You and your dog can hike on various hiking trails through the Dachstein Salzkammergut and enjoy the nature and the landscape. (photo: OÖ Tourismus GmbH /Andreas Roebl)

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Echerntal Theme Trail

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich , Österreich

Take a stroll through the wild, romantic Echerntal valley to these breathtaking waterfalls.

Stroll through the Echern Valley

A short, well sign-posted trail leads you from Hallstatt to the Waldbachstrub Waterfalls. Great torrents of water come crashing down a 90 metres high sheer rock face, divided into 3 "stages" and disappear into the depths.

Idyllic calmness

There is a welcoming bench for you to sit on and admire the beauty of this natural wonder.

The waterfalls are popular not only with visitors in summer, but also with people who live in the area.

Duration for the route: 1,5 hours

Loading opening hours …

Open daily, if the snow situation is too high, the trail could be blocked.

  • opened daily


650 m

Accessibility / arrival

The starting point for the trail is the "Babylon" near the "Wiesberg" car park.

- by car: parking area on P1, P2 and P3
- by train: arriving in Hallstatt you take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 15 minutes
- by bus: you arrive directly on the busterminal, from there it is a walk about 10 minutesFrom €

  • Parking space: 450
  • Bus parking space: 15
Parking fees

From € 3.50 per hour Fee for buses: € 80.00 per day

Travelling by public transport
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General price information

No entrance fee.

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Echerntal Theme Trail
4830 Hallstatt

+43 5 95095 - 30
+43 5 95095 - 74

Contact person

Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Seestraße 99
4830 Hallstatt

+43 5 95095 - 30
+43 5 95095 - 74

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