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Grossarl: Aualm - Liechtensteinkopf - Schuhflicker - Schuhflickersee

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  • Sunrise on the Schuhflicker
    / Sunrise on the Schuhflicker
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  • / On the Aukopf with view to the Schuhflicker
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Aualm
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  • / The Schuhflickersee only some time after the sunrise
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Liechtensteinkopf
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Beautiful round trip to the Schuhflicker, one of the few limestone massifs in the Grossarl Valley, and the Schuhflickersee , a mountain lake.
moderate
4.2 km
3:00 h
531 m
469 m

In the district Unterberg you go up by car to the Lainholz farm. You can still go by car right up to Aualm on the forest road, then you haven't to hike up there. Otherwise you hike on the shortcuts through the forest or along the forest road to the Aualm. Here you can taste self-made delicacies.
You continue to the Liechtensteinkopf. From here you have a wonderful view to Grossarl. You hike further on the ridge to the Aukopf. This summit cross was built up in honour of the victims of the 2 world wars. You hike further on the ridge to the Schuhflicker, which is one of 2 limestone mountains in Grossarl. According to the legend, two cobblers were petrified here on a Sunday when they have chosen to go on the mountain, instead of spending the Sunday morning at church. Therefore there are 2 peaks of the Schuhflicker.
There are several climbing routes to the Arlspitze, which is the first peak of the Schuhflicker. For the last part to the Schuhflicker you have to be free of giddiness and you have to have surefootedness. If you are eg. not free of giddiness you haven't to climb up the Schuhflicker, you can hike straightly to the Austuhl.
From the Schuhflicker you have a very nice view to the Schuhflickersee . It is noteworthy that there is no access and no outlet to the lake, the water level remains constant. According to the legend, it is connected with the Tappenkarsee in Kleinarl. A wheel which felt into the Tappenkarsee should have been found in the Schuhflickersee.

The water of the Schuhflickersee is quite cold. But there swim some small fish. You hike back to the Aualm. Here you can enjoy delicious self-made products. The children have fun on the playground.

Author’s recommendation

Sunrises on the Liechtensteinkopf or even on the Schuhflicker are marvellous.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Schuhflicker, 2,214 m
Lowest point
Grossarl - Lainholz farm, 1,793 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The last 50 meters to the Schuhflicker you have to be free of giddiness and have to have surefootedness.

Tips, hints and links

www.grossarltal.info

Start

Grossarl - Aualm (1,792 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.262456, 13.166455
DMS
47°15'44.8"N 13°09'59.2"E
UTM
33T 361289 5235961
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Destination

Grossarl - Aualm

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car on the Güterweg Rattersberg in the distric Unterberg to the Lainholz farm. You can go further by car on the way no. 34 to the Aualm, 1,795 m. You hike up on the path nr. 34B to the Liechtensteinkopf, 1,926 m (approx. 1/2 h) and further on the same trail to the Aukopf (approx. 3/4 h). Then you take the trail no. 36 to the Schuhflicker, 2,214 m (approx. 1/2 h). You have to be free from giddiness the last part to the Schuhflicker. Descent on the way no. 37 to the Schuhflickersee (= mountain lake, about 20 min). Then you hike up the same way back to the Austuhl and back to the Aualm (approx. 1 1/2 h).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal

Getting there

You go by car to the district Unterberg and turn into the Güterweg Rattersberg. You go until the Lainholz farm and further to the Aualm.

Parking

parking possibility at the Aualm

Coordinates

DD
47.262456, 13.166455
DMS
47°15'44.8"N 13°09'59.2"E
UTM
33T 361289 5235961
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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

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Reviews

5.0
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Katrin L.
September 09, 2018 · Community
Wunderschöne Rundtour
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Schuhflickersee mit Schuhflicker im Hintergrund
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Silvia Fesl-Schrott 
May 21, 2018 · Community
Wunderschön
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:08 Uhr
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
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Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:10 Uhr
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Christian Buggisch
August 29, 2016 · Community
Eine der schönsten Wanderungen, die wir in der Gegend gemacht haben! Schöne Wege, schöne Aussichten und als Highlight dieser knuffige kleine eiskalte Bergesee, in den die ganz Tapferen mal reinspringen, um zu sehen, wie sich 4 Grad im Wasser anfühlen (wir zum Beispiel) :-)
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Completed this Route on August 25, 2016
Schuhflickersee
Photo: Christian Buggisch, Community
Schuhflickersee
Photo: Christian Buggisch, Community
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Schuhflickersee mit Schuhflicker im Hintergrund
Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:08 Uhr
Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
Montag, 21. Mai 2018, 18:09 Uhr
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
3:00h
Ascent
531 m
Descent
469 m
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