© Photo: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH./Robert Maybach: Enjoy the view in Upper Austria
Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Salzkammergut Roundhiking DE LUXE

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich

April 28th - October 18th, 2024

in the footsteps of the white gold

…with luggage transfer

…overnight stays in TOP ****hotels
…daily arrival possible

“Moons and years pass, but a beautiful moment shines through life.”
Franz Grillparzer

Immerse yourself in the Salzkammergut, Austria’s oldest industrial landscape thanks to its white gold: salt. Salt has been mined here for thousands of years. Mining in the word-famous town of Hallstatt can be traced back to prehistoric times. On top, pilgrims have visited places of strength in the Salzkammergut since the Middle Ages. And many artists and celebrities came to the region to find peace and relaxation, and also to follow the imperial family to their summer residence in Bad Ischl. On this trail we invite you to visit some of these spectacular places and trails.
  • 2-day visit to the ‘World Heritage Site’ Hallstatt – Dachstein/Salzkammergut
  • selected hikes on the shores of beautiful lakes in front of a unique mountain scenery
  • fantastic mountain tours up to 2,000 meters above sea level
  • traditional rides with cable cars and rack railways
  • discovery of cultural and prehistoric treasures
 For environmental reasons, we recommend arriving and departing by public transport
 (train/bus). We are happy to help you organize your train journey within Austria. Talk to us!
"A tree for your booking" – Cooperation project with Austrian Federal Forests
For every bike or hiking tour in the region booked with us, a tree is planted in the Weißenbach valley – near Bad Ischl. With this campaign we want to generate awareness for climate-friendly travel and take responsibility for a world worth living in.
The UNESCO World Heritage List currently lists 1,154 natural and cultural sites from 167 countries worldwide. The excellent cultural and natural monuments have an extraordinary universal value that must be preserved in the long term. Austria is represented with 10 World Heritage Sites.
 Definition of hiking grades: Introductery
 Daily stages with up to 400 m altitude difference ascending, Ø 3-6 h walking time.
 Easy terrain. Trails without major obstacles, recommended for families.

  • 7 nights
  • Luggage transfer included
  • 7 x Overnight stays in TOP ****hotels with breakfast (2 x Lake Wolfgangsee, 3 x Bad Ischl, 2 x Hallstatt)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x “Wandergeist” schnapps as welcome drink
  • 1 x Salzkammergut souvenir
  • 1 x Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (per room)
  • 1 x Ascent and descent with the steam cogwheel railway Schafbergbahn
  • 1 x Ascent and descent with the Katrin cable car
  • 1 x train ticket Bad Ischl – Bad Goisern
  • 1 x Guided tour of the “Salzwelten Hallstatt”
  • 1 x All-inclusive ticket for Dachstein Krippenstein - Included: cable car ascent & descent (section I, II, III*) - as often as you like in one day, 1 entrance & guided tour in the Ice AND Mammut cave
  • 1 x Bus ticket Hallstatt Lahn to Bad Ischl
  • 3 x luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • Service hotline daily from 8.00 - 18.00 o’clock (also on weekend)
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Breakfast

Day 1:  Individual arrival at the crystal-clear lake ‘Wolfgangsee’
You will receive your detailed travel documents at the hotel.
A visit to the town of St. Wolfgang on the northern shore of lake St. Wolfgang is worthwhile in  many respects. The pilgrimage church, which is dedicated to the bishop St. Wolfgang  of Regensburg, is consecrated site and houses art-historical trasures. Directly opposite is the hotel „Weisses Rössl“, to which a musical comedy was dedicated in the 1930s. Enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the coffeehouses to get in the mood! (2 nights)
Day 2:  With the cogwheel railway to the Schafberg
From the town of St. Wolfgang, the steepest steam cog railway in Austria, takes you to the 1782 meter-high Schafberg in 35 minutes. The nostalgic steam locomotive slowly makes its way up on a nearly six-kilometer-long route, while with a little luck you might even see a chamois. Once at the top, you can take a scenic hike on the Schafberg plateau with views of seven lakes in the Salzkammergut. There is still time for a refreshment in the mountain restaurant before the railway takes you back down into the valley.
Day 3:  Along the silk-thread border to Bad Ischl
Today’s hike takes you through the Upper Austrian St. Wolfgang via Berau und along the panoramic trail on the Bürglstein, which – particularly picturesque – runs right on the water. Via the silk-thread border into the province of Salzburg you reach Strobl. From there, the hiking trail follows the river Ischl to the town of Pfandl, where salt was produced already in the 12th century. Then it joins the Elisabeth Forest Trail to Bad Ischl – this trail was already created in 1899. Empress Sissi often visited this natural place during her summer breaks in Bad Ischl. (2 nights)
(It is possible to take the bus from Strobl to Bad Ischl. Payment on site)
Hiking: approx. 5 hours (16 km, ascent 234 m in height, descent 296 m in height)

