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Walk from Bad Ischl to the Katrin Cable Car Valley Station

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  • Katrin Cable Car and views Bad Ischl
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    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure Ltd
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Walk from Bad Ischl to the Katrin cable car valley station - Part 1 of the 2-peak hike on Bad Ischl's local mountain
easy
Distance 3.8 km
1:10 h
133 m
128 m
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.
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Minna Harshbarger
Updated: November 25, 2020
Difficulty
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Highest point
594 m
Lowest point
463 m
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Safety information

The ascent to the summit of Katrin and Feuerkogel requires surefootedness. If you want to skip this section, take the Katrin cable car to the mountain station and enjoy the panorama view from there. 

In rainy weather, the trails can be muddy and slippery. Take footwear with good tread that gives you support.

Inquire about the current weather conditions (e.g. in your accommodation or at the local tourist information office) and watch the weather changes. Pay attention to any diversion information.

Please do not enter the pastures despite the diversion sign and follow the diversion until you are back on the regular path.

Tips and hints

More information about the Katrin cable car can be found here: www.katrinseilbahn.com 

Timetable information for the bus, trains & ferries can be found here: https://www.ooevv.at/?seite=home&sprache=EN  

Start

Bad Ischl Tourist Information Centre (466 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.711338, 13.623132
DMS
47°42'40.8"N 13°37'23.3"E
UTM
33T 396721 5285135
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Destination

Katrin Cable Car Valley Station

Turn-by-turn directions

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 on to 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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Coordinates

DD
47.711338, 13.623132
DMS
47°42'40.8"N 13°37'23.3"E
UTM
33T 396721 5285135
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

 


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
133 m
Descent
128 m
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