Hiking in Austria is a special experience. The wonderful combination of proud mountain peaks and peaceful lakes bring you a sense of peace. Yet, they also radiate energy and bring new perspectives. Hiking to panoramic summits, descending into the valley, and jumping into a refreshing lake – can life get any more beautiful?
In my opinion, life doesn’t get better than this and I hope to show you why in this Collection.
Since its inception in 2017, the BergeSeen Trail (mountain and lakes trail) has guided hikers through the Salzkammergut region in central Austria, leading them to the most beautiful peaks and no fewer than 35 lakes. The area is, after all, famous for its plentiful mountain lakes.
The path is waymarked by a yellow S on a black sign. Follow these markers and you can enjoy one of the most spectacular long-distance hikes. In this Collection, I show you the 223-mile (360-km) classic trail over 20 stages of varying distances. The hikes should take between three and nine hours. Even though the routes are quite long, they are not too technical and manageable with a basic level of fitness.
Over several stages, your journey will take you from Gmunden, a town on Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria, to the Salzburger Land. You then hike through Styria, a beautiful state in the southeast of Austria, before returning to the start point. Along the way, you should plan time for multiple breaks in the beautiful mountain huts that lie en route. This way, you can explore the local delicacies of several Austrian regions as you hike.
If you prefer, you can choose to only walk individual stages by travelling to the respective start points by bus, train, boat, or cable car. However, the paths are perfect for an immersive journey through the mountains and you may find that a longer trip helps you to fully unwind. If you plan to stay awhile, you should reserve your accommodation in advance. You won’t regret taking your time here.
The starting point of the BergeSeen Trail is in the beautiful center of Gmunden. You can easily reach it by train: first to Attnang Puchheim and from there to Gmunden. You march straight along the lake and first make your way out of the city. Once you have reached the administration building, the streets are over: First you go through a forest, then along a meadow back to the Altmünster themed path until you finally reach the parish church of the village.The second part of your hike follows - you set off for Neukirchen. And that by walking towards Grasberg, then between a few houses and under a railway bridge to the beginning of the beautiful forest gorge of the Stücklbachgraben. You can explore the ditch along narrow, ascending paths, one or the other wooden footbridge and always accompanied by waterfalls, keep heading towards Grasberg and soon stand in front of the idyllic Gasthof Reschenwirt. Before you cross the southern slopes of the Grasberg and descend on a narrow path to Neukirchen, you should consider taking a short break here.Only part three of your tour is missing. And that takes another two and a half hours. From the center of Neukirchen, follow the signs to "Viechtauer Heimathaus, Windlegernweg" to climb to Calvary a little later. Sooner or later you will come to the Gasthof Windlegern via beautiful forest and hiking trails. If your powers have already reached a limit here, you can check in for the night. Or you allow yourself a little break and refreshment and then happily march on to the actual destination: past a small chapel and the Hochsteinalm, over a steep path (number: 839) down into the Langbath valley and to the country inn "In der Kreh" .Ideally, you have already reserved a bed here, which you are definitely looking forward to after the 19 kilometers of this stage. Rest well - because tomorrow you continue with stage 2 of your BergeSeen Trail adventure.
Your tour and stage 2 of the BergeSeen Trail starts today with two beautiful mountain lakes. Well, at least almost - you have to walk a bit for that.From the inn "In der Kreh" you cross the Langbathbach and then walk for a while on a forest path to the Vorderen Langbathsee. Only a short time later you will also reach the Hinterer Langbarthsee. First you marvel at it. Then the path goes back a short distance and branches off towards Lueg. Once on one level, the forest road turns into a climb.You walk west and in leisurely ups and downs to Taferlklaussee. If you don't want to take a break at the beautiful mountain lake, you can circle it on one of the two sides and reach a ski lift a short time later. First you go uphill on the right along the ski slope and then left on a forest road until you come to a sign where you read Valerieweg for the first time. And this is exactly where you get on - up and down, crossing another climb and through the forest to a forest road. This will lead you to your milestone Steinbach am Attersee.The idyllic village is not big, but has enough accommodations for the night. Sleep off in a hotel or a nice bed and breakfast before you tackle stage 3 tomorrow.
