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BergeSeen Trail 16: Hallstatt - Bad Aussee

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Starting place: 4830 Hallstatt
Destination: 8990 Bad Aussee

duration: 5h 0m
length: 17,8 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 271m
Altitude difference (downhill): 135m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 741m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Waterway, Other

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roadblock: Koppental: Sperre Wander- und Radweg
since 03.05.2024
Short description:
Easy lakeside and valley hike for the entire family along forestry roads and marked trails.


Technique: *


Quality of experience: ****


Recommended season:
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


Properties:
  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
Description:
Stage 16 consists of three very different sections. After a boat trip across Lake Hallstatt, you hike along the Ostuferweg lakeshore trail to Obertraun, where the themed trail “Durch Kalk und Karst” connects. Below the mountain flanks that rise above the Koppenwinkel, the world or at least the Traun Valley seems to end – but the Koppentraun River has created a narrow valley between the Dachsteinstock and the Hoher Sarstein Mountain. The “path through the wilderness” utilizes this romantic passage to Bad Aussee in the heart of the Styrian Salzkammergut.

Directions:
From Hallstatt, take the regular ferry over Lake Hallstatt to the Hallstatt train station. A beautiful view of the mining village! From there, hike along the lakeshore trail to the right. The wide track leads up and down, passing behind Castle Grub. One of its owners, Christoph Eyssl, decreed in 1668 that after his death, his coffin should be rowed across the lake every 50 years – this request was honoured until into the 19th century. After a 45-minute walk, you arrive in Obertraun (513 m).

 


Shortly before the village, the themed trail “Durch Kalk und Karst” forks to the left. It leads beneath the train tracks and up to the “Lichtstein”. From there, the route follows Höhenweg no. 1 to the right and then a street for a short distance. Go uphill a few steps to the left to the cemetery and then just before, take a sharp right back onto the Höhenweg path. Now the route continues for about 3 kilometres above houses and through the Sarstein forest at the foot of the 1975-metre Sarstein Massif to the street. Continue along the street to the nearby Obertraun-Koppenbrüllerhöhle train station and the bridge over the Traun River. On the other side of the bridge, make a recommended rest stop at the Gasthaus Koppenrast (531 m). 1:15 h


 


On the other side of the street, you will find an information sign about the trail, which leads through the narrow Koppen Valley to the impressive cliffside entrance to the Koppenbrüller Caves (tours possible,  https://dachstein-salzkammergut.com). In front of the cave, go downhill to the left to the Koppentraun River, which you reach view the railway bridge and a suspension bridge for pedestrians. Continue right and through an old railway tunnel (the train tracks were moved to a higher elevation due to the risk of flooding). At the following fork, stay to the left alongside the wild, foaming waters of the Koppentraun and passing a chapel, arrive at the state border to Styria. After the hospitable Koppental Hut, you pass a large avalanche protection dam, which indicates how dangerous this area can be in winter. Shortly afterwards, you reach the north side of the valley via another suspension bridge. The trail then ascends in several hairpin turns to a forest road. To the right you reach – finally on asphalt – the scattered houses of the Sarstein community (707 m). At the forks near the Sarsteinrast cider tavern, stay on Sarsteinstraße, which leads across a meadow to Sommersbergseestraße. Go left, pass the Hotel Wasnerin and then turn right onto the Roseggerweg path, which soon becomes gravelled. There you can enjoy the fantastic view – from the Totes Gebirge Mountains to the fortress-like Loser and the Trisselwand Mountain and over the Hohe Sarstein to the Hallstatt Glacier on the Hohe Dachstein. After a barn, turn right at the trail marker “Bad Aussee” and come to the carpark at the Narzissen Bad spa. Go past the adjacent hotel and then turn right onto a meadow path to the Teichwirt (permanently closed). Continue on Teichstraße and on Wilhelm-Kienzl-Straße on the left to the normally busy Pötschenpass-Straße, which is crossed near the ÖAMTC. Continue briefly on Marktleitenstraße. After the Red Cross, turn left (trail marker “Bad Aussee”) onto a stairway path, which winds downhill into the valley of the Altausseer Traun. At the bottom, head right on Rudolfstraße, pass the Parkschlössl castle and go along the Elisabeth Promenade to a bridge. Go left over the bridge to arrive in the nearby centre of Bad Aussee (659 m). The tourism office is to the right in the post office building. 3:00 h



Tip:
Note: Train connection from the Hallstatt station via Obertraun and Obertraun-Koppenbrüllerhöhle to Bad Aussee. From the train station, it’s a 15-minute walk to the town centre.

Safety guidelines:

  • In alpine terrain, be aware of the danger of falling rocks.

  • Through early summer, you may encounter steep snowfields or firn gullies – especially during icy conditions, there is an acute risk of falling and thus fatal injury!

  • Due to storm damage, forestry work or construction work, individual trail sections may be difficult or impassable at times.

  • Cows in the alpine meadows are often curious. Because they are nursing mothers, they develop a strong tendency to protect their calves. Therefore, move through cow pastures quietly, keep at least 20 metres of distance to the animals and never pet calves! In the case of threatening behaviour (pawing, stamping) slowly back away (do not turn your back). Keep dogs on a leash. They must not bark at or chase cows. In the case of an attack, the dog must be released from the leash.



Equipment:

For all stages, you will need hiking or mountain boots with treaded rubber soles as well as wind- and rainproof clothing. A change of clothes and a small first-aid kit should also be included in your backpack. The amount of provisions you should pack depends on the number of available rest stops. In any case, you should always take along plenty to drink. Telescopic poles are helpful, especially when walking downhill.



Additional information:

Text kindly provided by the publisher KOMPASS-Verlag and Wolfgang Heitzmann.


Further information at trail.salzkammergut.at

Starting point: Hallstatt
Destination: Bad Aussee

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Board possible

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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BergeSeen Trail 16: Hallstatt - Bad Aussee
Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraun
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 5 95095
Fax machine +43 5 95095 - 74
E-Mail info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
Web www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at
https://www.dachstein-salzkammergut.at

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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

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Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4830 Hallstatt
Destination: 8990 Bad Aussee

duration: 5h 0m
length: 17,8 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 271m
Altitude difference (downhill): 135m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 741m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Waterway, Other

powered by TOURDATA