Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 5

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 05

Long-Distance Hiking · Salzburg Sun Terrace
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  • Rinderherde auf der Hackeralm
    / Rinderherde auf der Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Hackeralm
    Photo: cheugl-tourenerfassung
  • / Einkehren in der urigen Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, 'TVB Goldegg
  • / Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Einkehr in der beliebten Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Gemütlich entspannen der Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Brettljause auf der Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Tradition trifft Moderne in der Meislsteinalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Meislsteinalm
    Photo: TVB Goldegg, Verein Erz der Alpen
  • / Weg zur Hirtenkapelle
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Hirtenkapelle
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Hirtenkapelle
    Photo: Christian Heugl, cheugl-tourenerfassung
  • / Böndlsee
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  • / Blick auf die Hackeralm
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Blick auf den Böndlsee / Goldegg
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
  • / Entspannen und Durchatmen am Böndlsee
    Photo: Anita Bott, TVB Goldegg
m 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Hackeralm Meislsteinalm Böndlsee Bahnhof Lend
"From mountain to lake"
Distance 7.8 km
2:30 h
54 m
683 m
Easy hike from Meislsteinalm to Lend.

Author’s recommendation

The Meislsteinalm is very famous for it's delicious brunch and offers a great view. The hut is also reachable with a baby carriage.
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Update: September 21, 2021
Highest point
Meislsteinalm, 1,269 m
Lowest point
Bahnhof Lend, 638 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel Seeblick
Gasthof Pesbichl

Safety information

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

More information under www.salzburger-almenweg.at/en


Meislsteinalm (Hike up from Goldegg/Weng) (1,267 m)
47.322670, 13.046235
47°19'21.6"N 13°02'46.4"E
33T 352362 5242873


Railway station in Lend

Turn-by-turn directions

The Almenweg can be reached by hiking up from Weng. Making a modest climb along the supplyroad, past the Hochploin farmstead, after approx.one kilometer a freshly paved path (posted as aprivate path) branches off and down to a farm. It makes a right at the bottom and continues up a forest path. After approx. 250 m, a footpath branches off to the left. After a short distance this leaves the forest, passes a farm hut and continues up to the Meislsteinalm (highest point of this stage). Now comes a supply road, taking us past the Hackeralm, in long switchbacks down to the idyllically situated Böndlsee (where you can swim, if you wish). At the last curve prior to the path joining the road to Weng, a footpathbranches off and almost circles the lake. The route takes us past the entrance for the outdoor pool and past Gasthof Seeblick to the road for Goldegg-Weng – or we take a right and make our way down to Lend. In this case, we climb slightly uphill on ourway to the Schlacher. After another 300 m, we continue along a road, narrow in parts, steadily downhill to Lend and the railway station.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

More information under www.oebb.at/en

Getting there



There''s a parking space next to the Böndlsee.


47.322670, 13.046235
47°19'21.6"N 13°02'46.4"E
33T 352362 5242873
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

Online kostenlosen Wanderführer in Buchform bestellen unter www.salzburger-almenweg.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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7.8 km
2:30 h
54 m
683 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Suitable for strollers


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