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Current trail closures and more...

Dear hikers and nature lovers, below we would like to inform you about current trail closures in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. This way you are informed even faster about current occurrences in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt and Obertraun; and you can start your hiking day in a relaxed manner.

News for hikerson the
historical Brine Trail (Salzkammergut Soleweg)

Section Hallstatt - Bad Goisern locked
Section Bad Goisern - Bad Ischl open
Section Bad Ischl - Ebensee locked

Dear hiking friends, good news from the Salzkammergut Soleweg. The section between the Bad Goisern district of Steeg and Bad Ischl has been hikeable again since mid-July 2021. The rest of the trail in the direction of Ebensee will be reopened in 2022. The section from Hallstatt to Steeg (Bad Goisern) will then take place in 2024 - just in time for the Capital of Culture Year.

If you still don't want to wait that long and want to hike from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, we can recommend the following alternative:
From Hallstatt by ferry to the station, on the “Ostuferwanderweg” (east shore hiking trail) to Steeg and then on the Salzkammergut Soleweg via Bad Goisern and Lauffen to Bad Ischl. The walking time for this alternative is about 6 hours. Refreshment stops: Weißenbachwirt, Steegwirt or Seeraunzn. We wish you a pleasant hike!

Another note for hikers in Hallstatt: The ascent via the Soleweg from Hallstatt to the Salzberg remains closed and parts of the World Heritage Hiking Trail in Hallstatt are also not accessible at the moment. Thank you for your understanding. Your editorial team.


Rail Replacement Service in Summer 2023
Construction work on the Salzkammergut line between Bad Ischl and Attnang-Puchheim

Information for all rail passengers travelling from Vienna and Salzburg to the Salzkammergut. This summer the motto in the Salzkammergut is - Please change trains: Because in the period between 24th July 2023 and 10th September 2023 there will be numerous construction works on the "Salzkammergut Railway Line". Therefore, the sections "Bad Ischl - Ebensee" and "Bad Ischl - Attnang-Puchheim" will be closed in sections. During these times, a rail replacement service has been set up between the respective stations. The buses are parked in front of the stations and are marked with the word "Schienenersatzverkehr". Nevertheless, delays may occur during this period. Please plan for these. We wish you a pleasant journey and look forward to your visit to the Salzkammergut.

  • Summary
    Rail replacement services
    24.07. - 11.09. 2023
    Between the stations
    Bad Ischl - Ebensee
    11.08. - 31.08. 2023
    Between the stations
    Bad Ischl - Attnang-Puchheim
    Questions during your journey?
    Please ask your train attendant or bus driver


The stations in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, "Steeg/Gosau", Hallstatt and Obertraun are not affected by this rail replacement service. Here, the trains between the stations Bad Ischl and Stainach Irdning will run as scheduled.

Tip from the editors for travellers to
Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern or Obertraun

If you want to continue to Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau or Obertraun, we recommend the bus. This will take you quickly and comfortably directly from the Bad Ischl train station to the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. For example, the regular bus takes you directly to the centre of Hallstatt. All information on how to get there by bus of the “OÖVV” (Upper Austrian Transport Association) can be found here...

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