Hiking fun in Saalbach Hinterglemm
Up on the mountain’
Would you like a holiday in a hiking paradise? Then come to Saalbach Hinterglemm! There, in the heart of Austria, lies the Hotel Barbarahof. On the one hand the Pinzgau grass mountains, on the other side the Kitzbühel Alps. Through the beautiful Alpine landscape lead more than 400 kilometers of signposted hiking trails. No matter which of them you choose – on every route you can look forward to numerous places of happiness and oases of peace. In no other way will you get to know the unique beauty of alpine nature as well as hiking.
And then there are the rustic huts where you can enjoy typical Austrian delicacies. The most beautiful way to spend well-deserved hiking breaks is on the sunny terraces of the alpine pastures. There, the dreamlike Alpine panorama makes you want to discover even more wonderful places in the mountains. The clear mountain air that you breathe in is noticeably good. This is pure relaxation in your hiking holiday in SalzburgerLand!
Holiday home for hikers in the Hotel Barbarahof
Hikers feel particularly comfortable at the Hotel Barbarahof. This is not only due to the warm hospitality of the host family Steger and the hotel team. Your holiday home is located between Saalbach and Hinterglemm and is therefore the ideal starting point for unforgettable days during your summer holiday in the hiking paradise.
In addition, there is the personal care by senior manager Rudi. The trained hiking guide will be happy to help you plan your next route and always has helpful tips for you. After all, he knows the mountains of SalzburgerLand as well as the back of his hand. In the hotel’s summer weekly program, he even personally leads guests to his favorite box seats. During a joint hike with a stop at the alpine hut, you will also learn exciting and funny stories about life in Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Well equipped: Free hiking maps are available at the reception of the Wanderhotel Barbarahof Saalbach.
Find out now about hiking packages for your summer holiday at the Hotel Barbarahof!
Comfortably uphill with the mountain railways
Would you like to start your hike in the heights of the Saalbach mountains? Then take the cable cars in Saalbach Hinterglemm quickly and comfortably to the summit of your choice. With the JOKER CARD, which is one of the exclusive advantages of your stay at the Hotel Barbarahof, you can travel free of charge and unlimited on the following trains:
- Reiterkogelbahn: from Hinterglemm to the Reiterkogel (paid parking garage at the valley station)
- Kohlmaisgipfelbahn: from Saalbach to the Kohlmais (free parking if the parking ticket is cancelled at the ticket office)
- Zwölferkogelbahn: from Hinterglemm to the Zwölferkogel (free parking available)
- Schattberg-X-Press: from Saalbach to the Schattberg (free parking if the parking ticket is cancelled at the ticket office)
- Schattberg Sprinter: Connection from Schattberg-X-Press to Westgipfelbahn
- Asitzbahn: from Leogang (district Hütten) to the Asitz (free parking available)
- Steinbergbahn: from Leogang to the Asitz (free parking available)
Note:Also by bus you can get from the Hotel Barbarahof quickly and easily to the valley stations of the mountain railways. The reception team will be happy to inform you about the current timetable. With the JOKER CARD, the use of the hiking bus is even free of charge.
Arrived in the middle of the hiking paradise, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air and start full of anticipation in your unforgettable hiking experience.
Hiking trails with alpine panorama for everyone
Clear air, a fantastic panorama and relaxing peace. You don’t experience that every day! Take your time for a little hiking break and consciously enjoy the moment. Close your eyes and listen to the soothing sounds of alpine nature.
The mountains in Saalbach Hinterglemm are a perfect place to recharge your batteries. There are ideal conditions that make every hiker’s heart beat faster. Beginners and leisurely hikers, extreme athletes and persistent mountain hikers are guaranteed to find their favorite trail with the large selection of hiking trails. That’s how hiking is the most fun in the summer!
These are just some of the most beautiful hiking routes for your active summer holiday in SalzburgerLand:
Sporty mountain hikes
Three-summit tour with Hochkogel
The starting point of the tour for climbers with strong physical condition is the mountain station at Schattberg -X-Press Saalbach. The steep ascent to the Hochkogel requires good endurance. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are in demand when crossing the rock ridge on the Hochsaalbachkogel. The descent over the Medalkogel, the Hackelbergeralm and the Bergstadl is easy to master.
