Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 9

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 09

Long-Distance Hiking · Gasteinertal
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  • Panoramaweg
    / Panoramaweg
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  • / Rinderherde entlang des Weges
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  • / Gut beschilderte Wege
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  • / Auf dem Weg zur Schlossalm
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  • / Pferde auf der Alm
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  • / Schattige Waldwege spenden Abkühlung an heißen Sommertagen
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  • / Pferdeherde vor der Schlossalm
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  • / Brandneralm
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  • / Biberalm
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  • / Spielplatz
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  • / Herrlicher Aussichtspunkt auf der Terrasse
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  • / Bergstation Schlossalm
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  • / Weg zur Schlossalm
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  • / Innenansicht Brandner Hochalm
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  • / Fundner Heimalm
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  • / Urige Almen entlang des Salzburger Almenweges
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  • / auf der Brandner Hochalm
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  • / Pferdeherde entlang des Weges
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  • / Fundner Heimalm
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m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 8 6 4 2 km Schlossalmbahn Bergstation Biberalm Fundner Heimalm
"Romance of low- and high-alpine huts"
Distance 9 km
4:05 h
774 m
469 m
Paths across alpine pasturesand forests, rolling countryside...

Author’s recommendation

This beautiful stage offes a great view down the valley.
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Update: April 23, 2017
Highest point
2,070 m
Lowest point
1,373 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Fundner Heimalm

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.


Alpine Rescue: Call 140

International Rescue: Call 112

Tips and hints

See more information under www.salzburger-almenweg.at/en


Biberalm elev. 1,734 m (or from Bad Hofgastein station) (1,738 m)
47.191104, 13.066181
47°11'28.0"N 13°03'58.3"E
33T 353507 5228215


chlossalm summit terminal 2,070 m (to/from Bad Hofgastein on the mountain lift)

Turn-by-turn directions

Coming from Dorfgastein via the Walchalm, a marked hiking path takes us to the Wetterkreuz and on to the Biberalm. Ascending from the valley, we don’t take a right to the Biberalm, instead after around 700 meters continuing straight ahead to the Wiedner Alm, fording the Almbach stream and crossing over to the Kerscher Alm. The trail continues via the Hytongasteig down to the Fundner Heimalm (refreshments available). After taking a break here, we will cross the bridge over the Leidalmbach (lowest point of the hike: 1,373 m), coming to a forest path and ascending to a forestry road, which we will take to reach the Brandner Hochalm (refreshments also sold here). From there, Almenweg No. 127A takes us above the tree line on a steep climb up to the saddle (2,019 m), before continuing on at far less of an incline – passing numerous small tarns – and reaching the Kleine Scharte (2,070 m), followed shortly afterwards by the finish of this stage, the summit station of the cable lift. The Schlossalm lift (daily operations during the summer, from the end of May until mid-Oct.) leaves for the valley every hour.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

More information under www.oebb.at/en


47.191104, 13.066181
47°11'28.0"N 13°03'58.3"E
33T 353507 5228215
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

Online kostenloser Wanderführer in Buchform erhältlich 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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9 km
4:05 h
774 m
469 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly


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