Hiking in Hallstatt
Hiking trails at a glance
Around Hallstatt. Two thousand metre-high mountain tops, gentle crests, smooth hilltops, wide plateaus and mountains of all sizes. No matter what direction you look in Dachstein Salzkammergut, towering peaks are feature of the landscape everywhere. The historical “Soleweg” (brine trail) is widely known as one of Austria’s most beautiful trails an other trails.
News for hikerson the
historical Brine Trail (Salzkammergut Soleweg)
Section Hallstatt - Bad Goisern locked
Section Bad Goisern - Bad Ischl open
Section Bad Ischl - Ebensee locked
Dear hiking friends, good news from the Salzkammergut Soleweg. The section between the Bad Goisern district of Steeg and Bad Ischl has been hikeable again since mid-July 2021. The rest of the trail in the direction of Ebensee will be reopened in 2022. The section from Hallstatt to Steeg (Bad Goisern) will then take place in 2024 - just in time for the Capital of Culture Year.
If you still don't want to wait that long and want to hike from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, we can recommend the following alternative:
From Hallstatt by ferry to the station, on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (east shore hiking trail) to Steeg and then on the Salzkammergut Soleweg via Bad Goisern and Lauffen to Bad Ischl. The walking time for this alternative is about 6 hours. Refreshment stops: Weißenbachwirt, Steegwirt or Seeraunzn. We wish you a pleasant hike!
Another note for hikers in Hallstatt: The ascent via the Soleweg from Hallstatt to the Salzberg remains closed and parts of the World Heritage Hiking Trail in Hallstatt are also not accessible at the moment. Thank you for your understanding. Your editorial team.
Up-to-date information for hikers on the Salzkammergut “Soleweg” Rock clearance work and forest maintenance along the “Soleweg” (brine pipeline path) - observe closures!
The annual rock clearance and forest maintenance work will be carried out along the “Soleweg” from 3rd April until probably 5th May 2023. The section from the Kaiser hunting statue, in Bad Ischl, to Steeg is affected. During the work, the path will be temporarily closed to protect the population from falling trees and rockfall.
For your own safety, please observe and respect the closures along the brine pipeline path and the instructions of the ground staff! After acceptance of the path by the responsible regional geologist, the entire path from Steeg to Ebensee will be opened for general use by mid-May at the lates
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.
Hiking to the "Waldbachstrub" Waterfall in Hallstatt
Family-friendly hike of about 2.5 hours to the most beautiful waterfalls of the Salzkammergut. With numerous information boards and unforgettable photo motifs. An enjoyable tour!
Panorama trail Hallstatt
Hallstatt | High Trail “Marienruhe / Salzberg (salt mountain)”: Our secret tip for all day visitors. A 60-minute walk with Aha-guarantee!
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 to the Glacier Garden in Hallstatt
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.
Hike to the Wiesberghaus
Day hike on the high plateau with numerous further hiking options.
From Hallstatt through the Echerntal valley, or by cable car to 1884 m above sea level and through the karst landscape. Really fantastic! Surefootedness and mountain experience required.
The “Ostuferwanderweg” (East shore hiking trail) - Always along Lake Hallstatt
Family-friendly hike along Lake Hallstatt. From Bad Goisern via Hallstatt to Obertraun. Picturesque nature trail with a total walking time of around 3 hours. With great refreshment stops and cool swimming spots. Hiking by the lake with a nature trail.
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 the "Waldbach" origin in Hallstatt
A hike for nature lovers. 5 to 6 hours walking time. Lots of silence and great views. Hikers with mountain experience. Don't forget hiking shoes! Endurance and sure-footedness are prerequisites.
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.
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
Hike to the "Steingrabenschneid" in Hallstatt
Beautiful views and unique fauna and flora. The panoramic view is overwhelming. Experience an unforgettable hike of about 2.5 hours to the Steingrabenschneid. Also possible with mountain-experienced children from the age of 10. Of course, only with the right equipment!
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 to the Hirschaualm in Hallstatt
A unique panoramic view of the southern part of Lake Hallstatt awaits you on this approximately 1½ hour, family-friendly hike to the Hirschaualm between Hallstatt and Obertraun.
Hiking Through the Radltal in Hallstatt
An approximately eight to nine hour day tour between Hallstatt and Gosau. Only for experienced mountain hikers! A lot of stamina is required here. Instead, loneliness and a grandiose mountain world beckon. Detailed planning is essential for this tour!
Round hiking trail to the “Schönen Aussicht“ (Beautiful View)
45-minute detour to one of the most beautiful viewpoints above Hallstatt. A small nature tour for families. Get to know Hallstatt from another side.
Hiking to the natural spectacle "Kessel" (Cauldron)
About 30-minute walk for the whole family. This natural wonder gushes only after extensive rainy weather! Therefore, get informed beforehand!