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Stage 3 of the BergeSeen Trail takes you from Steinbach am Attersee to the famous St. Wolfgang. I hope you slept well (or are motivated for this day tour) because there are a good 21 kilometers ahead of you. From the village center in Steinbach am Attersee you march southwards to the beginning of the so-called Nikoloweg. This leads you in slight ups and downs, accompanied by beautiful views of the Attersee through a shady high forest to Weißenbach (still on the Attersee).Once there, it will take an estimated three hours to the Schwarzensee. First along the lake shore, then over a bridge and a bike and walkway to the village of Burgau. The forest road that begins here with the sounding name "Moosstraße" leads you continuously uphill to the dreamy alpine pastures of the Moosalm, a refreshment stop called the Gschwandtnerhütte and then to the Schwarzensee. Its right bank leads you to the two restaurants Almstadel and Gasthaus "Zur Lore", where you can treat yourself to a refreshment - with a view of the lake, of course.Then the path between the two restaurants takes you uphill to the saddle at 807 meters. Then it goes downhill, past the Holzerbauer snack station to beautiful St. Wolfgang with the famous pilgrimage church. Explore the busy streets, stop at one of the inns or restaurants and treat yourself to a good portion of sleep. Stage 4 is tomorrow.
Yes, I know: with its many meters of altitude, stage 4 looks like a whole piece of work. So first of all: Using a cog railway can save you a bit of time and a lot of climbing. But more on that later.It starts in St. Wolfgang, where you first make your way to the market square in front of the pilgrimage church and then hike along the Kalvarienbergweg to the first chapel. Via a few steps and the Malersteig trail you go up to a hill, then down a bit and finally uphill again to the Aschinger snack station. This is where the Schafbergweg begins, which takes you (sometimes very steep) to the Dorneralm and then to the beginning of the Schafbergalm (1,300 meters - highest point). You can also take the rack railway from St. Wolfgang here. You can find all the information here: schafbergbahn.at/content/website_schafbergbahn/de_at/ueber-die-bahn/UeberBahn.html.Either way, the next important point of your hike is the Krottensee. And you can reach it after about two hours via forest roads, through forests and the village of Winkl. When you look up at the lake, you can see the Hüttenstein Castle. Before you tackle the last part of this stage, it is worth stopping here briefly.Then the final spurt is announced: you start with the ascent to Almkogel. Especially if you decide to install the dangle to the summit, you should be vertigo-free and sure-footed for this part of the hike. The view from the 1,030 meters of Attersee, Mondsee and Irrsee all at once rewards you for your efforts. The path then leads steeply downhill through a forest and down to the Drachenwand inn. From there it is not far anymore and above all flat to your destination Mondsee.
Stage 5 of your BergeSeen Trail adventure takes you from Mondsee to Fuschl am See. And compared to yesterday's tour, today's ten kilometers almost look like a walk. But don't be fooled - there are still a few vertical meters to overcome. In addition, this tour can be varied depending on your mood, mood and endurance.From Mondsee you hike through Lindenallee to the lake promenade. The path runs alongside the main road, then you cross it and walk uphill through the Höribach settlement. Once you have scurried across the Fuschler Ache, you start climbing towards Obernberg. A moderately steep forest path finally leads you to Wartenfels, where you can take a lunch break in the quaint and cozy Forsthaus Wartenfels. A short detour to the Wartenfels castle ruins is also worthwhile. It simply has great views for you.Then a hiking trail leads you through a forest and a little later across meadows down to Lake Fuschl. You reach its shore directly at the famous Hotel Waldhof and from there you can stroll comfortably into the center of town. Make yourself comfortable in a local hotel or guest house, because you will stay here for the night.Variant for sure-footed and vertigo-free mountain goats: from the Forsthaus Wartenfels you climb up to the castle ruins, then up a steep path secured with wire ropes at the summit to the 1,328-meter-high Schober. You can enjoy the view for a short time (or longer) and then descend back to Wartenfels via the Frauenkopf.
In the course of the over 23 kilometers that await you on stage 6 of the BergeSeen Trail, you first hike towards Fibling. You can reach the highest point of the hike with its 1,307 meters by walking from Fuschl to the main road, then hiking over a forest road and a meadow to a chapel and finally taking the long but mostly flat climb over the north-west ridge to the summit. Once at the top, you can look forward to wonderful views.Over the ridge you make your way to a flat saddle, from which you can see the dreamy, small Filblingsee, but then descend in the other direction to the blacksmith and from there continue towards Faistenau.Via the hamlet of Hamosau, past a chapel and through the forest you reach another farmstead and finally to the Hintersee. A bit before you have the opportunity to stop at the Gasthaus Fischerwirt. Or you can enjoy your own provisions in the dreamlike idyll on the lake shore.On a forest road you march back to the country road, cross it and hike - always following the Taugl - to your destination, the village of Hintersee. Done! Here you can spread out for the night, put your legs up and look forward to tomorrow's stage 7.
