8 days
Luggage transfer
Tour type

Calling all casual hikers, animal enthusiasts, and families looking for an unforgettable eight-day tour through the picturesque Salzkammergut alpine landscapes. This adventure leads you across sprawling fields and lush green pastures, the scenic backdrop for encounters with friendly cows, sheep, and horses that happily pose for your souvenir snapshots. Be prepared to be immersed in endless alpine pastures, meandering hiking trails, and babbling streams, all framed by well-managed alpine huts. Don’t miss your chance to savor the famous Pofesen on the Moosangerl or Gruberalm!

Tour Highlights:

  • Panoramic Alpine Views: Revel in the breathtaking vistas of the Illingeralm, Königsbachalm, and the Nöckelberg forest area.
  • Family Adventure: This hike is perfectly suited for families, combining challenge and fitness with memorable moments and spectacular landscapes.
  • Lakeside Serenity: As you begin your journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang, you’ll be greeted by picturesque lakes and snow-capped peaks, setting the stage for a remarkable hiking experience.

The journey from Salzburg to St. Wolfgang is like stepping into a fairytale, with snow-capped peaks and glistening lakes that provide an idyllic start to your eight-day hiking expedition. You’ll follow well-marked paths that require no specialized technical knowledge and feature moderate elevation changes. On average, expect about five hours of hiking per day.

This lively eight-day hike through the unique Salzkammergut and its mountains offers an ideal family vacation. While it’s moderately challenging and requires good fitness, children over the age of eight should be able to handle the several-hour sections. The routes encompass alpine, forest, and well-maintained hiking trails, providing beautiful mountain vistas and showcasing the turquoise-green Wolfgangsee.

If you’re already eager to kick back in an alpine hut within the serene Salzkammergut, it’s the perfect time to secure your spot. Don’t wait; book now to embark on this remarkable family-friendly hiking journey!

 LOCATION Garmisch-Partenkirchen
 WHEN Flexible
Accommodation as already mentioned
1 Kasnockn-dinner at overnight Genneralm
Luggage transfer
Welcome briefing (German, English)
1 Cable car ‚Zwölferhorn’
1 Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card (reductions for cable cars, thermal bath Bad Ischl, salt mine Hallstatt, Boat rides, etc.)
Carefully elaborated route description
Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
App for Navigation and GPS-data
Service hotline


Additional information

MonthAugust, July, June, September

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Lake Wolfgangsee.


Day 2

Alm tour high above lake Wolfgang

Starting from the bank of lake Wolfgangsee you walk uphill to the first alpine pastures, passing a wild animal reserve. On the back side of the ‚Sparber’ top you walk to the ‚Schartenalm’, which is idyllically situated between high-towering rugged mountain tops. On your way back you should stop by at the small, traditional Austrian restaurant, which offers home-bred venison dishes and a incredible view of St. Wolfgang.

Tour Data:
Distance: 14 km
Up: 480 m
Down: 470 m
Hours: 4-5 hours


Day 3

Wolfgangsee – Genneralm

Today you discover the plateaus of the pasture regions. From the Mozart-village St. Gilgen the cable car takes you up to the ‚Zwölferhorn’ from where you can see even the glacial regions. Via the panoramic path and via the ‚Illingeralm’ you walk until the ‚Königsbachalm’. In the woodland of ‚Nöckelberg’ mountain you can look forward to noisy waterfalls until you finally climb up to the ‚Genneralm’. Arrived at ‚Genneralm’ you spend the night in a comfortable alpine cabin and enjoy two days in the middle of lush pastures surrounded by numerous mountain tops.

Tour Data:
Distance: 16 km
Up: 580 m
Down: 780 m
Hours: 5 hours


Day 4

Alm tour on the Genneralm

Enjoy the life on alpine pastures: Walk to the neighbouring pastures ‚Moosangerl’ or ‚Gruberalm’, climb up one of the viewpoints and try the famous ‚Pofesen’. Rugged mountain tops, ridgeways and easy trails invite you to comfortable or more challenging tours.


Day 5

Genneralm – Postalm

You walk down to an idyllic high valley with numerous small apline cabins in the middle of steep mountain sides. Grazing herds of cows line your trail, which soon winds out of the valley along the ‚Ackersbachklamm’ (a ravine). Via the impressively arranged old ‚Postalm’-street you arrive at the natural landmark ‚Zinkenbachklamm’. Via the ‚Außerlienbachalm’ and some isolated paths, your trail leads you to the ‚Innerlienbachalm’ until you reach the centre of the extensive ‚Postalm’-territory.

Tour Data:
Distance: 17 km
Up: 590 m
Down: 530 m
Hours: 4-5 hour


Day 6

Alm tour on the Postalm

Walk along the ‚Almblumenweg’, make a round-trip to some alpine pastures or climb up one of the many smaller or higher tops if you so wish. There are more than enough possibilities! Also visit the ‚Sennerin’ (dairymaid) of the ‚Labenberg’-cabin and look around the cheese factory. A hearty meal is of course unavoidable. The historic ‚Postalm’-cabin and the ‚Postalm’-chapel (built in honour of Empress Sissi) are just a few of the many beautiful places to visit.


Day 7

Postalm – Wolfgangsee

inally you walk across the ‚Wiesleralm’ upwards to the small saddle between ‚Windkogel’ and ‚Thorhöhe’ where you can already see the lake Wolfgangsee. Via the ‚Niedergadenalm’ and the ‚Schwarzeneckalm’ down into the valley until you reach the banks of lake Wolfgangsee. You walk through the natural reserve ‚Blinklingmoos’ back to your starting point.

Tour Data:
Distance: 12 km
Up: 150 m
Down: 930 m
Hours: 4-5 hour


Day 8

Breakfast and departure


  • By train to Salzburg and then by bus (approx. 1 hour) to lake Wolfgangsee. OR: by train to Bad Ischl and approx. 30 minutes to lake Wolfgangsee.
  • Salzburg or Munich airport.
  • Parking: mostly free hotel car park available, partly public car park, approx. EUR 30 per week. No reservation required.


  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Wolfgangsee – St. Gilgen, Wolfgangsee – Strobl), approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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