Important information for rail travellers - No Ferry connection in Hallstatt in February 2023: Change to the regular bus service
Dear guests, valued travellers
Please note that the ferry service from Hallstatt train station to Hallstatt Markt will be suspended between Monday 6th February 2023 through to and including Tuesday 28th February 2023. The reason: construction work. This means for all train passengers: Travelers to Hallstatt are requested to change to the "Line 542" bus at the "Steeg-Gosau" station (Possibly change at the station "Gosaumühle". Ask the bus driver!) or to the "Line 543" bus at the "Obertraun Dachsteinhöhlen" station. Please plan this into your journey.
No ferry traffic on Lake Hallstatt
06.02.2023 - 28.02.2023
Hallstatt Railroad station - Hallstatt City
Wechseln from train to bus
in the Railroad stations
Railroad station "Gosau Steeg"
Possibly change at the bus stop "Gosaumühle"
Ask the bus driver!
Railroad station "Obertraun Dachsteinhöhlen"
06.02.2023 - 28.02.2023
If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.
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The 4 tourism offices of the
UNESCO World Heritage region of H
allstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
on a click
Tourism information Bad Goisern
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100
Tourism information Gosau
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20
Tourism information Hallstatt
Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30
Tourism information Obertrau
n Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40
Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.
Your editorial team.
Easy-Going along the Lake
Whether spring, summer or autumn - the “Ostuferwanderweg” not only connects nature lovers from all over the world, but also the three lakeside communities of Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun with each other.
No wonder the picturesque discovery route is so popular with all age groups. Because even with an all-terrain pram, the shores of Lake Hallstatt are easy to admire and hike.
For big and small explorers
As with many hiking trails in the Salzkammergut, there are numerous starting points. For our route description, we decided on the variant from Bad Goisern, Steeg district via the "Seeraunzn", the Hallstatt train station to the gates of the Obertrauner Lido.
East bank trail around Lake Hallstatt
Near the bathing area, about five-minutes walk from the Obertraun railway station, the Ostufer-Wanderweg (east-bank path) begins opposite the boat pier. Here is also the starting point of the Obertraun Höhenweg. But we walk along the railway line further in the direction of Schloß `Grub'. This private property is fenced, and we must remain outside. Soon you will notice that you are on a nature-study trail. Along the path, notice-boards have been erected which give information of the luxuriant vegetation here.
Next to a railway hut we again come to the bank of the Hallstatt Lake. From here, you have a lovely view of the 4,500-year-old salt-mining community. In a half-hour we reach the Hallstatt railway station and the boat jetty. Our path leads further along the railway line, over a romantic suspension bridge and on a secure rock path, then on a smaller path along the lake. After about an hour we reach the area of the Obersee railway station and the Wanderwegstüberl (Seeraunzn), where we obtain our hiking stamp. Enjoy the lovely view to the west bank of the Hallstatt lake and the ~Gosaumühle peninsular. Obersee has not only a railway station but also a boat station serving Steeg and Hallstatt m2.
can carry on toward Steeg. In a further hour we come to Au on the main road and the Steeg-Gosau railway station. From here we can travel back to Hallstatt by bus, boat or rail. Those with the energy and two to three hours to spare, can walk back from Steeg on the Soleleitungsweg or the main road to Hallstatt and Obertrau n. The hike around the Hallstatt lake is a tour lasting a whole day and takes seven hours.
For all nature lovers who do not want to hike the “Ostuferwanderweg” (East shore hiking trail) between Obertraun and Bad Goisern "in one go", we have subdivided the popular adventure trail into four sections under "Information at a glance" below. Parallel to the “Ostuferwanderweg” also runs the regional Salzkammergut railway. Via the stops "Steeg-Gosau", "Obersee", "Hallstatt" and "Obertraun" you can return, at any variable time, to the starting point of your hike. The link to the online timetable can be found below. Have fun!