Engleithen Round Walk (Kaiser Hunting Statue - Lauffen)
- pets allowed
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- culturally interesting
Interactive elevation profile
Distance: 11.2 km
Walking Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Difference in altitude: ascent and descent 30 m
Road surface: asphalt, some gravel, steps only on the
Bridge over the "Wild Lauffen"
This walk south follows the historical salt pipeline to Lauffen.
From the starting point, walk through the Pfarrgasse and along the Esplanade. Follow the River Traun to a natural monument the Kaltenbachteich by a new road bridge (previously the crossing place of the local railway line). Just before a wooden chapel keep right and go through the Kaltenbachau until finally reaching the ski jump training centre on the Soleweg. Follow the Soleweg (left) passing the Kaiserstandbild, a statue built in 1910 to commemorate the 80th birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph (left and below the main path). Follow the shaded Soleweg and then an asphalted road Engleithenstraße, before reaching the historic village of Lauffen (bus and railway station).
At the train station you can use the road bridge and make the round trip 15 minutes shorter.
The main trail follows the Schießstattstraße (not the Soleleitungsweg) and cross the River Traun
on the bridge that leads over the "Wild Lauffen".This point on the River Traun was for several centuries a dangerous obstacle to the navigation of salt along the river. Follow the river bank back to Bad Ischl. At the end of the village pass a bus stop on the main road, follow the asphalted foot and cycle path for 200m then turn to the left. Follow the river bank back to the road bridge which was crossed at the start of the trail. Follow the Esplanade back to the centre of Bad Ischl.
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Pets allowed
- Early winter
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4820 Bad Ischl
Phone +43 6132 27757
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