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The Salzalpensteig runs for a length of 239 kilometers through Germany and Austria.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 12 days to walk the Salzalpensteig.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in managed huts, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.
Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about Salzalpensteig
- in a tent/tarp
- in managed huts
- in guesthouses/hotels along the way
- on campsites
The best time to hike the Salzalpensteig is:
Arrival to the Salzalpensteig
You will arrive via Salzburg Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.
Departure from the Salzalpensteig
Departure is via Salzburg Airport.
You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 3 hours.
Useful links to the Salzalpensteig
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Our recommendation for hiking maps and hiking guides to the Salzalpensteig
Map and elevation profile of the Salzalpensteig
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