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Hallstatt - Hiking trail to the Plassen

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Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 4830 Hallstatt
  • Destination: 4830 Hallstatt
  • Destination: Top of the Plassen
Duration: 5h 28m
Length: 6,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1392m
Altitude difference (downhill): 81m
Lowest point: 600m
Highest point: 1911m

Difficulty:

difficult

Panoramic view:

Great panorama

Paths covering:

  • Hiking trail

Most economical season:

  • Summer
You have the choice to either take up the funicular to the Hallstatt high valley, or to hike up on the serpentine trail. The hike takes about one hour until you reach the high valley.




When you reach the summit, you continue on a steep trail (nr. 460),  which leads to the top of the Salzberg. Pass the former miners' huts and the vast face of this huge mountain looms before you.
Bear right along the forest track which curves steeply up towards the Hohen Wasserstollen (tunnels carved out by water). If you prefer, you can stay on the forest track. The route to the summit of the Plassen begins above these "Wasserstollen". The route covers stretches of woodland (mountain pine), grass lands and rubble on your ascent to a small saddle and then there is a rather difficult section. But this made easier and is secured by a metal hand rail. Now you can enjoy those first amazing views of the Dachstein massif!

There is a cross on the summit of the mountain and from here there are breath-taking panoramic views. Admire the rugged Gosaukamm mountain range, and on a clear day you can see the Schafberg above Lake Wolfgangsee, and even the Bavarian mountains in Germany!

Follow trail number 643 as you make your way down the mountain. This begins to the left of the summit. The route zig zags down through the woods until you reach a rocky outcrop. shortly after here, we keep right and take path number 645 as it leads down through the woods and to the summit of the Salzberg.

Return to Hallstatt via the cable car, or if you have a little energy left, you can walk via the "Schlaipen" through the Echerntal valley back to the town. This is a "diversion" of about 2 hours, but it is really worth it!

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Contact

Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut - Geschäftsstelle Hallstatt
Seestraße 99
4830 Hallstatt

Phone: +43 5 95095-30
Fax machine: +43 5 9509530-74
E-Mail: hallstatt@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web: www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web: www.wandern-dachstein.at

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Arrival

Accessibility / arrival

by car:
parking area on P1, P2 and P3

by train:
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the Ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 20 minutes

by bus: 
 you arrive at the the busterminal "Hallstatt Lahn", from there it is a five minute walk.


Parking fees

From € 3,00 per hour

Travelling by public transport

Route planner for independent travellers

Opening hours

If we have no snow on the mountains you can hike the Plassen usually from end of May till October.

Prices

General price information:

No costs (except you go up with the salt mine railway)

Grooming service

Austrian alpinist association

Austrian alpinist association

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b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

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Wanderweg
Hallstatt - Hiking trail to the Plassen
Starting place: Hallstatt

Duration: 5h 28m

Length: 6.2 km

Metres of altitude: 1392m

Difficulty:

Panoramic view: