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Hüttschlag: 2-days-hiking-tour form Hundegg to the Tappenkarsee

Long Distance Hiking · Grossarltal
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  • Draugstein
    / Draugstein
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Enzian (Symbol des Salzburger Almenweges) am Filzmoossattel
    / Enzian (Symbol des Salzburger Almenweges) am Filzmoossattel
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Tappenkarseehütte
    / Tappenkarseehütte
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Draugsteintörl
    / Draugsteintörl
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Blick zum Tappenkarsee
    / Blick zum Tappenkarsee
    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
  • Draugsteinalm -Steinmannhütte, 1.778 m
    / Draugsteinalm -Steinmannhütte, 1.778 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Draugsteinalm - Schrambachhütte, 1.778 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Filzmooshöhe
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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2-day-round trip from Hundegg to the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps.

moderate
18.4 km
12:30 h
1747 m
1674 m

The hike starts at the Hallmoosalm in Hüttschlag. First you have to walk a little bit downwards until you have crossed the Karteisgraben. From here it goes up to the Schleglalm. This mountain hut is not farmed. You go upwards to the Hundegg. From here you have a beautiful view to Hüttschlag.

Cross the Spielkogel to the Stangersattel, where you will meet the Ellmautal-Höhenweg. Continue to the Filzmooshöhe. A different, but beautiful summit cross, draws all hikers into its spell and brings all to briefly pause.

In front of you you can see the Draugstein towering majestically 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.

Finally you reach the Filzmoossattel. Directly at the Filzmoossattel is a particularly beautifully designed gentian, the symbol of the Salzburg Almenweg, which also includes the stage from the Draugsteinalmen to the Filzmoossattel as well as from the Draugsteinalmen to Tappenkarsee and further to the Karteisalm.

Here, the flora and fauna is particularly beautiful, because in this area, because of the limestone, there are many species of flowers that are otherwise rare in the valley.

Two mountain huts await you on the Draugsteinalm, the left one is the Schrambachhütte, the right one is the Steinmannhütte. On both, there are delicacies from their own production (cheese, butter, bread, bacon, sausage, liquor) and on both you can also stay overnight. But please book the beds in advance!

After a delicious breakfast, the path leads you to the Draugsteintörl. From here you have a beautiful view to the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps. The descent to the lake is along a hiking path. (Alternatively, you can walk along the ridge to the Kartistörl.)

The Tappenkarsee is supposed to be connected to the Schuhflickersee, since a wagon wheel, which once fell into the Tappenkarsee, has been found in the Schuhflickersee... The Tappenkarseehütte is an alpine club hut and also offers space for about 70 persons to stay overnight. The Heidelbeerschmarrn is particularly popular here as well as the Bergsteigergröstl.

After a stop, you hike upwards to the Karteistörl. Here you just have to turn around and have a look at Tappenkarsee. Afterwards you go to the Karteisalm, which is currently closed. Shortly after the mountain hut is a small well - the water has drinking water quality in our valley.

You hike through the forest downwards to the Hallmoosalm, the starting point of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

For those who would like to have a real summit experience: The Draugstein, 2.359 m, would be a great possibility (about 1 h up and 1 h down). The view from up here is simply unique. But ATTENTION: Dizziness and sure-footedness are prerequisites.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Karteistörl, 2141 m
Lowest point
Hallmoosalm, 1252 m
Best time of year
Jan
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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..

Tips, hints and links

Find your accommodation in Grossarltal here.

Start

Hüttschlag - Hallmoosalm (1287 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.179110, 13.268330
UTM
33T 368790 5226522

Destination

Hüttschlag - Hallmoosalm

Turn-by-turn directions

1st day:
You go by car or hiking taxi on the Seilsitzberg (Hüttschlag / Karteis) to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m (not farmed) - parking possibility. Cross the Karteisgraben on the new forestry road and hike on the trail no. 55A to the Schleglalm, 1,566 m (not farmed) to the Hundegg, 2,079 m (about 2 1/2 to 3 h). Continue along the path no. 55 to the Spielkogel, 2,201 m to Stangersattel. There you will reach path no. 64 and follow it until the Filzmoossattel, 2,062 m (about 1 1/2 to 2 h). Descent along route no. 54A to the two Draugsteinalmen, 1,778 m (approx. 1 1/4 h) - overnight stay on the Draugsteinalmen.

2nd day:
Ascent along route no. 54 to Draugsteintörl, 2,077 m (approx. 1 h). Descent along path no. 12 to Tappenkarseealm, 1,768 m (approx. 1/2 h), then hike along the Tappenkarsee to the Tappenkarseehütte, 1,820 m (about 1/2 h). Ascent along path no. 721 to the Karteistörl, 2,145 m (about 3/4 h).

OR ALTERNATIVE: Hike along the trail no. 54 from Draugsteintörl directly to the Karteistörl (about 2 hours). Descent along the path no. 53, 721 to the Karteisalm, 1,661 m (approx. 1 1/2 h - not farmed) and continue along the same route to Hallmoosalm, the starting point of the tour (approx. 1 h).

Public transport

public bus no. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal

Getting there

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

Parking

parking possibility at the Hallmoosalm

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
12:30 h
Ascent
1747 m
Descent
1674 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip Summit route

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