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Hiking in the Salzkammergut tourist region with views over the Traunsee lake
Hiking in Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut tourist region

Hiking in the Salzkammergut tourist region in an almost mythical landscape. Deep green lakes and high towering mountains. The term a summer retreat was quite rightly coined in the Salzkammergut tourist region. Bad Ischl is the ideal starting point for exploring the Salzkammergut tourist region on foot.

Head up high – by cable car or on foot

Explore the most wonderful hiking trails in the Salzkammergut tourist region in the autumn. Here calming silence will accompany you on all your discovery tours. Take a day trip up the local Katrin mountain or look down on the historical spa town of Bad Ischl from the Siriuskogel.

On the trail of salt

On a hike along the salt water trail towards Ebensee or Hallstatt you find out how salt was extracted here in the Middle Ages. The Pfandlrunde is recommended for shorter day trips. If you want to go up really high for once, you can conveniently reach lofty heights by cable car. Experience the diversity of nature while hiking or cycling in the Salzkammergut tourist region and enjoy your summer holiday in Bad Ischl.

Katrin the local mountain

The Katrin cable car has been bringing countless visitors up to one of Upper Austria's oldest conservation areas since 1959. Enjoy the charming 15-minute trip up to over 1,400 m altitude with a spectacular view over the imperial town of Bad Ischl and as far as Traunsee lake!

From the top station's terrace you have a sweeping view over the Dachstein, Loser, Schafberg, Gosaukamm, Totes Gebirge, Höllengebirge and many more miraculous mountains in the Salzkammergut tourist region.

Numerous panoramic trails

The 7 lakes hike and 3 peaks tour lead you over the Katergebirge's three peaks, the Katrin peak, Elferkogel and Hainzen. On the way you enjoy views over seven lakes, four valleys and the unique mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut tourist region.

The new pathway, which is also suitable for pushchairs, takes you on a roughly 10-minute walk from the top station, past the Katrin mountain inn, to the "Kaisers Ansitz" viewing point.

Katrin's via ferrata

Do you need a bit more of an adrenaline rush? The multi-generation via ferrata is ideal for athletes and thrill seekers - guaranteed views of plenty of lakes. The 320 m long via ferrata up to Emperor Franz Josef's cross always runs very high over the edge of the steep northern faces but is never difficult and therefore also suitable for children and beginners.

Culinary highlights

Catering also provides a variety-packed range of culinary treats from crunchy fresh salads to hearty pan-fried dishes to sweet fruity Kaiserschmarrn for real culinary indulgence. Whether you would like to be spoiled with regional treats or prefer to stop at the Katrin mountain inn to have a hearty traditional snack, the restaurateurs will have just the right thing for you!

Would you like to climb Bad Ischl's local mountain the Katrin and at the same time be accommodated in a family-run private hotel? Then plan a weekend at the Hotel Goldener Ochs. Send your non-binding enquiry to the team or book directly online for your holiday.



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