the Alpine huts around Lake Hallstatt, into an unforgettable holiday experience.

Welcome on the top

Simony hut (Simonyhütte) Hallstatt

© Kraft | Simonyhütte in der Dachstein Wanderwelt in Hallstatt / Obertraun bei einem Wanderurlaub in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Lodge on Mount Krippenstein

© Rosifka | Lodge am Krippenstein in Obertraun.

Goisererhütte / Goiserer hut

© Stadlinger | Goisererhütte in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Gablonzer hut / Gablonzerhütte

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

Ebenalm in Gosau

Adamekhütte / Adamek hut

© Gapp | Adamekthütte in Gosau

Alpine life - a piece of culture!

However, the Alpine pastures and mountain huts around Lake Hallstatt are far more than just destinations for hikers and have an important role within Austrian culture. For now, just as in the past, farm animals such as sheep or cattle are driven up onto the pastures in the summer where many products are manufactured onsite by the milkmaids and dairymen who also spend the summer months on the pasture. Towards the end of the summer the animals are then colourfully decorated and driven back down into the valley. A unique cultural asset still alive around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau.

Our tip: If you are planning an overnight stay in one of the many mountain huts around Lake Hallstatt, we recommend you book in advance. Your hosts and the Tourist Information Office will be happy to do this for you - just ask! We hope you enjoy eventful mountain experiences while hiking around Lake Hallstatt.

The discount ticket für hikers

Dachstein Salzkammergut Ticket

© Traunsee Touristik GmbH  | Salzkammergut Gipfelticket - 3 Gipfel - 1 Ticket!

Rustic! Incomparable! Simply Irresistible!

Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!

Feel free – the World Hertiage hiking world around Lake Hallstatt!

Hiking in the Salzkammergut - Your hiking guide


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