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Salzkammergut - Cultural Landscapes

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Salzkammergut Map
The Salzkammergut is a resort area located in Austria. With its numerous lakes and mountains, the Salzkammergut offers many opportunities to take part in water sports, bathing, hiking, cycling, caving and golf as well as relaxing around lakes such as the Grundsee or Toplitzsee. The World Heritage Site includes the towns Hallstatt, Obertraun, Gosau and Bad Goisern. Hiking in the Salzkammergut doesn’t necessarily mean having to climb mountains. There is a different way! Enjoy the picturesque Salzkammergut by walking. The hiking tour takes you from the natural Lake Schwarzensee to the Lake Attersee, Austria’s largest inland lake, as far as the greatly-praised Lake Wolfgangsee. Nature and culture are in accord here and offer the perfect setting for a ramble rich in experience.


The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl

European history was written in the imperial villa for many decades until the 20th century, making Bad Ischl the “secret capital” of the mighty Danube monarchy. During a 45-minute tour you will feel the special flair of bygone days and learn interesting and personal things from the life of the imperial family. The Kaiservilla is surrounded by the extensive Kaiserpark, which invites to extensive tours and includes the former tea house of Elisabeth with the Marmorschlössl.

Abarena Amusement Family Park

The expanded active – outdoor and indoor area of Abarena park offers games, fun and adventure for small and large children. In the basement you will learn a lot of interesting facts about model building! In the indoor area you can expect: Carrera racetrack, mini trampolines, bouncy castle, indoor bobsleigh track, soccer and basketball court, interactive fun, T-Wall indoor sports equipment for the whole family, soft shooter area, go-karts and much more. Don’t forget your bathing suit in summer temperatures!

Salzbergbahn Hallstatt (Salt Mountain Funicular Ride)

The first stage of the journey back in time to the 1st millennium BC BC only lasts a few minutes. It is easy to take the Salzbergbahn up to the Hallstatt high valley. Panorama lift and bridge continue to the restaurant and the observation deck. The free-floating skywalk is located 360 meters above the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt and offers a unique world heritage view of the historic town center, the lake and the Dachstein-Salzkammergut region.

Bad Ischl - Start to Bad Aussee
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Included in this package
  • Specially Hand-Picked Accommodations
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Welcome Drink
  • Hiking bus to Burggrabenklamm
  • Ferry ride on Lake Wolfgangsee
  • Souvenir
  • Hiking map
  • Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Airport Transfer
  • Extra night stays
Not included
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Local tax
  • Lunches & dinners


Day 1

Bad Ischl (Arrival Day)

In our information centre located in Bad Ischl, you will get your travel documents. (Monday- Friday 4pm- 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 5pm – 6pm)
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl

Day 2


Start your hiking tour directly in Bad Ischl – walk to Kalvarienbergkirche church and on the “Elisabeth Forest Trail” to Rußbach – Schwarzensee – Eisenau – Burgau at Lake Attersee – walk to your accommodation along the lakeshore to Weissenbach.
Overnight stay in Weissenbach

Day 3

Lake Wolfangsee - Abersee

Take the hiking bus to the access point Burggrabenklamm. A spectacular trail leads through the narrow gorge to the flanks of Mount Schafberg. You continue between Attersee and Mondsee – on the Hiking path 17A. You will pass the Scharfling pass, descent to St. Gilgen and walk along the lake towards Abersee.
Taking the bus from St. Gilgen to Abersee is possible.
Overnight stay in Abersee

Day 4


Zinkenbach / Stockach – boat trip to St. Wolfgang – possibility to take the famous cogwheel railway up to Mount Schafberg (1760 m) – time for a stroll through St. Wolfgang – on to Berau. Bürglpromenade to Strobl centre – Weißenbach.
Overnight stay in Strobl/Weißenbach

Day 5

Bad Goisern

Along the Strobler Weißenbach river to Kammersbach hut and from the Chorinsky Klause along the Goiserer Weißenbach river to Bad Goisern.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern

Day 6


From Bad Goisern you will head 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 and then enjoy an overnight stay in Hallstatt.

Day 7

Bad Aussee

After following the lake shore to Obertraun you enter the romantic Koppental valley. A themed trail leads along the Traun River through the valley to Bad Aussee.
Overnight stay in Bad Aussee

Day 8

Bad Ischl (Departure Day)

Hike to Altaussee and ascent to the Blaa-Alm mountain pasture through the Rettenbach valley back to Bad Ischl. If you depart on the 8th day you can pick up your luggage at the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH Service Centre. Otherwise luggage waits for you in the hotel if you have booked additional nights in the Salzkammergut region.
Individual departure or additional nights (We recommend the additional night in Bad Ischl.)

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