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Fantastic vacation at Lake Wolfgangsee
Enjoy your vacation in the Salzkammergut!

Hiking around Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut

Weisses Rössl - the ideal starting point for hikes around Lake Wolfgang

Hiking in the Salzkammergut

Discover true Austria at Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang. Explore the region surrounding Hotel Im Weissen Rössl by hiking in the Salzkammergut and around Lake Wolfgang to uncover the endless natural beauty of the Salzkammergut.

Upper Austria inspires hikers with scenic lakes in the Salzkammergut, making Lake Wolfgang one of the most beautiful places to hike in Upper Austria.

Hike in Austria on paths or tours

Hiking in Austria means trekking high mountains, fantastic forces of nature and beautiful lake scenery.
A hiking vacation in Austria offers great variety – spend it at the Romantik Hotel Weissen Rössl, the ideal base for some of the most beautiful hikes around the lakes of Austria in the Salzkammergut.

The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is not only the perfect hotel for your well-deserved holiday, but also the ideal base for your hikes in the Salzkammergut.

After an extensive hiking tour, treat yourself to a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wolfgang. Regain your strength with a partial body massage. Enjoy the last sunny hours of late summer on the spacious sun terrace at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl.

St. Wolfgang and the Wolfgangsee from the bird's eye view with a view of the whole lake
Man and a woman on a large alpine meadow on Schafberg Mountain

A Salzkammergut highlight - hiking the Schafberg

After a steep but easy climb, take in the fantastic view of the crystal-clear lakes of the Salzkammergut, including Lake Mondsee and Lake Wolfgang from the summit of the Schafberg. The popularity of the mountain view is clear from the vast number of visitors who are transported up by the Schafbergbahn. Enjoy the impressive panorama while leaving everyday life behind.


  • Summit: 1,783m
  • Elevation gain: 1,177 meters
  • Length: 7.2km
  • Duration of ascent and descent: 3h 30min to the summit and 2h 45min back to the car park
  • Starting point: Schafbergbahn car park in St. Wolfgang
View of the Wolfgangsee from Plombergstein

Thrilling family hikes on Plombergstein

Changing rock crevices, vertical rock faces, fantastic panoramic views over Lake Wolfgang and an action-packed climbing park for passionate climbers. An exciting adventure awaits the whole family with a hike to the Plombergstein through a variety of landscapes.


  • Summit: 830m
  • Elevation gain: 270 metres
  • Length: 4.2km
  • Duration of ascent and descent: 2h
  • Starting point: car park opposite Gasthof Mühlradl in St. Gilgen
The dragon wall and the dragon lake at sunset

For experienced hikers - hiking the Drachenwand

The steep and rocky forest trail offers a challenge for experienced hikers. Numerous ladders, wire ropes and the view into the deep gorge demand a head for heights and sure-footedness. Highlights during the hike include crossing the Klausenbach waterfall and peering through the Drachenloch to Lake Mondsee.


  • Summit: 1,060m
  • Elevation gain: 810 metres
  • Length: 3km
  • Duration of ascent and descent: 1h 45min to the summit, 1h 15 min back to the start
  • Starting point: Gasthaus Drachenwand in Sankt Lorenz
Bürglstein circuit hiking trail around lake Wolfgangsee

Bürglstein hiking loop at Lake Wolfgang

Passing by the idyllic Lake Wolfgang, the hiking trail winds around the Bürglstein on the shores of the lake. Striking rock faces, unrivalled panoramas, sparkling water and soothing tranquility: this trail is the ultimate hiking experience for romantics and families alike.


  • Summit: 745m
  • Elevation gain: 133 meters
  • Length: 4.6km
  • Duration: 1h 30min
  • Starting point: boat station in the center of Strobl am Wolfgangsee
View from the summit cross of the Frauenkopf to Fuschl and the Fuschlsee lake

Hiking on Frauenkopf

Steep serpentines and arduous inclines require strong grip and experience when hiking, both when hiking up and down the Frauenkopf. However, the difficult climb is rewarded with a magnificent view of the summit cross on the Fraunkopf, Fuschl and Fuschlsee. Gaisberg and Salzburg can also be seen in the distance with the naked eye.


  • Summit: 1,287m
  • Elevation gain: 343 metres Height
  • Duration of ascent and descent: 2h 30min
  • Starting point: Wartenfels car park (north of Fuschl)
The Schwarzensee lake in the Salzkammergut

Family-friendly hiking on the Schwarzensee loop

Take in the charming atmosphere while walking the shores of the idyllic Schwarzensee in the Salzkammergut. The flat and wide path is ideal for families, joggers and Nordic walkers alike to soak up the peaceful surroundings.


  • Elevation gain: 40 metres
  • Length: 4km
  • Duration: 1h 7min
  • Starting point: Schwarzensee car park
Lift on the Zwölferhorn with a view of the Wolfgangsee lake

Hiking to panoramic vantage points on Zwölferhorn

Take in one of the most impressive panoramic views over the Salzkammergut by hiking Zwölferhorn. From the 1376-metre high Elferstein, you can look out over St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, St. Wolfgang and Strobl. At a height of 1503 metres, the summit cross on Zwölferhorn offers even more breathtaking views over the Salzkammergut region below. Take in impressive views of the Osterhorn Group, Dachstein, Schafberg and the Salzburg lakes in one glance!


