Hiking with all senses
The SalzAlpenSteig long-distance trail stretches over 230 km with 18 daily stages that run from Bavaria via Salzburg to Upper Austria. The special feature of SalzAlpenSteig is the cross-border thread. Because, as the name implies, the premium hiking trail leads through the "old" historical area, along the significant salt mines with their historical treasures and cultural heritage for millennia. From the Chiemsee-Alpenland, via the Chiemgau, Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden-Königssee and the Salzburg Tennengau to the Dachstein-Salzkammergut, the salt - the "white gold" - has shaped history.
St. Rupert Pilgrim´s Way
The name comes from St Rupert, the first Bishop of Salzburg and patron saint of the province of Salzburg. The pilgrims' way that, since 2007, has led from St Gilgen via the Postalm, the Lammertal and Hochgründeck to Bischofshofen was extended in 2012: A new seven-day stage leads from Altötting to Salzburg, to St Rupert's grave. The destination is the Cross of St Rupert in Bischofshofen, the largest surviving metal cross from the first millennium of the Christian Age. The "companion" to the St Rupert Pilgrims' Way describes the individual stages, and gives tips on accommodation. It tells the story of St Rupert, and points out particular objects of natural beauty and sights. The "companion" is available free of charge from the tourist information office.