From Königssee to Lake Hallstatt

Village De Gosau

Lake Gosau

Refuge in Stuhlalm

Lake Konigssee

Village Hallstatt

Mine Sel Dans Le Salzkammergut

Hallstatt

7 Days Trek From Königssee to Lake Hallstatt

Guided tour – Nothing to carry
Germany/ Austria
Season: 15 June to 15 September
Level: Easy to medium
Cost: from S$ 1520

Head to Salzburg for this great hike that begins above Lake Königssee in the heart of the Alpine National Park in Germany and its Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO Heritage)! Our journey ends at Austria at the extraordinary village of Hallstatt, placed on the banks of a huge lake, and its salt mines 7000 years old (which we will visit) in a splendid region, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We will pass green passes and valleys, mountains and natural lakes of great beauty. In addition to the Berchtesgaden National Park, we will discover the imposing Tennengebirge limestone massif, a true paradise for speleology and hiking, We will also climb the Dachstein, the highest karstic massif in eastern Austria, 2995 m. Glaciers are reflected in the crystal clear waters of the lakes of Gosau and we end at Salzkammergut and its limpid lakes, set in true greenery, in the middle of a serene mountainous mountain.

The landscape is unique and make this region of several thousand years old one of the most beautiful regions of Central Europe. This hike takes you from lake to lake, from village to village, through beautiful mountain pastures in unspoilt areas. During this week, you will also discover 5 lakes: the Königssee, the 3 lakes of Gosau, and Halstattersee, and you will visit the salt mines of Hallstatt: a journey through history, from the origins of man to the present day.

Highlights

  • One of the most unspoiled regions in Austria (and Germany), partly classified as World Heritage by UNESCO
  • 5 prestigious lakes in one week: the Königssee, the 3 lakes of Gosau and the one from Hallstatt
  • 4 alpine massifs: Berchtesgaden, Tennengebirge, Dachstein and Salzkammergut
  • A large, well-balanced crossing between mountains, lakes and villages, mountain refuges and typical inns
  • The beautiful villages of Schönau, Golling, Abtenau, Gosau and especially Hallstatt, classified by UNESCO
  • A comfortable and typical accommodation, between Gasthof / hotel and refuges altitude and panoramic
  • The proximity of the city of Salzburg,
  • The visit of the salt mines of Hallstatt

Day 01: Salzburg – Lake Königssee / Germany (Drive 30km D O/N Mountain Inn)
Day 02: Lake Königssee – Golling or Voglau / Austria (Walk ~ 5-6hrs + 500m, -1150m | Bus 5km BLD O/N Gasthof)
Day 03: Golling or Voglau – Gsengalmhütte Refuge / Austria (Walk ~ 5-6hrs + 850m, -100m | BLD O/N Mountain Hut)
Day 04: Gsengalmhütte Refuge – Stuhlalm Refuge or Körner Hütte Refuge/ Austria (Walk ~ 5-6hrs + 800m, -800m |BLD O/N Mountain Hut)
Day 05: Stuhlalm Hütte – Lakes of Gosausee – Gosau / Austria (Walk ~ 5-6hrs + 250m, -700m | BLD O/N Hotel)
Day 06: Gosau ~ Hallstatt and its lake – Salt mines / Austria (BLD O/N Hotel)
Day 07: Gosau – Salzburg / Austria (B)

7 days, 6 nights
Trek From Königssee to Lake Hallstatt

Day 1 Salzburg – Lake Königsse / Germany (D O/N Mt Inn)
Welcome to Salzburg. Meet on Sunday 1530hrs at Salzburg Railway Station and transfer to Schönau (30km), in the heart of the Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria) – the only alpine national park in Germany. Check in Inn overlooking Lake Königssee. Then take a leisure walk in the mountain pastures, in the heart of a part of the “Berchtesgaden country biosphere reserve”, recognized by UNESCO since 1990. Dinner and overnight in a typical mountain inn and surrounded by nature.

Day 2 Lake Königssee – Golling or Voglau / Austria (Walk 5-6hrs + 500m, -1150m | BLD O/N Gasthof)
We leave the German enclave of Königssee to join Austria. The hike takes us to the summit of Mount Jenner (1874 m), offering a fantastic view of Lake Königssee and the imposing Watzmann Massif (2713m). We continue to the small pass of Torrener Joch, which brings us back to Austria. A long but easy descent to Golling – a charming village nestled at the foot of its castle and the limestone massif of Tennengebirge. Bus transfer 5 km to Golling. Dinner and overnight in Gasthof Golling or Voglau.

Day 3 Voglau – Gsengalmhütte Refuge / Austria (Walk 5-6hrs + 850m, -100m | BLD O/N Mt Hut)
Depart from the village of Voglau, we cross along the Lammer, mountain river fed by the waters of Dachstein and Tennergebirge, to the village of Abtenau. From there, climb through the Eggenreit meadow to the Gsengalmhütte hut (1400m) in a green mountain setting. Dinner and overnight in a mountain hut. No shower but possible to wash at the sink.

Day 4 Gsengalmhütte Refuge – Stuhlalm Refuge or Körner Hütte Refuge / Austria (Walk 6hrs + 800m, -800m | BLD O/N Mt Hut)
We leave the wild Tennengebirge massif by a small pass near Gsengalmhütte, down to the village of Annaberg and reach the foothills of Dachstein and the refuge of Stuhlalm (1450 m), under the magnificent cliffs of Grosse Bischofsmütze (2430 m): the view is superb here on the valley. Dinner and overnight in a mountain hut. No shower but possible to wash at the sink.