  • Summit: 1,503m
  • Elevation gain: 980 metres
  • Length: 12.9km
  • Duration: 5h
  • Starting point: St. Gilgen tourist information centre
View from the summit cross of the Schober

High over Lake Fuschl on Schober

The hike up the Schober above Lake Fuschl may be quite short, but it offers plenty of inclines and variety. Discover the Wartenfels castle ruins dating back to the 13th century at the start of the hike. After a steep climb, take in breathtaking views of the Salzburg lake scenery from the top of the Schober. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are key requirements for this route.


  • Summit: 1,328m
  • Elevation gain: 390m
  • Length: 3km
  • Duration ascent and descent: 1h 45min to the summit and back to the car park
  • Starting point: Wartenfels car park (north of Fuschl)
View from the summit cross of the Almkogel to the Mondsee lake

Easy a panoramic hiking tour on Almkogel

A breathtaking lake view and panoramic views of the Drachenwand await on the short but intense hike to Almkogel. As the hiking path winds almost exclusively through dense forests, enjoy the fresh, cool air while actively hiking on a hot summer's day. Several clearings open out onto the magnificent view of Lake Mondsee on the hike. Once you reach the summit cross, take in panoramic lake views and the steep rock faces of the Drachenwand.


  • Summit: 1,030m
  • Elevation gain: 540 metres
  • Length: 4.4km
  • Duration: 2h
  • Starting point: Treml parking lot in Plomber
A woman sits on a rock wall on the Bleckwand

Idyllic hiking tour on the popular Bleckwand

A breathtaking lookout through the Bleckwandfenster onto the picturesque Lake Wolfgang. Pair with an easy hike for majestic views over the Schafberg, Sparber and other peaks. Ideal for hiking with dogs and children. Discover idyllic hiking on the Bleckwand.


  • Summit: 1541m
  • Elevation gain: 310 metres
  • Length: 3.6km
  • Duration: 2h
  • Starting point: Bleckwandhütte car park

Excited to explore Lake Wolfgang with guided and self-guided hikes? Start planning your trip today by requesting your no-obligation holiday quote. The friendly staff at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl are happy to create a quote tailored to your needs. Or book your holiday online at the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang!

Active in the Rössl golfing

Golfing in the Salzkammergut is a fascinating experience!
Picturesquely embedded in the magnificent landscapes of the Salzkammergut, the Salzkammergut Golf Club invites you to enjoy the game to perfection

from     € 750,- p.P.

Active in the Rössl diving

Diving in the Salzkammergut is a fascinating experience!
Trial lessons, diving courses, cave dives for young and old

from     € 445,- p.P.

Active in the Rössl sailing

With its clear, turquoise-blue waters and the majestic Alps in the background, Lake Wolfgangsee offers a picturesque panorama that attracts sailors from all over the world

27.04 til 01.10.2024

from     € 1025,- p.P.

Active in the Rössl paragliding

Discover the unrivalled beauty of the Salzkammergut at any time of year with unique hiking tours

from     € 824,- p.P.

Active in the Rössl hiking in the Salzkammergut

Discover the unrivalled beauty of the Salzkammergut at any time of year with unique hiking tours

from     € 585,- p.P.

Golf & Gourmet

Short break at the Rössl for golfers and those who want to become golfers

Valid from 1 April until 31 October 2024

from     € 890,- p.P.

It's friends time

Friends-time at the lake Wolfgang!

from     € 479,- p.P.

Mini-break for romantics

and everyone who wants to become one.

3 nights with welcome gift, fondue experience, romantic dinner, bath for two and a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

from     € 655,- p.P.

Celebrations - Im Weissen Rössl

A birthday coming up? A christening or another wonderful event - there is always a reason to celebrate!
We are delighted to be able to offer you the elegant setting for your successful celebration at the Weisses Rössl.

from     € 565.- p.P.

Declaration of love at the lake

Time out for two in the Rössl with a Traunerl breakfast at sunrise

Bookable between 08.05. & 2.11.24

from     € 545,- p.P.

Do not disturb

Enjoy romantic days with us in our emperior bath and in-room breakfast!

from     € 375,- p.P.

Active in the Rössl

Short holiday in the Rössl - sun, boating, cycling, hiking and visiting fantastic sights...

from     € 585,- p.P.

Gala at the Lake

Dreamlike summer days at the lake with
Traunerl breakfast, 6-course gourmet menu & matching wine accompaniment

17.07., 31.07. & 21.08.24

from     € 933.- p.P.

Lovers' time out

Enjoy a short trip for lovers.

2 nights, 6-course menu, fondue, breakfast, SPA and much more...

from     € 510,- p.P.

Summer week by the lake

Enjoy relaxing days at Lake Wolfgang!

15.6. until 15.9.2024

from     € 1,415.- p.P.

Rössl gourmet

2 nights with a culinary highlight each.

from     € 470,- p.P.

Rössl gourmet 2 nights

2 nights with each a dinner highlight.

from     € 470,- p.P.

Rössl well-being

2 nights with spa treatments and our 1500m² spa on the lake - with floating lake lido and Jacuzzi

from     € 485,- p.P.


Discover our 80m² new Spa Suite and relax in your own wellness area!

from     € 1335,- p.P.


Spend your honeymoon days at the White Horse Inn!

from     € 790,- p.P.

Austria's cuisine is worth the journey

4 nights and 4 culinary highlights from Hermann Poll's toque-awarded cuisine

from     € 1050,- p.P.