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  • Schwarzensee
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Easy hike, though one rich in variety, from Breitlahnhütte in Kleinsölktal Valley, to Lake Schwarzensee. Beautiful family hike with a water theme path!

easy
Distance 9.1 km
2:30 h
100 m
107 m
1,180 m
1,074 m

The further we drive into the Kleinsölktal, the more imposingly the steep forested hillsides ascend towards the peaks above.  From the Breitlahn Hütte, a broad path takes us on an almost flat walk alongside the Kleinsölk stream to the Schwarzensee. Three sides of this lake are surrounded by dark forest, standing along the shore are a number of enormous, ancient alpine maples. And in good weather, whenever we come to a clearing, we can enjoy enchanting reflections off the lake. 

In spring and early summer, a veil of waterfalls cloaks the cliffs of the cirque, rhododendron are in bloom and, by the end of June, the cows have already been driven up here and the cowherds are working hard.  Gigantic blocks of rock serve as protection for these rustic alpine huts, each roofed with wooden shingles and blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside.  

The western shore of the Schwarzensee is closed due to danger of falling rocks!

Author’s recommendation

Up to the Schwarzensee is a themed trail. Many refreshment stops along the way!

SummitLynx- Your digital summit and hut book - available worldwide and always with you!

Since there is no internet reception in the entire valley, payments (toll or hut hosts) are only possible with cash.

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Author
Heidi Grundner
Update: July 29, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Schwarzensee Malerwinkel, 1,180 m
Lowest point
Breitlahn Hütte, 1,074 m
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Track types

Dirt road 1.95%Forested/wild trail 86.06%Path 11.98%
Dirt road
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
7.8 km
Path
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Zauneralm
Breitlahnhütte
Harmeralm
Jägeralm

Safety information

In the area of the Schwarzensee you can meet free-roaming grazing cattle. Caution is required, especially with dogs.

Weather changes, rapid drop in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow fields are objective dangers and require the right behavior on the way. Hut keepers are experienced mountain connoisseurs, they can give good tips on the weather and the course of the trail. Lack of equipment, overestimation of one's own abilities, carelessness, poor physical condition and a wrong assessment can lead to critical situations. During thunderstorms: avoid peaks, ridges and rope belays at all costs.

GPS data and orientation aids:
Available GPS data - as well as hiking maps - are only an orientation aid, since they can never represent an exact image or the richness of detail of a path in reality. Especially in the case of danger spots, it must therefore always be decided in the end on the basis of the conditions on site whether and how the further course of the path looks like.

In case of emergency, please dial the following emergency numbers:
140 - for alpine emergencies - Austria-wideNo.
112 - Euro emergency call GSM emergency call service

Tips and hints

For more information please contact the Tourist Office Schladming Dachstein
Information office Nature Park Sölktäler:

Phone: +43 3687 23310 501
naturpark@soelktaeler.com
Stein an der Enns 107
8961 Sölk

Start

Breitlahnhütte Kleinsölk (1,073 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.316081, 13.888916
DMS
47°18'57.9"N 13°53'20.1"E
UTM
33T 416029 5240888
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Destination

Schwarzensee

Turn-by-turn directions

The Breitlahn hut in the Kleinsölktal is the starting point of the hike. Here you can find a wide path almost flat along the Kleinsölk stream till the Schwarzensee. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The valley bus makes crossings in the Sölktäler Nature Park possible on weekdays. Likewise, you can arrive comfortably by train and the Tälerbus will take you to your accommodation or the starting point of your hike. This bus runs on weekdays during the Styrian summer vacations. You can find all information about the departure times here.

Getting there

Branch off from the Ennstalbundesstraße B320 at Pruggern to Sölktäler. From Stein an der Enns to the Kleinsölktal until you reach the Breitlahnhütte (toll road) – valley shuttle station.

Parking

Breitlahnhütte

Coordinates

DD
47.316081, 13.888916
DMS
47°18'57.9"N 13°53'20.1"E
UTM
33T 416029 5240888
w3w 
///vibrato.rapidity.hospitality
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Wanderführer Schladming-Dachstein, Autor Herbert Raffalt Erhältlich in den Infobüros in der Region Schladming-Dachstein oder im Webshop von Schladming-Dachstein (www.schladming-dachstein.at/de/service/web-shop) Magische Bergseen - Wandern in den Niederen Tauern, Autor Herbert Raffalt,Servus Verlag (www.servusmarktplatz.com)

Author’s map recommendations

Freizeitkarte Gröbmingerland, Sölktäler, Öblarn Schubert & Franzke 1:35 000 Wanderkarte Schladming-Dachstein freytag & berndt 1:50 000 Alpenverein Niedere Tauern 45/3 1:50 000 Alle Karten sind im Naturparkbüro in Stein/Enns erhältlich

Equipment

Take rainproof and warm clothes and enough water, possibly also a snack, wear shoes with non-slip profile soles. A first aid kit should also be in your backpack.


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Silvia Fesl-Schrott 
May 20, 2018 · Community
Schöne Tour,mit Hunden muss man auf Kühe achten sind überall
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Sonntag, 20. Mai 2018, 16:33 Uhr
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Sonntag, 20. Mai 2018, 16:34 Uhr
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Sonntag, 20. Mai 2018, 16:34 Uhr
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Sonntag, 20. Mai 2018, 16:34 Uhr
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Klaus Rasworschegg
May 20, 2018 · Community
Wir gingen den Weg im Sommer, da gab es die Sommer Card als Urlaubsgast gratis zum Quartier und daher war keine Maut zu bezahlen. Sorry daran haben wir nicht gedacht.
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Silvia Fesl-Schrott 
May 20, 2018 · Community
Wenn man nach der Karte geht,wo der Parkplatz beschrieben ist muss man wegen 8 Min Fahrzeit 10.-Euro Mautgebühren zahlen,vorher gibt es auch Parkmöglichkeiten
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
107 m
Highest point
1,180 m
Lowest point
1,074 m
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