Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 4

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 04

Long-Distance Hiking · Hochkoenig
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  • Rinderherde auf der Hackeralm
    / Rinderherde auf der Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Hirtenkapelle
    Photo: Christian Heugl, cheugl-tourenerfassung
  • / Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Meislsteinalm
    Photo: TVB Goldegg, Verein Erz der Alpen
  • / Eingang zur Meislsteinalm
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  • / Tradition trifft Moderne in der Meislsteinalm
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  • / Entspannungszonen auf der Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Innenansicht Meislsteinalm
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  • / Einkehren in der urigen Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Herrlicher Ausblick über die Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Landschaft um die Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Weg zur Meislsteinalm
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  • / Panorama Meislsteinalm
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  • / Hirtenkapelle
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • /
    Photo: Petra Kleineisen, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Böndlsee
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • / Hackeralm
    Photo: cheugl-tourenerfassung
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Hochegg Gamskögerl Hackeralm Meislsteinalm
Walking "Into the sun"
Distance 7.2 km
3:30 h
164 m
789 m

Author’s recommendation

Magnificent scenic trail with a number of steep descents.
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Update: October 22, 2020
Highest point
Schneebergkreuz, 1,939 m
Lowest point
Meislsteinalm, 1,269 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel Seeblick

Safety information

Correct behaviour on the mountains

1. Before each tour the mountain experience and physical fitness of all participants,both adults and children, must be checked. Mountain hiking often demandssure-footedness and a head for heights.

2. Each mountain tour should be carefully planned using tour descriptions andmaps. Crucial information from Alpine clubs, locals, mountain guides and hutowners is especially helpful.

3. The appropriate equipment and clothing are required for mountain hiking,especially sturdy high shoes with non-slip soles. Since the weather in themountains often changes quickly, rain and cold weather protection are also veryimportant.

4. For safety reasons, your host or hotelier should be informed of both the plannedroute and destination of your tour before departure, as well as the expectedtime of return.

5. The speed of the tour must be adapted to the weakest members of the group.Especially at the beginning of the tour, pay special attention to especially slowwalking. Be sure to observe other participants to ensure that exhaustion canbe detected in time.

6. Do not leave the marked trails. To avoid falls, pay attention even in light terrain.Be careful when walking on steep grass slopes, especially when wet. Crossingof steep snow fields or glaciers is particularly dangerous.

7. The displacement of rocks must be avoided, to prevent injury to other hikers.Areas of potential rock-falls should be passed as soon as possible and withoutstopping.

8. If the weather turns, fog appears, the trail becomes too difficult or in poorcondition, you should turn back. This is no disgrace, but rather a sign of reason.

9. If an accident occurs, keep calm. In some cases, you can help yourself. If not, trycalling for help by phone, shouting, with lights or waving with large pieces ofclothing. An injured person should generally not be moved from the accidentsite and must never be left alone.

10. The mountains are there for everyone. To help in their conservation andcleanliness, is the duty of every mountain hiker. You should take your wastewith you down into the valley, and the flora and fauna should be protected.

11. Behaviour with animals: on the mountain pastures there are cows, calves, sheep,and horses etc. Don’t annoy the animals, but behave "normally" and show nofear. Stay on the Alpine trails and keep your distance from animals.

12. Hikers with dogs should always have them on a lead. Dogs absolutely must notbe allowed to ‘hunt’ the grazing animals, mother cows are especially anxiousfor their calves. Should the dog however be attacked by a grazing animal, youmay allow it to run for its own safety.


Tips and hints

See more information under www.salzburger-almenweg.at


Schneebergkreuz / or Karbachalm Lift (runs Wed+Sun in summer) (1,928 m)
47.365591, 13.069610
47°21'56.1"N 13°04'10.6"E
33T 354247 5247598


Meislsteinalm (Goldegg / Böndlsee / Weng)

Turn-by-turn directions

The Karbachalm lift gives us a comfortable ride on the Schneeberg. It is just an hour's walk to the summit of the Schneeberg with its two peaks (elevation 1,921 mand 1,939m). Following the ridgeline, we descend southwards, passing small ponds and enter the forest. On a narrow alpine path we arrive the Grünsteinalm.


Variant 4b to St. Veit: We follow the small road via the Stötzelbergalm, further across the Stein town districtand past the "Sunnpau" Mine ontowards St. Veit.

We cross a forestry road and climb the Hochegg. The path passes below the summit. A flat descent follows untilwe reach the Gamskögerl. This is asmall elevation, which we can climb from the south. Our efforts are rewarded with superb panoramic views. A steep descent leads us down to a forestry road which guides to the Roßbach- and Oberwengalm. Aftercrossing this road we take the footpath on our right. There is a steep descent to Weng after we have passed the Schrempfalm



all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Information about public transport under: www.oebb.at/en

Getting there





47.365591, 13.069610
47°21'56.1"N 13°04'10.6"E
33T 354247 5247598
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Order our Salzburger Almenweg Hiking map in English for free under www.salzburger-almenweg.at/en


Author’s map recommendations

Infos unter: www.oebb.at


Our equipment tips:


  • Good shoes/boots
  • Rain gear
  • Underwear that wicks away sweat 
  • Lightweight trousers
  • Hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Head covering
  • Eye protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Rucksack (padded straps, plenty of back ventilation)
  • First-aid kit
  • Cereal bar, drinks
  • Hiking pole

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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7.2 km
3:30 h
164 m
789 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Healthy climate


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