Panoramic view at lake Königssee in Berchtesgaden
Hiking paradise lake Königssee with view to St. Bartholomä
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Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2

From the Berchtesgadener Land into the World Heritage-Region Salzkammergut.

On this hiking tour from Bavaria to Upper Austria, you literally hike the trail of salt! The regions in and around the Salzkammergut were built on this white gold. On the hiking tour you can expect to see breathtaking mountain ranges, lush green forests and meadows, as well as crystal-clear lakes. Anyone who has always wanted to know how salt was mined in the past will certainly get their money’s worth on this tour.

Details of the mountain hiking tour Salzalpensteig 2

You will travel on well-marked hiking trails from the beautiful Königssee in Bavaria, through the Tennengebirge mountains, over the Dachstein region to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt. After a scenic boat trip to the legendary pilgrimage chapel of St. Bartholomä, the salt mines in Dürrnberg and Hallstatt are next on the agenda. Special panoramic views will be your constant companion on this trip!

Highlights of the cross-border hiking tour:

  • Unique views of the Tennengebirge, the Dachstein Glacier, the Krippenstein and many other imposing mountain ranges.
  • Salt pipeline and salt mines: The historic mines on the Dürrnberg or in Hallstatt – choose one or visit both!
  • Romantic huts can be found in Abtenau and Annaberg. Enjoy delicious regional delicacies on the rustic ‘Gsengalm’.

Useful information about the hiking tour Salzkammergut

Start your eight-day hiking holiday in Schönau am Königssee in the Berchtesgadener Land. From there you hike to Bad Dürrnberg, Hallein and Golling. Along the Salzach the paths then lead through the breathtaking Lammeröfen on the Pass Lueg. Finally you arrive in Scheffai, where you can see the Tennengebirge up close. Other idyllic places on the tour plan are Annaberg, Abtenau, Gosau with the Gosausee and Bad Goisern. On the penultimate day of the mountain hiking tour, you can stroll through the world-famous town of Hallstatt. Then let the evening end comfortably before heading home the next day. The trails are good, but require a good basic fitness on some climbs.

Living traditions and panoramic views that are second to none – book your hiking tour on Salzalpensteig 2 now!

Mountain Walking

Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Hotel (example): Bergheimat

The tour leads along the green shimmering river Königsseer Ache into the salt-town of Berchtesgaden. Ascend via the Stollenweg path and through adventurous tunnels up to Bad Dürrnberg, where the historic salt mine awaits. You descend on the old Knappensteig trail into the Celtic salt-town of Hallein on the river Salzach. Short train ride to Golling.

Hotel (example): Golingen

approx. 5 to 6 hours
21 km
650 m
810 m

You walk along the river Salzach to the confluence of Salzach and Lammer and then along the Lammer riverbank path to Pass Lueg. Walk through the fascinating ‚Lammeröfen’ up to the top of the pass and then descend through the forest to the river Lammer near Scheffau. Along the  Mühlenweg path (waterfalls) into the rural meadow below the towering rockfaces of the Tennengebirge.

Hotel (example): Goldener Stern

approx. 4 to 6 hours
23 km
720 m
460 m

From Abtenau cable-car ascent to the summit station of the Karkogel. Walk across lush alpine meadows and along the path until you reach ‚Gsengalm’, a typical alp with genuine farm produce and quaint chalet atmosphere. An ascent follows via the Gsenghöhe directly below the peaks of the Tennengebirge. Then descend along fields of mountain pines and later across alpine pastures with incredible views onto the Tennengebirge and the Gosau mountain crest, before you reach the idyllic mountain village Annaberg.

Hotel (example): Sporthotel Dachstein West

approx. 5 hours
11 km
510 m
880 m

Via the stair-path to the memorial of the ‚Holy Mother Ann’ and downhill along forest paths, then an ascent via alpine pastures to the Stuhlalm. The route continues below the mighty rockfaces of the Gosau mountain crest along the Austria-path to Törleck with the Gablonzer hut and view onto Lake Gosausee,  Donnerkogel and the Dachstein-Glacier. Break and cable-car ride to lake Gosausee.

Hotel (example): Brandwirt

approx. 5 hours
13 km
990 m
340 m

From Gosau the route leads you along forest paths via the Iglmoos alp to the Goiserer Alpine Club Hut, located onto of a mountain ridge with fascinating views onto the Goiserer valley and Lake Hallstätter See.  You have the option of  a summit ascent to the Hochkalmberg with its rock formation called ‚Steinerner Indianer’ (‚stoney Indian’). Descent through the Kesselgraben and along the river Schüttbach down to Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstätter See.

Hotel (example): Pension Maria Theresia

approx. 5 to 6 hours
15 km
860 m
990 m

Walk from Bad Goisern via the scenic outpost pavilion ‚Giselawarte’ and through wonderfully unspoilt farm land to the brine path, which leads along the historic salt-pipeline all the way up to the salt mine ‚Hallstätter Salzbergwerk’. Prepare for an incredible panorama at the scenic outpost ‚Rudolfsturm’ with views over Hallstatt and onto the Krippenstein-mountain. After that, short cable-car ride to the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt. Return journey to Bad Goisern by train and boat.

