Nordic walking in World Heritage

Moments of happiness at every step

Walks through the unique natural and cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut are packed with adventures and surprises: Romantic Glücksplätze (places of happiness) such as the "Koppenwinkel" nature reserve in Obertraun, cosy bathing spots on Lake Hallstatt or small picturesque gems such as the lovely Kavarienberg church in Gosau.

Numerous walking and hiking trails are also suitable for Nordic Walking: Whether along the historic Traunreiterweg in Bad Goisern, along the Gosaubachweg through the entire Gosau valley or along Lake Hallstatt from Obertraun via Hallstatt to Bad Goisern - the variety of routes is almost unlimited. Below we have compiled a list of trails which can easily be used as Nordic walking routes. We hope you enjoy your active holiday around Lake Hallstatt in Austria..

The Gosau Lake Experience

Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!

» The Gosau Lake Experience

To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Klause (logging dam): Through the romantic Weißenbach valley to the last wooden logging dam in Austria. About a three-hour adventure hike for the whole family.

» To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Along the brook

Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.

» Along the brook

Family hiking trail

Hallstatt/Obertraun | East bank trail: along the lake of Hallstatt from Obersee to Obertraun, about 3 hours; around the Hallstätter Lake, about 7 hours! 

» Family hiking trail

Traunreiter path

Bad Goisern | Traunreiter path: One of the most beautiful hiking paths in Bad Goisern, is close to the River Traun - the Traunreiterweg!

» Traunreiter path

Hiking through the Echern Valley

Hallstatt | A hike possible for all and in all seasons. The spectacular view puts a spell on all hikers. The Goal: The breathtaking Waldbackstrub Waterfall.

» Hiking through the Echern Valley

Active Vacations around Lake Hallstatt

With its world of breathtaking mountains around Lake Hallstatt, the area around also offers everything for a unique and unforgettable active vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Whether families, children or young adults, singles, groups or active vacationers – here everyone finds just what they've been looking for. The breadth of opportunities for your sports holiday in Hallstatt in Austria, combined with famous spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl, makes designing an active and regenerating vacation child's play.

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