BergeSeen Trail 12: Gosau-Hintertal – Hallstatt
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Tour and route information
Trail Route: Gosau-Hintertal – Löckernmoos – Plankensteinalm – Durchgang – Salzberg – Hallstatt
From Gosau-Hintertal to Löckernmoos (2 hours)
From the starting point of the Gasthof Gosauschmied, the trail follows the street for 500 metres in the direction of Gosau until reaching the Gästehaus Gamsjäger. There the route ascends to the right along a narrow path through thick woodland to a forest road. This point can also be reached via a forest road which begins just north of the Gosauschmied inn (somewhat longer and not as scenic).
From the forest road, the route continues uphill through the forest. Another road is crossed, and the trail arrives once again at a forest road. The route continues along this road to the left, then turns right and soon reaches the Schleifstein huts. The trail passes the second hut and then heads left to a fork. Bearing right, the trail ascends to the beginning of the Löckernmoos, an alpine moor landscape covered with mountain pines. Hikers meander through the moor on long wooden bridges and arrive at a small moor lake, where gorgeous views of the Gosaukamm Mountains await.
From Löckernmoos to Durchgangsattel (2 hours)
The trail continues along wooden bridges to the end of the moor and then descends to the Hintere Grubenalm (alpine meadow). The route follows the meadow road to the left and arrives at a fork. The trail heads left again along the road to the snack station Vordere Grubenalm. The route then continues for 1.3 kilometres until a path turns to the right. The trail ascends to the large alpine meadow of the Plankensteinalm. Hikers cross the meadow heading northeast until reaching a meadow road.
The trail continues a short distance to the right and then heads left to the Leutgebhütte hut, which offers food and drink. From there, the trail leads northeast across the level terrain of the meadow to the Durchgangsattel (saddle at approx. 1580 m).
From Durchgangsattel to Hallstatt (3 hours)
The term ‘Durchgang’ (pass through) refers to the narrow descent between two cliffs toward Hallstatt just south of the Hohen Scheibe Mountain.
From the saddle (trail marker), the trail descends steeply toward the beautiful Durchgangalm (meadow) and leads to forest road. The route continues downhill for a short distance along the road and then turns left onto a path. The trail begins relatively flat and then ascends to the Dammwiesen (meadow) where it then subsequently leads to a Bergwerkshütte (mining hut).
The trail continues to the right along a forest road where several curves can be shortened via cut-through paths. The route descends to the exhibition salt mine and continues to the impressive Rudolf’s Tower and its gorgeously-situated restaurant with views of Lake Hallstatt. Following the broad Salträgerweg path, the trail heads downhill and after 40 minutes, arrives in the centre of Hallstatt (from the Rudolf’s Tower, hikers can also make the descent via funicular).
Experience a 360° panorama tour through Gosau valley...
motorway exit Golling – Abtenau, Russbach, Gosau
Gosau: after the “Pass Gschütt” junction turn right onto the “Gosausee Landstraße”, after approx. 5 km you will reach the car park at Gosau Hintertal
motorway exit Regau – Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Gosau
Gosau: at the “Pass Gschütt” junction drive straight ahead onto the “Gosausee Landstraße”, then after approx. 5 km you will reach the car park at Gosau Hintertal
by bus (irregular on Sundays):
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau). Get off at the station "Gosauschmied"
from Rußbach: bus in direction to Gosau, at the terminus change to bus in direction to “Gosausee” (Lake Gosau). Get off at the station "Gosauschmied"
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- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
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