All tours at a glance
Out and about in the mountains around Hallstatt
Whether long day hikes, overnight stays at romantic mountain huts or simple walks in the valley – whoever was en route in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, in the Gosau Valley, in Hallstatt or in Obertraun will always want to hike further.... It is the happiness of walking that suddenly explodes into great emotions.
We have compiled the most beautiful hiking tours for you on this page. You can easily compare all tours at a glance. We wish you an exciting hiking holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Tours at a glance
The historical Brine Trail
Hallstatt | Brine Trail: One of the most charming walks along the Hallstatt Lake and the River Traun between mountains and the village.
Sarstein Crossing in Bad Goisern
The complete Sarsteinüberquerung (Sarstein Crossing) is an extended but rewarding whole day's tour. 9 or 10 hours. Mountain fans have the loveliest panoramic view here in the alpine world.
Bad Goisern | Goiserer Hut: The best view to the Dachstein summit, down to Goisern and Gosau, to the Gosaukamm an dth whole range is unforgettable.
The Gosau Lake Experience
Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!
Panorama trail Hallstatt
Hallstatt | High Trail “Marienruhe / Salzberg (salt mountain)”: Our secret tip for all day visitors. A 60-minute walk with Aha-guarantee!
Figures and legends trail
Bad Goisern | You wil be accompanied by fabulous figures carved from tree trunks. From here, you can enjoy a fantastic view across the Goisern valley.
View the Gosau valley
Gosau | Panorama route: Family-friendly hike along the Gosau valley. A special experience.
Hiking on the “Salt Alps climb” trail
Hallsattt / Chiemsee | SalzAlpenSteig (Salt Alps climb): Premium long-distance trail from the oldest salt mine until the "Bavarian Sea" – Connected by 233 kilometres!
Hallstatt | This romantic hike through the picturesque Echern valley to the Glacier garden is a relic of the last ice age. A wonderful hiking route for the whole family.
Heilbronn Circular Trail
Obertraun | World Heritage hiking world on the Krippenstein: The mountain plateau hike for the whole family with the new attraction for young and old: the eight meter long walk-in ice age shark.
To Austria’s last wooden logging dam
Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Klause (logging dam): Through the romantic Weißenbach valley to the last wooden logging dam in Austria. About a three-hour adventure hike for the whole family.
The tolerance trail
Bad Goisern | An excellently-signposted path takes you to the "Schwarzenbachloch", one of the three caves where, earlier, secret services were held by the Protestants.
Along the brook
Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.
Simony Hut: So close to heaven!
Hallstatt / Obertraun: The hike to the Simony Hut below the mighty Dachstein glacier, is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Salzkammergut. Recommended is the gorgeous sunrise - just a dream!
Hiking with Betty
The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!
Family hiking trail
Hallstatt/Obertraun | East bank trail: along the lake of Hallstatt from Obersee to Obertraun, about 3 hours; around the Hallstätter Lake, about 7 hours!
Leaving the church in the village
Gosau | An easy stroll from the village centre through the church quarter. This stroll is also suitable for families with pushchairs.
The karst nature trail
Twenty signposted stations tell the story of the evolution of the karst landscape in the ”Dachstein Hiking World” in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Hiking through the Echern Valley
Hallstatt | A hike possible for all and in all seasons. The spectacular view puts a spell on all hikers. The Goal: The breathtaking Waldbackstrub Waterfall.
Hiking to Mount Schergenkogel
Obertraun | Mount Schergenkogel: From the Schergenkogel (alt. 700 m), our hiking destination,has a wonderful view over Obertraun, Lake Hallsattt and Mount Sarstein. 3/4 of an hour to go.
Bad Goisern | Traunreiter path: One of the most beautiful hiking paths in Bad Goisern, is close to the River Traun - the Traunreiterweg!
Hiking to the Goiserer hut and Mount Kalmberg
Gosau | The Goisern mountain Hut is in view of the "Kalmberg Indian", and is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
Giant source of the Waldbach
Hallstatt | Waldbachursprung (lit. Forest Stream Source)
On the top...
