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Grossarltal: Gamskarkogel

Mountain Hike · Grossarltal
  • Harbachalm
    / Harbachalm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Toferkapelle
    / Toferkapelle
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Bad Gasteinerhütte
    / Bad Gasteinerhütte
    Photo: Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
  • Gamskarkogel, 2.467 m
    / Gamskarkogel, 2.467 m
    Photo: TVB Großarltal, Tourismusverband Großarltal - Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Map / Grossarltal: Gamskarkogel
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Mountain tour to the highest grassy mountain in Europe, to the Gamskarkogel.

difficult
13.9 km
8:45 h
1254 m
1254 m

The route to the Harbachalm leads along a forestry road through the forest. You pass the Tofern Chapel.

After about 1 1/2 hyou reach the Harbachalm. In addition to specialties such as cheese, butter, bread, bacon or sausages, you should definitely have taste the apple bread, which is a mixture between cake and fruit bread.

The Harbachalm is an old mountain hut dating back to the 17th century. The whole Tofern area, as well as the Reitalm area, were used for copper mining.

The route continues and you pass the Tofernalm (closed). You hike to the Toferscharte, from where you have a wonderful view to Bad Gastein as well as to the Gamskarkogel, the highest grassy mountain in Europe. The view from the Gamskarkogel is simply unique. It stretches over the entire chain of the Hohe Tauern and over the most northern Kalkalpen, from the Wilder Kaiser to the Dachstein.

And the best: There is a mountain hut right on the top. At the Bad Gasteiner Hütte you will be spoiled with delicacies. This Alpine Club Lodge is one of the oldest huts in the Alps. The hut was built in 1828 by Archduke Johann and offers accommodation for about 20 people.

Back on the same route.

Author’s recommendation

Sun rises and sun sets are really beautiful.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2448 m
1248 m
Highest point
Gamskarkogel (2448 m)
Lowest point
Hüttschlag - Hinterfeld farm (1248 m)
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Equipment

hiking boots with grip sole, hiking map

Tips, hints and links

Mountains and peaks in Grossarltal

Start

Hüttschlag - Hinterfeld farm (1248 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.182320, 13.213380
UTM
33T 364635 5226973

Destination

Gamskarkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

You go by car to Hüttschlag and turn right to the Güterweg Hinterfeld before the tunnel. You go until the Hinterfeld farm. You hike along the forestry road (path no. 43/502A) to the Harbachalm, 1,612 m (approx. 1 1/2 h). A bit after the chapel, there is the possibility to hike along the shortcut on a hiking path. You continue on the path to the Tofernalm, 1820 m (about 1/2 h, closed) and to the Tofernscharte, 2,091 m (approx. 1 h). On the Tofernscharte turn right (path no. 43/502A)  to the Gamskarkogel, 2,467 m and the Gamskarkogelhütte ("Bad Gasteiner Hütte", 2,465 m (approx. 1 1/2 h).

Back on the same route.

Public transport

public bus no. 540

Getting there

You go by car to Hüttschlag and turn right to the Güterweg Hinterfeld before the tunnel. You go until the Hinterfeld farm.

Parking

parking at the Hinterfeld farm

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
8:45 h
Ascent
1254 m
Descent
1254 m
Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip Summit tour

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