Place of happiness:

Place of happiness: "'s Goiserer Seeplatzl" on Lake Hallstatt

Please note
“Ostuferwanderweg” (East Shore Hiking Trail) Latest
Information for hikers and bikers
No return options by train in autumn

Dear hikers and bikers, please note that the railway line along Lake Hallstatt will be closed from 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022 due to construction and renovation work.

Bus Instead of Train

During this time, there are no return options by train.
The station "Obersee" is also affected. The railway has arranged a rail replacement service for this period.
Return buses are available from the stops "Traun-Brücke" in Steeg / Bad Goisern and "Resort" in Obertraun.

Path is open!

Another note: The hiking trail and also the cycle path are passable during the period of construction work. The Seeraunzn restaurant is open.

Questions about the ferry service?

It is not yet clear whether the ferry will operate between Hallstatt town and Hallstatt train station during the period in question. According to information provided by the ferry operators “Hallstättersee Schifffahrt” on 2nd August 2022, there will probably be a limited ferry service.
Questions? If you have any questions on this subject, please send them directly to:

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    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
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Relaxation – directly on Lake Hallstatt

The place of happiness with the affectionate name " s'Goiserer Seeplatzl " is located almost in the middle of the ‘Ostuferwanderweg’ (East shore hiking trail), one of the most popular trails in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Once you've been there, you know why: The panoramic view over Lake Hallstatt - reminiscent of a fjord in Norway, the splashing water that transports you to the seaside and the locals on their traditional boats, the so-called “Plätten” or “Fuhren” remind you a little of the gondoliers in Venice. This place of happiness is a real good choice, as it combines pure joy of living with the desire for never-ending happiness.

Double the happiness

Also friends of the regional cuisine will get their moneys worth: The restaurant "Seeraunzn" spoils walkers, cyclists and hikers with a wide selection of tasty dishes and delicious desserts. For it is especially the fine cuisine on Lake Hallstatt that contributes significantly to the happiness of the guests. Double the happiness on your holiday in Austria.

Our tip: The "Goiserer Seeplatzl" can be reached in many ways: By foot along the ‘Ostuferwanderweg’ (East shore hiking trail) between Bad Goisern via Hallstatt to Obertraun, by bicycle or mountain bike over the partly parallel cycle path or with the "Goisern II" pleasure boat belonging to the ”Hallstättersee-Schifffahrt” – both the boat landing stage and train station “Obersee” are located nearby. Please note that the pleasure boat only runs during the summer months (June to September). Of course you can take the ferry from Hallstatt to the train station and back at any time. Whether in hiking boots, by bike or boat - whatever you choose, the "Goiserer Seeplatzl" place of happiness is always worth a visit to recharge your batteries.

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!


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