The whole family on tour
Hiking and nature adventures can be great fun – as long as the planning is right: the route is not too long, the path as exciting as possible and the motivation, in the form of a goal clearly formulated. Off we go! On the following pages we present selected family hikes from the holiday hiking region Dachstein Salzkammergut. Hallstatt, Obertraun, Gosau and Bad Goisern offer a wealth of opportunities to experience nature and destinations on foot for all ages. Our family walks are a maximum of 10 kilometres long and have only a small ascent. Many attractions along the way provide variety and relaxation. This way the tour with the family is guaranteed not boring!
Offers for family walks!
Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
Hallstatt | Brine Trail: One of the most charming walks along the Hallstatt Lake and the River Traun between mountains and the village.
Let yourself be enchanted by the imposing landscape high above the Goisern valley. The family-friendly themed path of about 80 minutes walking time through the “Ewige Wand” is a real highlight on a holiday in the Salzkammergut. With numerous fairy tale boards in German and English.
Gosau | Panorama route: Family-friendly hike along the Gosau valley. A special experience.
Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Klause (logging dam): Through the romantic Weißenbach valley to the last wooden logging dam in Austria. About a three-hour adventure hike for the whole family.
Hiking on the Dachstein plateau. Meet animal natives and enjoy the impressive karst landscape at 2000 metres above sea level. An unforgettable nature experience of around 2 to 3 hours on a wide hiking trail. Ideal for families and seniors.
Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.
Family-friendly hike along Lake Hallstatt. From Bad Goisern via Hallstatt to Obertraun. Picturesque nature trail with a total walking time of around 3 hours. With great refreshment stops and cool swimming spots. Hiking by the lake with a nature trail.
The 10km long trail leads from Obertraun to Bad Aussee through the romantic Koppen valley. Total walking time is around 3 hours. You will need sturdy walking shoes. There is an opportunity to stop off for refreshments in the Koppental valley.
A unique panoramic view of the southern part of Lake Hallstatt awaits you on this approximately 1½ hour, family-friendly hike to the Hirschaualm between Hallstatt and Obertraun.
Hallstatt | World Heritage circular trail: Experience impressive history in the breathtaking natural landscape at Lake Hallstatt. Over the Salzberg, through "hell" and along the oldest pipeline in the world. Uniquely beautiful!
Starting at the Gosauschmied, this circular walk is also possible in bad weather in proper walking boots. Follow the road up to the lower Gosau lake for about 1km and then bear left along a gravel track.
A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina. Duration: 6h.
In the footsteps of the friendly gnomes at "Plankensteinalm". Every week in the summer holidays the slow train "Gosauer Bummelzug" goes up to "Plankensteinalm" from the Touristinfo.
The Iglmoosalm is very popular amongst hikers. You can reach it either the easy way by means of the "Gosau slow train" or by taking a one-and-half-hour walk from Gosau Mittertal.