Jochwand Point of View

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather

The "Jochwand Point of View" was built 1860 by Prince Lichtenstein.
Here you will have a beautiful view to the valley of Bad Goisern, to Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains.

Hiking via the so-called "Hammerberg"

On this hike via the Hammerberg to Weißenbach surefootedness is required 

According to a legend from former times a giant has broken the valley from Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt into two parts by a hammer.

The Jochwand point of view can be reached via the path from Weißenbach or via Unterjoch (Rassingmühle, Hanuschhof) or the Maiswaldwarte.

The hike takes around 3 till 4 hours, depending on your fitness level. You will move on gravel paths, short asphalt routes, forest roads and about 70% on a natural hiking trail.

This certified premium hiking trail is also called "Salzalpentour",  is marked with this name in colour blue and yellow) and can be easily followed 

Once again: If you want to do this hike via the "Hammerberg" you should be sure-footed.

Experience a 360 degree Live Panoarama of Bad Goisern...

From spring to autumn the Jochwand Point of View is a favoured destination.


819 m

Accessibility / arrival

Several paths lead to the Jochwand viewpoint.
* Ascent from Weißenbach
* Ascent via Unterjoch

by car
from Salzburg:
federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl drive onto the “Salzkammergut Straße” B145 in direction to Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on “Salzkammergut Straße” B145 in direction to Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320, in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 to Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

by bus:
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau”), stop "Bad Goisern Mitte" ascent via Unterjoch
from Gosau: bus direction Bad Ischl, stop "Bad Goisern Mitte" ascent via Unterjoch

by train:
from Vienna/Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change train to Stainach-Irdning
from Klagenfurt/Graz to Stainach-Irdning, change train to Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Bahnhof Bad Goisern" ascent via Unterjoch

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at (train) and

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
General price information

No entrance fee

  • All weather
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Jochwand Point of View
Jochwand Goisern
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 5 95095 - 10

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Tourismusbüro Bad Goisern
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Phone +43 5 95095 - 10

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