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Altaussee lake circuit

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One of the most beautiful circular hiking trails in the Salzkammergut awaits you here in Altaussee. 

 

Open
easy
Distance 7.5 km
2:30 h
58 m
58 m
771 m
713 m
Magnificent views of the Trisselwand, the Loser and the glaciers of the Dachstein massif make the walk around the lake an unforgettable experience.

Lake Altaussee is certainly one of the most romantic places in Austria. The view of the Dachstein glacier in the second part of the trail is not only a particularly popular photo motif, but will also certainly remain in your memory forever and ever - with or without a camera. Incidentally, Lake Altaussee is three kilometers long, up to one kilometer wide and surrounded by foothills of the Tote Gebirge mountains to the north and east, and is drained by the Altausseer Traun, one of the three headwaters of the Traun River.

 

Due to the many benches located on the lakeshore, the path is ideal for families and also older people. In midsummer, Lake Altaussee is also warm enough to cool off a bit while swimming, as numerous small beaches along the way invite you to take a break.

 

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Update: May 30, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
771 m
Lowest point
713 m
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Track types

Asphalt 15.43%Dirt road 84.18%Unknown 0.37%
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1.2 km
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6.3 km
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Rest stops

Strandcafe Restaurant
Seewiese Altaussee
Jagdhaus Seewiese (Naturhaus)
Jausenstation Kahlseneck

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

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Tips and hints

Tourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Altaussee
Fischerndorf 61
8992 Altaussee
+43 3622 716 43
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Start

"Kurpark Altaussee" (720 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.640400, 13.769390
DMS
47°38'25.4"N 13°46'09.8"E
UTM
33T 407566 5277067
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Destination

"Kurpark Altaussee"

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the spa gardens in Altaussee, walk in a southeasterly direction to the Hotel Seevilla. On the southern shore of Lake Altaussee, you now walk through a shady forest to the fork in paths 1a and 233. Following the path marked 1a, you reach the beach café. The flat path now leads along the lakeshore with beautiful views of the lake and the Loser, before it turns north at the foot of the imposing Trisselwand to the Seewiese.

The Seewiese is not only home to two beautiful restaurants with enchanting terraces, where a few Ausseer musicians often play, but also offers one of the most beautiful views of the Dachstein glacier. From the Seewiese, the path now leads back towards Altaussee at the foot of the Loser. Via the lakeside promenade, you pass the Seewirt restaurant and the church and return to the starting point in the Altaussee spa gardens.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

The best way to get to Altaussee is to plan with google.at/maps

 

Parking

There are several parking spaces available in Altausse. Please note the fee obligation!

Coordinates

DD
47.640400, 13.769390
DMS
47°38'25.4"N 13°46'09.8"E
UTM
33T 407566 5277067
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Guide book for hiking:

Kompass "Dachstein-Ausseerland" 

ISBN 978-3-85026-234-7 www.kompass.at

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the information offices in Ausseerland.

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Rating

5.0
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Clemens Lintschinger
March 26, 2021 · Community
Sehr empfehlenswert!
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When did you do this route? March 19, 2021
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Jürgen Wintner
May 19, 2020 · Community
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Jens Völker 
June 17, 2019 · Community
Einfach nur schön
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When did you do this route? June 17, 2019
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Open
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
58 m
Descent
58 m
Highest point
771 m
Lowest point
713 m
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