Walking in Salzkammergut

A 6- or 8-day self-guided or walking group tour
Walking tour
Walking Tours
Difficulty level 2
Individual tour
Guided tour, Self guided tour
code: AUS01W
Austria

Prices

from 480€

Walking in the Austrian lake district

St.Wolfgang-St.Gilgen-Schwarzensee-Strobl-Bad Ischl-Bad Goisern-Hallstatt

This walking tour takes you to one of the most amazing regions of Austria, Salzkammergut,  a perfect place for a walking holiday enjoying the lakes and mountains. The Salzkammergut region is a famous resort area in Austria stretching from Salzburg to the Dachstein mountains. It houses 76 lakes, some of them well known for towns like St. Wolfgang, Mondsee and Gmunden on their shores while others are solitary and hidden. All they are unique with their own charm. The name of Salzkammergut means “Estate of the Salt Chamber” and derives from the Imperial Salt Chamber, the authority charged with running the precious salt mines in the Habsburg Empire.

Hallstatt.

Your route takes you on mountains and across lakes, past natural spectacles and famous places. “There is no more beautiful country in our time…” an old popular folk song says. Well, no other landscape may take this folk song as literally as the Austrian Salzkammergut. It certainly belongs to one of the special treasures of this world. The uniqueness also was recognized by UNESCO and the region Hallstatt was awarded the predicate of natural and cultural heritage. Some special gems only can be reached on foot – a treat on this walking tour.

Salzkammergut

The daily program of the 6-day tour

At the hotel reception you will find your tour documents or if booked you will have a briefing at the end of the afternoon.

This morning you take the boat to the lovely St. Wolfgang. The high walk to the Falkenstein wall offers great views on the crystal clear lake. The idyllic Fürberg walk along the lake will lead you to the Mozart village St. Gilgen. You will return by boat Abersee/Wolfgangsee, where you will have another overnight stay

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Abersee /Wolfgangsee

Distance: 10,5 km / 6,5 mi

Walking time: 4 hrs

Ascent / descent: + 354m  – 354m (back to lake level)

Also this morning you will take the boat to St. Wolfgang. The Sattel (saddle) walk will bring you to the lake ‘Schwarzensee’, where Madame Lore of the Lake hut is offering her local specialities to walkers. Then it goes down hill into the valley passing though a gorge and walking round the Bürglstein you come to the promenade in the village of Strobl. By bus it goes to the Emperors town Bad Ischl.

 

Overnightstay with breakfast in Bad Ischl

Distance: 11,8 / 7,3 mi or 15,5 km /9,6 mi (around a little lake),

Walkingtime: 4  or 5,5 hrs

Ascent/Descent  + 395m – 395m (back to lake level)

Salt always has been an important raw material of the Salzkammergut region and an economic forse. You will walk along the trail following the historic brine pipeline to the village of Bad Goisern. This lovely trails runs from the salt mountain of Hallstatt to Bad Ischl where in former times salt was produced. This pipeline belongs to the oldest one in the world but you can see it only on certain spots. There will be signs along the trail telling you more about the salt production in the Salzkammergut. You continue along the promenade of the river Ischl along the brine-pipeline to the world cultural heritage Bad Goisern, where your tour will finish in Bad Goisern, know as the gate to the UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein but also know for handicrafts that are more artist than craftsmen.

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Goisern /Hallstatt

Distance: 10,5 km / 6, 5 mi

Walking time: 4 hrs

Ascent / descent: +260m -180m

The first stretch follows the river untill you reach Lake Hallstatt. You walk along a trail following the lake into the Fjord. Then you get a stunning view of Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains. A ferry brings you to Hallstatt center, where you can enjoy the mountain architecture and the small alleys. You take the funicular up to the salt mine and you will see Mount Dachstein, the highest peak of Upper Austria. By boat and train you return to Bad Goisern

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Goisern 

Distance: 14,5 km / 9 mi

Walkingtime: 4,5 hrs

Ascent/descent: +90m -90m + cable car

After breakfast ends your tour through the Austrian lake district.

 

The daily program of the 8-day tour

At the hotel reception you will find your tour documents or if booked you will have a briefing at the end of the afternoon.

