© Welterbespirale on the Dachstein Krippenstein (Photo: Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut)
The Welterbespirale on the Dachstein Krippenstein at sunset (Photo: Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut)

Long distance hiking


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Long distance hiking

Long distance hikes have their special charm. Spending several days in nature, just switch off and go hiking. The path is the goal until you reach your destination.Through Bad Goisern, Obertraun, Gosau and Hallstatt leads the 350 km long "Berge Seen Trail", the 235 km long "Salzalpensteig" and the 121 km long Dachstein Circular Trail.

Not so far away but still extendable to several days are the 24 km long circular hiking trail around the Gosaukamm and the only 8 km long Nature Trail on the Dachstein Krippenstein, which explains the flora and fauna as a signposted theme trail.

FAQs long distance walk

Are there long distance hiking trails in Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun?

Yes, the "Berge-Seen-trail", the Dachstein circular hiking trail and the "Salzalpensteig" lead through the four towns. In Obertraun there is also the Nature Trail at the Dachstein Krippenstein and in Gosau at Dachstein the Gosaukamm circuit.

How long are the Berge-Seen-Trail, the Dachstein circular Trail, the Salzalpensteig, the Gosaukamm circuit and the Nature Trail?


  •  Mountain Lakes Trail 350 km

  • Salty alpine climb 235 km

  • Dachstein circular hiking trail 121 km

  • Circular hiking trail around the Gosaukamm 24km

  • Nature Trail 8 km

How many day stages does the Berge-Seen trail include?

The 350 km of the Berge Seen Trail through the whole Salzkammergut can be completed in 20 day stages. Experienced and well-conditioned hikers can also manage several stages per day.

How many daily stages does the Dachstein circular trail include?

The Dachstein circular hiking trail awaits you with 8 daily stages through mountains, valleys and past the most beautiful lakes of the Inner Salzkammergut.

How many day stages does the Salzalpensteig include?

18 stages lead along the 235 km long Salzalpensteig from Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt in the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut via Lake Königssee in Berchtesgarden to Lake Chiemsee.

How many day stages does the Gosaukamm circuit include?

Well-conditioned hikers can manage the 24 km of the Gosaukamm circuit in one day. We recommend that you definitely take 2 - 3 days to soak up the nature, the fresh air and the views.

How many day stages does the Nature Trail include?

The Nature Trail can easily be done in one day. Hikers who want to delve deeper into the flora and fauna of the Dachstein Krippenstein can also extend it to 2 days.