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Spring adventures in the hiker's paradise around Lake Wolfgang

Enjoy spring hiking in the Salzkammergut, Austria

Hiking in the Salzkammergut

The birds are chirping, the sun warms our spirits and daffodils, tulips and crocuses adorn the lush green meadows. A glorious fragrance fills the air and gentle waves ripple over the lake water. When spring comes calling, it's time to head out on long hikes again.

Your hiking hotel in the Salzkammergut: the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl

If you're after picturesque scenery amid mountains and lakes the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl by Lake Wolfgang will be right up your street. The hotel in the Salzkammergut is the perfect base for hiking with the whole family, or as a couple looking to enjoy a romantic break. Experience the special festivals at Easter time or enjoy active and relaxing days with your loved ones during the delightful month of May.

The world-famous Hotel Im Weissen Rössl awaits you with crystal clear lakes, stunning mountains and hiking trails for every ability. Conquer the stunning scenery around the incredible Lake Wolfgang!

Mountain meadow with a view of the mountain and lake landscape of the Salzkammergut

Hiking in Austria: a range of hiking options, from mountains to lakes

Hiking is a delight during a stay at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl: the lakes region around Lake Wolfgang and the unique mountain landscape of the Salzkammergut create the perfect conditions for a wonderful hiking holiday in Austria. Long and short hikes, climbs, walks – the area around the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is a veritable paradise for hikers. After a delicious, hearty breakfast, off you go!

Spring hiking holiday: a range of hiking trails in the Salzkammergut

Hiking in Austria means tall mountains, the incredible forces of nature and wonderful lake-filled scenery. Hikers will be in seventh heaven in spring, when the landscape shakes off its winter sleep. This time of year offers the perfect hiking conditions, whether in pleasantly mild weather or blazing sunshine.

Whether you fancy a demanding mountain climb to the peak, a hiking trail suitable for families with prams, a pleasurable trail through mountain pastures or a leisurely walk around the lake – the Salzkammergut has a hiking route for absolutely everyone. Get outside and enter into a hiking paradise as a guest at the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl by Lake Wolfgang, which is surrounded by hiking trails and walks.

If you fancy a quick descent into the valley, make the most of the amazing summer mountain railway. There's plenty of options and hiking maps to choose from. Simply ask for recommendations at the hotel reception – our team at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl will happily share their tips with you!

Examples of hiking trails around the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl by Lake Wolfgang

There's a whole lot to discover hiking in the Salzkammergut in spring, with its lakes, rocky crags and mountain peaks. Here are some hiking tips for getting active in the mild spring weather:

  • Illinger-Alm-Circular trail
    Hike and learn about the vegetation of the Salzkammergut at the same time. Hike through the dreamlike alpine landscape in the area of the Zwölferhorn.
  • Ruperti Pilgrimage Trail
    Escape from everyday cares and take some time out for yourself. The St. Rupert Pilgrimage Trail gives you the opportunity to slow down and enjoy being in the moment.
  • The pilgrims' path
    From Fürberg near St. Gilgen, a historic path once used by pilgrims leads over the Falkenstein and the village of Ried to St. Wolfgang. This cultural trail is comprised of 24 signposted experience points and is the only one of its kind in Europe.

Walk all the way around Lake Wolfgang – a particular spring highlight

Go hiking once around Lake Wolfgang. Once a year, the Lake Wolfgang Run also takes place on this 27 km-long route, in which thousands of runners take part. Unlike the runners in October, you have the opportunity to take a break at any time, let your gaze wander over the glittering lake and sun yourself at leisure on a bench. If you want to end your journey around the lake early, you can easily get back to the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl with the Lake Wolfgang boat

Map for spring hikes by Lake Wolfgang

Plan your favourite hiking tours on holiday by Lake Wolfgang from the comfort of your home! Download the  Hotel Im Weissen Rössl's hiking map for free for the perfect overview of all hiking trails around Lake Wolfgang.

Hiking map around Lake Wolfgang (3.0 MB)

For more info, take a look at all of the hiking trails at Lake Wolfgang

Hiking with pleasure – the ultimate in culinary delights during the Spring of Wine at Lake Wolfgang

Hiking is a delightful experience on holiday, and after getting active in the great outdoors, hikers can reward themselves with an afternoon or evening of indulgence. Our Spring of Wine offers the perfect finale: book a table at the gourmet restaurant at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl and dine in style on the Kaiserterrasse, Sisi-Terrasse or in the Katharina Schratt-Room, which offer a refined atmosphere and exquisite, perfectly paired wines.

If you would like a particularly romantic conclusion to your spring hike, visit our traditional Rock Cellar. Our very own wine cellar offers a comprehensive array of Austrian premium wines beginning from 1991. What could be better than toasting to a successful hike together with a delicious glass of white or red – and all the joys of spring!

Send your no-obligation enquiry for your spring hiking holiday and look forward to the wonderful scenery of the Salzkammergut.

Book your unforgettable holiday at Hotel Im Weissen Rössl today!

Your Weissen Rössl highlights

✔ Internationally renowned: the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl right by Lake Wolfgang

✔ Wellness & Spa: heated Lake Pool, sauna with lake view, steam bath, jacuzzi...

✔ Seasonal delights at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl restaurants, with specialities from the Salzkammergut

✔ Picturesque mountain and lake landscape around the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl

✔ Traditional events: Glöcklerlauf, Kripperlroas, Advent markets, Carnival...