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Hiker enjoys the panoramic view of Lake Wolfgang and the Schafberg mountain

Lake Walking in Austria’s Salzkammergut with Charm

Idyllic lakes, imperial city and world heritage

5 Days / 4 Nights
Moderate Walking
Hiker enjoys the panoramic view of Lake Wolfgang and the Schafberg mountain

On this tour in Austria, you can expect five days filled with highlights and a region that can certainly compete with the most beautiful in the world. Hiking in the Salzkammergut is a real treat for body and soul! Immerse yourself in crystal clear lakes, beautiful nature, excellent cuisine and a region which delighted Empress Sissi many years ago.

Take it easy on the first day at Lake Wolfgang. Swim in the lake, stroll through the old town or hike on the Schafberg with a breathtaking view as a reward. Alternatively ride on the Schafbergbahn, it’s a highlight.

The first hiking stage takes you a leisurely 12km (and by bus) to Bad Ischl. Be sure to stop by the rustic Lore at the Schwarzensee and try your hand at Kaspressknödel, Surbratl, fish and Kaiserschmarrn. On days 3 and 4, the historic salt path to Bad Goisern, the world-famous Hallstatt, the romantic Nussensee and the natural Blinklingmoos await you.

  • World famous lakeside towns of St. Wolfgang and Hallstatt: The two places seem almost kitsch when you stroll along the promenades and squares in the sunshine.  The architecture steeped in history, the traditional customs and the customs and wonderful traditional dress make these gems seem very special.
  • Imperial City of Bad Ischl: Taste the traditional pastry shops, walk in the footsteps of the Empress and visit the imperial locations around the Imperial Villa. Let yourself take in the Imperial flair.
  • World Cultural Heritage Hallstatt-Dachstein: Rugged rock faces and narrow valleys characterise the region as much as the historical salt mine and charming architecture. Humans and nature have lived here in constant symbiosis for around 3,000 years.
  • Hiking in the midst of a fascinating mountain and lake landscape: The alpine views are fascinating from all angles, but you can still hike here in a cosy atmosphere. Beauty as far as the eye can see, whether on the Schafberg, the Katrin Alm or the Eternal Wall.

The hiking tour is perfect for leisurely hikers, the route is almost exclusively flat and only in a few places hills or characterised by short inclines. The compressed stages are supplemented by trips by bus, train and tram in order to be able to offer you a multitude of wonderful sights of the region. Thanks to the included Salzkammergut Adventure Card, you receive many discounts on surrounding attractions.

On our ‘Hiking Tours with Charm’ you can enjoy the full service of our individual active holidays while staying in very special accommodation with that extra something in the best location. That means you can look forward to luxury furnishings and decor in the local style, as well as cuisine at the highest level. Many of our hotels with charm also offer large pools and a wellness area where you can relax after a lovely day of hiking.

Itinerary at a glance

At Lake Wolfgangsee, stroll through the famous town, take a dip or ride the cogwheel train up the Schafberg. The historical salt mining has left its mark on people to this day, as evidenced by the Hallstatt-Dachstein World Heritage Site.
Day
01
Arrival at lake Wolfgangsee

From St. Wolfgang on Saddle walk to lake Schwarzensee. Here the lake cabin of Lore is worth a stop for the delicious home made snacks. Via Wirer gorge into the valley and around Bürglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl. By coach into the ancient Imperial summer residence Bad Ischl.

Salt always has been an important source of income in Salzkammergut. The oldest brine pipeline of the world leads from Hallstatt’s salt mine to the salt works in Bad Ischl. Walk along the promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial pleasures as horse races, picnics and rendezvous. On brine pipeline trail to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt. By train to Hallstatt. If you want to walk a little higher, you can hike on the spectacular mountain trail of the “Eternal Wall”.

By train to Bad Ischl. Along the romantic Sissi-Path you walk to the tiny lake Nussensee then along river Ischl back to lake Wolfgangsee. Through the nature reserve Blinklingmoos along the lake back to today’s stop-over.

Day
05
Departure or extension

Route information

Moderate Walking

This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and places of interest. The walking paths are good, there are just some short ascents on smaller serpentine paths. We can recommend this tour for families.

Prices & Dates

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Prices per person in EUR

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Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee
  • 1 Train fare from Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl
  • 1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg upon request.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg, by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 1 hour). Or by train to Bad Ischl and by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 30 min). Pick up service from the bus stop by the hotel.
  • Salzburg or Munich airports.
  • Parking: 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
  • Bus ride Strobl – Bad Ischl, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee
  • 1 Train fare from Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl
  • 1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides etc.)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfers from/to airport/station Salzburg upon request.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train to Salzburg, by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 1 hour). Or by train to Bad Ischl and by bus to Wolfgangsee (approx. 30 min).
  • Salzburg or Munich airport.
  • Parking: 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
  • Bus ride Strobl – Bad Ischl, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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