Colourful light shows
Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour, in the Salzkammergut, with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life! Just the essentials in the rucksack and the breath-taking mountain world beneath your feet. To compensate for the lack of luxuries, enjoy the sun’s colourful light shows in the morning and evening.
Good tastes from traditional hosts
The warm hospitality of the serviced Alpine pastures and mountain huts, along with down to earth cuisine, guarantee a genuine Alpine hut experience. The local specialties are also genuine and unsophisticated! Enjoy tasty and hearty meals in Alpine huts such as the ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’ or the ‘Hütteneckalm’ in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt. A rustic dining room with wood burning stove, the view of the valley and the breath-taking sunsets turn an overnight stay, in the Alpine huts around Lake Hallstatt, into an unforgettable holiday experience.
Welcome on the top
Hallstatt / Obertraun | Simonyhütte: Nestled picturesquely at the foot of the Dachstein, with a beautiful view, the refuge is located 2,203m above sea level, amidst the impressive mountains of the Dachstein plateau.
Obertraun | ‘Lodge am Krippenstein’: Nestled in the fulminant scenery of the Dachstein hiking world, this modern mountain lodge is a dream for walkers, families with children and sun worshipers.
Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Goisererhütte: Here you will find tranquillity to dream, reflect and cuddle - time for partners, children or good friends in the middle of unspoiled nature, with the Goisern valley at your feet.
Gosau | Gablonzerhütte: Both a haven and the perfect starting point for unforgettable moments in the Dachstein West hiking region. Passionate hikers will love the fantastic sunny terrace with views of the Dachstein glacier.
An hour’s walk from Lake Gosau, a short ride for bikers and a full nature enjoyment for all those who are looking for peace and quiet. Also ideal for overnight stays with friends in the quaint mountain hut. So beautiful! If it’s mountain pleasure you’re after, then "Eben Alm".
Gosau | Adamekhütte: Romantic hut located at the foot of the mighty Dachstein glacier at an altitude of 2.196m. The "station of the Alps" will inspire you!
Alpine life - a piece of culture!
However, the Alpine pastures and mountain huts around Lake Hallstatt are far more than just destinations for hikers and have an important role within Austrian culture. For now, just as in the past, farm animals such as sheep or cattle are driven up onto the pastures in the summer where many products are manufactured onsite by the milkmaids and dairymen who also spend the summer months on the pasture. Towards the end of the summer the animals are then colourfully decorated and driven back down into the valley. A unique cultural asset still alive around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau.
Our tip: If you are planning an overnight stay in one of the many mountain huts around Lake Hallstatt, we recommend you book in advance. Your hosts and the Tourist Information Office will be happy to do this for you - just ask! We hope you enjoy eventful mountain experiences while hiking around Lake Hallstatt.
The discount ticket für hikers
Salzkammergut | Mountain-Ticket (Gipfelticket): From now on you can get to the most popular mountain peaks in the Salzkammergut with just one, great value ticket. This discounted ticket lasts all summer long, for the loveliest peaks and views in the Salzkammergut.
Rustic! Incomparable! Simply Irresistible!
Simply get away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by nature, cowbells ringing instead of your smartphone…. Holidays up on an Alpine pasture, or in one of the many mountain huts, are becoming increasingly popular. But it is not always easy to find the "right" Alpine pasture or mountain hut. Therefore, we have compiled the most beautiful "Mountain service stations" for you, with stunning panoramic pictures and the most important information for all "newcomers" and World Heritage hikers. As it is usual in the Simonyhütte, the Adamekhütte or Hütteneckalm in Bad Goisern to greet people informally with a “Du” rather that the formal "Sie", as we say here in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut…. "Grias di"!
Feel free – the World Hertiage hiking world around Lake Hallstatt!
You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.