Day 1: Arrive at St Wolfgang Arrive at your traditional hotel in St Wolfgang on the shores of Lake Wolfgang.
Day 2: From St Wolfgang to Bad Ischl 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr Walk up to Lake Schwarzensee and stop for some home-made snacks at one of the cabins. Continue along the Wirer gorge into the valley to Strobl. Take a bus to the Imperial spa town of Bad Ischl.
Day 3: From Bad Ischl to Hallstatt 11km/7mi/4hr Salt always has been an important source of income in the Salzkammergut. Walk along the promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial amusements such as horse races, picnics and rendezvous, then follow the brine pipeline trail, used to transport salt from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl, as far as Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt . If you want to walk a little higher, you can hike on the spectacular mountain trail of the 'Eternal Wall'.
Day 4: From Hallstatt to St Wolfgang 18km/11.5mi/5.5hr Take the train back to Bad Ischl and then follow the romantic Sissi Path to Lake Nussensee and along the River Ischl. Continue through the Blinklingmoos Nature Reserve back to St Wolfgang.
Day 5: Leave St Wolfgang
Out: Lufthansa Heathrow to Salzburg via Frankfurt 08:30/13:50 then transfer to hotel 1 hr. Return: Transfer to airport 1hr then Lufthansa Salzburg to Heathrow via Vienna 14:30/18:40.
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Hotel Weisses Rossl (4 star) The family-led Hotel Weisses Rossl (White Horse Inn) is a legend, made famous by the operetta of the same name by Ralph Benatzky. Now in the 5th generation of the Peter family it is constantly defining itself anew. It has a lakeside position complete with spa area and heated pool in the lake. Each of the rooms in the hotel is unique and has its own style and there is an award-winning restaurant.
Villa Seilern (4 star) Villa Seilern Vital Resort consists of a classical villa built in 1881 and its modern and stylish annex building and is situated in the scenic spa town of Bad Ischl. The rooms are bright and modern with views of the surrounding mountains.
Hotel Heritage (4 star) Heritage Hotel is located in the historic centre of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt, with striking natural-stone construction, wrought-iron window grilles and an elegant interior. This historic hotel has been carefully renovated, guests can enjoy superb views of the unique countryside. Rooms are all individually furnished with views of either the town or Lake Hallstatt.
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