A special experience awaits you today: It goes up to the Postalm, a beautiful alpine pasture with wonderful nature and nice huts. Let's start in Hintersee. From there you hike to Lämmerbach, where the toll road towards Genneralm begins. That's exactly where you want to go. With this goal in view, you march up the gravel road and up some of the ascents. Arrived on the Genneralm, two rustic huts await you for a stop.With freshly filled energy reserves, you start the summit storm to the Hohen Zinken. An alpine path goes up and down in the Gennersattel and from there on a steep climb over the western flank to the 1,764 meter high summit. The view - including the Hochkönig and Dachstein - is awesome.But sooner or later you have to leave the most beautiful peak yourself. And start with the last part of your tour. Finally, you have to go down to your final destination, the Postalm. First it goes over the flat back, then you come across a steep meadow slope into a wide kar, the so-called "golden bowl". You make your way into the saddle between Osterhorn and Pitscherberg, climb a bit uphill again and soon discover a targeted signpost just below the Pitscherberg summit.You will reach the alp of the same name only a little later, after you have descended over meadow slopes and a sparse larch forest. With a wonderful view of the Dachstein, it is ideal for a short break. Then there is the final spurt: You hike down to a pasture gate, then over a mountain pasture path to a street. Following the blue marking, you will reach the first hut on the Postalm after a short up and down. Others follow. You should make one of them your night quarters today, because you have just reached your milestone.
Stage 8 of the BergeSeen Trail is comparatively easy with its eleven and a half kilometers. From yesterday's stage destination, the Postalm, which can hardly be surpassed in idyll, you hike along a flat alpine road to the Wieslerhütte. Turning off to the right, hiking towards Thoralm and finally switching over a narrow path into the extensive Thoralmsattel, you have already reached your highest point (1,492 meters). Unless you want to make a detour to the top of the Thorhöhe, for which you should add about an hour and a few more meters.From the saddle it is now downhill: first on a narrow alpine path to the private Höplihütte, then through a sparse larch forest down to the Niedergadenalm. You can take in the wonderful view of Rinnkogel and Gamsfeld for a moment. Then the path leads into a saddle, past other huts and finally over alpine meadows and a comfortable forest path down to the Mahdhäusl inn.You now hike along the access road to the inn in the direction of Wolfgangsee. Once you have crossed the main road, you will reach the well-known bog "Blinklingmoos". You stay on the lakeshore and finally land in Strobl, at the eastern end of Lake Wolfgang. Here again you have free choice when it comes to your night's lodging. The main thing is that you will be fit tomorrow morning to tackle the next stage.
In the course of stage 9 of the BergeSeen Trail, you hike from the charming Strobl to the traditional Bad Ischl. To do this, you first go from the Strobler center to the lakeside promenade, which you follow north to the outflow of Lake Wolfgang. Before you reach the bridge at Seeklause, however, you turn off and climb a short staircase down to a hiking trail that always leads you along the Ischler Ache to a farmstead that leads to the Schlagermühle. First via a hiking trail, then along a narrow path and finally via a narrow road, you will soon reach the "Zur Wacht" inn. It's not far from here to Nussensee - half way through your hike.The beautiful lake invites you to rest. Nature is just wonderful and you deserve the break anyway. Then you are given the choice, because to get to Bad Ischl, you first have to make your way around the lake: either on the right by a nice climb or on the left and thus following this variant.Either way, you will soon reach a wide hiking trail that first leads you up a hill and then down through the forest to the paved Lindaustraße. The Auerbachweg takes you to a chapel, where you turn into the idyllic Elisabeth Waldweg. You walk along the hiking trail built in memory of Empress Elisabeth to the Kalvarienbergkirche and finally over the mountain trail of the same name and a few steps down to the center of Bad Ischl.This place has a long tradition and therefore some stories to tell. But of course you will also find several accommodations here where you can check in and stretch your legs for now. We'll see each other in old freshness tomorrow, ready for stage 10.
