Hiking around Lake Gosau: Löckermoos - © Kraft

All tours at a glance

Out and about in the mountains around Hallstatt

Whether long day hikes, overnight stays at romantic mountain huts or simple walks in the valley – whoever was en route in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, in the Gosau Valley, in Hallstatt or in Obertraun will always want to hike further.... It is the happiness of walking that suddenly explodes into great emotions.

We have compiled the most beautiful hiking tours for you on this page. You can easily compare all tours at a glance. We wish you an exciting hiking holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Tours at a glance

The historical Brine Trail

Hikin to the "Goiserer Hut" in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

The Gosau Lake Experience

Character & Legend Trail in Bad Goisern

Panorama Trail in Gosau

Hiking on the “Salt Alps climb” trail

© Wanderziel: der  | Chiemsee – das bayerische Meer

Panorama trail Hallstatt

Heilbronn Circular Trail

© Hoermandinger | Eis-Hai auf dem heilbronner Rundwanderweg in Obertraun

To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Hiking on the tolerance trail in Bad Goisern

Hiking with Betty

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Hike to the Salt Mine & Skywalk in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Wanderung zum Salzbergwerk, den Salzwelten in Hallstatt

Gosaubachweg Gosau - Along the river

The karst nature trail

Hiking Through the Radltal in Hallstatt

Hiking to Mount Schergenkogel

© Kraft | Wanderung auf den Schergenkogel in Obertraun

Traunreiter path

Historical tour of Gosau - Leaving the church in the village

Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

© Kraft | Simonyhütte in der Ferieregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

BergeSeen Trail Stage 25

© Gisbert Rabeder | Hofpürglhütte mit den Bischofsmützen | Wandern und Wanderwege im Salzkammergut: Fernwanderwege &  Weitwanderwege “BergeSeen Trail“ bei einem Urlaub in Österreich.

Hiking in the nature reserve "Koppenwinkel" Obertraun

© Kraft | Wandern im Koppenwinkel Obertraun

Hiking to the Glacier Garden in Hallstatt

On the top...

Hiking to the Goiserer hut and Mount Kalmberg

Hike to Mount "Predigstuhl" in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

© Kraft

The “Ostuferwanderweg” (East shore hiking trail) - Always along Lake Hallstatt

Koppental Hiking Trail in Obertraun

Hiking through the Echern Valley

Hiking to Löckermoos High Moor Gosau

Panoramic view waterfall wall

© Kraft | Wanderung zur Wasserfallwand in Obertraun im Salzkammergut

The steep track “Gangsteig” steep track in Echerntal

Hike to the Wiesberghaus

© Kraft | Wandern zum Wiesberghaus in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut in Österreich

Hiking to the "Waldbach" origin in Hallstatt

Hiking to the viewing plattform ”5Fingers”

© Kraft | Wandern zu den 5 Fingers & Pionierkreuz

BergeSeen Trail Stage 10

Walk through the Echern Valley in Hallstatt

© Kraft | Wandern in Hallstatt im Salzkammergut: Spaziergang durch das Echerntal

Hiking to the Zwieselam

© Kraft | Wanderung vom Gosausee auf die Zwieselalmbei Ihrem Wanderurlaub im Salzkammergut

BergeSeen Trail Stage 11

Hike to the Hirschaualm in Hallstatt

Across the karst plateau

BergeSeen Trail Stage 12

Circular hiking trail Zwieselalm Gosau


The Simony Hut and Mount Dachstein

Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein

© Kraft |  Wandern im Salzkammergut in Österreich: Margschierf-Wanderung auf dem Dachsteinpleteau

Hiking from the Gjaidalm to the Wiesberghaus to Hallstatt

Hiking to the "Gosaunet-Platzerl" on the Zwieselalm

Hike to the "Steingrabenschneid" in Hallstatt

Hike via the "Zwieselalm" to Russbach in Gosau


Breath-taking World Heritage hiking

Hike to the Donnerkogel in Gosau

Hike to the Grindstone Quarries in Gosau

Round hiking trail to the “Schönen Aussicht“ (Beautiful View)

Geological Loop Tour in Gosau

Hiking to the natural spectacle "Kessel" (Cauldron)

Trail "Linzerweg"

Hike around the Gosaukamm

Hiking to the Iglmoosalm in Gosau

Hike to the ice cave in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt

© Dachstein AG | Wanderung zur Eishöhle

Hike from Hallstatt to the "Simony hut" Simonyhütte

Hike from the Krippenstein to Simonyhütte

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!

Warning: Closed trails
Better to know before you go

Hiking trails in the Salzkammergut can be closed for various reasons. To help you prepare for your hike, we have set up a page with current road closures in the region. This will help you get to your destination without any detours or stress. Click here to visit the page...

Leisurely hiking from cabin to cabin

Mountain Huts and Alpine

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

Heavenly Perspective

Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!

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