Walking in the Salzkammergut: the Austrian Lake District
30 walks in Salzburg's lakes and mountains, including the Dachstein
Guidebook describing 30 day walks among the lakes and mountains of Austria's Salzkammergut. Easily accessible from Salzburg, the area is sometimes described as the Austrian Lake District. Routes range from easy lakeside strolls and walks to local points of interest to more strenuous through-routes and ascents of the neighbouring peaks.
SeasonsThe hiking season in Salzkammergut runs from May to October, with the best months for walking being June, July and September.
CentresAltauseer See, Bad Ischl, Dachstein, Fuschlsee, Gosausee, Grundlsee, Hallstätter See, Mondsee, Traunsee, Wolfgangsee
DifficultyDay walks, mostly graded easy to moderate, with a few longer or more challenging routes. No special equipment or technical skills required.
Must SeeBeautiful lakes including Fuschlsee, Mondsee and Traunsee below peaks such as Feuerkogel, Schafberg and Trisselwand. The Unesco-listed Dachstein massif, and the sprawling karst plateaus of the Totes Gebirge and Höllengebirge. World-famous salt mines at Hallstatt and Altausee, and beautiful towns such as Bad Ischl and St Gilgen.
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