Hiking in Austria: Around Mount Gosaukamm - © Hummelbrunner

Hike around the Gosaukamm

First of all…

The following hike is a high alpine hiking tour. Mountain experience, stamina, sure-footedness and good preparation are the best prerequisites for a successful and safe day trip. Please do not attempt it wearing sports shoes, normal street shoes or flip-flops! This ensures nothing will get in the way of an adventurous hike. Still have questions? For more safety tips, click here ... And now enjoy reading about this tour.

The magic of the Dolomites in the Salzkammergut!

Mountain experience, surefootedness and plenty of condition is all required for the classic "Hike around the Gosaukamm". For this, one of the most beautiful high alpine tours, you should plan two days of your personal time. Preparation is everything! And if you pack your hiking bag with all the important things for a 2-day tour, then you will have more time for enjoyment.

A new mountain experience every step of the way

Scenically unique and beautiful alpine hike around a wildly rugged mountain group on the edge of the Salzkammergut in the midst of the unique natural and cultural landscape of Austria. Well developed, yet in places rocky and interrupted paths, are challenges for every mountaineer. Here, gentle and rugged are often just a stone's throw apart. The most beautiful place on this tour can be reached on the “Steigl Pass”, where you can get close t the distinctively shaped “Bischofsmütze” (Bishop’s hat). Since 1993, the highest mountain of the Gosaukamm has lost large parts of its southern and eastern faces - the yellow broken surface area, which reminds us of this hundred year rockslide, still sends rocks plummeting down into the depths.

Whilst the hike, on the well-marked trails around the Gosaukamm can be done in one day, why not round it off with an overnight stay at the “Hofpürglhütte”. A night in the hut with delicious snacks, a colourful alpine glow and a picturesque sunrise, will turn this 2-day trip into a unforgettable mountain experience.

Our tip: Especially in the hiking high season, the Hofpürglhütte is often fully booked; especially on the weekends. That is why we recommend you make an early reservation.

Hiking around the "Gosaukamm"

Tip from the Editorial Team
Mobile Phone Reception in Alpine Terrain

On this hiking tour you will be in high alpine terrain. Although the mobile phone reception is widespread in Austria, there can still be so-called dead spots in some places. Here are a few important tips for mountain hikers.

You should bear this in mind:

  • Carry your mobile phone on your body: Ready to hand!
  • Always keep your mobile phone fully charged.
  • Take a small power bank with you (additionally charged battery).
  • Inform hosts and friends about this tour in advance.
  • Also inform them of the exact route.
  • You can find more information on emergency calls and tips on "Safety in the mountains" here...

We wish you an eventful hiking day in the Salzkammergut!

Your editorial team

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Warning: Closed trails
Better to know before you go

Hiking trails in the Salzkammergut can be closed for various reasons. To help you prepare for your hike, we have set up a page with current road closures in the region. This will help you get to your destination without any detours or stress. Click here to visit the page...

Hiking tips & other huts and alpine pastures

BergeSeen Trail Stage 24

© Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut - Elisabeth Grill | Stuhlalm gegen Bischofsmütze | Wandern und Wanderwege im Salzkammergut: Fernwanderwege &  Weitwanderwege “BergeSeen Trail“ bei einem Urlaub in Österreich.

BergeSeen Trail Stage 25

© Gisbert Rabeder | Hofpürglhütte mit den Bischofsmützen | Wandern und Wanderwege im Salzkammergut: Fernwanderwege &  Weitwanderwege “BergeSeen Trail“ bei einem Urlaub in Österreich.

Gablonzer hut / Gablonzerhütte

Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau: Gablonzerhütte auf der Zwieselalm in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Adamekhütte / Adamek hut

© Gapp | Adamekthütte in Gosau

Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau

Wanderurlaub in der Welterberegion Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut: Impressionen von der Adamekhütte in Gosau | © Gapp

“Hofpürglhütte” in Filzmoos

© Mario Penz |  Hofpürglhütte in Filzmoos

Trail "Linzerweg"

Available accommodation for your hiking holiday in the Salzkammergut

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.