May 16th - October 10th, 2022

Magnificent mountains, lush forests, sparkling lakes and mythic moors – breath-taking landscapes mark the old and historic salt-mining realms. This Salzalpensteig trail connects old, regional tracks to a cross-border long-distance path which reaches from lake Chiemsee, through Berchtesgaden to Austria’s Word Heritage region Dachstein-Salzkammergut. This tour covers the last stages from Golling to the prehistoric salt-mining centre of Hallstatt.

Requirements and general information

The tour mainly covers alpine terrain. You will need appropriate mountain equipment and basic stamina. Necessary mountain equipment: ankle-high boots, functional clothes, rucksack, food and water, rain and sun protection, first-aid kit, mobile phone, possibly hiking sticks.

Luggage transport included!


  • 7 x Overnight stays with breakfast (6x in *** hotels/inns + 1x in mountain hut. - shared rooms and communal  bunks, sleeping bag mandatory)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x Hiking booklet Salzalpensteig + further information material (1 x per room)
  • 1 x bus ride Hallein – Bad Dürrnberg
  • 1 x ascent with the Karkogel cable car (or transfer to Karalm)
  • 1 x bus ride Lake Gosausee – Gosau/Ramsau
  • 1 x Entrance to the Saltmines in Hallstatt
  • 5 x luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Daily service hotline from 08.00 - 18.00 (also on weekends)


Day 1:  Individual arrival at Hallein

Individual arrival at your accommodation in Hallein

At check-in you receive your travel documents.

Overnight stay in Hallein


Day 2:  Hallein – Bad Dürrnberg – Golling

~ 5 h, 14 km altitude difference á 500 m / â 700 m

Bus ride from Hallein to Bad Dürrnberg. From Bad Dürrnberg the todays hiking will guide you upwards to the Truckenthannalm, where you deserve a well-earned rest. The path down to the valley to Kuchl brings you to the impressive Schleier – waterfalls. You hike along the beautiful wetlands of the Salzach River to Golling. Overnight stay in Golling


Day 3:  Golling - Abtenau

~ 5-6 h, 14 km altitude difference á 559 m / â 339 m

As introduction we recommend the bus from Golling to Unterscheffau (payment on spot). Cross the bridge over the Lammer river and follow the river until Oberscheffau. Here the trail leads through the wild-romantic Klausgraben and past impressive waterfalls to Abtenau.

Overnight stay in Abtenau


Day 4:  Abtenau - Annaberg

~ 4-5 h, 9 km altitude difference á 645 m / â 993 m

Start the day with panoramic ride to the Karkogel hut. The landmark mountain of Abtenau offers amazing views in all directions. Follow the trail to Gsengalm and descent back to the Lammer valley.

Overnight stay in Annaberg


Day 5:  Annaberg - Gosau

~ 7 h, 11 km altitude difference á 1269 m / â 514 m

First follow the trail of legends to the Kopfberg. After a while the winding ascent to the colourful flower meadows of the Stuhlalm begins. Both Stuhlalm and the adjacent Theodor-Körner hut offer refreshments. Follow the Alpine trail along the Gosaukamm to the Gablonzerhut.

Overnight stay at the Gablonzerhut.

Luggage transfer from Annaberg to Bad Goisern where you spend the following night (Overnight backpack and sleeping bag for the night at the Gablonzerhut lodge have to be carried by yourself!)


Day 6:  Gosau – Bad Goisern

~ 7-8 h, 16,5 km altitude difference á 958 m / â 1838 m

Descent to Lake Gosausee or take the cable car to the valley (payment on the spot). Busride to Gosau-Ramsau. The ascent to Iglmoosalm follows an idyllic forest trail to the Goiserer hut beneath Mount Kalmberg. After a deserved break take in the first views of the Traun valley with prominent Lake Hallstattersee to the South-East. Descent to Bad Goisern.

Overnight stay in Bad Goisern


Day 7: Bad Goisern – Eastern Lake Shore Hiking Trail – Obertraun - Hallstatt ~19 km, 5 h, altitude difference á 127 m / â102 m

From Bad Goisern 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.

Overnight stay in Hallstatt


Day 8:  Individual departure or additional nights

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

Minimum 2 travellers

17.05. – 01.07.2022

01.09. – 10.10.2022

01.07. – 01.09.2022


***hotel/inn in double room with breakfast



Supplement half board



Supplement single room



Supplement for single travels



Supplement transfer Hallstatt – Hallein up to 4 PAX

Every additional person € 26,--



Day of arrival



Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 3,-- per person/per night)



Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.

Notes on staying at an Alpine lodge:

  • You must bring your own sleeping bag and pillow case - a hut sleeping bag does not provide sufficient warmth. Blankets and pillowcases are NOT available in the cabins due to Covid19;
  • Bring your own mouth/nose mask
  • On most huts, card payment is not possible. Take enough cash with you for food and drinks.
  • Due to their location, not all huts can offer running water, hot water or showers. In some cases there is also no flushing system in the toilets.


Information for arrivals by car:

The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possibly costs have to be paid on spot)



We recommend travel cancellation insurance.

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

We recommend a travel insurance.
Hotel Cancellation Plus:
Hotel Cancellation Premium:

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

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