Glittering ice crystals. Snow-covered hills, mountains and forests. Bizarrely shaped icicles. This is winter hiking in the Salzkammergut. Add to that the unordinary wintry silence as the soft snow swallows almost every sound. Enjoy this magical winter paradise during a relaxing hike through the magical snowy landscape of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Perfect for time-out in white!
Snow-covered hills and pine trees along the Waldbach stream, in Hallstatt, transform the landscape in the wildly romantic Echerntal into a magical winter wonderland. The fresh, clear winter air is healthy and puts colour into your cheeks.
There is also lots to discover during a winter’s walk around the town centre: Small picturesque alleyways, a wintery market square, the snow-covered cemetery by the Catholic Church, meter long thick icicles on Mühlbach and much more ... Especially recommended is a walk along the " Oberen Weg" the “Dr. Morton-Weg” where visitors from all over the world can get a magnificent panoramic view of Lake Hallstatt. For all romantics we recommend an evening torchlight walk through Hallstatt’s historical old town.
The Bachweg in Gosau and the Traunreiterweg in Bad Goisern provide some variation in winter. The winter hiking trail in Gosau follows the Gosaubach from the Vordertal to the Hintertal. The trail is amongst the most popular for both guests and locals, due to the fact that that the impressive Gosaukamm is a constant companion. The Traunreiterweg, along the river Traun in Bad Goisern, promises an unforgettable winter wonderland. Along the way, cosy inns invite you to linger. Sit by the tiled stove and warm up with a Jaga tea or have a snack to provide strength for the next miles – this is how to enjoy snow walks to the full.
A snow covered Gosau valley, a deep-blue sky and majestic peaks. An idyllic scene all in white - just like in a picture book. On well-cleared paths it means: relaxation allowed! For those who wish to venture up high, during a winter hike in Gosau, should start on the Gosau Zwieselalm. You will find many cabins and inns all along the numerous family-friendly winter hiking trails. Local specialties and the magnificent scenery of Lake Gosau and the Dachstein Glacier will continually entice you to take a break.
Obertraun has much to offer as a high winter alternative to the rough and tough tracks from the Dachstein. Hallstatt offers an attractive alternative along the snow tracks beside the forest brook in the winter beauty. This route is cleared of snow only until the last house in Echern valley but most of the time you will still find fresh footprints in the path made in the dreamy, quiet winter world.
Please remember: The cross-country ski trails and ski slopes are specifically and exclusively prepared for winter sports participants. Foot prints not only damage the slopes or cross-country tracks, but can also be dangerous for the winter sports participants. If you observe this, nothing will stand in the way of your unforgettable winter holiday is in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region!
Do you love to experience unusual original nature? Then you should definitely give snowshoeing a try. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the untouched nature and immerse yourself into the enchanted winter wonderland far from the crowds and hustle and bustle.