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Grossarltal: Family trekking mini

Long-Distance Hiking · Grossarltal
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  • Filzmoosalm
    / Filzmoosalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Draugsteinalm - Schrambachhütte, 1.778 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Beautiful multi-day tour, which is especially suitable for families with children from 4 to 6 years.
easy
11.8 km
6:15 h
811 m
1150 m

The hiking tour starts at the end of the valley from the largest side valley of the Grossarltal - in the Ellmautal near the Grund car park. On a rustic alpine path you will come to the Filzmoosalm. This mountain hut is situated in an untouched natural landscape. The wide alpine pastures and meadows are limited on the one hand by grass-covered mountain peaks and on the other by the rugged limestones of the Draugstein and the Grosser Schneibenstein. After a little refreshment with self-made delicacies like bread, butter, cheese, sausage or bacon, there is much to discover for the children. Then it's time to go to bed.

After a delicious breakfast, the path leads upwards where you pass many pine trees, which are typical for the Ellmatal. Finally you arrive at the Filzmoossattel. Directly at the Filzmoossattel is a particularly beautifully designed gentian, the symbol of the Salzburg Almenweg, which also includes the part from the Filzmoosalm to the Filzmoossattel and further to the Draugsteinalmen.

Here, it is definitely worth to hike to the Filzmooshöhe (approx. 15 min one way). A different, but beautiful summit cross attracts all hikers.

When you turn around, you will see the Draugstein, which is majestically towering over the Ellmautal. This mountain is one of three limestone mountains within the valley and the clay on the Draugstein are said to be healing effects.The descent is quite comfortable to the Draugsteinalmen. There are two mountain huts where you will be spoiled with local delicacies and where you can spend the night. The left hut is the Schrambachhütte, the right the Steinmannhütte.

After a hearty breakfast, you hike down to the Hallmoosalm (not farmed). There is a possibility to go down by car or hiking taxi from the Hallmoosalm into the valley. Otherwise, you can still hike into the valley to Karteis.

Author’s recommendation

A climb up to the Filzmooshöhe (aproxx. 1/4 h in 1 direction) from the Filzmoossattel is worth in any case. Here is a different, but beautiful cross, which invites all hikers to stop for a short time.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Filzmoossattel, 2062 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Karteis, 997 m
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Tips, hints and links

Further information about the family trekking package in Grossarltal.

Start

Grossarl - Grund (1340 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.235410, 13.268020
DMS
47°14'07.5"N 13°16'04.9"E
UTM
33T 368906 5232779
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Destination

Hüttschlag - Karteis

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day:
You go by car or hiking taxi to the Ellmautal to "Grund" - parking possibility. At the end of the road there starts the hiking tour (path no. 57, 720) to the Filzmoosalm, 1,710 m (about 1 1/4 h) - overnight stay on the Filzmoosalm.

2nd day:
From Filzmoosalm you hike upwards (path no. 57, 720) to the Filzmoossattel, 2,062 m (about 1 1/4 h). Descent along path no. 54A, then 54 to the Draugsteinalmen, 1,778 m (about 1 h - Steinmannhütte and Schrammbachhütte) - overnight stay on the Draugsteinalmen.

3rd day:
Descent along path no. 54 to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m (about 1 1/4 h - not farmed) and on route no. 9 to Karteis (about 1 1/4 h). From the Hallmoosalm there is also the possibility to take a taxi to the valley.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540, public bus no. 541 (Ellmautal), hiking taxi Grossarltal

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. Further by public bus no. 541 to to Ellmautal to Grund.

Parking

gas station, south of Grossarl or Grund

Coordinates

DD
47.235410, 13.268020
DMS
47°14'07.5"N 13°16'04.9"E
UTM
33T 368906 5232779
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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, fruits, drinks (bottles which you can refill), rain protection, toiletries, warm clothes and clothes to change, torch, hiking map, sun protection, chocolate, first-aid kid...

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
6:15h
Ascent
811 m
Descent
1150 m
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