Enough of the valley - today it goes higher again. And that's what it means: first walk upriver from Bad Ischl. To the valley station of the Katrinseilbahn, where you have two options: Either you choose the more comfortable route and let the rustic cable car "float" upwards. Or you can climb up to the left of it via a meadow, a flat forest road and the so-called "Bilderweg" until you finally reach the Katrinalm hut via the south side of the mountain, where the mountain station of the cable car is also located.After a short rest, it goes on - after all, you have a lot going for today. You descend a bit to the south, then a beautiful mountain and beech forest leads you to the junction in the direction of Weißenbach, the houses of which you can see after about two hours from the hut.This is where the last prank of your hike begins. You follow the brine path towards Bad Goisern for a short time, but then turn directly onto a path that takes you up to a viewing pulpit. This is located above the vertical falls of the Jochwand and offers you a spectacular panoramic view.Finally, a colorful mix of ascents and descents awaits you. From Obermuth you hike right to the Hochmuth farmstead and from there up to the edge of the forest. A climb takes you over the ridge - first flat, then steeply up to the Pramesbergerrast at 1,330 meters. Through a sparse forest it goes moderately steep up to the Schartenalm and finally flat over dreamy alpine meadows to your overnight accommodation today, the promising Goiserer hut, whose delicious dishes you have now really earned.
Did you sleep well? To start the eleventh stage of the BergeSeen Trail, all you have to do is leave your bed and you are practically in the middle of it - just below the hut you start descending towards Gosau. It is designed first of all freely over alpine pastures and past some huts, then through the forest to the Iglmoosalm and further to a parking lot above Ramsau.You come to a bridge on the right, cross the pass Gschütt Bundesstraße shortly afterwards and after a short distance along the street you reach the entrance of the so-called Herrenweg.For the next estimated three hours, you hike through a moderately steep climb through the forest and in between you always come across a beautiful forest road. You will also pass the middle station of the Hornspitzlifte and the Falmbergalm. Sooner or later you will reach the highest point of this stage via a last climb: the Gablonzer hut at 1,550 meters. Here you can take a break and enjoy the amazing view of the jagged Gosaukamm and the Vorderer Gosausee. The Dachstein also rears up on the horizon. When you're finally ready, you'll start the final section of your tour.It goes over moderately steep alpine meadows and then on a much steeper climb down to the Vorderer Gosausee. Alternatively, if you already have tired legs, you can also fly into the valley via the Gosaukammbahn (mountain station a little below the Gablonzer Hütte - dachstein.at/sommer/bergsommer/bergbahnen/gosaukammbahn/betriebszeiten). At the bottom, at the dreamy lake, a hiking trail leads you out of the valley. You just have to follow the Gosaubach - it will take you almost to your destination: the Gasthof Gosauschmied, where you can rest for the night.
Hallstatt is one of the most visited cities in Austria. You have probably seen the picture with the traditional houses by the water a few times. Today Hallstatt is also the destination of your tour.To do this, you start marching from yesterday's night quarters towards Gosau to the Edelweiß inn. From there you hike first over a path, then over a forest road through the forest to the Schleifensteinhütten. Here you can take a first little rest. If, on the other hand, you want to hike straight on, just leave the huts behind you and keep to the right at the fork in the path. Soon the Löckernmoos begins, a dreamy raised bog that you walk through stable wooden walkways.So you walk through the bog until you reach its end. Then there is a descent down to the Hinteren and Vorderen Grubenalm and soon afterwards the ascent to the idyllic alpine meadows of the Plankensteinalm. After a little bit along an alpine road and across alpine meadows you come to the 1,580-meter-high passage saddle.You have already completed just over half of the tour. Now you follow the sign down to the passage pastures and a little further until you come to a forest road. Alternating with a climb, this leads you in a zigzag down to the striking Rudolfsturm, where you can enjoy the world heritage view of Lake Hallstatt.So it's already within reach. A wide, approximately 40-minute-long Salzträgerweg or a quick ride on the inclined elevator (dachstein.salzkammergut.at/oesterreich-poi/detail/430003930/salzbergbahn-hallstatt.html) later you are standing on its banks. And thus right in the middle of today's stage goal in Hallstatt.
Stage 13 of the BergeSeen Trail begins with a boat trip that you use to cross Lake Hallstatt to get out at the train station on the other side (hallstattschifffahrt.at). First it goes right along the lake to a couple of boat huts, then you hike up the valley path high above the roofs of Obertraun. After a while the path leads you back down towards the valley until you finally stand in front of the Koppenrast inn. You already have a good part of your stage behind you - so you can confidently treat yourself to a break here.A wide hiking trail leads from the Koppenrast to the Koppenbrüller cave and on to the Koppental snack station. Along the Traun you hike through wonderful nature. Soon you will cross the river on a suspension bridge and find yourself on a forest road.You can already see the first houses of the village of Sarstein from here. You follow the narrow street until it flows into Sommersbergseestraße. Then Wilhelm-Kienzl-Straße, Rudolfstraße and finally Ischler Straße lead you right into the heart of the wonderful town of Bad Aussee.Find a quarters for the night - ideally you have already booked one in advance, because Bad Aussee is particularly popular in the warmer season. Many holidaymakers come here for summer vacation. You too can enjoy the unique ambience of the area. Tomorrow we will continue with stage 14.
