Mountain panorama in the Salzkammergut
Traditional accommodation at the Genneralp: Poschn hut
Hiking without luggage through the mountains of the Osterhorn group

Alpine Pasture Hike in the Salzkammergut

Cow Bells, Wooden Huts and Delicious Alpine Picnics.

Are you a pastry lover? Love a panorama? Then hiking in the Salzkammergut is definitely the hiking tour for you! Enjoy traditional dishes in the numerous quaint alpine huts that line the hiking route: apple strudel, Pofesen, Kaiserschmarn or Germknödel in custard. What more could the heart desire? For foodies, it’s a true holiday paradise. When does a delicious cake taste better than after hike over alpine landscapes and gazing at views of the Totes Gebirge and the Hohe Tauern?

Details of the walking holiday in the Salzkammergut

Casual hikers, animal lovers and families will enjoy this tour to the Salzkammergut ‘alms’. The eight-day tour will take you by fields and through the lush, green pastures that line the path. They are home to cows, sheep and horses, which will happily feature in your souvenir snaps. Endless alpine pastures, quaint hiking trails and rushing streams await you. The alpine huts are well managed. Be sure to try the famous Pofesen on the Moosangerl or Gruberalm! You can enjoy a breathtaking view on the panoramic path to the Illingeralm and Königsbachalm, as well as on the way to the forest area of the Nöckelberg.

Highlights of the hiking tour in the Salzkammergut:

  • By cable car to the Zwölferhorn: From the Mozart village of St. Gilgen you can take the cable car up to the Zwölferhorn. And unforgettable view of the region is guaranteed!
  • Natural monument Zinkenbachklamm: Romantic paths take you past colourful meadows, mossy forests and deep gorges along the Zinkenbach.
  • Visit to the dairy: Have you always wanted to know how cheese is made? The milkmaid of the Labenberg hut will show you!

Useful information about the hiking tour in the Salzkammergut

Even the journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang is like something out of a fairytale. Be it the endless snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains, or the glistening lakes – the start to your eight-day hiking tour could not be more picturesque. You hike on good trails which require no special technical knowledge and without too many changes in elevation. You can expect about five hours of hiking daily.

Tip: This hiking tour can also be booked as a family trip! Interested? Then click on and book your perfect holiday now!

Do you have questions about the alpine hiking in the Salzkammergut? The experienced Eurohike team will be happy to give you the answers and help in any way they can.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour


Hotel (example): Aberseehof

Starting from the bank of lake Wolfgangsee you walk uphill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal reserve. On the back side of the ‚Sparber’ top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between high-towering rugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by at the small, traditional Austrian restaurant, which offers home-bred venison dishes and a incredible view of St. Wolfgang.

Hotel (example): Aberseehof

approx. 4 to 5 hours
14 km
480 m
470 m

Today you discover the plateaus of the pasture regions. From the Mozart-village St. Gilgen the cable car takes you up to the ‚Zwölferhorn’ from where you can see even the glacial regions. Via the panoramic path and via the ‚Illingeralm’ you walk until the ‚Königsbachalm’. In the woodland of  ‚Nöckelberg’ mountain you can look forward to noisy waterfalls until you finally climb up to the ‚Genneralm’. Arrived at ‚Genneralm’ you spend the night in a comfortable alpine cabin and enjoy two days in the middle of lush pastures surrounded by numerous mountain tops.

Hotel (example): Poschnhütte

approx. 5 hours
16 km
580 m
780 m

Enjoy the life on alpine pastures: Walk to the neighbouring pastures ‚Moosangerl’ or ‚Gruberalm’, climb up one of the viewpoints and try the famous ‚Pofesen’. Rugged mountain tops, ridgeways and easy trails invite you to comfortable or more challenging tours.

Hotel (example): Poschnhütte

You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small apline cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’ (a ravine).  Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory.

