The east shore hiking trail along the Hallstättersee lake in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Salzkammergut. The easy and comfortable hiking trail along the lake attracts especially families and seniors. Like the Lindwurm and the exciting suspension bridge over the deepest part of the lake, there are fun highlights along the way.


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The east bank hiking trail between Bad Goisern and Obertraun is one of the most beautiful hiking trails along a lake that the Salzkammergut has to offer.

Along the way there are inns and snack stations, benches to rest on and some bathing facilities which are freely accessible.

One of the advantages of the path is that it is shaded in the morning on hot summer days.

Thus, one can also use the morning in summer for a walk or hike.

Then later in the afternoon you can swim comfortably in the lake and refresh yourself in the cool Hallstättersee.

With the "Strandbad Obertraun and the "Strandbad Untersee there are two free bathing places at the Hallstättersee at your disposal.along the way there is also a life-size wooden carved bathing place "Lindwurm, the landmark of Bad Goisern, which you absolutely have to visit :-)) The east shore hiking trail along the Hallstättersee lake can be started from Bad Goisern or from Obertraun.

The ideal way to get there by train is either "Bahnhof Steeg Gosau" or "Bahnhof Obertraun.

There are sufficient parking spaces for PKW´s at the Steeg/Gosau railway station, in Obertraun you should use the paid parking lot at the lido.

We decide on the route from Bad Goisern to Obertraun.

From the train station we first go back to Au where the "Metzgerwirt Vieh Heli, "Cafe Maislinger und "Gasthof zur Post.

Here you go below the Arikogel to Untersee until shortly before the railway underpass where you turn left through the houses and along the railway to the lake.

Through loose forests we continue to "Uferwirt Seeraunzen.

After approx.

2 - 3 km the path joins again and we continue until we reach the suspension bridge, after this funny section we pass the Hallstätter railway station here we have the possibility of a "crossing to Hallstatt by ferry.

From Hallstatt station it is only a few minutes to Obertraun.

From Obertraun you can either walk back or take the train back.