Hiking Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Walkable Dachstein Salzkammergut

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.

Important notice for hikers & cyclists

The “Ostuferwanderweg” (east shore hiking and biking trail) is currently closed between Obertraun, Hallstatt and Bad Goisern. The length of closure is not yet clear. We will inform you as soon as it reopens.

In Hallstatt

Tree thousand metre-high mountain tops, gentle crests, smooth hilltops, wide plateaus and mountains of all sizes. No matter what direction you look in Hallstatt, towering peaks are feature of the landscape everywhere. The historical “Soleweg” (brine trail) is widely known as one of Austria’s most beautiful trails an other trails.

» In Hallstatt

Hikin in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks? Explore on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails the most beautiful spots of Obertraun.

» Hikin in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

Gosau Valley

In harmony with nature: Sense your freedom - Experience real adventure - * Group experiences Self discovery

» Gosau Valley

Bad Goisern

The Goisern mountain hut and the Kalmberg are among the most beautiful destinations for those hiking in the Bad Goisern area. Traunreiter path: One of the most beautiful hiking paths in Bad Goisern, is close to the River Traun - the Traunreiterweg!

» Bad Goisern

To relax

Discover an alpine summer - surrounded by lush, blooming alpine meadows and the mountain panorama of Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun- that’s summer holidays in the Dachstein-Salzkammergut-region. Time to relex!

» To relax

Theme trails

The Trail gives hikers an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Dachstein-Salzkammergut-region, as well as to learn more about the mineralogy and geology of Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun. The focus was on making everything easy to understand, enjoyable and hands-on.

» Theme trails

Unforgettable nights in the mountains

Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour, around Lake Hallstatt, with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature!

» Colourful light shows

© Kraft Übernachten auf den Berghütten und Almen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut: Raschberghütte in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

At the center of it all, the Dachstein

Hiking Tour provides a gateway to the glorious landscapes and immense diversity of the second highest moun-tain in the Northern Limestone Alps.

» At the center of it all, the Dachstein

Mountain Huts and Alpine

Fancy a glass of wonderfully fresh milk, accompanied by freshly baked farmhouse bread with bacon or fresh alpine cheese. Here you will find the most beautiful Alpine pastures, in the World Heritage region, for your family hike or Alpine pasture excursion.

» Mountain Huts and Alpine

© Kraft | Almen und Berghütten in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut: Gablonzerhütte

The youth-spring way (Jungbrunnenweg) in Russbach

Russbach | "The youth-spring way": Experience world for children and families The special path in the naturalistic environment of the Jungbrunnenweg in the small town of ußbach at the pass Gschütt.

» The youth-spring way (Jungbrunnenweg) in Russbach

“Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut | Places of happiness: Find the best areas of tranquillity, energetic places and relaxation points between lakes and mountains! Holiday for body and soul. Stock up now!

» “Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

The “Dachstein Salzkammergut hiking friends“

Planning a walking holiday? Stay in accommodation owned by members of the Hiking Friends organisation, and you will want to come back again!

» The “Dachstein Salzkammergut hiking friends“

© Kraft | Kompetenz-Gastgeber “ Wanderfreunde Dachstein Salzkammergut“

All tours at a glance

Here you will find an overview of all hiking tours in and around the Lake Hallstatt area, at a glance. From the high alpine hikes to leisurely tours in the valley.

» All tours at a glance

© Kraft | Wandern zur Simonyhütte in Hallstatt

Hiking on the “Salt Alps climb” trail

Hallsattt / Chiemsee | SalzAlpenSteig (Salt Alps climb): Premium long-distance trail from the oldest salt mine until the "Bavarian Sea" – Connected by 233 kilometres!

» Hiking on the “SalzAlpenSteig” (Salt Alps climb) trail.

© Wanderziel: der  | Chiemsee – das bayerische Meer

Safety Tips for Hiking

How do I prepare myself for a hiking tour? What do I take along in my backpack? What do I do and whom do I call during an emergency? Still have lots of questions? You’ll find the right answers here . . .

» Safety Tips for Hiking

3 Peaks and 1 Ticket

Salzkammergut | Mountain-Ticket (Gipfelticket): From now on you can get to the most popular mountain peaks in the Salzkammergut with just one, great value ticket. This discounted ticket lasts all summer long, for the loveliest peaks and views in the Salzkammergut.

» 3 Peaks and 1 Ticket

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

Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show

Discover natural experiences in a class of their own: Unforgettable mountain trips with magical sunsets and rises or magical energetic places to suit every taste. Simply irresistible!

» Natural spectacle

© Kraft | Naturschauspiel – Hier ist die Landschaft der Star

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"!

Unforgettable moments in a World Heritage region


The nicest hotels, apartments, B&Bs, holiday homes and campsites, at a glance, for your stay in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Booking rooms in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau und Obertraun.

» Hotels & more

Out and about on historical paths

During a holiday, you might want to see more than just the famous tourist sites. Sometimes it’s exciting to search out and discover the smaller and more subtle points of interests! A great example are the popular themed trails in Hallstatt. On these paths, you will discover the origins of the history-rich UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Follow in the footsteps of famous painters and acclaimed writers through the wild and romantic Echern Valley or take a historical walk—with or without an audio guide—through the picturesque lanes of Hallstatt. The many themed trails offer the opportunity to combine a long, enjoyable stroll with learning about the historical background of the region. Better yet, the trails can be explored regardless of the season and in most weather conditions. We look forward to seeing you on the popular themed trails throughout the World Heritage Region!


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