One of the most popular hiking and walking trails in Bad Goisern along the river Traun. Especially for families with children (the path is suitable for prams) an ideal hiking trail.
Family friendly and easy walk
Along the river Traun inthe area of "Weißenbach" (village in Bad Goisern) is the Traunreiter path, which forms the ideal conditions for a nice trip!
In front of the "Goisererbrücke" (bridge near the center of Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt), turn right past the Bad Goisern train station towards the "Weißenbachbrücke" (bridge), always accompanied by the sound of the river Traun. With a walking time of approx. 1 hour 15 minutes, this route is one of the most popular walking trails. The flat and easy way is also ideal for families with prams or wheelchairs!
Where does the name Traunreiter come from?
The Traunreiter existed from the 16th to the 19th century. They were salt boatmen who transported the salt, which was extracted in Hallstatt, on the Traun to the salt works in Ebensee. On the way back the ships were loaded with grain, wine and other provisions and were pulled back to land by horses towards Hallstatt, hence the name.
Only non-swimmers were employed as Traun riders, and only for the reason that they did not leave the ship in case of danger. Furthermore, no women were taken on board, since it was firmly believed that women chatted away during the voyage and therefore no longer paid attention to the dangers during the voyage.
Fancy more hikes?
You can get to know interesting facts about the culture and history of Bad Goisern on the "Goiserer Geschichte(n)" theme trail. You will find more recommendations in our overview of all hiking trails in the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.
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Details - hiking
- cleared winter hiking path
visitable all year long
federal road B158 direction Bad Ischl
in Bad Ischl drive onto the “Salzkammergut Straße” B145 in direction to Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt
A1 motorway exit Regau on “Salzkammergut Straße” B145 in direction to Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt
A9 motorway exit Liezen on B320, in Trautenfels turn onto Salzkammergut Straße B145 to Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau”), stop "Bad Goisern Mitte"
from Gosau: bus direction Bad Ischl, stop "Bad Goisern Mitte"
from the bus stop approx. ten minute walk
from Vienna/Linz/Salzburg to Attnang-Puchheim, change train to Stainach-Irdning
from Klagenfurt/Graz to Stainach-Irdning, change train to Attnang-Puchheim
get off at train station "Bahnhof Bad Goisern", approx. ten minutes walking time
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and www.postbus.at/en(bus).
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
- Early winter
- Deep winter
Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.
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