Hiking through the Radl Valley “Radltal“


First of all…

The following hike is a high alpine hiking tour. Mountain experience, stamina, sure-footedness and good preparation are the best prerequisites for a successful and safe day trip. Please do not attempt it wearing sports shoes, normal street shoes or flip-flops! This ensures nothing will get in the way of an adventurous hike. Still have questions? For more safety tips, click here ... And now enjoy reading about this tour.

From Lake Hallstatt to Lake Gosau

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.

Orte should begin early, taking enough food and drink, because until the Hinteren See-Alm (1,161 m) there is no possibility to buy anything. We walk through the Haustatt Echerntal an the Dachstein-Reitweg, No. 601, to the Waldbachursprung (913 m). Here we turn right to the Radltalweg, No. 613. After a half-hour we reach the Landner-Alm. Always gently ascending, the small path leads us into a narrow laue. To our right is the Schwarzkogel (1,856 m). In this region is a taue grotto and the 'Zaglauer Loch', a deep, round depression. Past the decaying huts an the Radltal-Alm, we reach the Bärwurzanger. To the left is the Bärwurzkogel (2,006 m). The high Langtal (1,763 m) gives us a view into a unique nature reserve. Chamois, wood grouse and even ptarmigan are to be encountered.

From the Kogelgasse, the path goes steeply down to the Hinteren Gosausee and to the See-Alm (1,161 m), where provisions are available. After a walk of six hours we haue earned a rest. Ort the west bank of the Lake, past the meadows, we soon reach the Gosau-Lacke. A good road leads to the Vorderen Gosausee (933 m). From here, again, we haue a marvellous view of the Dachstein. Ort the whole route we see the Gosaukamm, a climbing eldorado comparable to the Dolomites. After another two hours we are at the Gosausee bus stop. Those with enough time should take the Gosau Dachstein Gable-Gar up to the Zwieselalrn. From there one has a panoramic view to the Großglockner. *,

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!

Information at a glance

  • Safety Tips for Hiking
    The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
    Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
    you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.