Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 3

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 21

Long-Distance Hiking · Hochkoenig
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  • Sommerlift Karbachalmbahn Mühlbach
    / Sommerlift Karbachalmbahn Mühlbach
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Schneebergkreuz
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Dientalm
    Photo: Corina Kruselburger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Tiergartenalm
    Photo: TVB Mühlbach am Hochkönig
  • / Tolles Panorama
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Herbstlandschaft
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Bergrettungskreuz beim Mühlbacher Schneeberg
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Ausblick auf den Hochkönig
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Evelyn Bürgler, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
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    Photo: Evelyn Bürgler, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • /
    Photo: Evelyn Bürgler, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Dientalm
    Photo: Simone Wieser, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Mittereggeralm
    Photo: TVB Mühlbach am Hochkönig
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    Photo: Evelyn Bürgler, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Ausblick auf den Hochkönig
    Photo: Evelyn Bürgler, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Am Weg zum Schneeberg
    Photo: Nicola Woisetschläger, Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Schneeberg
    Photo: Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
  • / Althausalm
    Photo: Hochkönig Tourismus GmbH
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Magnificent views of the Hochkönig and the Niedere and Hohe Tauern with the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner, await hiking enthusiasts. As the tour continues, you move from the rugged forms of the field giant Hochkönig to the gentle grassy mountains of the region. 
difficult
Distance 5.3 km
2:10 h
590 m
3 m
As far as the eye can see 

The next stage starts from the Dientner Sattel (parking lot). From the main road, the Almenweg trail first descends about 40 meters in altitude to the Dientalm and follows the Güterweg trail to the left through the forest up to the Tiergartenalm. Past the alpine hut, we take the left fork and arrive relatively level at the managed Klingelbergalm. After another 200 m, past an alpine hut built with logs, the path becomes increasingly damp and is followed by a footpath that branches off to the right. This goes up relatively steeply, partly through boggy terrain, to a saddle where the route branches off to the left. After about 700 m, the trail turns right up to the Schneebergkreuz. The panoramic view from this summit is the absolute highlight of this stage! 

Variation:
From Schneebergkreuz we have three options: 
  • continue via the next stage to Goldegg/Weng
  • via the Karbachalm to Mühlbach or
  • via the Althausalm to St. Veit (3,5h) - already after 2,5h walking time we can relax at the rest oases in the healing climate. 

Variant Dienten 4a: Erichhütte - Dienten - Übergossene Alm - Bürglalm - Sunnhüttl 

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Author
Sybille Ebner 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,938 m
Lowest point
639 m
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Safety information

  • Make sure you have enough food, there are only refreshment stops at the beginning and towards the end of the tour.
  • Safe hiking requires advanced information and preparation. Be sure to follow the rules for proper behavior in the mountains, because safety first.
  • Don't forget to drink plenty of water during the tour!
  • Take waste back down to the valley, protect the flora and fauna.
  • Important: correct behavior with animals on the mountain pastures. Do not pet or tease cows, calves, sheep, horses, etc., walk past and do not show fear. Do not leave paths on alpine pastures and avoid animals at a great distance. Dogs must be kept on a leash. The dog must never chase the grazing animals, especially mother cows defend their calves. If a grazing animal attacks the dog, simply let it run for its own protection.  

Emergency numbers: Alpine emergency call: 140
International emergency call: 112

Weather and cold weather protection is essential, the weather can change unexpectedly.
Weather forecasts at: www.zamg.at

Start

Parking lot Dientner Sattel (1,344 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.391584, 13.048702
DMS
47°23'29.7"N 13°02'55.3"E
UTM
33T 352741 5250526
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Destination

Schneeberg cross / Karbachalm mountain railroad

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point Dientner Sattel (parking lot)

From the main road, the Almenweg trail first descends about 40 meters in altitude to the Dientalm and follows the Güterweg trail to the left through the forest up to the Tiergartenalm.
Past the alpine hut, we take the left fork and arrive relatively level at the managed Klingelbergalm.
After another 200 m, past an alpine hut built with logs, the path becomes increasingly damp and is followed by a footpath that branches off to the right. This goes up relatively steeply, partly through boggy terrain, to a saddle where the route branches off to the left.
After about 700 m, the trail turns right up to the Schneebergkreuz. The panoramic view from this summit is the absolute highlight of this stage! 

Variation:
From Schneebergkreuz we have three options:  
  • continue via the next stage to Goldegg/Weng
  • via the Karbachalm to Mühlbach or
  • via the Althausalm to St. Veit (3,5h) - already after 2,5h walking time we can relax at the rest oases in the healing climate.  

Variant Dienten 4a: Erichhütte - Dienten - Übergossene Alm - Bürglalm - Sunnhüttl 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
47.391584, 13.048702
DMS
47°23'29.7"N 13°02'55.3"E
UTM
33T 352741 5250526
w3w 
///glovebox.rife.considerable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
590 m
Descent
3 m
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