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  • Finsterkarsee
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From the middle station Riesneralm to Finsterkaralm, continue to Finsterkarspitz, Großes Bärneck, Silberkarspitz, Sonntagskarspitz and Schwarzkarspitz. Via Mößnascharte and Schusterboden to the Vorderen Mörsbachalm.
Distance 14.4 km
5:30 h
740 m
1,340 m
2,071 m
963 m
5 STARS. In this tour you have all things that need a moutain-heart. Your Kingtour via: Finsterkarspitze-Großes Bärneck-Silberkarspitz-Sonntagskarspitz-Schwarzkarspitz!

Author’s recommendation

After the 5 summits take a break to get strong at the Mörsbachwirt. Good Coffee and curd strudel.
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Update: April 25, 2022
Highest point
Summit Bärneck, 2,071 m
Lowest point
Valley station Riesneralm, 963 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 0.46%Dirt road 6.50%Forested/wild trail 22.23%Path 70.50%Road 0.28%
0.1 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
3.2 km
10.1 km
0 km
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Rest stops

Kinderhotel Stegerhof

Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains.
  • Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.
  • Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.
  • Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.
  • Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.
  • Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.
  • If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.
  • You can get detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking" from the Alpine Club. At you can inform yourself comprehensively about it.

Tips and hints

Tourism information:

Tourism blog:


Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.


Middelstation Riesneralm (1,572 m)
47.368082, 14.101038
47°22'05.1"N 14°06'03.7"E
33T 432126 5246460


Valley station Riesneralm

Turn-by-turn directions

At the exit of the chairlift, immediately turn left and follow the markings in the direction of Finsterkaralm, walk past the huts along a narrow hiking trail up towards Finsterkarsee. A wonderful place for a short rest. Continue along the path up to the ridge. You follow the path that leads below the Finsterkarspitze past to the Großer Bärneck. Surefootedness is required here, because the path drops steeply to the left over meadow slopes into the Sölktal. After a good 30 minutes you reach the second summit. Short descent into the saddle and up to the Silberkarspitze. Continue following the ridge to the Gstemmerscharte.  The two peaks Sonntagskarspitz and Schwarzkarspitz can be easily climbed here or you can cross below them in the direction of Mößnascharte. Then you have the last meters of altitude behind you. Continue on the Schusterboden to the northeast. From the timberline the path leads steeply down into the Mörsbach valley. You experience the abundance of water very closely, because large parts of the path are always wet.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

During summerholidays there gives no bus conections.


Getting there

From the Ennstalbundesstraße (B320) turn off at the Trautenfels junction in the direction of Irdning, Donnersbach, Donnersbachwald. Through the village of Donnersbach and another 12 km to Donnersbachwald to the Riesneralm.


Free Parking Riesneralm


47.368082, 14.101038
47°22'05.1"N 14°06'03.7"E
33T 432126 5246460
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Leisure Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and lodging establishments.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking Map (1:50.000)
  • KOMPASS Hiking Map 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal 1:50.000, hiking, biking, ski touring


In your weatherproof backpack belong: Sun and rain protection, warm, windproof clothing, drinks and provisions, a small first aid kit, hiking map and a fully charged cell phone. Suitable footwear goes without saying.

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14.4 km
5:30 h
740 m
1,340 m
Highest point
2,071 m
Lowest point
963 m
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