Walk from Bad Ischl to the Katrin cable car valley station - Part 1 of the 2-peak hike on Bad Ischl's local mountain
Distance 3.8 km
This morning, head for the Siriuskogel, Bad Ischl’s local hill at approx. 600 metres above sea-level. From the top, enjoy views over Bad Ischl from the panoramic watch tower. Take the cable-car to Katrin Alm at 1,400m for a taste of the high-mountain life. Ascend on foot to the Katrinkogel (1,544m) and the Elferkogel (1,603m) where you can enjoy spectacular 360 views of the Salzkammergut landscapes. Treat yourself to some homemade Kaiserschmarrn (hot fluffy pancake served with home-made jam and icing sugar) at the Katrin Alm mountain hut, before descending back to Bad Ischl.
START at the tourist information office, walk to the banks of the Traun River and CROSS the Kaiserin-Elisabeth-Bridge.
At the next crossroads, TURN LEFT onto Grazer Straße street and shortly afterwards TURN RIGHT onto Siriuskoglgasse path. Follow this path up to its end, at the foot of the Siriuskogl. CONTINUE STRAIGHT towards the lookout point.
After enjoying the view, backtrack slightly and TURN RIGHT on to a forest path. This leads you to the suburb of Sulzbach. When you reach the first houses, BEAR RIGHT and follow the street (Traunreiterweg) down towards the Traun River. CROSS the tracks and TURN RIGHT, CONTINUE STRAIGHT until you reach a bridge over the Traun. CROSS the bridge and TURN LEFT at the tennis courts. At the fork in the path, BEAR RIGHT on to a paved footpath. Follow the signs for the Katrin Seilbahn Bad Ischl until you reach the valley station of the cable car. From here, take the cable car to the mountain station (Purchases a return, payable on-site).
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
We recommend that you wear well-worn hiking shoes with a good profile. In addition, a waterproof rain jacket and rain pants in bad weather and sunscreen and a sun hat in good weather.
Always take enough water with you (at least 1 litre). Hiking sticks can take the strain off your knees when hiking
In your information package, you will find a detailed list of the hiking equipment you need, such as good hiking shoes, functional clothing, rain jackets and daypacks.