Day 4:  On Ischl‘s local mountain – the ‘Katrin’
Short hike along the river Traun promenade to the valley station of the charming Katrin gondola cable car. In a 15-minute drive you reach a true hiking paradise at 1,400 m above sea level. The narrow, elongated hangover mountain range offers hiking and nature lovers a fine and manageable selection of trails. This circular hike offers unique views of seven lakes in four valleys and three countries.
Hiking: approx. 2 hours (4 km, ascent 290 m in height, descent 245 m in height)
Day 5:  At the mystical lake of Hallstatt
The journey with the Salzkammergut Railway to the climatic health resort of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt brings passengers to the Inner Salzkammergut. Here you can enjoy the lake landscape with its impressive mountain scenery, characterized by ice-age glaciers. Following the eastern path on the lake shore, spots with free access to swimming allow for a refreshing dip into the lake. Via Obertraun the path leads to Hallstatt. The almost perfect ensemble of narrow streets, historical houses, lake panorama and the cultural heritage from the ‘Hallstatt’ period makes this place world famous. During a guided tour through the world’s oldest salt mine, you will enter a fascinating underground world. Finally you will hike down the Salzberg to the centre of Hallstatt. (2 nights)
Hiking: approx. 5 hours (19 km, ascent 127 m in height, descent 102 m in height)
Day 6:  Exploration of the Krippenstein at an altitude of 2,000 meters
A hike to the south end of Lake Hallstatt and a cable car ride up to Krippenstein. This will take you in no time to the Dachstein Ice Caves, which is a world shaped by water, ice and stone. After visiting them, you can continue your journey to the summit of Krippenstein, which offers sunny hiking trails and spectacular viewing platforms, such as the “5 fingers” or the “Welterbespirale”. It is also possible to hike to the Gjaid valley station with views of the majestic Dachstein glacier. You will return by cable car to Obertraun and hike to Hallstatt. (Alternative return trip by bus or boat – payment on site.)
Hiking: from Hallstatt to Obertraun about 2 hours (7 km)
Day 7:  Wild-romantic Echern Valley
A well-signposted circular trail leads from Hallstatt to the waterfalls of Waldbachstrub. From a huge 90m-high gorge, which is divided into three stages, the water masses plunge roaring into the depths. Once there, the natural spectacle of the waterfalls can be admired up close. Bus ride back to Bad Ischl. (1 night)
Hiking: approx. 2 hours 7 km, ascent 183 m in height, descent 184 m in height)
Day 8:  Sanctuary of St. Wolfgang
The Ischl narrow-gauge railway once connected the imperial city with Lake Wolfgang. Today the bus will take you back to St. Wolfgang. Here the utilization of bee products was particularly important. Thus the pilgrims from far away sacrificed candles in front of the altar of St. Wolfgang and bought gingerbread as a souvenir. The tradition of the gingerbread bakery in St. Wolfgang goes back to the High Middle Ages. Try this delicacy best in one of the cafés!
(Individual departure or extra nights; bus payable locally, if your car is in St. Wolfgang).
General Information
The walks have no technical difficulties and are also suitable for beginners. Your hiking equipment should include: sturdy shoes, backpack, sun and rain protection, functional clothing.

possible date of arrival


from price
  • € 1356,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (28.04.2024 - 18.10.2024)
From to
28.04.2024, to 18.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person and arrangement in €:

28.04. – 01.07.24
01.09. – 18.10.24
****Hotels per person in double room with breakfast   1356,--
Additional charge single room / per week   485,--
Additional charge half board / per week   310,--
01.07. – 01.09.24
****Hotels per person in double room with breakfast   1415,--
Additional charge single room / per week   485,--
Additional charge half board / per week   310,--
Arrival   daily

Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Reductions for children on request.
Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.
Information for arrivals by car:
The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possible costs have to be paid on spot)
Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

  • 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


Salzkammergut Roundhiking DE LUXE
Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 24000-0
E-Mail wandern@salzkammergut.co.at
Web www.salzkammergut.co.at

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