Salzkammer Trail

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Starting place: 4831 Obertraun
Destination: 4831 Obertraun

duration: 14h 48m
length: 49,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1.343m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1.343m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 1.066m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Some Views

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roadblock: Koppental: Sperre Wander- und Radweg
since 03.05.2024
roadblock: Closure due to rock clearance work on the east bank hiking trail
Time period: 26.02.2024 - 29.05.2024

Description: Due to the annual rock clearance work, the Ostuferwanderweg is closed from 13 to 29 May, 2024 jfrom Monday to Thursday from 07:30 to 16:30 (excluding public holidays).

Beautiful circular trail around the Sarstein which rises between the Ausseerland and the Inner Salzkammergut.


45.5 km long circular trail for the whole family

Since 2004, this circular trail around the Sarstein has been equipped as a continuous theme trail, which you can enjoy in about three days (with the help of rail, bus and boat, it can also be done in individual stages).

Its five stages:

  • the Koppenvalley Trail from the inn Koppenrast in Obertraun to the Lake Sommersberg,

  • the historical salt road to the "Waldgraben",

  • the "Römerweg" to Kriemoos,

  • the "Goiserer Almweg" to Au,

  • the World Heritage trail via Obertraun to the inn Koppenrast.

The trail runs mostly on shady forest paths and easy hiking trails; some passages on the eastern shore of the Lake Hallstatt are secured with solid railings. The original listening stations along the way are particularly interesting.

Start/end point:
several entry points - inn Koppenrast, railway station Bad Aussee, Tannenwirt, Altaussee-Kösselgrube, Flohwiesen, St. Agatha, railway station Hallstatt, Obertraun.

We start our description at the inn Koppenrast:

The Koppenvalley Trail

First you hike the Koppenvalley Trail to the Koppenbrüller Cave near Obertraun. Turn left before the Koppenbrüller Cave and follow the trail to the "Schutzhütte Koppental" (snack station). Then you continue to the rope bridge and in serpentines uphill and on the forest road turn right into the village Sarstein.

If you would like to end or interrupt your tour in Bad Aussee, hike from there down to the "Austeg" and next to the Traun river into the valley to the railway station Bad Aussee. If you start your hike on the Salzkammer Trail there, then walk in the opposite direction.

Continue on the asphalt road for a short while in the direction of Bad Aussee. At the next fork in the trail, turn left following the mountain bike signs for the "Dachsteinrunde" and then follow the paths up into the forest.  After crossing a stream, you come to a water reservoir on an asphalt road, where you turn left to the nearby Lake Sommersberg.

The historical salt road

The path continues to the "Alpine Garden" and the inn Tannenwirt next to the Pötschenpass road. Here you turn left and continue along a forest path until you come down to the road on the right. Cross the road, march along the road briefly down to "Lupitschbach" and then via "Klaus" up to the village of Lichtersberg. Follow the signs to the waterfall and through the forest to the castle meadow. A short detour to the Pflindsberg ruins (observation tower) is worthwhile! The access path from Altaussee also leads here.

Now follow the signs to "Via Salis" and hike along the forest road to the west through the "Langmoos", where you continue straight on at the fork in the Via Salis. You will reach a crossroads: turn right and then immediately left to "Waldgraben". Here a forest path branches off to the right, where you come to a path and across a footbridge to the forest road. Go left and further down to a  left turn.

The "Römerweg"

Now follow the mountain bike signs to the right, follow the "Michelhallbach" (stream) and reach another forest road, where you continue your tour towards "Haller Alm". After about 600 m turn right onto a marked forest path which leads you through the area of the "Oberleislingalm" (mountain pasture) to the "Flohwiesen". Continue along the asphalt road briefly uphill to the right, then left to the "Steinhüttenalm" and below the Schwarzenbachloch (detour on the tolerance trail to this karst spring) - to the path that leads down from the "Hütteneck". On this path turn left into "Kriemoos".

The Goiserer Almweg

Now follow the "Goiserer Almweg" along the road to Rehkogl and then straight on across the crossroads. Continuing downhill you reach Kogl and Herndl, where you turn left to walk down to St. Agatha near Bad Goisern. From the church you now walk through Reitern to the main road in Au.

The World Heritage trail

The last section of the Salzkammer Trail, which you could also start in nearby Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, is under the motto World Heritage. Walk a few steps to the left along the road towards Lake Hallstatt, turn left into Arikogl street shortly before the railway crossing (access from railway station Steeg-Gosau) and follow the East bank trail at Lake Hallstatt. The path runs along the asphalt road to Obersee and then along a path next to Lake Hallstatt to the inn "Uferwirt Seeraunzn" (below Obersee railway station), continuing up and down along the shore of Lake Hallstatt to the start of the wooden footbridges, with magnificent views of Hallstatt and the Dachstein.

Below the large railway bridge, a rope bridge near the lowest point of Lake Hallstatt takes you to the Hallstatt railway station (boat connection to Hallstatt). Below the large railway bridge, a suspension bridge near the lowest point of Lake Hallstatt takes you to the Hallstatt railway station (boat connection to Hallstatt). Continue along a wider path to Obertraun. You pass the railway station Obertraun Dachsteinhöhlen and reach the municipal square Obertraun. From here following the Höll-Karl-Weg over the railway line, past the sports field and on the Köhler Bridge over the Traun. On the left you will come to the former inn Dachsteinhof. From here you can reach the valley station of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car in a 15 minutes walk, which takes you comfortably to the famous Dachstein Caves and to the Dachstein Krippenstein.

However, the Salzkammer Trail continues to follow the Traun. From Ebnersteg you hike into the Koppenwinkl, crossing two karst streams. The trail will take you back to nature reserve Lake Koppenwinkl. Finally, the trail takes you along the forest road back to the inn Koppenrast.


Resting places:
inn Koppenrast, Schutzhütte Koppental, Uferwirt Seeraunzn on Lake Hallstatt, Höllwirt,...

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Starting point: inn Koppenrast
Destination: inn Koppenrast

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Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl driveway onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 in direction to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun

from Linz:
A1 motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut Straße B145 direction Gmunden, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt and Obertraun

from Graz:
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320
in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 via Bad Aussee to Obertraun

from Villach:
A10 Tauernautobahn to exit "Eben im Pongau", from there via Annaberg, Gosau and Hallstatt to Obertraun

by bus:
get off at the bus station “Obertraun Feriendorf”, from there about 25 minutes to walk to the inn Koppenrast

by train:
from Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change to train to Stainach-Irdning
or from Stainach-Irdning Zug direction Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Obertraun Koppenbrüllerhöhle"

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

You can also start this tour from Bad Goisern or Bad Aussee.

Parking
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Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (10 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Salzkammer Trail
Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut – Ortsstelle Obertraun
Obertraun 180
4831 Obertraun

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4831 Obertraun
Destination: 4831 Obertraun

duration: 14h 48m
length: 49,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1.343m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1.343m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 1.066m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Hiking trail

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