Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 23

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 23

Long-Distance Hiking · Obertauern
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  • Gnadenalm
    / Gnadenalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Johanneswasserfall
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Gnadenalm
    Photo: Christian Schartner, Tourismusverband Radstadt/Christian Schartner
  • / Kühe auf der Gnadenalm
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • /
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Abstecher zum Johanneswasserfall
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Wasserfall
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Haltestelle
    Photo: Thomas Walenta, Thomas Walenta
m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 10 8 6 4 2 km Gnadenalmstüberl (1272 m) Südwiener Hütte Gnadenalm Hintergnadenalm
Hiking “Along the Stag Wall Trail”.
Distance 11 km
5:00 h
639 m
286 m
1,792 m
1,278 m
Characteristics: Moderate climb to the Süd-Wiener Hut, thenrelatively flat “Stag Wall Trail” (leads part over boulder-strewn slopes)

Author’s recommendation

Our tour tip in Obertauern: Wildpark Untertauern, Johannes waterfall, “Alles Alm” Themed Trail
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Anita Bott
Update: April 23, 2017
Highest point
1,792 m
Lowest point
1,278 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Südwiener Hütte
Gnadenalmstüberl (1272 m)

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


Vordergnadenalm (1,279 m)
47.268185, 13.497585
47°16'05.5"N 13°29'51.3"E
33T 386351 5236061


Obertauern (Tauernhaus Wisenegg)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Vordergnadenalm, we walk along the new “Alles Alm” family, looping hiking trail, laid out in harmony with nature, which both entertains and informs with everything you need to know about Alpine life, both in the past and today, with eight the med stations along the trail. After approximately 2km, we reach the Hintergnadenalmen. Now, there is a climb of 450 metres to the Süd-Wiener Hutwaiting to be mastered. This is doneat the beginning partly on a forestroad and there after only on the trail. From the Hödhütte hut, it is then only a short piece up to the Süd-Wiener hut.  At the pass, you can choose the left trail to the upper Pleißlingalm which is relatively flat and leads to the East. Now, you go over the Hirschwandsteig at an altitude between 1750m and 1650m over or below numerous rocks and boulders towards Obertauern with a stunning panorama to the North. At the height of the Felseralm, it then leads across flatter terrain through Larch forests.From the Neuhofalm, the trail joins a forest road which we then follow left up to the Bachbrücke. After crossing the creek, we walk up on the creek trail and get to the Wisenegg Tauernhaus on the main road.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Find all information under www.oebb.at/en


Parkmöglichkeiten vorhanden


47.268185, 13.497585
47°16'05.5"N 13°29'51.3"E
33T 386351 5236061
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

Die Broschüren und Stempelkarten zum Salzburger Almenweg sind in allen pongauer TVBs kostenlos erhältlich.


 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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11 km
5:00 h
639 m
286 m
Highest point
1,792 m
Lowest point
1,278 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available


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