Hiking around Salzburg
The most beautiful hiking tours from easy to difficult
Explore the landscape by Shank’s pony, climb mountains and munch your snack at the destination: In almost the whole region around Salzburg you can indulge in your hiking pleasure. There will be something for every level of difficulty.
For the beginning: Johannishögl
Just opposite of Wals in the Bavarian village Ainring you can climb the Johannishögl. You start from the Grünauerhof towards the river Saalach and cross the river over the Hammerauer Steg. On chiefly well walkable paths you will walk up the Johannishögl with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
A comfortable family hike: the Plain mountain
Not only interesting for pilgrims: The Plain mountain with the pilgrimage church Maria Plain in the north of Salzburg. A hike with a fantastic view of the Salzburg basin which is also perfect for little children. You can start in the centre of Bergheim or in the town district of Itzling (Salzburg). Passing grazing sheep and the chapels at the Calvary you will reach the beautiful basilica where you will have a deserved rest.
For trained mountaineers: the Untersberg
The Untersberg mountain (1,972 m) is only suitable for enduring and sure-footed athletes that do not shun a challenge and want to go high up. Over hundreds of steps, partly made of wood, partly cut into the rock, and beautiful paths, the route leads towards the summit, the Salzburger Hochthron. The start of the hike is in Glanegg/Grödig, from here you will reach the Untersberg in about 3 hours over the Dopplersteig trail. Alternatively you can also choose the slightly easier Reitsteig trail (same start as the Dopplersteig). The descent is made easy with the Untersberg cable car which will take you down to St. Leonhard, for those who do not want to hike back down.
Cool hikes in gorges around Salzburg
The sound of water and cool rock will turn a gorge hike into an experience for the whole family. Near Wals, about 20 minutes away, you can find the Almbachklamm in Marktschellenberg. The trail through the gorge is about 3 kilometres long and leads over well fixed bridges, bars, stairs and tunnels. An equally beautiful hike will lead you through the Glasenbachklamm south of Salzburg. Along the wildly romantic Klausbach stream you will walk up over graveled trails, ideal for families and every age group and also feasible with strollers. There are also interesting panels which give geological information on the history of the gorge, its particularities and fossil finds.
Hiking holidays at the hotel Grünauerhof
Whether you want to hike leisurely around a lake or climb an impressive summit, go mountaineering or hiking with the family, hiking belongs to the most popular activities in Salzburg. In addition to the aforementioned ideas for hiking tours you can of course also discover numerous further hiking destinations around Wals, e.g. in Salzburg’s lake district around the Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee or Mondsee as well as in the Berchtesgadener Land on the other side of the border. After your tours you can refresh yourself in our restaurant with the shady chestnut tree garden. Have you already fetched your backpack? We look forward to welcoming you with us.