Brine pipeline trail from Hallstatt over Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl
- pets allowed
- Suitable for groups
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The brine pipeline route between Hallstatt and Steeg is still closed due to the risk of falling rocks and is not expected to be accessible in 2021 either.
Alternatively there is the east bank hiking trail at Lake Hallstatt.
Due to falling rocks, a short section between Weissenbachwirt and Bad Goisern is also closed. Here you have to switch to the municipal road (little traffic).
Brine pipeline path between Steeg and Bad Ischl released for hikers!
After the inspection with the state geologist Markus Einberger on July 6, 2021, the section between Steeg and Bad Ischl was released. The entire route from Hallstatt to Ebensee will be accessible to the 2024 Capital of Culture.
A total of 1,600 working hours of the Höhenarbeit Scherer company were required to carry out all the necessary safety measures. At the same time, the torrent and avalanche control spent 250 hours. The tree felling and rescue work as well as the "stoneing" in dangerous places were particularly complex.
At the moment there is a small diversion in the Goiserer Weißenbach area, but this should be cleaned up soon.
The project, which has previously cost 70,000 euros, was financed by a newly founded company under civil law. This consists of Salinen Austria AG, Salzwelten GmbH, the Austrian Federal Forests, the municipalities of Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern, the Bad Ischl Tourist Association and the Inneres Salzkammergut Tourist Association.
All members have made a financial contribution, so future security and restructuring measures are also guaranteed.
“The brine pipeline route is THE connecting route between the municipalities of the Inner Salzkammergut. We are all aware that something has to be done here.
Unfortunately, various liability issues complicate a quick solution. With our new interest group Soleleitungsweg, however, we have found a powerful opportunity to act quickly ”, says Kurt Thomanek from Salinen Austria AG and elected chairman of the interest group.
The trail follows the world’s oldest pipeline,from Hallstatt through Bad Goisern and Bad Ischl to Ebensee.
Starting at the Hallstättersee Lake it leads you through the Inneres Salzkammergut region with its lovely mountains and towns, and ends up at the Lake Traunsee. The trail follows the world’s oldest pipeline, which was established in 1607. In order to make the brine flow, the pipeline, as well as the path, slopes down slightly, and therefore the “Soleweg” is a rather light walk.
The 40 km long walk is split up in four 10 km long themed parts, each concentrating aspects of the locals’ lives. It starts in Hallstatt, the unique UNESCO World Heritage market-town, and takes it first stop in Bad Goisern. The lovely place used to be the “Monarchy’s prettiest town”, and still hasn’t lost any of its charm. Emperor Franz Joseph’s favourite town was Bad Ischl, the cultural and geographic centre of the Salzkammergut, where he and his wife Elisabeth regularly spent their summers. Ebensee is the destination of the walk. The Traun River, coming from the Hallstättersee Lake, flows into the Traunsee Lake and therefore is another crucial part of the salt transportation. Even today there are 2,000 tons of salt produced daily.
- Board possible
Details - hiking
- themed path
The Soleweg is due to maintenance and danger of falling rocks between Bad Ischl and Hallstatt closed !!!
You can start the trail in Hallstatt on the saltmountain, in Hallstatt behind the catholich church or in Bad Ischl and also in Ebensee.
There is no fee for hiking the trail.
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for kids (6 - 14 Year)
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Early winter
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