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Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 15

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  • Draugsteinalm - Schrambachhütte, 1.778 m
    / Draugsteinalm - Schrambachhütte, 1.778 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Tappenkarsee bei Sonnenuntergang
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Blick zum Tappenkarsee
    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
15 km
8:00 h
1,615 m
833 m

The Salzburg Almenweg is a long-distance hike through the Pongauer mountain world. This hiking path is under the motto "From hut to hut on the trail of the gentian. The 15th stage from Hüttschlag to the Draugsteinalmen bears the name: "Scenic experiences high above the Tappenkarsee".

 

Starting point of the tour is the village center in Hüttschlag. Depending on the accommodation of the night, take one of the two streets towards the end of the valley. In Wolfau there is the Wolfau chapel. A short detour to the chapel and the waterfall behind it is definitely worth it. You hike along the road to the distric Karteis. Also here is a beautiful chapel, which is a place to stop for a moment. A nice hiking path leads to the Hallmoosalm (closed).

 

After a short distance on the forestry road you turn off and follow the path to the Karteisalm (closed). A little in front of this mountain hut you pass an idyllic spring - the water in our valley has drinking water quality everywhere.

 

Via alpine pastures (especially beautiful in the early summer, when the alpine pastures bloom) you hike to the Karteistörl. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view to the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Alps. 

 

In front of you the  mighty Draugstein, one of three limestone mountains in Grossarltal, behind one the Hohen Tauern. What do you want more?

 

Descent to Tappenkarseehütte. This Alpine Club hut is located directly on Lake Tappenkar. Here, in addition to products from the company's own production, warm delights such as Kaiserschmarrn or Heidelbeerschmarrn tempt you.

 

You hike along the Lake Tappenkar to the Tappenkarseealm, then ascent to the Draugsteintörl and descent to the Draugsteinalmen. 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 at the Draugsteinalm. On both you get delicacies from the own production (cheese, butter, bread, bacon, sausage, liquor).

Accommodation possibilities: Tappenkarseehütte, Draugsteinalm-Steinmannhütte, Draugsteinalm-Schrambachhütte

 

Author’s recommendation

In addition to snacks, there are also warm delicacies at the Tappenkarseehütte. Very popular are the Kaiser- and Heidelbeerschmarrn.

This mountain hut also provides facilities for about 70 people to stay overnight. Sunrises and sunsets are particularly beautiful at Lake Tappenkar.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Karteistörl, 2,145 m
Lowest point
Hüttschlag-Ortszentrum, 995 m
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Tips, hints and links

Salzburger Almenweg

Start

Hüttschlag - village center (985 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.176610, 13.230370
DMS
47°10'35.8"N 13°13'49.3"E
UTM
33T 365908 5226309
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Destination

Draugsteinalmen

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or hiking taxi to Hüttschlag (or you hike further on the Salzburger Almenweg). Hike along the road to the district Karteis (approx. 1/2 h). Ascent on the path no. 24, 25B to the Hallmoosalm, 1,300 m (approx. 1 1/4 h, closed) (until Hallmoosalm you can go by car or hiking taxi - parking possibility). You hike a short distance along the forestry road  (No. 53, 721 ) - after about 1 km you follow the path 53, 721 to the Karteisalm, 1.661 m (approx. 1 h, closed) - continue on the same path to the Karteistörl, 2.145 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). Descent on a path (route 721) to the Tappenkarseehütte, 1.820 m (about 3/4 h). Hike along the lake to the Tappenkarseealm, 1.768 m (approx. 1/2 h). Ascent on path no. 12 to Draugsteintörl, 2.077 m (approx. 1 h). Descent along path No. 54 to the Draugsteinalmen, 1,778 m (about 1 h from the Draugsteintörl, the left hut is the Schrambachhütte, the right the Steinmannhütte).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus nr. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus (nr. 540) to the village center of Hüttschlag

Parking

Hüttschlag - village center

Coordinates

DD
47.176610, 13.230370
DMS
47°10'35.8"N 13°13'49.3"E
UTM
33T 365908 5226309
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner nr. 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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Chris Betz
July 29, 2017 · Community
Sehr schöner Wanderweg. Anfangs teilweise Forstwege. Toller Aufstieg und Aussicht Die Unterkunft macht den Tag perfekt.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1,615 m
Descent
833 m
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