Salzalpensteig – on the trail of salt

The area around the city of Salzburg has a long tradition and still has a close connection with the raw material “salt”. By connecting various paths, the Salzalpensteig was created, a wonderful touring route over a total of 230 kilometers. The name of the hiking trail comes from the historical meaning of the, salt mines, brine pipes, salt pans, pumping stations and many other sights along the path.

Blick vom Barmstein auf Hallein
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Long-distance hiking trail Salzalpensteig

The long-distance trail leads on 18 stages from Bavaria, the Chiemsee-Alpenland, via Bad Reichenhall, Schönau am Königssee, Berchtesgaden, Bad Dürnberg, to Upper Austria on Lake Hallstatt.

Start / end point in Bavaria: Prien am Chiemsee
Start / end point in Austria: Obertraun am Dachstein

Salt Alps tours for day trips

In addition to the long-distance trail, 26 sections were also certified as day hikes. These are ideal for day trips or for a day of hiking during a short vacation in Salzburg.

Tip: Stage 10 – Königssee to Bad Dürrnberg

This tour is perfect as an active addition to a Salzburg holiday and connects the Königssee with Bad Dürrnberg. The wonderful panoramic hike goes along the wild waters of the Königsseeache. In Berchtesgaden you will pass the Berchtesgaden salt mine and finally over the German-Austrian border to the historic town of Bad Dürrnberg. This place is considered the most important place of discovery of Celtic tombs and traces of settlement in Central Europe and the raw material salt has been at this place since the 5th century. mined before Christ.

In-depth information about the long-distance hiking trail.

Blick vom See auf Hallstatt

Hallstätter See – scenic tour along the shore

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