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Grossarl: Mooslehenalm - Höllwand - Heukareck - Niggeltalalm

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  • Mooslehenalm
    / Mooslehenalm
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  • / Höllwand im Herbst
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • / Heukareck, 2.100 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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    Photo: Aktivhotel Alpendorf, Hotel Alpendorf
  • / Niggeltalalm (Igltalalm)
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Great mountain tour to the Höllwand and the Heukareck, where you must have surefootedness.
moderate
12.9 km
7:00 h
1,174 m
1,174 m

At the Sendeanlage Holzlehen is the "Himmelsknoten". This is a monument of the Guilde Scouts who have kept their forum for over 40 years in Grossarl. A forestry road leads to the Mooslehenalm.

You hike to the Schied-Hochalm (closed). Further you hike below the Schiedreitspitz, where there is a summit cross. You continue to the Höllwand. The Höllwand is one of those mountains which characterize the landscape of Grossarl. It is there like a castle.

In addition to the Schuhflicker and the Draugstein, the Höllwand is one of three limestone mountains in Grossarltal. Up here you have a beautiful view to Grossarltal and the Salzach Valley. If the weather is very clear, you can even see the city of Salzburg.

You continue along the "old" Jägersteig, which was rebuilt in 2016 to the Heukareck. Be aware: If it is wet, it can be very slippery in this area.

The view from the Heukareck is breathtaking. The descent is through wide meadows to the Niggeltalalm.

On the Niggeltalalm, you get spoiled with self-made delicacies. This mountain hut is a paradies for children.

Finally, you return along the forestry road to the starting point of the tour.

Author’s recommendation

A small dertour to the Tennköpfl is recommended.

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Höllwand, 2,287 m
Lowest point
Grossarl - Holzlehen (transmitter), 1,350 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Surefootedness is required. The connection from the Höllwand to the Heukareck can be slippery.

Tips, hints and links

Mountains and peaks in Grossarltal

Start

Grossarl - Holzlehen farm (Himmelsknoten) (1,336 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.277082, 13.196217
DMS
47°16'37.5"N 13°11'46.4"E
UTM
33T 363578 5237533
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Destination

Grossarl -Holzlehen farm (Himmelsknoten)

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car or hiking taxi to the Schiedweg in the district of Schied, pass the Gasthof Alpenklang and the Holzlehen farm, until you reach the car park at the transmitter (Himmelsknoten). From here, you ascend along the forestry road (no. 31) to the Mooslehenalm, 1,449 m (approx. 1/2 h), then on the path (no. 33) to the Schied-Hochalm, 1,758 m (about 1 1/2 h, closed). From here, follow the signs through alpine meadows up to the nearby mountain crest. On this small plateau, you head northwards and you arrive at a cross, right next to Schiedreitspitz, 2,194 m. You hike on the to the summit of the Höllwand, at 2,787 m (approx. 2 h). You hike further on the path no. 31 to the Heukareck, 2,100 (approx. 1 h). Then you descend alont the path no. 31 to the Niggeltalalm, 1,507 m (approx. 2 h). You descend on the same path to the starting point of the tour.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540, hiking taxi Grossarltal

Getting there

You go by car or hiking taxi to the Schiedweg in the district of Schied, pass the Gasthof Alpenklang and the Holzlehen farm, until you reach the car park at the transmitter (Himmelsknoten).

Parking

parking at the transmitter (Himmelsknoten)

Coordinates

DD
47.277082, 13.196217
DMS
47°16'37.5"N 13°11'46.4"E
UTM
33T 363578 5237533
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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, beverages

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.9 km
Duration
7:00h
Ascent
1,174 m
Descent
1,174 m
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