Walking in the tracks of the book smugglers - 4 Days

Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

April 22nd - October 18th, 2022

- on the pilgrimage trail “Way of the Book”
- with daily luggage transport

In times of the Counter-reformation Protestants in Austria had to follow their beliefs in secret. On adventurous routes, under the constant threat of capture (and subsequently heavy punishment), bibles, prayer and song books were smuggled to the remote mountain valleys of the Salzkammergut where the protestant beliefs were still strong among the population.

Requirements and general information
The tours have no technical difficulties. The hiking route is newly adapted and designed for adults and children. We recommend basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and a warmer jacket or pullover. The daily hiking routes are between 10 and 20 km distance for the whole day

  • 3 nights
services
  • 3 x overnight stay in a ***inn/hotel with breakfast buffet
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x hiking map and daily routing (1 x per room)
  • 1 x bus ticket for the ride from Gosau to Bad Goisern
  • 1 x Ascent with the Salt Mountain funicular railway
  • 2 x meals on the trail (packed lunch or refreshment along the way)
  • 2 x Luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Daily service hotline from 8.00-18.00 o’clock (also on weekends)

We recommend “Der Weg des Buches (The way of the book)” (includes information about daily routes and stories about history, people and region) in order to get attuned for your journey: € 24,90 (German only, excl. shipment costs).

Catering
  • Breakfast
itinerary

Day 1:  Individual arrival in Bad Goisern.
You will receive your travel documents at your accommodation
Overnight in Bad Goisern.
 
Day 2:  Bad Goisern – Eastern Lake Shore Hiking Trail – Obertraun - Hallstatt ~19 km, 5 h, altitude difference á 127 m / â102 m
From Bad Goisern in the direction of Lake Hallstättersee and along the eastern shore - with magnificent views of Hallstatt and the Dachstein Glacier - to Obertraun and further on to Hallstatt. Short cut: ferry from Hallstatt train station to Hallstatt market. Saving about 8km. Ferry has to be paid on the spot. Hallstatt is rich in cultural attractions - especially the prehistoric museum invites you to learn about Hallstatt’s long-standing history as salt town.

Overnight stay in Hallstatt

Day 3: Hallstatt - Gosau ~ 13 km, 5-6 h, altitude difference á811 m / â896 m
Today, the smugglers’ path leads over the mount Salzberg - up to 1378 m altitude, further to     the Dammwiese meadow with its very rare fauna and flora. Below the looming presence of        Mount Plassen you continue to the Durchgangalm and further to the Rossalm - here you can stop for lunch (included in your package). The family Hubner is taking care of this mountain pasture and it is an inviting place to stay for a while and rest. Afterwards you hike 2 hours to             Gosau Mittertal to your accommodation. In the evening we recommend to visit to the protestant church, which is known for its good acoustics. Perhaps you are in time for one of the regular performances.
Overnight in Gosau.
 
Day 4: Bus ride (with luggage) to Bad Goisern.
Individual departure or extra nights are possible.
 
The “Way of the Book” can be continued to Schladming on the 2nd stage.

possible date of arrival

daily

from price
  • € 299,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period
From to
22.04.2022to18.10.2022

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

22.04. – 01.07.21
01.09. – 18.10.21
 
***hotels/inns in double room with breakfast   299,--
Supplement half board   78,--
Supplement single room   75,--
   
Additional night double room with breakfast   57,--
Additional night double roomin Hallstatt with breakfast   70,--
Additional night supplement for half board   18,--
Additional night supplement for single room   13,--
   
01.07. – 01.09.21
 
***hotels/inns in double room with breakfast   312,--
Supplement half board   78,--
Supplement single room   75,--
   
Additional night double room with breakfast   57,--
Additional night double roomin Hallstatt with breakfast   70,--
Additional night supplement for half board   18,--
Additional night supplement for single room   13,--

Day of arrival   daily
 
Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 3,-- per person/per night)
 
Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests, maximum 2 children):
0 –   5,9 years:      100 %
6 – 14,9 years:        30 %
 
Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.

  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

We recommend a cancellation insurance.

The terms and conditions of Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH in the currently valid version apply.

conditions of travel

Contact


Walking in the tracks of the book smugglers - 4 Days
Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone+43 6132 24000-0
E-Mailwandern@salzkammergut.co.at
Webwww.salzkammergut.co.at
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