Themed trail Hallstatt Echerntal
"Painters, writers and natural wonders"
No problem! Here we have put together the text and pictures of the ten display boards. Therefore, you can conveniently read beforehand or review the history once again in the evening after the walk. We wish you lots of fun on this approximately 2 hour journey of discovery through the wild romantic Echerntal in Hallstatt.
To read: Thematic boards of the trail at a glance
Explorers, painters, men of literature
Hallstatt | Nature trail Echerntal: The unique natural landscape in Hallstatt's valley Echerntal has always fascinated artists and scientists. Let us accompany them on their discoveries!
Witnesses of stone
Rune stone and geology | The traces of Ice Age and considerable rockfalls have coined the natural scenery.
A paradise for artists
The brook Waldbach | The most famous painters of romanticism were already fascinated by Hallstatt's Echerntal and created their great works here.
Wooden rakes - glacier pots - stone mills - stone grindery | In former times, even stones were ground at the banks of the brook Waldbach.
Miracles of nature
View on Echerntal | Many beautiful landscapes await the fascinated hiker.
Eulenloch (owl hole) | Quite a few rock formations are still a mystery to scientists.
Lost in the snow storm
Waldbachstrub | Adalbert Stifter's coincidental encounter with two children inspired him to write the novella "Bergkristall".
Relicts of Ice Age
Glacier Garden - natural monument | Until 12,000 years ago, the landscape was covered by eternal ice.
A cave of records
With its more than 95 explored kilometres, the cave Hirlatzhöhle in the Dachstein mountains is Austria's longest cave.
A pioneer of the Dachstein mountains
Simony monument | One name is intrinsically tied to the great history of Hallstatt and the Dachstein mountains. The natural scientist Friedrich Simony dedicated his entire life to this landscape.
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By means of display boards and interactive elements, visitors learn a lot of interesting and useful information about this unique natural and cultural landscape within the UNESCO World Heritage region. Most themed trails can be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Available accommodation for your hiking holiday in the 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.