Day 5 Stuhlalm Hütte – Lakes of Gosausee – Gosau / Austria (Walk 6hrs + 250m, -700m | BLD O/N Hotel)
We will take the path of the Dachstein, beautiful panoramic balcony to the alpine pastures of Breningalm. Then descent to the incomparable lakes of Gosau (Vorderer Gosausee, Gosaulacke and Hinterer Gosausee): real jewels place in the setting of high limestone mountains, offering perspectives on the Hoher Dachstein massif and its glaciers, and a view of the peaks cut from the Gosaukamm. The mountains, the forest and the sky are reflected in the pure waters and offer over the hours a mirror with all the shades of green … including the emerald! Short transfer to our hotel in an alpine postcard landscape: pastures, old beautiful farms and flower homes, as the Austrians do so well. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Gosau.

Day 6 Hallstatt and its lake – Salt mines / Austria (BLD O/N Hotel)
Another exceptional day, in the heart of the region classified by UNESCO: we will discover the magnificent natural beauty of the site, enhanced by that of the extraordinary village of Hallstatt; then, we will discover the natural and economic part (still today), with the visit of the salt mines, which made the wealth of the region.

Fast bus transfer to the shores of Lake Hallstatt. An easy and spectacular path (the “salt path”, 3-4km) leads us along the shores of the lake: little by little, we discover the village of Hallstatt, a little gem! We will take the time to visit this beautiful and historic superb site before taking the cogwheel train (at your expense) which goes up to the salt mines (at your expense). Visit of the mines, then panoramic descent on foot to the village. We take the path to the lake then bus transfer to Gosau. Dinner and overnight in Gosau

Day 7 Gosau – Salzburg / Austria (B)
Early quiet morning start in the Traun valley, then transfer by bus to Salzburg.
Bid farewell in late morning. Take the opportunity to visit this endearing Austrian city. You will discover Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg’s most famous street, Getreidegasse, St Rupert’s Cathedral, the Residenz, the former Prince Archbishops’ Palace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress (taking the funicular) …

7 Days Trek From Königssee to Lake Hallstatt
Tour Code: EUR-GAKLH-07
LAND Price per person in SGD

Year 2019 Dates (* : Guaranteed departure)Cost
23 Jun, 07 July*, 21 July, 4 Aug, 11 Aug*1,580
8 Sep1,520

Additional

  • single room supplement (for 3 nights, subject to availability): S$ 220
  • supplement of two for the night of D1 (subject to availability): S$ 80 per person

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice

LAND Price includes

  • Accommodation 6 nights as per program
  • Meals from Day 1 dinner to Day 7 breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Internal Transfer as per program
  • A local certified guide
  • Tourist taxes
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price excludes

  • All airfare & taxes
  • Other Train/Bus transfers not mentioned
  • The cogwheel train package and the visit of the salt mines of Hallstatt (about 30 €)
  • Personal gears
  • Expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, beverages, cigarettes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Individual drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Visa and Visa application fees
  • All those not mentioned in “the price includes”
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LEVEL
From 2 to 5/6 hours of walking and / or 300 to 700 meters of elevation gain and 300 to 1000 meters of negative elevation in the day, no technical difficulty, easy to medium paths and trails. The stay can be roamed, with a change of accommodation at each stage.

CARRIAGE
You only carry a back pack for the day with the necessary for your hike and the packed lunch. Your luggage will be transported by vehicle.

LENGTH
7 days, 6 nights,  6 days walking.

ACCOMMODATION 
– 2 nights in Hotel Gasthof 3 or 4 *, in a room of 2; D5 and D6
– 1 night in hotel, Gasthof or homestay, in room of 2; D2
– 1 night in mountain Gasthof in dormitory (option with supplement: in room with shower on the floor); D1
– 2 nights in mountain hut, in dormitory; D3 and D4

Gasthof or hotel? The comfort standard is the same; the Gasthof is generally more family-oriented and more typical. It is the Gasthof that we privilege when we can.
Beds: for rooms of 2, there is rarely the same difference as at home between the double (double bed for 2) and the twin (2 separate beds): most often, the bed consists of two mattresses of 90 cm placed on the same bed base, but equipped with sheets and quilts.
Room only possible on request with supplement D2, 5 and 6, depending on availability.

FOOD
Evening meal and breakfast served hot, picnic lunch, food supplies.
Please tell us when you register any food allergy or special diet; we will do our best to adapt your meals.

GUIDE
By a French mountain guide, a State graduate. The escort can possibly leave you in the morning on Day 7 in Gosau.

GROUP
From 6 to 15 participants.

START / END
Start: Day 1 Sunday, at 15:30 at the Salzburg railway station (on the square, at the exit of the main exit of the station).
End: Day 7 Saturday, around noon at the Salzburg train station.

If you have to leave early, there is a bus leaving around 7:30 from Gosau to arrive a little before 9am in Salzburg.

DATES
This trip can be customize at your convenience, from Mid June to Mid September.
When you book the tour please give us one or two other departure dates in case your 1st choice is not possible.

Getting There

By train:
Inquire about timetables and tickets:
– The SNCF: https://www.oui.sncf
– The Austrian Railways: http://www.oebb.at

IF YOU ARRIVE BY PLANE
Salzburg Airport is the closest one.