Due to necessary work on the railway system, the Koppental hiking trail from Bad Aussee station to the Koppental hut is not accessible from Monday to Friday in the period from 22.07.-14.08.2019. The detour leads from Bad Aussee railway station via the Koppentalstraße and the cycle path to the Koppental refuge and is signposted. The hiking trail is open on weekends.
On this stage the trail descends steadily along a river, the Traun, to Lake Hallstatt. We cross the lake by ferry and reach our destination: Hallstatt.