Snowshoes with a snowy forest in the background.
A family on a winter hike in snow.
Family winter hike in the Salzkammergut with two dogs.
A child makes a snow angel in the snow.
Two people are driving a boat on the Mondsee, the Drachenwand can be seen in the background.
Two people ride in an electric boat on Lake Mondsee.
A man does kite surfing on Lake Mondsee.
Two people doing stand up paddling at lake Mondsee.
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Winter hiking between lakes and mountains

Winter hikes through the Salzkammergut in Austria

Calm lakes, a white landscape and snow-covered woods: when the snow conditions allow it, winter and snowshoe hikes in the landscape of the Salzkammergut are wonderful ways to slow down the body and soul.

You can set off on winter walks directly from the Hotel Krone: stroll along the lake promenade and let the calm of the lake and the mountain panorama work their magic on you.

Easy winter hikes from Mondsee

Otherwise, it's out to the outdoors: among Mondsee locals, the Helenental valley, which you can reach from Hotel Krone without a car, is very popular. From the edge of the town at Blumengeschäft Steininger, you can set off and follow the Zeller Ache. Through idyllic forest paths and along the roaring river, you will reach the Erlachmühle. Depending on time, mood and condition, you can then hike further up the Gaisberg from here. There, the Panoramagasthof Leidingerhof will serve you a delicious reinforcement before you make your way back again.

The Irrsberg is another popular hiking and excursion mountain and you can conquer the summit in around an hour. This hike is only suitable with snowshoes! The starting point is at Grossenbauer in Höhenroith. Along the signposted hiking path and via forest and field trails, you can reach a beautiful viewpoint, from where you will be rewarded with a great view of the Irrsee and Wallersee.

Winter and snowshoe hikes for advanced guests

Experienced hikers can hike from Mondsee to the Radstatt Chapel (approx. 8.5km) or to St. Lorenz in the vast landscape beneath the Drachenwand (length of hike: approx. 8km). With alternating views of the Mondsee and the impressive mountains, these hikes will enrich the experience with a great panorama, regardless of the snow conditions.

With deep snow, you should absolutely consider taking snowshoe equipment with you!


Of course, deeper in the Salzkammergut as well as the adjacent Salzburg region, you will find wonderful opportunities for winter and snowshoe hikes. We will be happy to recommend suitable destinations at the Hotel Krone in Mondsee. Here, you will find a cozy refuge in the heart of Mondsee after your winter activities – with excellent cuisine, warm hospitality and an in-house sauna area. We will be happy to take your non-binding request for your room at the 4-star Hotel Krone Mondsee.