Mountains & natural wonders

Hiking & mountain-climbing in the Salzburg region – adventures galore

After a long day's work or a demanding conference at the Landgasthof Kirchbichl, it's important to switch off and recover. And where better than out in the fresh air? The Salzburg region is full of natural wonders, mountains and adventures. It's the ultimate playground for keen hikers and aspiring mountain enthusiasts.  Your hike can be steep and rugged, but it doesn't have to be. The Salzburg region offers rolling hills, green forests and fabulous mountains in a diverse landscape with something for everyone. A clear head and improved energy levels are just the cherry on top.

Three people hike through a green landscape in Salzburg
Enjoy pleasant hikes through the great outdoors in Salzburg

A hiking paradise – from short strolls to long, challenging expeditions

There's no shortage of hiking paths on offer. Some of them start close to the Landgasthof Kirchbichl and lead around Hallwang, while others take you deeper into the Salzburg region and the picturesque Salzkammergut. You'll have your choice of lengths, altitudes and exertion levels. The important thing is to see as much as possible of the spectacular Salzburg landscape, while still allowing time for the occasional break.

Fabulous hiking options in the area around Hallwang, near Salzburg

  • Maria Plain circuit – a strenuous route with magnificent views across Salzburg
  • Around the Gaisberg – not technically demanding, but with splendid panoramic views
  • Haunsberg Panorama Trail – a particularly charming option in autumn
  • Tour of the Schoberstein – fabulous views of the lake scenery of the Salzkammergut
Two people take photographs of the sunset in the Salzburg mountains
Experience incomparable sunsets in the mountains of Salzburg

Four mountains, three lakes: a multi-day tour of the Salzkammergut

Are you looking for a truly unforgettable experience? This dream tour will take you up four mountain peaks over four days, showing you almost everything the mountain landscape has to offer. The first stage runs from Fuschl am See over the Zwölferhorn peak to St.Gilgen, beside the Wolfgangsee. On the second day you depart St. Gilgen and climb the Schafberg peak, enjoying spectacular views including the Hammer Panorama. The third day will see you travel from the pier at Fürberg am Wolfangsee to the centre of Mondsee town. On day four, climb the Schober, between the Mondsee and the Fuschlsee. The descent from this peak will bring you back to the start in Fuschl am See.

Three friends enjoying a hike beside a mountain lake in Salzburg
Enjoy the unique landscape in and around Hallwang

Up to the perpetual ice

We've just been talking about the Dachstein, and you can climb this peak too. The area around the Gosausee lake and the Gosaukamm mountains is not exactly around the corner from the Landgasthof Kirchbichl, but a visit to the Dachstein and all the rest is always worth the effort. Crossing the Gosaukamm is a real highlight of your alpine experience. A visit to the Hallstätt or Gosau glaciers will make you one of many, but you can surpass them all when you add climbing the Dachstein peak to your achievements. Professional guides and considerable alpine experience are a must.



Could there be a more quintessentially Alpine experience?

The Salzkammergut region is also well-known for a range of breathtaking climbing opportunities. In many places, striking limestone cliffs seem to ascend directly from the waters of the lakes, offering undreamt-of possibilities for climbing enthusiasts. Many of these climbs are better suited to experts than beginners – it's important to find out the details before you set out. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Drachenwand fixed-rope route – a beautiful ascent for experienced climbers
  • Attersee fixed-rope route, Mahdlgupf – a longer climb for fitter experts
  • Gosau fixed-rope route – immediately above the lake, with fabulous Dachstein views
  • Hallstatt Echernwand fixed-rope route – a highlight for experienced climbers, right above the lake

You'll find there are plenty of hiking trails and mountain adventures on offer in the Salzburg district. It's up to you how much you want to exert yourself, and how much of an alpine adventure you're looking for. In any case, the Zipperer family are looking forward to welcoming you the the Landgasthof Kirchbichl, and they are happy to address any questions or provide more information. We're anxious to help, so send us your obligation-free enquiry or give us a call on +43(0)662 6659 00.

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