© Bathing island Hallstatt (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
The bathing island in Hallstatt (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)


SALT, LAKES AND MOUNTAINS: A 235 km long hiking trail begins here in the heart of the Inner Salzkammergut, passes through the Berchtesgadener region of southern Germany, and ends at the Chiemsee Lake in Bavaria.

The long hiking trail SalzAlpenSteig crosses many borders ...

... uniting many different people and is, not least, calming and relaxing. Local people and visitors alike gain an enormous amount of pleasure from the SalzAlpenSteig. The 235 km long route from the Chiemsee via the Königsee Lake to Lake Hallstatt - or the other way round - provides the perfect opportunity for people to meet and get to know people from neighbouring communities.

The „SalzAlpenSteig“ combines previously existing trails into a multi-region network, and, as such, also unites areas of outstanding natural beauty as well as historic salt mining communities.

25 other „SalzAlpenTours“ exist already. They vary in length from 7 to 40 km (the total length of the network is 315 km) with 90 km of adjoining trails - the „SalzAlpenWege“. They compete in popularity with even the most famous trails in Europe, such as the Pilgrimage Trail to Santiago de Compostela.

The central focus for this fascinating trail stretching from Lake Hallstatt to the Chiemsee Lake is „Mountains and Salt“.


You find more information about the long hiking trail on the SalzAlpensteig website (at the moment only in German).

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Luggage-free hiking on the SalzAlpenSteig trail

For SalzAlpenSteig hikers who like to travel without their heavy bags, there is an individually-bookable luggage transfer service available between the Chiem Lake and the Hallstatt lake. The service can be booked up to 10 days before the start of your trip, via the contact partner, simply send an email to gepaecktransport@salzalpensteig.com with the number of pieces of luggage, pick-up and drop-off locations and the dates. 

You can obtain suitable offers directly from “Salzkammergut Tourism” for the Austria side and from “Feuer und Eis Tourism” for the Bavarian side. With this service an unburdened hiking adventure will be yours to enjoy! 

Help and advice for your SalzAlpenSteig or SalzAlpenTour hikes can be found on www.salzalpensteig.com along with lots of information. For anyone that prefers physical copies of this information, there are also hiking guides and maps available in our hiking & biking map shop (maps only in German).


EuRegio: Interreg IV A project Bavaria / Austria

The SalpAlpenSteig is a project funded by the EU Interreg IV A project to realize with the aim of a certified premium hiking with a reliable, user-friendly control system, hiking  at the highest quality on selected paths.


Cooperation partners:

Contact & Service

Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut
Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern

Phone +43 5 95095
Fax machine +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides for any questions about the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.