Long-Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 30

Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 30

Long-Distance Hiking · Tennengau-Dachstein West
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  • St. Martin am Tennengebirge
    / St. Martin am Tennengebirge
    Photo: SalzburgerLand - Pilgern
  • / Herrgottskreuz am Weg zur Karalm in St. Martin
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Blick auf die Karalm entlang des Salzburger Almenweges
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Almhütte
  • / Bei der Frommer-Hochalm
    Photo: Outdooractive Editors
  • / Die Brandstättalm lädt zum Einkehren und Übernachten ein
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Panoramablick auf die Brandstättalm am Salzburger Almenweg
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Höhenweg zur Dr. Heinrich Hackl Hütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
  • / Aufbruch von der Dr. Heinrich Hackl Hütte
    Photo: Anita Bott, H. Raffalt
m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 12 10 8 6 4 2 km St. Martin am Tennengebirge Dr.Heinrich-Hackel-Hütte Karalm 1.430 m Buttermilchalm
"A sea of red rhododendron in full bloom"
Distance 12.2 km
6:00 h
927 m
348 m
1,740 m
949 m
Characteristics: After the hike up, partially forest paths, magnificent alpine trails.

Author’s recommendation

Our sightseeing tip:

St. Martin am Tennengebirge: Emperor Franz Josef Memorial Stone, Lake Park, Lammertal Forest, Self-guided Tree Path, Gothic parish churchHüttau: Historic copper mine on the Larzenbach, MuseumWerfenweng: Salzburg State Ski Museum, Eiskogel Cav

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Anita Bott
Update: April 23, 2017
Highest point
1,740 m
Lowest point
949 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


St. Martin (948 m)
47.464054, 13.381149
47°27'50.6"N 13°22'52.1"E
33T 377996 5258005


Dr. Heinrich Hackel-Hütte;

Turn-by-turn directions

This stage begins at the church in St. Martin. We head west from here as we leave town. Via a road and then a footpath, we make our way up to the Buttermilchalm,from where we can enjoy fantastic views of the valley. Passing by the Buttermilchalm we leave the access road to the left, taking a narrow and occasionally steep forestry path to the Ostermaisalm. Then our walk becomes more leisurely as we continue along a forestry road ,until we finally make our way down to the Karalm. We double back a little way along this road, continuing straight and taking the path up to the Koreinalm. After reaching the Frommer Hochalm, we commence a very relaxing high trail with imposing views. We won’t allow ourselves to be confused by the many trail signs here, branching off to the right onto high trail ("Höhenweg") No. 201. After just a little more than 2 km, we now head downhill. Passing above the Laubichlalm, we continue on towards the Brandstättalm. Shortly beforehand, a pathway leaves the trail and commences a modest climb. Thispath eventually leads down to the Dr. Heinrich Hackel-Hütte (just 300 meters away). Now we have earned a break on the hut’s panoramic terrace. From here we can descend to the car park in Wengerau or Zaglauwinkel.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Information under www.oebb.at/en


Information about parking under St. Martin Tourist Office: Tel. +43 (0)6463 7488, Werfenweng T. O.: Tel. +43 (0)6466 4200,


47.464054, 13.381149
47°27'50.6"N 13°22'52.1"E
33T 377996 5258005
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 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
  • 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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12.2 km
6:00 h
927 m
348 m
Highest point
1,740 m
Lowest point
949 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights


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