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Grossarl: Salzburger Almenweg - option to the summits (stage 17)

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  • Sunset on the Trögseen
    / Sunset on the Trögseen
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Wagraini's Grafenberg
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Pferdemodel unterhalb des Gründeggs
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Auf der Ellmaualm
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Schafe entlang der Strecke
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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The Salzburg Almenweg leads in 31 stages to more than 120 mountain huts on a length of 350 km. 4 (stage 14-17) of the 31 stages lead through Grossarltal.
moderate
12 km
6:00 h
772 m
917 m

The Salzburger Almenweg is a long-distance hike through the Pongau mountain world. This hiking path is under the motto "From hut to hut on the trail of the gentian. The 17th stage from the Draugsteinalmen to the Ellmaualm bears the name: "Broad valley basin, rustic huts and meadows in bloom".

With the option to stage 17, you can see exactly this, however from above. The hiking tour leads from summit to summit.

After a hearty breakfast on the Ellmaualm you hike up to the Gründegg. A small detour on route no. 64 to the Trögseen is always a good hint. These are small mountain lakes - the landscape is unique. Ascent to the mountain ridge through magnificent alpine meadows, then hike along the ridge to the Gründegg. From here you can enjoy a beautiful panorama view. On one side you can see the Hohe Tauern on the other side the Hochkönig as well as the Tennengebirge and the Hagengebirge.

Continue along the mountain ridge to the Penkkopf and Kitzstein (Gabel). Accompanied by a splendid panorama, you hike from peak to peak. Via Sonntagskogel you will reach Wagrain to Grafenbergbahn. You can then take the Grafenbergbahn to the valley.

Here is Wagraini's Grafenberg - a real paradise for all children.

Author’s recommendation

Wagraini's Grafenberg is a large playing ground on the mountain and would therefore also work as a meeting place when one parent is hiking and the other is doing something with the children.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gründegg, 2,134 m
Lowest point
Grafenbergbahn, 1,619 m
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Safety information

On the whole route, you will not pass a mountain hut, so take enough beverages with you.

Tips, hints and links

Further information about the Salzburger Almenweg

Start

Grossarl - Ellmaualm (1,785 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.244080, 13.271250
DMS
47°14'38.7"N 13°16'16.5"E
UTM
33T 369171 5233737
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Destination

Wagrain - mountain station Grafenbergbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or hiking bus to the Ellmautal to Grund - parking possibility. Ascent on path no. 62 to the Ellmaualm, 1,794 m (approx. 1 h) (or long distance hiking on the Salzburg Almenweg).

Ascend along path no. 62, then 64 to Gründegg, 2,168 m (approx. 1 h), continue along route no. 67 to Penkkopf, 2,011 m (about 1h) and finally on path no. 72 to Kitzstein (Gabel), 2,037 m (about 1 1/2 h). Descent to the Maurachalm, 1,620 m (about 1 1/4 h) or on route no. 712 via Sonntagskogel, 1,849 m to Grafenbergbahn, 1,640 m (about 1 1/2 h).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540, public bus Ellmautal no. 541, hiking taxi Grossarltal, public bus no. 530

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 to Grossarl. Parking possibility at the gas station or in the south of Grossarl. You go further by public bus no. 541 to Ellmautal to Grund.

Parking

gas station, south of Grossarl or Grund

Coordinates

DD
47.244080, 13.271250
DMS
47°14'38.7"N 13°16'16.5"E
UTM
33T 369171 5233737
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

Equipment

Hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map.

If you stay on the mountain huts, there are also some fruits, drinks (bottles which you can refill), wind and rain protection, toiletries, warm clothing and changing clothes, torch, mini-pharmacy, sun cream, chocolate...


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12 km
Duration
6:00h
Ascent
772 m
Descent
917 m
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