Obertraun | Krippenstein: The extensive karst plateau of the Dachstein Hiking world accommodates plenty of enjoyable hiking routes for all levels.
Mountain home of the people of Hallstatt
Hallstatt | Plassen: Starting point for this walk is the small, picturesque World Heritage town of Hallstatt with its wealth of history.
Koppental Hiking Trail in Obertraun
The 10km long trail leads from Obertraun to Bad Aussee through the romantic Koppen valley. Total walking time is around 3 hours. You will need sturdy walking shoes. There is an opportunity to stop off for refreshments in the Koppental valley.
The Simony Hut and Mount Dachstein
Following the trail of the great Dachstein explorer Prof. Simony. A fabulous view of the small Glacier lakes, Dachstein and the Hallstatt Glacier
The legend of the worm in the Loecker Lake Gosau
Gosau | Loeckermoos (Loeker moss) and Loeckersee (Loecker Lake): One of the most beautiful high moor lake.
Panoramic view waterfall wall
Obertraun | Wasserfallwand (waterfall wall): An easy hike for those who want to take it easy. Far away from any hustle and bustle, you will get to enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains.
Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau
Gosau | Adamekhütte (Adamek hut): First the way to the Adamekhut seems to be an easy walk along the lake Gosausee. But then, an exhausting hike to the hut follows.
The steep track “Gangsteig” steep track in Echerntal
A Challenge for mountaineers. A steep track, blasted out of the mountain, over the Waldbachstrub waterfalls in Hallstatt. Walking time about 30 minutes. Only for experienced hikers with hiking boots.
Hiking through the Radl Valley “Radltal“
Those with endurance can undertake this hike an one of the loveliest extended trails in the Salzkammergut, the Radltal-Weg from Hallstatt to the Hinteren Gosausee.
Hiking to the viewing plattform ”5Fingers”
Fantastic views of the Salzkammergut region! 1/2 hour to the summit Easy trail alt. 2,109 metres on the top of Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt.
Across the karst plateau
The recently established Nature trail on the Dachstein plateau is an important component of the World Heritage Hiking world. This trail travels across the karst plateau and "lures" with pristine high alpine scenery.
Geological Loop Tour in Gosau
Starting at the Gosauschmied, this circular walk is also possible in bad weather in proper walking boots. Follow the road up to the lower Gosau lake for about 1km and then bear left along a gravel track.
Hiking trail “Margschierf” on Mout Krippenstein
The bride Karstlehrpath leads trough a real "lunarscape"on Mount Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. Hiking duration around 6 hours.
A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina. Duration: 6h.
Breath-taking World Heritage hiking
Hallstatt | World Heritage circular trail: Experience impressive history in the breathtaking natural landscape at Lake Hallstatt. Over the Salzberg, through "hell" and along the oldest pipeline in the world. Uniquely beautiful!
Hike around the Gosaukamm
Beautiful two day tour, with unique scenery, around a wildly rugged mountain range. With a wonderful overnight stay in an Alpine hut. For experienced mountaineers.
Hiking to the Zwieselam
From Lake Gosau "Vorderer Gosausee" up to "Zwieselalmhöhe". After 1.5 hours you reach the "Zwieselalm" there you have a beautiful few over "Gosaukamm", "King Dachstein" and the lake.
Dwarfs-Hike in Gosau
In the footsteps of the friendly gnomes at "Plankensteinalm". Every week in the summer holidays the slow train "Gosauer Bummelzug" goes up to "Plankensteinalm" from the Touristinfo.
Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!
Leisurely hiking from cabin to cabin
Mountain Huts and Alpine
Fancy a glass of wonderfully fresh milk, accompanied by freshly baked farmhouse bread with bacon or fresh alpine cheese. Here you will find the most beautiful Alpine pastures, in the World Heritage region, for your family hike or Alpine pasture excursion.
Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!