Leaving the beautiful alleys of Bad Aussee is not easy. But today your adventure continues and so much can be said: With beautiful, traditional places, it is far from over.But first you start to hike towards Ödensee. To do this, cross the Traunbrücke and find yourself a short time later in front of the train station in Bad Aussee. From here you walk - sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left of the Traun - to a forest road that soon leads to Ödenseestrasse and further to Ödensee itself. The lake is a dreamlike piece of earth, so why not take a first rest? You can stop off at the Kohlröserlhütte inn, where you are greeted with regional delicacies.Once you've rested enough, you hike along the lake to a forest road. Alternating with a climb, it leads you up through the forest and then back down to Mühlreith. You leave the sawmill behind you, pass the Stieger snack bar and finally take a beautiful alpine road, which often leads through the forest, up to the Steinitzenalm, another refreshment stop where you can treat yourself to a refreshment. It is not far from here.From the alpine hut you head south to the forest road that leads you down through the alpine ditch to a road junction. You keep left and follow the gravel path along the Salza to the center of Bad Mitterndorf. You will stay here tonight. The place has some accommodations ready and of course you will also get your money's worth here. You should too - because tomorrow stage 15 of the BergeSeen Trail is coming up.
Stage 15 takes you from Bad Mitterndorf up to the idyllic Tauplitzalm. The ascent is just at the end today - in Bad Mitterndorf you start walking leisurely and flat.To the church, past the Griminghalle and under the main road to Königgasse. Keep left at the junction and hike along a dirt road to the village of Graben and a little later to Krungl. The Grimmingweg, the Further-Auenweg and the Furtherleitenweg lead you to Tauplitz and thus to the valley station of the Tauplitzalm chairlift.Here you can of course climb into the lift and let yourself “fly” upwards without any sweat. If, on the other hand, you are after a few extra steps, you go from the lift parking lot along the road leading upwards. You march into the valley for a while until you turn into a climb at Niederblas, a former alpine pasture. It leads you up to a saddle from which you can enjoy a great view of Lake Styria.After another short up and down, you will reach your destination via the Styrian Sea Huts: the Tauplitzalm. In addition to a church and a small lake, you will also find some hotels up here that you can check in for the night.
Nature, water and even more nature await you on stage 16 of your mountain lake adventure. It practically starts at the door of your night quarters at Lake Tauplitz, the first beautiful body of water that you will encounter today. And the next ones are not far either. On the contrary: just a stone's throw away, the Großsee and the little fairytale lake, which you can reach via flat alpine meadows, are waiting to be discovered.At Öderntörl, where you are just a few steps behind the Märchensee lake and which represents a wide saddle between Schneiderkogel and Traweng, you climb a narrow path. This leads you through dense forest down to the huts of the Ödernalm.From here you follow the Salza out of the valley. Shortly after the so-called arithmetic station you meet a marked hiking trail that comes up from Bad Mitterndorf. You get into this and hike uphill to the Schneckenalm.And from there it goes downhill again. First flat, then steeper to the Gössl meadows and from there on to the first houses in the village. Passing Grundlsee on the right you will soon reach the center of Gößl. Gößl is located in the Ausseerland region and, in addition to its hospitable residents, is best known for the “cosiness” it radiates. Treat yourself to a dip in the beautiful Grundlsee, take a boat trip or enjoy a freshly caught fish. You will like your milestone today!
