Salzkammergut long distance hiking trail

“Unlimited freedom”

Now and again, we all just want to leave our everyday life and the big city behind us, pack only the essentials in the backpack and get away! Experience impressive natural spectacles live and up close, with every step. In addition get to know the countryside, the people and the typical Austrian cuisine. It’s time! And if not now, then when?

Every lake a new experience

18 breathtaking day stages, 320 kilometres through one of the most d called ramatic landscapes in Europe and 32 different lakes - this is the "Salzkammergut S Trail" (Salzkammergut long distance hiking trail). The unforgettable tour, which lasts just over two weeks takes you past the Traunsee, Mondsee, Attersee, Lake Hallstatt, Lake Fuschl and the beautiful waters of the Ausseerland.

Everyone hikes their own way

Whether you sail over the water by ship, use cable cars to easily gain a few vertical meters - both options can be effortlessly incorporated into the tour of the Salzkammergut long distance hiking trail - but are not a must! Climb the Schafberg by train or by foot? From Gmunden to Traunkirchen by ship or Shanks’ pony? You decide!
The daily stages primarily end in places with varied infrastructure, sometimes in a hut.

Whether you choose to take the complete tour or to discover individual sections - Walking the Salzkammergut long distance hiking trail is an unforgettable experience.

Wanderbares Welterbe

Berge, Seen, Täler - die topographischen Gegebenheiten der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut begeistern jeden Wanderer. Je nach Lust, Laune und Kondition kann man hier entweder gemütlich von Hütte zu Hütte wandern, auf Fernwanderwegen ganze Region verbinden, die grenzenlose Fernsicht genießen oder unvergessliche Glücksmomente spüren. Die Wandermöglichkeiten rund um den Hallstättersee und das Gosautal sind unzählig und sowohl für erfahrene Wanderer als auch für Familien mit Kindern geeignet. Für jeden ist etwas dabei! Also, liebe Bergfreunde, viel Freude beim Wandern in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Information at a glance

  • Information on the tour through the Salzkammergut
    "Salzkammergut S Trail"
    320 km
    16,200 vertical meters
    18 daily stages
    35 lakes
    Lowest point: Gmunden (423m)
    Highest point: Fleischbank saddle / “Totes Gebirge”(2119m)