"There is no more beautiful country in our time…" an old popular folk song says. Well, no other landscape may take this folk song as literally as the Austrian Salzkammergut. It certainly belongs to one of the special treasures of this world. The uniqueness also was recognized by the UNESCO and the region Hallstatt was awarded the predicate of natural and cultural heritage. Some special gems only can be reached on foot – a treat on this walking tour.
Day 1 – Individual arrival at Abersee/Wolfgangsee
Day 2 - Abersee - St. Wolfgang - St. Gilgen - Boat to Abersee
By boat to St. Wolfgang. Along the high walk to the Falkenstein wall – we enjoy the view on the lake. The idyllic Fürberg walk along the lake brings us to the Mozart village St. Gilgen. Return by boat.
Day 3 - Abersee - St. Wolfang - Lake Schwarzensee - Strobl - Bus to Bad Ischl
By boat to St. Wolfgang. Along the Sattel (saddle) walk to the lake Schwarzensee, where Madame Lore of the lake hut waits to treat you with local specialities. Down into the valley by a gorge and round about the Bürglstein to the lake promenade in Strobl. By bus to the Emperors town Bad Ischl.
Day 4 – Resting day in Bad Ischl
Visit the Emperors villa, Café Zauner or the hotel Austria, where once upon a time the engagement of Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria (the Sissi of the famous film …) took place.
Day 5 - Bad Ischl - Bad Goisern along the brine-pipeline trail
Salt always has been an important raw material of the Salzkammergut. Along the promenade in the river Ischl on the brine-pipeline walk to the world cultural heritage Bad Goisern.
Day 6 – Bad Goisern - Lakeside Trail - Hallstatt - Boat/Train to Bad Goisern
You are following the lovely lakeside trail to the railway station Hallstatt where you take the ferry to Hallstatt (old salt mine – since the Celtic times). By boat we cross the lake and return to Bad Goisern.
Day 7 – Bad Goisern - Train Bad Ischl - Lake Nussensee - Strobl - Abersee
By train to Bad Ischl. Along the Elisabeth-walking path to the idyllic little lake Nussensee and than along the river Ischl to Strobl. On the lake through the Blinkling moor to Abersee (beautiful view to St. Wolfgang, Schafberg and the lake)
Day 8 – Individual departure or extended stay
Euro 540,- per person double room
Euro 695,- per person single room
Euro 565,- per person double room
Euro 720,- per person single room
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Ischler Straße 20, 5342 Abersee/Strobl
Ischler Straße 20, 5342 Abersee/St. Gilgen