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Round tour Neualm - Duisitzkarsee Lake

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  • Eschachhütt'n, Obertal valley, Rohrmoos, Schladming
    / Eschachhütt'n, Obertal valley, Rohrmoos, Schladming
    Photo: Eiblhof-Eschachhüttn, Tourismusverband Schladming
  • / Crossing the trench of Wasserfallrinne towards Neualm in Obertal
    Photo: Katrin Hutegger, Tourismusverband Schladming - Katrin Hutegger
  • / On the way to Neualm chalets - view out of the Obertal valley
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Crossing the Eiskarbach creek towards Neualm in Obertal
    Photo: Katrin Hutegger, Tourismusverband Schladming - Katrin Hutegger
  • / small, picturesque meadow in the forest - on the way to Neualm chalets
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at
  • / Small stone sculptures along the way to Neualm
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz
  • / Crossing Obertalbach creek at Neualm in Obertal
    Photo: Katrin Hutegger, Tourismusverband Schladming - Katrin Hutegger
  • / Neualm alp and chalets in Obertal valley
    Photo: Martin Huber, Photo Austria - Martin Huber
  • / View to the valley head of Obertal with Samspitze and Sandspitze
    Photo: Katrin Hutegger, Tourismusverband Schladming - Katrin Hutegger
  • / Beautifully the trail winds through the forest towards Duisitzkar
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Gerhard Pilz
  • / Lookout to Obertal valley along the trail to Duisitzkar lake
    Photo: Gerhard Pilz, Tourismusverband Schladming
  • / Duisitzkarsee Lake in Obertal
    Photo: Herbert Raffalt, Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt
  • / Trumpet gentian at Duisitzkarsee Lake in Obertal
    Photo: Katrin Hutegger, Tourismusverband Schladming - Katrin Hutegger
  • / Duisitzkarsee lake, Obertal valley, Rohrmoos, Schladming
    Photo: Herbert Raffalt, Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt
  • / Fahrlechhütte, Obertal valley, Rohrmoos, Schladming
    Photo: Herbert Raffalt, Tourismusverband Schladming - Herbert Raffalt
  • / Duisitzkarseehütte, Obertal valley, Rohrmoos, Schladming
    Photo: Herbert Raffalt, Tourismusverband Schladming
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The round tour to Duisitzkarsee Lake via Neualm is a very scenic hike in the valley head of the Obertal in Rohrmoos. Start and finishing point is Eschachalm (1,211 m).

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
7.8 km
4:30 h
596 m
596 m

From Eschachalm to Neualm and from Duisitzkar it is possible to also walk along a logging road instead of a classic hiking trail. All other parts of the tour are classic hiking trails with tree roots and forest floor.

Duisitzkarsee Lake is a picturesque mountain lake framed by an impressive mountain panorama from South-East to West to North. In the warm summer months of July and August the lake often is warm enough to go for a swim. Directly at the lake the Duisitzkarseehütte and the Fahrlechhütte invite you to grab a drink and a snachk.

At the hiking trail head Eschachalm there is another option for a rest - Eschachhütt'n.

Author’s recommendation

A beautiful hike in autumn when the larches get their golden colouring and reflect in the water of the crystal-clear lake.
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Author
Gerhard Pilz
Updated: December 11, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,756 m
Lowest point
Eschachalm, Obertal, 1,197 m
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Safety information

Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement  can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.

GPS data and orienteering

Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.

In an emergency please call:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Tips, hints and links

From the valley head at Eschachalm further into Obertal the landowners do not allow to bring along dogs.

General tourism information: www.schladming.com

Info about buses: www.planai.at

Start

Hiking trail head Eschachalm, Obertal (1,215 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.302831, 13.703425
DMS
47°18'10.2"N 13°42'12.3"E
UTM
33T 401986 5239632
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Destination

Hiking trail head Eschachalm, Obertal

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting point for the tour is at the hiking trail head Eschachalm in the Obertal valley (1,211 m). Either on a logging road or along a hiking trail you start your tour towards Neualm and Keinprechthütte. The trail ascends steadily but not very steep to Neualm (1,618 m), which takes about 1 1/2 hours.

