Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 12: Tappenkarseehütte - Loosbühelalm
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Filzmooshöhe, 2.103 mPhoto: Tourismusverband Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal
Along the trail
At all huts along the Salzburger Almenweg in Hüttschlag and Großarl, hikers can discover the "Grossarl Valley alpine pasture secrets". These are recipes of the hut's own alpine delicacies such as Muas, Kasnockn with kneaded cheese, farmer's patties with potatoes, farmer's doughnuts, blackberry nocks and liqueur. The recipe cards can be collected in a handy wooden case, which is available in the Grossarl Valley Tourism Board for a small fee.
Alpine Trail History
From the Filzmoossattel, the Salzburger Almenweg leads over wide alpine meadows interspersed with pine trees down to the Filzmoosalm. The Swiss stone pines, which often grow here on barren rock soil, are several hundred years old and defy wind and weather, snow and cold. The "Queen of the Alps", as this tree is also called, is perfectly adapted to the hard life in the high mountains. Its essential oils have a positive effect on the human organism, slow down the heartbeat and thus promise intensive recovery. If you only sleep one night in a stone pine bed, you save your body one hour’s worth of heartbeats. The smell of Swiss stone pine also drives away moths and is one reason why wardrobes were often made of Swiss stone pine in the past.
Alpine Trail Refreshment
For lovers of goat's milk and goat's cheese, the Loosbühelalm ("Klausalm") is a special insider’s tip. Here, at the alpine summer hut, which was newly built in 2010, there are hot dishes in addition to a conventional snack with homemade goat’s and cow's milk delicacies. Around 70 cattle and 20 goats spend their summer on the alpine pasture.
Safety informationTo make sure your day in the mountains is an unforgettable experience, here you can find some tips to keep you safe in the mountains.
Tips and hintsFor further information about the Salzburger Almenweg click here.
In any case, you should definitely make the five-minute ascent from the Filzmoossattel in a westerly direction to the Filzmooshöhe with its imposing cross made of crooked wood.
Back at the Filzmoossattel, the Salzburger Almenweg runs continuously down for 350 metres to the Filzmoosalm, which is reached after about an hour of walking (without a detour to the Draugstein). This is managed by Bettina and Manfred Huber, where at the certified Alpine summer hut, a traditional cheese or Brettljause (Ploughman’s lunch) should definitely be tasted. From here, a forest path leads to the unmanaged Achtalm and continues onwards as a beautiful alpine trail partly through the forest and partly over alpine pastures to the Loosbühelalm, today´s stage finish.
Variant 12a via the Ellmautal-Höhenweg:
As an alternative to the path over the alpine pastures, you can also follow the Ellmautal-Höhenweg from the Filzmoossattel. An ascent or descent between Höhenweg and Almsteig is possible at each alpine pasture. As a result, the walking time is only slightly extended. The view and panorama are even more beautiful on the Höhenweg, but there are no places to stop for refreshments up here.
Refreshment and accommodation options
Filzmoosalm (1,710 m), (after approx. 3 hours) mid-June to early October, Tel.: +43 664 390 66 40 refresh. / accomm. / Alpine summer hut
Loosbühelalm (1.769 m), Großarl (after approx. 4 Stunden) Anfang Mai bis Ende Oktober, T. +43 6414 408 refresh. / accomm. / Alpine summer hut
Public transportBy public transport, Hüttschlag is best reached via the train station at St. Johann in Pongau. From here the Postbus line 540 leads to Hüttschlag and the line 541 from Großarl to the Ellmautal to the parking lot Grundlehen. The use of both post bus lines is possible with a valid guest card for € 1 Euro per person and trip.
ParkingIf you arrive by car, you can park it free of charge in Hüttschlag in the town centre parking lot near the Schappachkapelle or at the Grundlehen parking lot in the Ellmautal for several days. Please remember to leave the "Salzburger Almenweg parking disc" from the brochure in your parked car!
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