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.
2. Sun sets are very beautiful at the mountain huts.
Getting thereYou 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.
Parkingeni gas station, south of Grossarl, Grund
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EquipmentHiking 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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