Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 6

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 06

Long-Distance Hiking · Holiday Region Hohe Tauern National Park
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  • Besuch bei der Kögerlalm
    / Besuch bei der Kögerlalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Fam. Saller
  • / gemütliche Stube in der Kögerlalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Fam. Saller
  • / Komfortable Zimmer auf der Kögerlalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Almrosen
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
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m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 5 4 3 2 1 km Drei Waller - Kapelle Kögerlalm Bahnhof Lend
Hike from Lend to the Three Waller-Kapelle/Dorfgastein.
Distance 5.8 km
3:00 h
830 m
9 m
This stage is ideal for medium advanced hikers with good physical condition, because of the steep climb to the Kögerlalm.

Author’s recommendation

visite also the Klammstein Castle Ruins and "Hidden Church" natural cave in Dorfgastein.
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Update: April 23, 2017
Highest point
1,425 m
Lowest point
609 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop


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


Lend railway station (637 m)
47.298239, 13.052139
47°17'53.7"N 13°03'07.7"E
33T 352740 5240147


Three Waller Chapel

Turn-by-turn directions

Leaving from the railway station carpark, this stage first takes us back over the Salzach bridge, then continues up the main road, passing below the junction of the B167 and B311 highways, shortly afterwards making a left and taking us uphill to the Höhenwart. From there, we take a relatively steep forestry path with beautiful views of the Salzach Valley, until we get to the summit station of the tow lift. The stage continues along the same forestry path through the forest until we get to the Kögerlalm. Refreshments are available here, plus there are gorgeous views of theHochkönig. Now we make our way through a sparse larch forest, ascending only slightly as wepush on to the Three Waller chapel. The Almenweg can be shortened by descendingto Unterberg and continuing to Dorfgastein (bus route) or by walking via the Amoser Hochalm and Niederalm all the way down to Dorfgastein.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


More information under www.oebb.at/en

Getting there

Von Salzburg Ausgehend ist Lend ca. 1 Stunde Fahrzeit mit dem Auto über die A10 entfernt. Bei Pfarrwerfen nehmen Sie die Ausfahrt (Knoten Pongau) Richtung Bischofshofen. Folgen Sie der B311 (Pinzgauer Str.) für  ca. 26 Kilomenter nach Lend.


There's parking space at the "park and ride" in Lend


47.298239, 13.052139
47°17'53.7"N 13°03'07.7"E
33T 352740 5240147
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

Online kostenlosen Salzburger Almenweg 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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5.8 km
3:00 h
830 m
9 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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