Salzkammergut - World Heritage Hiking Tour

Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

April 22nd - October 18th, 2024

- Including luggage transfer -

Like a picture book, the Salzkammergut unfolds before the visitor.
In December 1997 the “Hallstatt - Dachstein / Salzkammergut” region joined the list of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The UNESCO recognized a big part of the Inner Salzkammergut as a World Heritage site worth to be preserved. With 76 crystal clear lakes, a magical mountain world with rich green Alpine pastures contrasting jagged rock faces up to the 3000 m high Dachstein glacier the Salzkammergut offers amazing diversity and beauty for its visitors.

General information:
Daily stages are introductory to moderately difficult and are suitable for beginners. A reasonable fitness level and basic hiking equipment like good hiking shoes, rucksack, rain and sun protection, functional clothing and also a warmer jacket or pullover are necessary to enjoy your trip.
  • 7 nights
  • 7 x Overnight stay in a ***inn/hotel with breakfast, (4* hotel in the emperor´s city Bad Ischl)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 2 x Ferry Abersee-Gschwendt - St. Wolfgang
  • 1 x Ferry St. Gilgen – Abersee-Gschwendt
  • 1 x Bus ticket Strobl – Bad Ischl
  • 1 x Entrance to the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl
  • 1 x Entrance to the Saltmines in Hallstatt
  • 1 x Ferry boat on Lake Hallstättersee to train station
  • 1 x Train Hallstatt – Bad Goisern
  • 1 x Bus ticket Bad Goisern – Bad Ischl
  • 1 x Hiking map Salzkammergut and further information material (1x per room)
  • 1 x Salzkammergut Souvenir
  • 3 x luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • Daily service hotline from 8.00 to 18.00 o’clock (also on weekends)
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Half-board

1st day: Individual arrival at Abersee at Wolfgangsee lake.
Overnight stay in Abersee

2nd day: St. Wolfgang - St. Gilgen ~10 km, 2-3 h, altitude difference 352 m / 352 m
From Abersee with the ferry to the other side of the lake, to St. Wolfgang. When you get out of the boat turn left and walk towards Ried. At the end of the road, the hiking trail “Falkenstein” to the Gasthof “Fuerberg” starts. From there along the lake shore to the Mozart-village St. Gilgen. A ferry takes you from St. Gilgen back to Gschwendt (Abersee). (If you prefer walking –a nice trail along the lake shore leads from St. Gilgen to Abersee).
Overnight stay in Abersee.

3rd day: Schwarzensee lake and Strobl ~14 km, 5-6 h, altitude difference 573 m / 573 m
Again you start you day with a ferry ride to St. Wolfgang. From St. Wolfgang a hiking trail leads to the mountain lake Schwarzensee. At the Gasthof of “Zur Lore” you can enjoy fresh trout from the lake. Take the hiking path down to Strobl and walk around the “Bürglstein” hill until you reach the lake promenade in Strobl. Take the bus to the Emperor’s Town Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

4th day: Resting day in Bad Ischl.
Visit the Emperors villa (voucher included), Café Zauner or the former Hotel Austria (now the museum of the city Bad Ischl), where once upon a time the engagement of Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth “Sissi” of Bavaria took place.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

5th day: Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, ~9 km, 3 h, altitude difference  á 201 m / â 188 m
From Bad Ischl you hike toward the small village Lauffen - the church of Lauffen was once a    famous place of pilgrimage – people were praying here for protection from the wild waters of       Traun river. Further along the river to Weissenbach and finally Bad Goisern, part of the          World Cultural Heritage Site Dachstein-Salzkammergut.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern.

6th day: Bad Goisern – Eastern Lake Shore Hiking Trail – Obertraun - Hallstatt ~19 km, 5 h
altitude difference á 127 m / â 102 m

From Bad Goisern in the direction of Lake Hallstättersee and along the eastern shore - with     magnificent views of Hallstatt and the Dachstein Glacier - to Obertraun and further on to Hallstatt. Short cut: ferry from Hallstatt train station to Hallstatt market. Saving about 8km. Ferry has to be paid on the spot.
Explore this historical village. From Hallstatt market by ferry to the train station and further on by train back to Bad Goisern.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern.

7th day: Via Bad Ischl back to Abersee ~18 km, 5 h, altitude difference
ascent/descent: 128/68 m

Take the bus from Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl. From Bad Ischl take the “Elisabeth Waldweg” trail to Pfandl. Follow the “Ischl” river until you reach Strobl. Further through the “Blinkling Moos” moor to Abersee.
Overnight stay in Abersee.

8th day: Individual departure or additional nights.

possible date of arrival


from price
  • € 885,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (22.04.2024 - 18.10.2024)
From to
22.04.2024, to 18.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person for the arrangement in Euro:

22.04. – 01.07.24
01.09. – 18.10.24
*** inns/hotels in double room with breakfast   885,--
Supplement half board (min 2 course dinner)    169,--
Supplement for single room   235,--
Additional night in double room   70,--
Supplement for additional night half board   23,--
Supplement for additional night in single room   20,--
01.07. – 01.09.24
*** inns/hotels in double room with breakfast   920,--
Supplement half board (min 2 course dinner)   169,--
Supplement for single room   235,--
Additional night in double room   70,--
Supplement for additional night half board   23,--
Supplement for additional night in single room   20,--

Arrival day   daily

Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests, maximum 2 children): 0 – 5,9 years: 100 %    6 – 14,9 years: 30 %
Accommodation: Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available. Location of the accommodation are mainly close to the trails.
Information for arrivals by car: The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possibly costs have to be paid on spot)
Dogs: Dogs are allowed in the accommodations on request, often for a small fee. Extra costs have to be paid on spot. Austrian law requires that dogs have to be kept on leash and wear a muzzle in public transport.
Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

We recommend a cancellation insurance.

The terms and conditions of Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH in the currently valid version apply.

conditions of travel


Salzkammergut - World Heritage Hiking Tour
Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 24000-0

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