Lake Walking in Austria’s Salzkammergut
8 Days | Self-guided tour
Picturesque villages with idyllic lakes engulfed by breathtaking mountains - the Salzkammergut seems as though it has been plucked straight from the pages of a picture book. On this walking tour you will learn about Austrian history and culture in its most beautiful form. Did you know the small town of Hallstatt was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status? Embark on a journey through the Salzkammergut, which could not be more varied. Details about the hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut Explore the most beautiful villages on the glistening Wolfgangsee: St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. Later, the trail takes you to Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern before you finally arrive in the historic Hallstatt. Lake Hallstatt also invites you too cool off in its crystal-clear water on warm summer days. Highlights of the hiking tour in the Salzkammergut at a glance: Swim in crystal clear water: The Wolfgangsee and Lake Hallstatt are two of the most enchanting waters in the entire Salzkammergut. Take a dip in the cool water… Take the Schafbergbahn to a panoramic view: Experience the lake-scattered landscape from above. From the Schafberg, the view is second to none. Visit the Imperial Villa and the Hotel Austria: Where Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria (beloved Austrian royalty in the 1800s) got engaged. Salt mine of Hallstatt: Immerse yourself in the history of salt mining and take part in an exciting tour of the salt mine. Useful information about the hiking tour in the Salzkammergut The eight- or five –day journey begins in the stylish village of St. Wolfgang. From the picturesque square the nostalgic Schafbergbahn funicular takes you to the summit, where you can enjoy incredible views. You walk along the charming lakeshore to St. Gilgen. You can also take a boat trip during this hiking tour! At Schwarzensee you can enjoy regional delicacies before heading to the lake promenade in Strobl am Wolfgangsee. On the penultimate day, you will hike through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt. Tip: Get the perfect view of the captivating environment from the Rudolfsturm! On this leisurely hike you will travel between three and five and a half hours, making it ideal for casual hikers.