East shore hiking path

This adventure hike around Lake Hallstatt - which takes about three hours - takes you from Steeg or Untersee to Obertraun. The east shore hiking path is especially suitable as a family hiking experience. A short trip by boat or train provides a change of scenery. Particularly impressive is the fjord-like lake district formed by the Ice Age glacial ice which bestowed it with its current appearance approximately 10,000 years ago. A botanical nature trail between the lakeside and the railway line takes you through lush pastures, past individual houses and through the wood. You cross the deepest part of Lake Hallstatt (125 m) via the suspension bridge. The view across Hallstatt, which picturesquely nestles against the opposite lake shore, reveals itself as a further highlight of this hike. After another half an hour, you reach the end of the east shore hiking path in Obertraun. You can take the train back or travel the romantic way by ship across Lake Hallstatt.