The three-summit tour at a glance:
- Length: 17,4 km
- Time: 6 h
- Altitude difference: 549 m uphill, 1,485 m downhill
- Highest point: 2,249 m
- Level of difficulty: high
Mountain hike on the Asitzkopf
Your hike starts at the mountain station of the Kohlmaisbahn Saalbach. Advanced hikers are exactly right with this tour. First you walk along the Saalachtaler Höhenweg to the Wildenkarkogel. From there it continues via Schönleiten to the summit of the Asitzkopf. Then you descend to the Schönleitenhütte and reach the middle station of the Kohlmaisbahn via the forest path, with which you return to the valley.
The Asitzkopf hike at a glance:
- Length: 10,4 km
- Time: 4,5 h
- Altitude difference: 419 m uphill, 788 m downhill
- Highest point: 1,914 m
- Difficulty level: medium
Panoramic hikes with a view
The long-distance hike requires more physical condition than you would expect during a “walk”. The Schattberg-X-Press Saalbach takes you to the Schattberg Ostgipfel mountain station. From there you walk over the Marxtenscharte, the Seetörl, the Klingelertörl, the Klammscharte and the Rohrertörl to the Schmittenhöhe. The Schmittenhöhebahn takes you back to the valley, to Zell am See. From there, take the Postbus back to Saalbach.
The Pinzgau walk at a glance:
- Length: 17,9 km
- Time: 6 h
- Altitude difference: 700 m uphill, 755 m downhill
- Highest point: 2,006 m
- Level of difficulty: high
Small hike on the Floraweg
The starting point for the panoramic hike is the mountain station of the Schattberg-X-Press. You walk to the Limbergalm and over the goods road back to the east summit of the Schattberg, where the cable car takes you back to Saalbach. Alternatively, a descent on foot via Jausern is possible.
The panoramic hike at a glance:
- Length: 4,1 km
- Time: 1.5 h
- Altitude difference: 317 m uphill, 317 m downhill
- Highest point: 2,018 m
- Difficulty level: medium
Theme trails and family hikes
On the easy theme trails and the medium-difficult family hikes you will experience entertaining hours in the mountains of SalzburgerLand. Children as well as adults can “prepare” for fun and adventure while hiking together on a family holiday.
These are some of the most beautiful theme trails and family hikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm:
- Hike to the attractions at the end of the valley from Lengau to Hinterglemm
Duration: 1 h, Difficulty: low
- Fun and adventure tour on Mount Kodok (from the mountain station on the Reiterkogel)
Duration 1,5 h, Difficulty: low
- Cozy Spielberg loop from the dam Oberdorf Saalbach
Duration: 3 h, Difficulty: medium
- Get to know all theme trails and family hikes!
Your personal plus on a hiking holiday: In the Saalbach Hinterglemm region, there are daily free hikes with trained mountain guides from Monday to Friday. Period: between May and October.
Excursion destinations for hiking enthusiasts
White Lake Glacier World
The Weißsee Glacier World in Uttendorf is a high alpine world of experience. In the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park, located at 2,300 meters above sea level, you can enjoy a fabulous view over the nature reserve: white glaciers, crystal clear mountain lakes and imposing three-thousander peaks. Open from June to September. The Weißsee Glacier World is a JOKER-CARD bonus partner.
Natural wonder Krimml Waterfalls
When you visit the water wonderland and the waterfalls in Krimml, you are not only guaranteed to be amazed by an unforgettable natural spectacle. A discount on the combined card is also secured with the JOKER CARD. The waterfalls can be visited from April to October.
The stop is part of hiking like the valley to the mountain. More than 40 cozy alpine huts are available in the hiking paradise Saalbach Hinterglemm for your well-deserved break. Let the sun shine in your face, and enjoy local delicacies. How about, for example, savory kasnocken and a sweet Kaiserschmarren? In the mountains of the Salzburg Alps, there are no limits to enjoyment!
Choose your favorite hut now …
You want to experience your own personal holiday pleasures while hiking in Austria? Then book your summer inclusive package with numerous advantages at the Hotel Barbarahof now!
“As a certified hiking guide, I know what is important for a beautiful day tour. I am happy to have a few (secret) tips ready for you when it comes to the most beautiful places in the Glemmtal.”– Rudi Steger, host