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  • Blick auf den Draugstein
    Blick auf den Draugstein
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Beautiful 3-days hiking tour, which is suitable for children ages 6 and up.
Distance 25.9 km
12:00 h
1,459 m
1,901 m
2,168 m
895 m
This hiking tour starts in the Ellmautal, at the parking space Grund. You hike along a quaint hiking path partly through the forest to the Filzmoosalm. This mountain hut is situated in an intact natural landscape. Around the meadows there are on the one side green mountains and on the other side cliffy mountains like the Draugstein or the Große Schneibenstein. You get self-made delicacies like bread, butter, cheese, sausages or bacon at the Filzmoosalm. The way leads you up and you pass a lot of Swiss stone pines, which are typically for the Ellmautal.

On the Filzmoossattel there is a beautiful gentian, the symbol of the Salzburger Almenweg (because the part from the Filzmoosalm to the Filzmoossattel is part of it). You can make a short side trip to the Filzmooshöhe, where a special summit cross is located. From here you descend to the Draugsteinalmen, where you spend one night either at the Steinmannhütte or at the Schrambachhütte and on both you get spoiled with self-made delicacies.

The alarm clock at the mountain hut is a bit different than in the valley: Cowbells will wake you up. After that you enjoy a delicious breakfast. You hike up again to the Filzmoossattel and follow the "Ellmautal-Höhenweg" to the Gründegg. Up there, the view is picturesque. You can see the Hohen Tauern, the Hochkönig, the Tennen- and the Hagengebirge as well as the Dachstein. Further you descend to the Ellmaualm, where you spend the following night. Overnights are also possible on the Weißalm and the Loosbühelalm.

If you still enjoy hiking, you go on. Otherwise you can hike down to Grund and go by hiking taxi back to Grossarl. You pass the Henerbichlalm (not opened)  to the Trögseen, which are small mountain lakes and are good for a cooling down. You come to the Saukaralm. This is the highest mountain hut in Grossarltal and the panorama is unique. Sunsets are really impressive there.

You hike down to the Gerstreitalm, where children will find their paradise. Then you hike back to Grossarl.

Author’s recommendation

1. The Trögseen are small mountain lakes and are good for a cooling down.

2. Sun sets are very beautiful at the mountain huts.


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Update: February 07, 2023
Highest point
Gründegg, 2,168 m
Lowest point
Großarl - village center, 895 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 95.67%Unknown 4.32%
Forested/wild trail
24.8 km
1.1 km
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Grossarl - Grund (1,344 m)
47.234930, 13.268050
47°14'05.7"N 13°16'05.0"E
33T 368907 5232726


Grossarl - village

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day:
You go by car or by hiking taxi to the Ellmaual to „Grund“ - there is a parking space. You hike up the way nr. 57, 720 to the Filzmoosalm, 1.710 m (approx. 1 ¼ h) – from the Filzmoosalm follow the marked hiking path (Nr. 57, 720) to the Filzmoossattel, 2.062 m (approx. 1 h). Descent on the way Nr. 54A, then 54 to the Draugsteinalm, 1.778 m (approx. 1 h - Steinmannhütte and Schrambachhütte) – Overnight stay on the Draugssteinalmen.


2nd day:

Hike up the way Nr. 54, then 54A to the Filzmoossattel, 2.062 m (approx. 1 h). Hike along the way Nr. 64 to the Gründegg, 2.168 m (approx. 3 h). Descent on the way nr. 64, then 62 to the Ellmaualm, 1.794 m (approx. 1 h) – Overnight stay on the Ellmaualm. Alternative you can also spend the night at the Loosbühelalm or Weißalm.


3rd day:

Hike along the way Nr. 64 to the Saukaralm, 1.850 m (approx. 2 h). Descent on the way Nr. 65, then 65A to the Gerstreitalm, 1.575 m (approx. 1 h). You descend along the way Nr. 65A, then 65 to farm Vorderstadluck (from here there is the possibility to go by hiking taxi to the valley) and on the way nr. 17 “Hertas Rast” Nr. 17 back to Grossarl (approx. 1 h).


The walking times are given for the average hiker. There is a lot for children to discover along the way, so plan some extra time here.

By road

You go by car or public bus (nr. 540) to Grossarl - parking possibility at the eni gas station or in the south of Grossarl. Further you go by public bus nr. 541 to the Ellmautal to Grund.


eni gas station, south of Grossarl, Grund


47.234930, 13.268050
47°14'05.7"N 13°16'05.0"E
33T 368907 5232726
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map Athesia Buch GmbH - geomarketing


Hiking boots, fruits, beverages (bottles which you can refill), rain and wind protection, toiletries, warm clothes and clothes for change, flashlight, first-aid kit, hiking map, sun cream, chocolate, grandola bar...

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Kirsten Binder
August 26, 2019 · Community
Tolle erlebnisreiche Tour, die man der individuellen Kondition und Laune anpassen kann. Die Draugsteinalmen sind sehr ursprünglich. Wir sind am 2. Tag mit unseren Kindern (10 und 12J.) über den Wanderweg 64 zur Weißalm. Sehr zu empfehlen!
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When did you do this route? August 12, 2019

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25.9 km
12:00 h
1,459 m
1,901 m
Highest point
2,168 m
Lowest point
895 m
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