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Hüttschlag: Murtörl - Nebelkarscharte - Klingspitz

Alpine Route · Grossarltal
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  • Klingspitz, 2.433 m
    Klingspitz, 2.433 m
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Wonderful mountain tour in Hüttschlag, but which requires stamina, surefootedness and you have to be free of dizziness.

Distance 18.5 km
10:30 h
1,880 m
1,645 m
2,453 m
1,038 m

This mountain tour starts at the parking space at Gasthof Talwirt. Here you will find local delicacies and you can buy smoked bacon. On the first floor of the Talwirt is the Bergwaldausstellung and an information point from the Hohe Tauern national park. The Hüttschlager Bauernladenstüberl is nearby, where you can also buy products from their own production.Right next door is the valley museum of the Grossarltal.

You hike past the Stockham farm in the direction to the Kreealmen. Right at the beginning of the path there is a cascade. On the way up, you have the choice whether you prefer the forestry road or the short-cuts through the forest. Shortly before the mountain huts you reach a small chapel. This is a place to stop and should encourage every hiker to say thank you.

There are two mountain huts on the Kreealm, the Kreealm-Kreehütte is the lower one, the upper one is the Kreealm-Bichlhütte. On both huts, you will be spoiled with delicacies from your their own production (cheese, butter, bread, bacon or sausages).After a short rest, you continue upwards through meadows to the Murtörl. Here it is often very windy, so it can happen that you hike everywhere with short sleeves and that on the Murtörl it is rather cold.

You continue along the path to the Nebelkarscharte and the Wasserfallscharte. When you hike up the Klingspitz you have to be free of dizziness and surefootedness is required. However, the view from the Klingspitz is awesome.

You hike to the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps.

Via alpine meadows, you hike to the Karteistörl and then downwards to the Karteisalm (closed). The flowers in this area are magnificient - especially in the early summer.

Shortly after the Karteisalm you pass a fountain - the water has drinking water quality everywhere in the valley.

You hike on a beautiful hiking path to the Hallmoosalm (closed). From here you have the possibility to go downwards by hiking taxi. Alternatively, you can take the hiking path to Hüttschlag / Karteis and return to the car by bus. Or you walk to the parking space at Gasthof Talwirt.

Author’s recommendation

For excellent hikers, there is also an alternative descent from the Klingspitz, which is however not marked. From the Klingspitz the west ridge along to the Hierzeck, 2,069 m and from there the marked path (path no. 52B) to the Glettenalm, 1,760 m (approx. 2 h) descent on route no. 52 via the Ragglalm to Hüttschlag/Karteis to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m, (about 1 1/2 to 2 h) - continue to Hüttschlag/Karteis (about 1 h).

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Update: June 08, 2022
Highest point
Nebelkarscharte, 2,453 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Talwirt, 1,038 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 92.72%Path 7.27%
Forested/wild trail
17.2 km
1.3 km
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Safety information

Surefootedness, good stamina and experience on the mountains are required. You have to be free of dizziness.

Take enough food and beverages with you.

Tips and hints

Mountains and peaks in Grossarltal


Hüttschlag - Talwirt (1,037 m)
47.147800, 13.287070
47°08'52.1"N 13°17'13.5"E
33T 370134 5223012
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Hüttschlag - Karteis

Turn-by-turn directions

You hike from the parking space at the Talwirt towards the end of the valley - past the Stockham farm - after the first bridge turn left. You hike up the path no. 724, 51 in serpentines to a small chapel (or alternatively: ascent along the forestry road) - from here onwards to the two Kreealmen (Kreehütte, 1,483 m and Bichlhütte, 1,570 m - approx 1 1/2 h). From here, you contine along the marked path (no. 724, 51) to the Murtörl, 2,260 m (approx. 2 h). Along the path no. 702 to the Nebelkarscharte, 2,453 m and to the Wasserfallscharte, 2,183 m. You hike further towards Tappenkar and hike up to the Klingspitz, 2,433 m (approx. 3 1/2 h from the Murtörl). Descent to the path no. 702, then you hike on the path no. 53 to the Karteistörl, 2,145 m (approx. 2 h). Then descend to the Karteisalm, 1,661 m (approx. 1 h, closed) and further on the same path to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m (approx. 1 h, closed). Descent to Hüttschlag Karteis (approx. 1 h).


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Public transport


public bus no. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 to Hüttschlag and further to the valley end to the Gasthof Talwirt.


parking space Gasthof Talwirt


47.147800, 13.287070
47°08'52.1"N 13°17'13.5"E
33T 370134 5223012
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311


hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map, food and beverages

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18.5 km
10:30 h
1,880 m
1,645 m
Highest point
2,453 m
Lowest point
1,038 m
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