Hiking in Hallstatt

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.

Important note for hikers

News from 1st of May 2018: The Salzkammergut “Soleweg” is closed this summer and autumn between Hallstatt and Bad Ischl. Affected by this closure are also the World Heritage circular trail and the SalzAlpenSteig. Diversions are signposted! As an alternative hike between Hallstatt and Bad Goisern, we recommend a hike along Lake Hallstatt on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (East shore hiking trail). If you have further questions, please contact the Hallstatt Tourist Office. We hope you enjoy hiking in the Salzkammergut.

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. 

» The historical Brine Trail

Panorama trail Hallstatt

Hallstatt | High Trail “Marienruhe / Salzberg (salt mountain)”: Our secret tip for all day visitors. A 60-minute walk with Aha-guarantee!

» High Trail Hallstatt

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!

» Simony Hut: So close to heaven!

© Kraft | Simonyhütte in der Ferieregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Glacier Garden

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.

» Glacier Garden

Family hiking trail

Hallstatt/Obertraun | East bank trail: along the lake of Hallstatt from Obersee to Obertraun, about 3 hours; around the Hallstätter Lake, about 7 hours! 

» Family hiking 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 through the Echern Valley

Giant source of the Waldbach

Hallstatt | Waldbachursprung (lit. Forest Stream Source)

» Giant source of the Waldbach

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.

» Mountain home of the people of Hallstatt

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

» The Simony Hut and Mount Dachstein

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!

» Breath-taking World Heritage hiking

Hiking through the Radl Valley “Radltal“

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.

» Hiking through the Radl Valley “Radltal“

Hiking begins with the first step

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Backpacking and at one with unique landscape? Footloose and fancy free? Timeless and carefree? Then why not take one of the many long distance trails that lead through the holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria. One of the most beautiful long distance trails is the “SalzAlpenSteig” between the romantic Lake Hallstatt and the ‘Bavarian Sea’ - Lake Chiemsee. The long distance hiking trail takes you through the most beautiful corners of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: Over scenic hiking trails, rustic mountain huts, with unforgettable panoramic views. And who knows? Maybe we'll bump into each other? On the “SalzAlpenSteig” between Hallstatt and Lake Chiemsee in Germany.


Date: Mon, Jul. 30, 2018
Ort:  Echerntal Parkplatz, 4830 Hallstatt
Three day trekking tour over the Dachstein plateau from Gosau to Hallstatt. Unforgettable holiday memories for all mountaineers. Register now. Limited number of participants.


(c9 Kraft | Hochalpine Drei-Tages-Wanderung-Titel der Wanderung: Dachsteinüberquerung – Von Hallstatt über das Dachsteingebirge nach Gosau.

Colourful light shows

Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?