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.
Guidebook of 30 stunning day walks in the beautiful Salzkammergut lake district of Austria. Easy to get to from Linz and Salzburg, the area is studded with lakes and bristling with mountain peaks, and has a great range of waymarked trails, from lakeside strolls to challenging mountain walks. The routes in this book are within the capabilities of any reasonably fit walker, many are suitable for family hiking, and cablecars and lifts can often be used to make walks shorter or easier. Walks range from 6 to 16km and a simple grading system makes it easy to choose the right one.
Walks are centred around a number of bases, such as Bad Ischl, Fuschl am See, St Gilgen, Ebensee, Bad Aussee, Gößl, and Hallstatt, and explore the mountains of the famous Dachstein and Totes Gebirge, and many of the area's beautiful lakes, including the Fuschlsee, Mondsee and Traunsee.
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