Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 10

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 10

Long-Distance Hiking · Gasteinertal
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  • Blick zur Schlossalm
    / Blick zur Schlossalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Schlossalm
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  • / Baldaufhütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Wanderung auf der Gedauner Hochalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Die Gedauner Hochalmen
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / glückliche Rinder auf der Alm
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Feldinghütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • / Rast auf der Gedauner Hochalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / gemütliche Jause auf der Feldinghütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Präerhütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Hofgasteinerhaus
    Photo: Anita Bott, Salzburger Almenweg
  • /
    Photo: Wanderhotels
m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Schlossalmbahn Bergstation Baldaufhütte Rockfeldalm Präerhütte
Hiking "Across sunny alpine pastures".
Distance 10.1 km
5:00 h
300 m
1,310 m
This stage offers high pastures and alpine trails with moderately difficult terrain.

Author’s recommendation

This is a very beautiful stage down to the Angertal.
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Anita Bott
Update: April 23, 2017
Highest point
Bergstation Schlossalm, 2,070 m
Lowest point
1,200 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.


Alpine Rescue: Call 140

International Rescue: Call 112

Tips and hints

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


Summit terminal of the Schlossalmbahn (ride up from Bad Hofgastein) (2,041 m)
47.154183, 13.059211
47°09'15.1"N 13°03'33.2"E
33T 352877 5224125


Angertal (bus connection to Bad Hofgastein)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the lift summit terminal (ride up on the Schlossalmbahn lift), the trail leads via the pasture lands of the Schloss-Hochalm over to the Ochsenriedel (summitterminal for the Kaserebenbahn – this lift does not run in summer). Now via the H.Kreilinger-Steig, making a short, steep descent until just above the tree line, then continuing along an almost flat trail to the Rockfeldalm, where refreshments are served. After a short descent the trail makes its way over a feeder stream for the Lafenbach and then uphill once again to the especially enchanting landscapes of the Gadaunerer Hochalmen, located at an elevation of 1,800 m above sea level and offering numerous opportunities for refreshment breaks. Hikers can descend either via a broad forest path to the Upper Angertal, or via the forest trail towards Lafenbach,taking either a left to the Nösslach and on to the Lackenbauer, or keeping straight and making a steep, romantic descent to a forest inn (the Hirschenhütte) and the Angertal.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


More information  under www.oebb.at/en



47.154183, 13.059211
47°09'15.1"N 13°03'33.2"E
33T 352877 5224125
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 gratis 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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10.1 km
5:00 h
300 m
1,310 m
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