After a short break at the Obertalbach creek you turn-off right and head out of the valley again towards Duisitzkarsee Lake. The trail between Neualm and Duisitzkar demands shurefootedness due to the many tree roots crossing the trail as well as some steeper sections of the trail. Though, the trail is a steady up and down without big differences in altitude. The hiking trail nestles to the slopes of the Duisitzer Hahnkamp and takes you through a beautiful timber forest and extensive fields of dwarf pines. After another 1 1/2 hours you reach Duisitzkarsee Lake at an altitude of 1,640 m.

Starched by the snacks of the huts you begin the last section of the tour - the descent from Duisitzkarsee Lake back to the trail head Eschachalm. You can choose whether you want to descend via a logging road or the nice (but a little steeper) hiking trail. After another 1 1/2 hours you reach Eschachalm again.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Planai-Hochwurzen hiking bus to the trail head at Eschachalm, Obertal.

www.planaibus.at

Getting there

Exit from federal highway B320 in Schladming and continue towards Rohrmoos. You ascend from Schladming to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout in Rohrmoos take the 3rd exit towards Obertal and Untertal. You descend into the small village of Untertal and at the end of the village turn off right in to Obertal valley. You continue on the paved road until Hopfriesen from where a gravel road takes you to the trail head Eschachalm for the last 2 km.

Parking

Parking is available at the trail head Eschachalm.

Coordinates

DD
47.302831, 13.703425
DMS
47°18'10.2"N 13°42'12.3"E
UTM
33T 401986 5239632
w3w 
///pumpkin.storing.superiors
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Wanderführer Schladming-Dachstein von Herbert Raffalt, erhältlich im Tourismusverband Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

A well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.

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Reviews

4.8
(9)
Iris H 
October 18, 2020 · Community
Wir sind die Tour entgegen des Uhrzeigersinns gegangen und haben damit den steileren Aufstieg gewählt. Belohnt wurden wir mit der schönen Aussicht auf den See bei einem Einkehrschwung. Der Weg hinunter ist wie beschrieben wurzelig und steinig und erfordert Trittsicherheit. Dadurch aber auch nicht so langweilig, wie eine "Autobahn". Die angegeben Zeiten passen auch für die Gegenrichtung, Seeumrundung sind ca. 20 min extra.
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Completed this Route on September 02, 2020
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Philipp Grévy
August 09, 2019 · Community
Tolle Tour für Erwachsene!! Ich finde diese Tour ist für Kinder nicht sehr geeignet.
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Completed this Route on August 09, 2019
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Anni B
October 06, 2018 · Community
Erst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnügen... Wir sind die Wanderung „falsch herum angetreten“ und haben zunächst den Wanderstieg bis zum See bewältigt. Dieser war zeitweise anstrengend und landschaftlich, wie von Vorrednern beschrieben, wenig überzeugend- es gibt jedoch zwischendurch immer die Möglichkeit, den präparierten Forstweg zu nutzen. Die Ankunft am See war dafür umso toller! Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein lag der See in wunderschöner Umgebung vor uns, die Bäume spiegelten sich darin und eine Hütte gab es auch. Wir sind einmal um den See herumgegangen und dann weiter in Richtung Neualm gewandert. Dieser Streckenabschnitt erfordert, wie ebenso von Vorrednern bereits beschrieben, zeitweise Schwindelfreiheit, gutes Schuhwerk und Konzentration! Einige schöne Fleckchen wurden dadurch vielleicht etwas überschattet... Dennoch lohnt sich auch diese Etappe, wenn man von dem idyllischen Panorama an der Neualm erwartet wird! Traumhaft schön. Von hier aus kann man wieder wahlweise den Forstweg oder die Wanderstrecke hinab zum Startpunkt begehen! Fazit: Mit Sicherheit hat das tolle Wetter zur Begeisterung beigetragen. Der See sowie die Neualm sind in der Sonne traumhaft schön! Die teils anstrengenden Wege lohnen sich am Ende hierfür.
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closed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
4:30h
Ascent
596 m
Descent
596 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip Family friendly

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