SALZKAMMERGUT

CULTURAL LANDSCAPES! – SELF-GUIDED

Trip Style

Mountainous

Availability

From Mid-April to mid-October

Highlight

UNESCO Hallstatt, Austria’s largest inland lake, St. Wolfangsee lake

Price from

734 EUR

 

Grade

The Sazkammergut is a resort area located in Austria. The lands on the shore of the Traun River comprise numerous glacial lakes and raised bogs, as well as the peaks of the Salzkammergut Mountains and the adjacent Dachstein Mountains, the Totes Gebirge and the Upper Austrian Prealps with prominent Mt. Traunstein in the east. The towering mountain slopes are characterized by bright limestone (karst) and flysch rocks.

 

With its numerous lakes and mountains, the Salzkammergut offers many opportunities to take part in water sports, bathing, hiking, cycling, caving and golf as well as relaxing around lakes such as the Grundslee or Toplitzsee. The Katrinalm, an alpine pasture, is found near Bad Ischl. Typical Salzkammergut culinary specialities include dishes such as Kaiserschmarm (cut-up and sugared pancake with raisins), Krapfen (similar to doughnuts) or Lebkuchen (gingerbread).

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Parts of the region around Hallstatt were listed as a World Heritage Site in 1997, with the description: “Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium B.C. This resource formed the basis of the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt.” The World Heritage Site includes the towns Hallstatt, Obertraun, Gosau and Bad Goisern.

 

Hiking in the Salzkammergut doesn’t necessarily mean having to climb mountains. There is a different way! Enjoy the picturesque Salzkammergut by walking. The hiking tour takes you from the natural Lake Schwarzensee to the Lake Attersee, Austria’s largest inland lake, as far as the greatly-praised Lake Wolfgangsee. Nature and culture are in accord here and offer the perfect setting for a ramble rich in experience.

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Bad Ischl


In our information centre located in Bad Ischl, you will get your travel documents.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl

Day 2: Bad Ischl to Lake Attersee – 24km, 7-8 hours, difference in altitude +584 m / -584 m


Start your hiking tour directly in Bad Ischl – walk to Kalvarienbergkirche church and on the “Elisabeth Forest Trail” to Rußbach – Schwarzensee – Eisenau – Burgau at Lake Attersee – walk to your accommodation along the lakeshore to Weissenbach.
Overnight stay in Weissenbach

Day 3: Lake Attersee to Lake Wolfgangsee – 22,5 km, 8-9 hours, difference in altitude +930 m / -870m


Take the hiking bus to the access point Burggrabenklamm. A spectacular trail leads through the narrow gorge to the flanks of Mount Schafberg. You continue between Attersee and Mondsee – on the Hiking path 17A. You will pass the Scharfling pass, descent to St. Gilgen and walk along the lake towards Abersee.
Taking the bus from St. Gilgen to Abersee is possible.
Overnight stay in Abersee

Day 4: Lake Wolfgangsee – 7,5 km, 2-3 hrs, difference in altitude +164 m / -141 m


Zinkenbach / Stockach – boat trip to St. Wolfgang – possibility to take the famous cogwheel railway up to Mount Schafberg (1760 m) – time for a stroll through St. Wolfgang – on to Berau. Bürglpromenade to Strobl centre – Weißenbach.
Overnight stay in Strobl/Weißenbach

Day 5: Baerenpfad Trail Strobl to Bad Goisern – 21km, 8 hours, difference in altitude +895 m / -977m


Along the Strobler Weißenbach river to Kammersbach hut and from the Chorinsky Klause along the Goiserer Weißenbach river to Bad Goisern.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

Day 6: Bad Goisern to Hallstatt – 13 km, 4-5 hours, difference in altitude +419 m / -397 m


Hike along a part of the Historical Brine Pipeline Trail on the western shore of Lake Hallstaettersee. The trail follows the world’s oldest pipeline, which was established in 1607. The construction consumed the unbelievable amount of 13.000 wooden pipes.
Overnight stay in Hallstatt

Day 7: Hallstatt to Bad Aussee – 17 km, 5-6 hours, difference in altitude +414 m / -277 m


After following the lake shore to Obertraun you enter the romantic Koppental valley. A themed trail leads along the Traun River through the valley to Bad Aussee.
Overnight stay in Bad Aussee

Day 8: Bad Aussee to Bad Ischl – 25 km, 8 hours, difference in altitude +517 m / -703 m


Hike to Altaussee and ascent to the Blaa-Alm mountain pasture through the Rettenbach valley back to Bad Ischl. If you depart on the 8th day you can pick up your luggage at the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH Service Centre. Otherwise luggage waits for you in the hotel if you have booked additional nights in the Salzkammergut region.
Individual departure or additional nights

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 7 nights in 2* or 3* Hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Welcome drink
  • Hiking bus to Burggrabenklamm
  • Ferry ride on Lake Wolfgangsee (Abersee – St. Wolfgang)
    Daily service hotline from 09.00am – 07.00pm (including weekends)
  • Salzkammergut Souvenir
  • Hiking map of the Salzkammergut area + detailed routing (per room)
  • Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches & dinners
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays

Access

Fly in/Fly out

Best airports is Salzburg Airport WA Mozart

Check train transfers below to choose the most convenient airport.

Salzburg Airport, 67 km west of Bad Ischl.
Daily direct flights:
Salzburg – Dublin (2.30hrs) – Ryanair
Salzburg – London (2.00 hrs) – Ryanair / Easyjet /British Airways
Salzburg – Bristol (2.10hrs) – Easyjet
Salzburg – Liverpool (2.15hrs) – Easyjet
Vienna – Dublin (2.50hrs) – Aer Lingus
Vienna – London (2.15hrs – British Airways / Easyjet
Linz – London (2.00hrs) – Ryanair

Other

Daily Train from/to:
Vienna (3.35hrs)
Linz / Donau (1.47 hrs)
Salzburg (2.00 hrs)

Details on prices and time on the OBB website
Salzburg to Bad Ischl 1.35hrs
Linz / Donau to Bad Ischl 4.00hrs

View timetable: Postbus

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