Varied hikes in Salzburger Land around Hotel Brückenwirt - Holidays in the Alps

Be in nature and enjoy the mountain air. Talk to the locals or discover rustic huts with traditional Austrian food. Relax or meet new people. Hiking in the area St. Johann Alpendorf offers over 900 different hiking routes in different levels of difficulty. Get to know our mountain world through insider tips and take home unique memories. 

Whether with the family to the adventure world "der Geisterberg" or with your partner on a culinary hut tour. Those seeking relaxation as well as those who enjoy exercise will get their money's worth in the St. Johann im Pongau region. The Hiking Hotel Brückenwirt offers for your hiking holiday in Austria the ideal base camp and disembarkation point for the most diverse hiking routes.

Discover the Tennengebirge, the Salzburg Slate Alps and part of the Berchtesgaden Alps during your holiday in our region. Benefit from the hiking services of the Hotel Brückenwirt:

  • Free rental of hiking sticks and backpacks with rain protection
  • Hiking maps available at the reception
  • The hiking bus  starts right outside the front door and takes you for only 1€ to a hiking trail nearby
  • 2 guided hikes per week (every Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Insider tips on hikes from locals

In the following lines we present you our insider tips and favourite places in terms of hikes and routes around the Hotel Brückenwirt for your holiday in the mountains. 

What walks can you do here?

Hikes, with the Brückenwirt as starting point

Cock tree hike

Cock tree hike

A Hike for Families - Hiking Salzburgerland

Starting from Hiking Hotel Brückenwirt it takes about 2 hours to reach the Vogei Hütten on St. Johanner's local mountain Hahnbaum. This hike is an easy - moderately difficult hike and very popular among the locals.

The starting point is the Hotel Brückenwirt. Once you turn left, you come to the promenade and walk in the forest from the first step. At the end of the St. Johanner Promenade is the forest swimming pool, which you bypass again on the left. From here the path is excellently signposted. Now walk along the path through the forest and past various Kneipp pools until you reach the Vogei Hüttn. The hike is steep in parts, but at the end of the tour you are rewarded with a phenomenal view over St. Johann and the Tennengebirge.

Sunrise hike




Mountain lake hike at 1,810 metres

The starting point is the car park at Jägersee in Kleinarl. This is about 28 minutes by car from the Brückenwirt hiking hotel. The hike around the Tappenkarsee takes 6 hours and is approx. 17 km long.

Scenically, the Tappekarsee hike is a jewel in the Salzburg mountains. The trail first leads through a forest and then climbs in moderately steep switchbacks. The hiking trail is in a landscape conservation area and the lake is considered the highest Gebiergsee in the Eastern Alps.

Take the hiking bus to Tappenkarsee


The hiking bus to the Jägersee leaves directly from the front door of the Hotel Brückenwirt. This takes about 50 minutes. This is the starting point to the Tappenkarsee.
The hiking bus costs only €1 for you with a guest card.

Departure times are available at the reception.

The path into the Liechtensteinklamm

Hiking holiday in Salzburg Land in St. Johann

at the Hotel Brückenwirt

For hikers the region around the Hotel Brückenwirt countless hiking routes, beautiful places and mountain waters to cool off. Are you a keen hiker and looking for new places? Tips for special hiking routes or quiet mountain spots are available at the reception.

In addition, there are for our guests:

  • A free hiking map
  • Hiking poles to borrow
  • Hiking backpacks
  • The Hiking bus drives right outside the front door way

If you still need hiking equipment, the Wielandner sports shop is right next to the Hotel Brückenwirt. This is known for its very good advice on hiking boots. In addition, you will also find a lot of know-how on the subject of hiking in Salzbuger Land.

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