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.
Rest stopsStrandcafe Restaurant
Jagdhaus Seewiese (Naturhaus)
Safety informationEmergency call mountain rescue: 140
Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to the six W questions:
- What happened?
- How many injured?
- Where did the accident happen? (possibly GPS coordinates)
- Who is reporting? (callback number)
- When did the accident happen?
- Weather at the accident site?
Tips and hintsTourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Altaussee
+43 3622 716 43
Getting thereThe best way to get to Altaussee is to plan with google.at/maps.
ParkingThere are several parking spaces available in Altausse. Please note the fee obligation!
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EquipmentProper 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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