Hotel (example): Huberhütte

approx. 4 to 5 hours
17 km
590 m
530 m

Walk along the ‚Almblumenweg’, make a round-trip to some alpine pastures or climb up one of the many smaller or higher tops if you so wish. There are more than enough possibilities! Also visit the ‚Sennerin’ (dairymaid) of the ‚Labenberg’-cabin and look around the cheese factory. A hearty meal is of course unavoidable. The historic ‚Postalm’-cabin and the ‚Postalm’-chapel (built in honour of Empress Sissi) are just a few of the many beautiful places to visit. 

Hotel (example): Huberhütte

Finally you walk across the ‚Wiesleralm’ upwards to the small saddle between ‚Windkogel’ and ‚Thorhöhe’ where you can already see the lake Wolfgangsee. Via the ‚Niedergadenalm’ and the ‚Schwarzeneckalm’ down into the valley until you reach the banks of lake Wolfgangsee. You walk through the natural reserve ‚Blinklingmoos’ back to your starting point.

Hotel (example): Aberseehof

approx. 4 to 5 hours
12 km
150 m
930 m

Tour character

Mostly you walk on pasture paths, forest roads and on well maintained footpaths. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walks of up to 5 hours. Often you can choose between easier or more demanding routes.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 31, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
Friday, Sunday, Monday
Season 2
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
Friday, Sunday, Monday
Season 3
Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Friday, Sunday, Monday
Alpine Pasture Hike in the Salzkammergut 8 days, AT-SKWAL-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)

Category: 3x 3***-hotels and inns, 4x comfortable alpine cabins

Season 1
May 31, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
Season 2
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
Season 3
Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • 1x Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Bus ride Abersee – Strobl
  • Bus to St. Gilgen
  • Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis-Card (discounts for cable cars, shipping at lake Wolfgangsee, cable cars, ...)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course meal, 1x of it Kasnockn-dinner (sometimes outside the property)
  • Organised transfer from/ to airport/station Salzburg available upon request.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Salzburg and then by bus (approx. 1 hour) to lake Wolfgangsee. OR: by train to Bad Ischl and approx. 30 minutes to lake Wolfgangsee. Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel possible.
  • Parking Wolfgangsee: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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4.8 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
4 stars
Ruth Gloger DE | 18.09.2018
Aktiv von Alm zu Alm
Zu viert haben wir eine schöne Wanderwoche hoch oben im Salzkammergut genossen. Besonders gefielen uns die Almübernachtungen auf der Genneralm und Postalm mit netten Hüttenwirten. Eine neue besondere Erfahrung für uns, beim Bimmeln der Kuhglocken einzuschlafen! Während der Aufenthalte auf diesen Almen, konnten wir jede Almleckerei in vollen Zügen genießen! Sehr empfehlenswert!
5 stars
Anke Behrends DE | 18.08.2017
Wunderbare Wanderung
Eine schöne Strecke, teilweise überraschend einsam, was uns sehr gefiel. Die Beschreibung der Wanderung bzgl. Schwierigkeitsgrad und Streckenführung war treffend und entsprach unseren Vorstellungen. Absolut empfehlenswert.
5 stars
Yvonne Gärtner DE | 15.07.2016
Ein wundervolles Erlebnis. Die Routenbeschreibung ist ganz wunderbar! Die schönste Wanderung war die Tour von der Genneralm zu Postalm. Wir empfehlen die Gipfeltour! Wir sind frühzeitig von der Poschn Hütte mit der lieben Sieglinde (macht den besten Kaiserschmarren und die allerbesten Kässpätzle) losgelaufen. Ein sehr interessanter und für uns anspruchsvoller Weg durch eine einsame, wunderschöne Gegend. Auf der Pitschenberghütte machten wir dann eine zünftige Jause mit echtem Almkäse, selbst gebackenem Brot und einem erfrischenden Getränk. Eine gelungene Wanderwoche!!!
5 stars
Martina Georg AT | 14.07.2016
Wandern am Wolfgangsee und auf den Almen!
Perfekte Organisation! Die Streckenauswahl ist super, zuerst entspannt am Wolfgangsee und später auf den ruhigen Almen, perfekt zum Entspannen. Die Hüttenwirte bleiben uns in guter Erinnerung :-) Vielen Dank!

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