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Hiking Trail

Hüttschlag - Tappenkarsee - Jägersee

Hiking Trail · Grossarltal
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  • Karteisalm, 1.661 m
    / Karteisalm, 1.661 m
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Inmitten der Radstädter Tauern liegt der Tappenkarsee, der größte See der Ostalpen.
    / Inmitten der Radstädter Tauern liegt der Tappenkarsee, der größte See der Ostalpen.
    Photo: Tourismusverband Kleinarl, Tourismusverband Kleinarl
  • Karteistörl, 2.145 m
    / Karteistörl, 2.145 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Karteisalm, 1.661
    / Karteisalm, 1.661
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Karteistörl, 2.145 m
    / Karteistörl, 2.145 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Blick zum Tappenkarsee
    / Blick zum Tappenkarsee
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Auf der Tappenkarseehütte
    / Auf der Tappenkarseehütte
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Tappenkarsee bei Sonnenuntergang
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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You hike up from Hüttschlag to the Karteistörl. Descent to the Lake Tappenkar to Kleinarl.

moderate
14 km
5:00 h
895 m
1100 m

The hiking tour starts at the Hallmoosalm in Hüttschlag. After a short distance on the way you hike on the hiking path to the Karteisalm (closed). Just around the Karteisalm there is a small fountain - the water in the mountains in Grossarltal has everywhere drinking quality.

On alpine meadows (really beautiful in spring when the mountain roses flourish) you hike to the Karteistörl. From there you have a picturesque view to the Lake Tappenkar, which is the biggest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps. According the legend the Tappenkarsee is connected with the Schuhflickersee. There should had been found a wheel which fell into the Lake Tappenkar...

You descend to Tappenkarseehütte. This Alpine club hut is located directly at the Lake Tappenkar. Here, you can also enjoy warm delicacies such as Kaiserschmarrn.

You continue along the Lake Tappenkar to the Tappenkarseealm. In several serpentines the path leads down to the Schwabalm, from here it is possible to take the hiking taxi back to Grossarltal. Then a forestry road leads to the Jägersee. The Jägersee is a popular destination for young and old. From here you can take the public bus back to Grossarltal.

Author’s recommendation

You should definitively try the Kaiserschmarrn on the Tappenkarseehütte.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Karteistörl, 2145 m
Lowest point
Kleinarl - Jägersee, 1099 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The endpoint of the tour is in Kleinarl - you have to go back by taxi or public transport.

Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

Tips, hints and links

Hiking in Grossarltal

Start

Hüttschlag - Hallmoosalm (1305 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.181270, 13.269820
UTM
33T 368909 5226760

Destination

Kleinarl - Jägersee

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or hiking taxi on the Güterweg Seilsitzberg (Hüttschlag/Karteis) to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m (closed) - parking. You ascend via path no. 53 to the Karteisalm, 1.661 m (approx. 1 h - closed) and further through alpine meadows to the Karteistörl, 2,145 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). You descend on the path no. 721 to the Tappenkarseehütte, 1,820 m (approx. 3/4 h). You hike along the Lake Tappenkar to the Tappenkarseealm, 1,768 m (approx. 1/2 h). Descent along the path to the Schwabalm in Kleinarl (approx. 1 1/4 h - parking space, from here you can go back by hiking taxi to Grossarltal). Or you hike further to the Jägersee (approx 3/4 h), where there is a public bus station.

Public transport

public bus no. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal, public bus no. 530

Getting there

You go by car or hiking taxi along the Güterweg Seilsitzberg to the Hallmoosalm in Hüttschlag.

Parking

Hallmoosalm parking

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
895 m
Descent
1100 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip

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