Dwarfs-Hike in Gosau

© Betty   Familienwanderung im Salzkammergut: Wichetelweg 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. There is a theme trail for children. The kids can explore the nature and the animals, which lives up at the mountain and the woods. It is a great excursion for the hole family.

Heavenly Perspective

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!

Information at a glance

  • Tour and route information
    Starting place: 4824 Gosau
    Starting point: mountain pasture Plankenstein
    Destination: 4824 Gosau
    Destination: Plankensteinalm
    Duration: 1h
    Length: 3 km
    Altitude difference (uphill): 50m
    Altitude difference (downhill): 50m
    Lowest point: 1600m
    Highest point: 1600m
    Difficulty: easy
    Panoramic view: To Mount Dachstein and the Gosaukamm
    Paths covering: Hiking trail
    Most economical season: Summer / The wichtel hike is, depending on the weather, from June to September accessible.