Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 21

Almenweg Stage 21 - Flachau - Zauchensee (Oberzauchenseealm)

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  • Lackenkogel mit Dachsteinmassiv
    / Lackenkogel mit Dachsteinmassiv
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Berggasthof Sattelbauer
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Lackenalmen
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Zotteltiere Lackenalmen
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Lackenalmen mit Lackenkogel (2050 m)
    Photo: Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus
  • / Blick ins Ennstal
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Blick Richtung Flachauwinkl
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
  • / Familie mit Blick Richtung Zauchenseetal
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus
  • / Sommerliftbetrieb in Zauchensee
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus
  • / Seekarsee in der Nähe der Gamskogelhütte in Zauchensee
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus
  • / Zauchensee
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourismus
  • / Salzburger Almenweg
    Video: Salzburger Land
  • / Salzburger Almenweg Etappe 21
    Video: Best Mountain Artists
  • / Flachau - Bergerlebnis am Gipfel der Gaudi
    Video: Flachau Tourismus
  • / Die 7 schoensten Gipfel der Salzburger Sportwelt
    Video: Salzburger Sportwelt - Ski amadé
  • / Lackenalmen
    Photo: Flachau Tourismus, Tourismusverband Flachau
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This hiking tour takes you through light forests, gentle alpine pastures and along the ridge.
difficult
Distance 16.5 km
7:00 h
1,381 m
748 m
This section of the Salzburg Almenweg leads from the centre of Flachau to the beautifully situated Sattelbauer mountain inn and on to the farmed Lackenalmen pastures.  Here it is worth taking a break for a few minutes and enjoying the untouched nature in peace and quiet. The route now follows the ridge southwards along a high-level path.  You reach the stage destination - Zauchensee - with a magnificent panoramic view.

Author’s recommendation

The efforts of a small side trip to the 2.050 meter high peak Lackenkogel are rewarded by grandiose views to the villages of the Ennspongau and the Dachstein Massif.
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Flachau Tourismus
Update: June 26, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Abzweigung Arche Zauchensee, 1,988 m
Lowest point
Flachau, 905 m
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Safety information

On the last part of the way to the summit Lackenkogel (side trip) step security is necessary.

Tips and hints

www.salzburger-almenweg.at

Start

Flachau (904 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.344421, 13.392266
DMS
47°20'39.9"N 13°23'32.2"E
UTM
33T 378559 5244692
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Destination

Zauchensee

Turn-by-turn directions

From Flachau the trail leads over the motorway, from there following the "Weg der guten Wünsche" (path of good wishes) to the Wechselmaisweg. Crossing this, the trail leads moderately steeply to the "Neuer Sattelweg" junction and continues uphill through the forest. The last section of the trail goes along the access road to the Sattelbauer mountain inn. From there, there is a beautiful footpath through the forest to the Lackenalmen, which joins a goods path about 800 m before the alpine pastures. After the alpine pasture, the trail continues slightly uphill for a short distance until you reach a small pond. Now the footpath branches off to the left and goes steeply uphill until it turns into a high trail. At the fork in the path at the Lackenkogel junction, we have earned a short rest after climbing 1,050 metres in altitude. On the further course of the high trail to the south we can now enjoy the mountain panorama with all its beauty. VARIANT: Shortly before the ascent to Roßkopf, at the chairlift station, a path branches off to the left, on which you reach the hiker's paradise of Zauchensee after a short descent.Past the Höchkessel sinkhole, the trail climbs again briefly to a saddle, between the Arche and Tagweideck, from which we descend into the extensive sinkhole of the Seekarkessel.  From the Gamskogelhütte we can now descend to Zauchensee on the 6-seater SB Gamskogel I or continue along the Almenweg via the access road to the Oberzauchenseealm.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the train to Radstadt and then further with the Sportweltbus to Flachau Center.

Info to the bus times: www.salzburg-verkehr.at

Getting there

Via the A10 Tauern motorway (exit 66 - Flachau) and to the center of Flachau.

Parking

A free parking space you find directly in the center of Flachau.

Coordinates

DD
47.344421, 13.392266
DMS
47°20'39.9"N 13°23'32.2"E
UTM
33T 378559 5244692
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking Map Salzburger Almenweg (brochure and folding map), 1:55.000, available at the Tourist Office Flachau

Hiking Map Flachau-Wagrain-Kleinarl, 1:35.000, available at the Tourist Office Flachau

Hiking Map Flachau, 1:45.000, available at the Tourist Office Flachau

Equipment

Trekking and mountain boots

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,381 m
Descent
748 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Scenic Linear route

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