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

Tour start in the valley

Some say "Predigstuhlr", others "Predigtstuhl". But they all have one thing in common: the hike up the 1,233-metre-high panoramic mountain is a unique nature experience and should not be missed on any holiday in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt. Provided you have stamina and mountain experience! Then nothing stands in the way of a magnificent view over the Goiserertal to the Dachstein glacier!

Let's get started!

Whether with your own car, or very environmentally friendly with the public bus, we go to the starting point of our hike. We start our tour in the valley at the Bad Goisern tourist office. Cross the car park "Bad Goisern Mitte" and the Salzkammergut main road (B145) and walk towards the discounter Hofer. Past the supermarket, take a slight left on the road with a sidewalk, past the town sign "Lasern" in the direction of our hiking destination. After a few minutes' walk we pass a large information board. We turn left and follow the sign "Höhenloipe Predigstuhl".

As we all know, the journey is the goal

Our hike leads us along the mountain road with numerous curves and breathtaking views further and further towards the destination. Quaint farmhouses, small farms and shady rest areas flank our path through the Goiser district of "Wurmstein". And if you feel like it, you can also make a detour to the Rathlucka-Hütte excursion restaurant. This is a bit off the beaten track and can be easily reached in about 20 minutes on foot. Definitely worth a visit on the ascent or descent.

Up towards the "Ewige Wand" (Eternal Wall)

A mountain farm road leads us directly to the enormous construction of the "Ewige Wand" (Eternal Wall). If we are lucky, we will see extreme climbers in the overhanging "Kunze-Edlinger-Führe". Just before the Berghotel Predigstuhl, now a reading hotel, the path now leads over the cycle path in many serpentines through the very steep mountain forest. You get up quickly. A well-secured rock face allows the hands to grip a little. As a reward, there is a great view of the Goiserertal and the Dachstein.

Towards the summit

In half an hour we reach the very exposed summit of the Predigstuhl with its romantic rocky backdrop. The summit tour is magnificent, and the view down is tingling. Be careful with children!

Back to the valley

Whether on foot, from the valley or by car to the mountain inn - we wish you an incomparable hike to the Predigstuhl in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt. Hail to the mountains!

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...

Freie Unterkünfte für Ihren Wanderurlaub im Salzkammergut

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.