Long-distance hiking on the trail of the Blue Gentian
Salzburger Almenweg Verified partner
Rossbrand - RadstadtPhoto: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
Rest stopsLandgasthof Reitsamerhof***
Harbachalm, 1.612 m
Tappenkarseehütte, 1.820 m
Tappenkarseealm, 1.768 m
Filzmoosalm, 1.710 m
Großwildalm, 1.778 m
Breitenebenalm, 1.420 m
Karseggalm, 1.603 m
Unterwandalm, 1.600 m
Maurachalm, 1.620 m
Gnadenalmstüberl (1272 m)
the hut at the lake
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.
With the whole family on the "traces of the blue gentian"
The Salzburg Almenweg is well marked: The blue blossom of the gentian points the way across the mountains. A special incentive, especially for children, is the collection of hiker's stamps.
The "Bronze Hiking Pin" is awarded for one stage. The stamp pass and the hiking pins are available in all tourist offices in the towns.
For even more variety for the whole family, there are entertaining themed trails such as the "Alles Alm" trail in Obertauern, "Flori's Erlebnispfad" in Flachau or the two adventure mountains "Geisterberg" in St. Johann-Alpendorf and "Wagraini's Grafenberg" in Wagrain.
Dogs are also very welcome on the Salzburg Almenweg: You can find out directly from the hut owners at which huts you can stay overnight with dogs.
Culinary Almenweg Highlights
A snack never tastes better than after a walk of several hours, and on the Salzburg Alpine Pastures Trail you can, if you want, hike far.
On the alpine pastures, hikers are traditionally spoiled with homemade delicacies. Cow’s milk is processed into butter, cheese and curd. These products, in turn, form the basis for cheese snacks and Ploughman’s lunches, doughnuts, cakes and many other alpine delicacies. From summer 2022, there will be designated “Alpine Trail Delicacies” in numerous huts along the Salzburg Alpine Pastures Trail. These dishes are the respective figurehead of each alpine hut and guarantee culinary diversity during long-distance hikes.
Public-transport-friendlyBy using the various train connections you’ll avoid traffic restrictions and reach the Salzburger Almenweg in a relaxed way. For travel planning use the ÖBB (Austrian federal trainways) timetable information.
Getting thereArrival by car
- From the north (Munich/Salzburg) to Werfen (entry point route 1): via A8 & A10
- From the east (Liezen) to Radstadt (route 21): via B320
- From the south (Villach) to Flachau (route 17): via A10
- From the west (Zell am See) to Goldegg (route 4): via B311
- From the northwest (St. Johann in Tirol) to Dienten am Hochkönig (route 3): via B164
Arrival by plane
Take advantage of the convenient flight connections from many European cities to Salzburg. More than 25 airlines take you from Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Dublin, Amsterdam, London, Istanbul and many other European cities directly to the W.A. Mozart Airport to Salzburg. Arrived at the airport, you can easily cover the distance to the entry points of the Salzburger Almenweg by taxi, public transport or rental car.
ParkingYou will find information on parking facilities in the individual stage descriptions or the staff of the local tourist associations will be happy to provide you with more detailed information.
Book recommendation by the author
- 25 Stages
From the Salzach Valley to the Hochkönig sun kingdom
Enjoyable panoramic hike on the south side of the Hochkönig
Summit experience high above the Salzburg Sun Terrace
With a short detour across Pinzgau into the Gastein Valley
Through a basin landscape and rustic mountain wilderness
Wildly romantic alpine hike with playful highlight
Over summer slopes to the medieval mining area
On the trail of gold in the Hohe Tauern National Park
On an old mule track to fashionable Bad Gastein
Over the highest grass mountain in Europe into the "Valley of the Alpine Pastures"
An ice-cold lake, rare flowers and a scary legend
On the flanks of the mighty Draugstein through the Ellmautal
Panoramic alpine hike with a Glockner view
Across two peaks into the magically beautiful Kleinarl Valley
From idyllic alpine pastures to the heart of the impressive Salzburg sports World
On the trail of Olympic champion Hermann Maier
Across one of the most beautiful alpine pastures in the region from World Cup Town to World Cup Town
Uphill, downhill and uphill again in the Niedere Tauern Mountains
Karst hike on the trail of silver mining
To the Enns Valley and the "Old Town in the Mountains"
Crossing the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Eastern Alps
Filzmoos Alpine Pasture Circuit
If you have a wish, you should speak it into the wind today
High altitude hike on the flanks of the Tennengebirge
A fantastically beautiful descent into the Salzach Valley
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