This morning you take the boat to the lovely St. Wolfgang. The high walk to the Falkenstein wall offers great views on the crystal clear lake. The idyllic Fürberg walk along the lake will lead you to the Mozart village St. Gilgen. You will return by boat Abersee/Wolfgangsee, where you will have another overnight stay

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Abersee /Wolfgangsee

Distance: 10,5 km / 6,5 mi

Walking time: 4 hrs

Ascent / descent: + 354m  – 354m (back to lake level)

Also this morning you will take the boat to St. Wolfgang. The Sattel (saddle) walk will bring you to the lake ‘Schwarzensee’, where Madame Lore of the Lake hut is offering her local specialities to walkers. Then it goes down hill into the valley passing though a gorge and walking round the Bürglstein you come to the promenade in the village of Strobl. By bus it goes to the Emperors town Bad Ischl.

 

Overnightstay with breakfast in Bad Ischl

Distance: 11,8 / 7,3 mi or 15,5 km /9,6 mi (around a little lake),

Walkingtime: 4  or 5,5 hrs

Ascent/Descent  + 395m – 395m (back to lake level)

Today you can enjoy your stay in Bad Ischl, where you could visit the Emperors villa, Café Zauner or the hotel Austria, where once upon a time the engagement of Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sissi of the famous film …) took place.

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Ischl

Salt always has been an important raw material of the Salzkammergut region and an economic forse. You will walk along the trail following the historic brine pipeline to the village of Bad Goisern. This lovely trails runs from the salt mountain of Hallstatt to Bad Ischl where in former times salt was produced. This pipeline belongs to the oldest one in the world but you can see it only on certain spots. There will be signs along the trail telling you more about the salt production in the Salzkammergut. You continue along the promenade of the river Ischl along the brine-pipeline to the world cultural heritage Bad Goisern, where your tour will finish in Bad Goisern, know as the gate to the UNESCO World Heritage of Hallstatt Dachstein but also know for handicrafts that are more artist than craftsmen.

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Goisern /Hallstatt

Distance: 10,5 km / 6, 5 mi

Walking time: 4 hrs

Ascent / descent: +260m -180m

The first stretch follows the river untill you reach Lake Hallstatt. You walk along a trail following the lake into the Fjord. Then you get a stunning view of Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains. A ferry brings you to Hallstatt center, where you can enjoy the mountain architecture and the small alleys. You take the funicular up to the salt mine and you will see Mount Dachstein, the highest peak of Upper Austria. By boat and train you return to Bad Goisern

 

Overnight stay with breakfast in Bad Goisern 

Distance: 14,5 km / 9 mi

Walkingtime: 4,5 hrs

Ascent/descent: +90m -90m + cable car

This morning you go by train to Bad Ischl and walking along the Elisabeth-walking path you will reach the idyllic little lake of Nussensee. You continue along the river Ischl to come to Strobl. Crossing the lake district through the Blinkling moor you will reach Abersee and will have astonishing views of St. Wolfgang, Schafberg and the lake.

 

Overnightstay with breakfast in Abersee /Wolfgangsee

Distance: 19,5 km / 12,1 mi  (the tour can be shortened by coach or boat but so far all clients made the whole day),

Walking time: 6 hrs

Ascent/descent: +210m  -140m

After breakfast ends your tour through the Austrian lake district.

 

Impressions

Guided tour, Self guided tour
Difficulty level 2
Walking in Salzkammergut
A 6- or 8-day self-guided or walking group tour

St.Wolfgang-St.Gilgen-Schwarzensee-Strobl-Bad Ischl-Bad Goisern-Hallstatt

Code | AUS01W
LEVEL 2

This is leisure walking with distances of 3 to 6 hours per day with not too many steep climbs and moderate differences in level. Children from 8 years with walking experience.

Daily distances between 10,5 km / 6,5 mi and 19,5 km /12,1 mi

Total km: 66,8 km / 41,5 mi

 
DEPARTURES:

Self-guided tour daily arrival from 24/04/2021 to 17/10/2021

Group tour: 25/04/2021

 
PARTICIPANTS:

Self-guided tour 2 or more people (solo traveller on request)

Group tour min 4 persons

 
START / FINISH:

Abersee -Wolfgangsee / Abersee-Wolfgangsee or Hallstatt (6 day tour)

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