As beautiful as Gößl is - today you can continue hiking. And it goes high. But first you have to find your way out of Gößl: from the church, walk east to the edge of the forest and climb a path that soon changes into a wider path and eventually leads you to the Schwaiber Alm. The path to the Gößler Alm branches off here. You cross two forest roads, hike through the Kanzlermoos and the rocky narrow area called "Draußengatterl" until you get to the sheep stalls. From here it goes slightly downhill and soon you will be standing in front of the Vorderer Lahngangsee.After taking a break, or at least enjoying the wonderful panorama of the lake, the hiking trail leads you along the bank to the eastern end of the lake. After a short climb you will reach the Lahngangalm and shortly afterwards - accompanied by a wonderful view of the Hinterer Lahngangsee - the Elmgrube. Here the trail finally branches off to the left, which means that the last large part of this stage is coming: Via a saddle called Abblasbühel you get to Wildgössl and around its north ridge to the small Wiesensee. You will also pass the impressive Hinterer Bruderkogel, the Widderkarkogel and the Reding Stone, and finally you will arrive at your stage goal, the Albert-Appelhaus.Legs up, head out - view on. Up here you can make yourself comfortable for the night, enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and fortify yourself with a delicious meal. You deserve it.
Stage 18, which is coming up today, demands a lot from you: just under 25 kilometers to be exact. But it goes relatively slowly. And the beautiful nature compensates for every effort anyway.Let's start at yesterday's stage goal, the Albert Appelhaus. Through sparsely forested and rocky terrain, you descend to the many small huts of the Wildenseealm and across the Hufnagelwiese to the picturesque Wildensee. This wonderful piece of earth is of course ideal for a rest. Or you can wait a little longer, because about one and a half kilometers and a short climb over the Karschwelle later you will reach the quaint Rinnerhütte.With new strength you hike relatively flat out of the valley. You can already see Offensee far below you. After a while in the steep mountain terrain, through many hairpin bends, past a waterfall and over a metal staircase, you finally reach its bank. Here you can also stop to pamper yourself with a hearty snack. A good part of the route is still ahead of you.You follow the path with the number 420 up through the forest to the Gschirrsattel. The 400 vertical meters that you have to overcome are immediately forgotten when you see the view. Then it goes down again - first to the Gschirr hut, later to the Weißenegg hunting hut. Forest roads lead you through idyllic nature and soon change into a footpath towards the Deutsches Haus, which is located directly on the shores of the Almsee.Of course, you can enjoy the wonderful Almsee with a short rest. But even if you decide to continue marching straight away, you still have enough time to marvel at it. The path runs along the eastern side of the lake and leads you again and again into dreamy bays. Once at the end of the lake, it is really not far to your stage destination, the Gasthof Jagersimmerl. The beautiful house in the Almtal welcomes you. And you can finally recover from this long stage.
Stage 19 could already be described as "calm before the storm". Or as a last leisurely tour before the "Grande Finale".The picturesque Almuferweg from the Gasthof Jagersimmerl takes you out of the valley and is full of sleep. After about a third of the route to be mastered today, you will pass the Cumberland wildlife park. Since today's stage with its nine kilometers is a no brainer for you, it can be worthwhile to pay a visit to the residents of the park. Among other things, you will find deer, roe deer, brown bears and even lynxes and wolves there. You can also stop for a bite to eat: namely in the Wildparkstüberl.Then we continue on a flat path to Fischerau, Heckenau and finally crossing the alpine road from Rabenstein via Reichenau to Grünau. The small, idyllic place is your destination today. Tomorrow is the final sprint.
Time for the last stage of the BergeSeen Trail. And it has it all again: Just under 23.5 kilometers await you. But in the end you want to earn your long-distance hiking award, don't you? From Grünau you first make your way - always along the peacefully babbling alpine pasture - towards Scharnstein. Shortly before this, you turn left immediately after a level crossing and hike up via the Matzing settlement to Hochbuchegg, at whose homestead the six-kilometer transition to Laudachsee begins.First on a forest road, then on a footpath up the mountain ridge you will soon reach the Schrattenau hunting lodge. From here you hike through beautiful nature down to Lake Laudach. You can treat yourself to a stop here - after all, you have already covered more than half the distance.You then set off on a forest nature trail in the direction of your final goal: Gmunden. Beautiful wooden figures along the way sweeten your hike through the hilly terrain. At one point you could turn to the east bank of Lake Traunsee - but the BergeSeen Trail would rather take another mountain with you. And that's why, instead of taking the shortcut, you climb to the 1,004 meter high Grünberg. The treetop path alone with the lookout tower is definitely worth a visit.When your feet are tired, you can climb down the Grünberg cable car to Gmunden (gruenberg.info/de/wandern-aktivitaeten/gruenberg-in-gmunden/oeffnungszeiten). Otherwise you start with your final descent. First on path no.410 to the crossing of the Mitterweg, then down to the left until you finally end up in the Gmunden district of Weyer. Along the banks of the Traunsee, a last idyllic section leads you to Gmunden, the destination of your successfully completed long hike.