Hiking Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Pleasant paths, rugged rocks

Tie your boots, pack your rucksack and just start hiking. Through roads and alleys, past lovingly painted houses and friendly people. Out of town,into nature. Stimulating, exciting or calming – all around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley you can experience and walk the rough beauty of the breathtaking Alpine mountains.

Let your mind wander into the vast Alpine landscape. Across blooming Alpine pastures, rugged mountain ranges, deep blue lakes and crystal clear streams. Wild and real, gentle and calm. A world of contradictions – incomparable enjoyment. Past the Mout Sarstein mountain range all the way to Moun Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Moments you will never forget. The daily grind moves far away and you can clear your head, as clear as the high Alpine mountain air. You might get to know yourself a bit better. You almost wish you will never arrive at your destination. That´s hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Enjoy it!

Hiking trails at a glance

In this section you will find the best walking routes, all tours at your fingertips, long distance trails, family tours, short trips for late risers and more offers at a glance.

» Hiking trails

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

“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

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.

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“

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

Breakfast in an Alpine hut

Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.

» Breakfast up on an alpine pasture in the World Heritage region

© Kraft | Almfrühstück in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Hiking with Betty

The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!

» Hiking with Betty

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Guided hikes

Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.

» Geführte Wanderungen im Welterbe

© Kraft | Geführte Wanderungen in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

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!

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

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"!

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!