Attersee-Attergau

Discover Austria’s largest lake  — day hikes around Lake Attersee

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Discover Austria’s largest lake  — day hikes around Lake Attersee

Hiking Collection by Attersee-Attergau

10

Tours

43:59 h

63.3 mi

24,525 ft

The Attersee-Attergau region is known as a place to both relax and be active. Around Attersee, Austria’s largest lake, you can explore numerous miles of hiking trails. From leisurely strolls along the shore to high peaks and mountain slopes, the region offers something for every hiker. In this Collection, we’ve chosen 10 sporty Tours which combine the idyll of Lake Attersee with grandiose mountain peaks. After a few tough ascents, you’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramas over the Höllen Mountains and the Dachstein.

The hikes vary in length but all of them are designed as sporty day hikes. Sure-footedness and a head for heights is needed on some of the trails. We’ve also included a few fun scrambles up to the Brenner, Schafberg and Hochlecken peaks. After working up an appetite climbing, you can enjoy a well-deserved pit-stop at a mountain inn.

Two of the hikes can be split into two days: the five-summit tour and the hike from Kreuzstein to Schafberg. You will find information about accommodation in the stage descriptions. The hikes in this Collection are all varied, but they have one thing in common – showcasing the Attersee Lake. You can explore the different sides of the calming water, forgetting everyday stress.

The towns of Steinbach and Unterach are good basecamps if you plan to spend several days exploring the region. You can look forward to relaxing on the lakeshore after a great day hiking.

If you also want to explore the mountains around Attersee on a mountain bike, we recommend the KABONG Trail. You don't even need your own bike as you can rent one at the starting point in St. Georgen. The bike shop Bikesport Attergau even offers electric mountain bikes. For more information about our mountain biking Tour, see: komoot.de/tour/163639257

If these routes are slightly too challenging for you or if you would simply like more inspiration for routes in the Attersee-Attergau region, take a look at our other Collections: komoot.de/user/atterseesalzkammergut/collections.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    08:10
    10.1 mi
    1.2 mph
    4,675 ft
    3,675 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Schoberstein, Mahdlgupf, Dachsteinblick, the Brennerin and the Hochleckenkogel - on this almost 17 km long hike you will get to know five peaks of the Höllen Mountains. This challenging tour is intended for experienced mountain hikers. You are fit, but still want to take it easy? Then simply split the hike into two stages and spend the night in the Hochleckenhaus.

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  • Intermediate
    04:23
    9.59 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Look forward to great views of Lake Attersee and the surrounding mountains along this 15-kilometer hike, as well as wonderful rest areas for a hearty snack. The tour starts at the former Freund store in Oberhehenfeld.You follow the road a short distance to the bridge over the Schönbach. From here it continues along the Sickingerbach. The path rises slowly, then increases more and more. On the forest path you hike further up to the Schlossberg.

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  • Difficult
    06:06
    6.08 mi
    1.0 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this almost ten kilometer long hike you get to know the Brenner. The 1,602 meter high mountain in the Höllen Mountains gets its name from the fact that the …

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  • Difficult
    07:26
    8.31 mi
    1.1 mph
    4,250 ft
    4,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This almost 14 kilometers long hike takes you to the 1,782 meter high Schafberg. The striking summit belongs to the Salzkammergut Mountains and offers you a fantastic view. With its 1,300 vertical meters, the hike requires a lot of calf strength from you. However, if the ascent and descent are too crisp in one day, you can also spend the night in the Himmelspforthütte very close to the summit and divide the hike perfectly over the weekend.

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  • Intermediate
    04:44
    7.68 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    On this eleven kilometer long hike you will get to know one of the most beautiful hiking trails around Lake Attersee: the Valerieweg through the Burggrabenklamm. The path is well …

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    5.45 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,000 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This almost nine-kilometer hike takes you up and down the Wachtberg, the local mountain of Weyregg am Attersee. On the way you can enjoy wonderful views of the picturesque lake …

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  • Intermediate
    03:08
    6.56 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,075 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This ten-kilometer hike takes you high up and promises you wonderful views of Lake Attersee and the surrounding landscape. It starts at the Landgasthof Spitzerwirt in Kogl.The way up to the Lichtenberg rises continuously. You will soon dive into the shady forest and hike uphill on beautiful paths. Breathe in the fresh forest air, this gives you energy for the altitude meters ahead of you.

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  • Intermediate
    01:35
    1.55 mi
    1.0 mph
    1,675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You can expect a short, crisp hike to the 1,037 meter high Schoberstein. The promising mountain hike starts in Weißenbach am Attersee. You follow the hiking trail with the number 820 up to Schobersteinspitze.The path is steep and partially exposed, so it does not hurt if you already have some hiking experience in your luggage. Two short stages with a wire rope make it easier for you to overcome the rocky summit structure.

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  • Difficult
    02:31
    2.61 mi
    1.0 mph
    3,025 ft
    0 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This charming alpine hike in the middle of the Höllengebirge leads you to the Hochleckenhaus at 1,574 meters altitude. The road is not always easy to walk, so you should …

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  • Intermediate
    03:17
    5.31 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    A real insider tip awaits you on this hike: the Unteracher local mountain, Hochplettspitz, at 1,134 meters. On the way up to the summit cross you have breathtaking views of …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    63.3 mi
  • Duration
    43:59 h
  • Elevation
    24,525 ft
Attersee-Attergau

Discover Austria’s largest lake  — day hikes around Lake Attersee