Hotel (example): Pension Maria Theresia

approx. 4.5 hours
13 km
540 m
520 m

Tour character

Scenic and well-maintained hiking trails, several longer ascents require a good basic fitness level and in parts surefootedness. If you like alpine pastures, great views and hights, you will feel right at home and enjoy this tour very much. Be enchanted by the high-altitude paths and the views onto a glorious alpine world!

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 25, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
Jun 10, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019
Aug 26, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jul 8, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Saturday, Sunday
Salzalpensteig – Hiking Trail 2 8 days, DE-KSWKG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
589,00
115,00
135,00
629,00
115,00
135,00
669,00
115,00
135,00

Category: 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
May 25, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019
Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
Jun 10, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019
Aug 26, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Season 3
Jul 8, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
Schönau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bad Goisern
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
73,00
98,00
52,00
66,00
78,00
103,00
57,00
71,00
78,00
103,00
57,00
71,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Cable car ascent Karkogel (approx. mid June – mid September, out of season extra hike which takes approx. 2 hours)
  • Cable car descent Gosaukamm
  • Cable car descent Salzbergbahn Hallstatt
  • Boat ride on Lake Hallstättersee
  • Train rides, according to itinerary
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half-board: min. 3-course evening meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organized return transfer to Schönau/Königssee, cost EUR 90 per person (min. 2 persons, only on Sat/Sun). Advance reservation required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey to Berchtesgaden and then a short ride by bus or taxi to Schönau/Lake Königssee (duration approx. 15 min., depending on location of start hotel).
  • Parking: Public car park near the hotel, cost approx. EUR 5 per day or approx. EUR 30 per week, no reservation in advance possible.
  • Return journey from Bad Goisern to Lake Königssee by train/bus, duration approx. 4 hours (3x change of trains).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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Ratings

4.6 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
4 stars
Vera K. DE | 03.08.2018
Sehr schöne Wanderung
Tolle, interessante, wunderschöne und zum Teil auch herausfordernde Wanderwege
5 stars
Benjamin B. US | 18.10.2017
Salt-Alpensteig Path 2 - A Great Hike!
I was very pleased with Eurohike and the Salt-Alplensteig Path II hike. The Eurohike representative was very communicative from the moment I inquired about the hike and all of my questions were answered. He made sure that I knew exactly what to expect. Eurohike sent my detailed itinerary and hotel list a couple of weeks before my trip and that allowed me to check out my hotels online and to save them on Google Maps. I thought the hotels were solid; not 5-star by any means but Eurohike did not claim that they were. For the price I paid for the tour, they were all at least as good as I expected
Florian Frisch
Florian Frisch answered:
Dear Mr Brown - thank you very much for your great feedback and kind words - we are very happy you had a good experience hiking the Salzalpensteig! We always give our best to provide a good package: solid hotels, the best trails and descriptions and a full service on spot and by phone. Sorry you experienced problems with the payment - we will check with our accounting that this issue will not reappear in the future! We would be happy to welcome you soon on one of our other hikes! Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us.
5 stars
Jörg Jacoby DE | 12.07.2017
Sehr schöne Wanderung!
Wir sind zu zweit gewandert und haben zum 1. Mal eine organisierte Wanderreise unternommen. Uns hat es gut gefallen! Interessante Etappen, einsame Wege, sehr angenehme Hotels, durchweg freundliche Mitarbeiter - alles hat gestimmt. Fast immer konnten wir Proviant unterwegs einkaufen, wir hätten gar nicht so viel mitnehmen müssen. Wir werden gerne noch einmal eine Reise mit Eurohike unternehmen.
5 stars
Monika Oleschko DE | 10.07.2016
Salzalpensteig 2
Sehr abwechslungsreiche Streckenführung durch eine wunderbare Landschaft. Nicht überlaufen - ausser an Touri-Brennpunkten, was normal ist. Die Tagesetappen waren für uns Seniorinnen anspruchsvoll, aber machbar. Oft hätten wir uns aber mehr Zeit gewünscht, die herrliche Gegend und besonders die Alpenflora zu betrachten. Sehr dankbar waren wir auch für die Optionen und Busfahrpläne im Tourenbuch, da wir am Anfang Regen hatten und später eine Gewitterfront. Fazit: Jederzeit wieder, aber mit einem Ruhetag...der Schönheit der Landschaft geschuldet.
4 stars
Günter Poerschke DE | 04.06.2016
Schöne Mehrtageswanderung
Die Tour eignet sich gut um die verschiedenen Bergregionen kennen zu lernen. Das Berchtesgadener Land war uns bereits bekannt, jedoch fehlte uns Hallein und das Salzachtal sowie vor allen Dingen das Salzkammergut bisher in unseren Urlaubserfahrungen. Der Salzalpensteig erschließt diese Gebiete, wenn auch auf wenig spektakuläre Weise. Einzelne Abschnitte sind aber sehr sehenswert. Leider hatten wir wenig Glück mit dem Wetter, es regnete sehr oft und vor allem ausdauernd.
Florian Frisch
Florian Frisch answered:
Lieber Herr Pörschke - herzlichen Dank für Ihr Feedback! Der Salzalpensteig deckt wirklich viele verschiedene Bergregionen ab, was sich auch entlang der Wanderwege wiederspiegelt. Wer schöne Bergwege, gepaart mit spektakulären Ausblicken mag, ist hier genau richtig!

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