The Hohe Sarstein is a wonderful panoramic mountain in the Salzkammergut region on the border between Upper Austria and Styria.
Distance 11.7 km
The perfect Sarstein experience is only given with the tour along the Sarstein Grade with the descent to Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt (trail no. 692). This one, however, demands a higher level of fitness.The difference in altitude to Obertraun is after all 1,460 meters and the last stretch, in steep switchbacks to the village, goes quite to the knees! But the tour along the approximately three-kilometer-long ridge, always heading south, with the Dachstein glacier in front of you, offers fascinating, almost frightening views into the depths of the Koppental, to Lake Hallstatt or into the surrounding mountains.
AuthorTVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Update: June 03, 2022
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 thereIt is best to plan your journey to Bad Aussee using google.at/maps.
From Bad Goisern it is possible to take the bus back to the starting point. There is an exit directly on the Pötschenhöhe.
ParkingIn front of the road maintenance depot on the Pötschenhöhe there are some parking spaces. From there the hike can be started directly.
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Author’s map recommendations
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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