Out of a picture book
The Spa town Bad Ischl as the heart of the Salzkammergut with its “Darling”, mount katrin, has been a place of recreation since the imperial period.
While the city with its cultural diversity and the historic buildings and places leaves nothing to be desired, Bad Ischl’s Darling provides a unique nature experience. The impressive mountain scenery and the almost infinite expanse have always brought people to marvel.
The panoramic view includes mount Dachstein, mount Loser, mount Schafberg, the mountain chains of Gosaukamm, Totes Gebirge and Höllengebirge as well as many other wonderful mountains of the Salzkammergut.
Since 1959, Katrin cable car has brought a range of visitors to the summit. Enjoy a charming 15-minute drive to more than 1,400 m above sea level with spectacular views!
FANTASTIC OUTLOOK DURING A HIKE
7 LAKES VIEW
Enjoy fabulous views: to the south the magnificent Lake Hallstattsee, to the west the majestic Lake Wolfgangsee, and further beyond, perched higher up, Lake Fuschlsee. Lake Nussensee with its emerald color, the mystical Lake Schwarzensee and to north-east Lake Traunsee are also to see. At perfect weather conditions you can see the Bavarian Lake Tachingersee in the far distance.
NUMEROUS PANORAMA ROUTES
The network of the circular walk extends from lovely Feuer- and Rosenkögerl westwards to the imperial Katrin summit and further to the beautiful Elferkogel, followed by the romantic Hainzen and the mighty Rosskopf - always accompanied by the impressive mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut that will inspire you.
EXCITING HEIGHTS - VIA FERRATA
Multi-generation Via Ferrata
Apart from fun and action for those who want to be active, the promising fixed rope route (suitable for families) offers a fabulous view of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut region.
As highlight, the ascent ends at the majestic cross on the summit of Mount Katrin.
Difficulty level: B/C
Starting/Exit point: 30 min from/to the top station
Length of the Via Ferrata: 320 m
Elevation gain: 210 m
Safety: 14 mm steel rope throughout
Climbing equipment strongly recommended!
A COMFORTABLE STOP OFF AT THE MOUNTAIN INN
THE CULINARY SUMMIT
On approximately 1,400 m above sea level, the "summit kitchen" creates typical and seasonal cuisine, characterized by premium quality. Only fresh ingredients - as far as possible from the region - are used for this.
The Katrin Mountain Inn, led by Gerhard Wagner, is a wonderful place to relax. Enjoy lunch menu and tempting pastries with traditional coffee specialties during a breathtaking panoramic look that can be relished from the sun terrace.
Opening hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extended hours by arrangement.
A DELIGHTFUL BREAK - KATRIN ALPINE CABIN
A PLACE TO STAY
The cabin is located a few steps below the summit station and looks back on a long tradition. It is easily accessible via a short descent and offers both, hikers in summer and ski touring lovers in winter, a cozy resting place to stay.
COZY AND WELL
True to this motto, host Erwin Lechner takes care of you personally. Freshly prepared pan-fried dishes and homemade desserts are the classics of the traditional Katrin alpine cabin.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extended hours by arrangement
TUE… LIVE MUSIC
When the weather is fine from 1:00 p.m. at the Katrin Alpine Cabin
WED… MOUNTAIN BREAKFAST
At the Katrin Mountain Inn. € 22,50 incl. breakfast and return ticket
Seniors get a return ticket incl. coffee & cake at the Katrin Alpine Cabin or the Katrin Mountain Inn. Only € 21,00
SUN… PORK ROAST
Freshly made pork roast at the Katrin Mountain Inn or the Katrin Alpine Cabin
GUIDED HERBAL TOUR
More information and booking:
Leisure tips Katrin-Alm
TVB Bad Ischl
Auböckplatz 5, AT-4820 Bad Ischl
- +43 (0)6132 27757
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Contact Mountain railways
Kaltenbachstraße 62, AT 4820 Bad Ischl