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Der Hohe Sarstein

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  • Blick vom Sarstein ins Ausseerland
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The Hohe Sarstein is a wonderful panoramic mountain in the Salzkammergut region on the border between Upper Austria and Styria. 
Open
difficult
Distance 11.7 km
7:15 h
1,004 m
1,493 m
1,975 m
511 m
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.

 

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Update: June 03, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,975 m
Lowest point
511 m
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Track types

Asphalt 2.74%Forested/wild trail 5.53%Path 91.06%Road 0.65%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
10.6 km
Road
0.1 km
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Safety information

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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

"Pötschenhöhe" at the Pötschenpass (1,000 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.622007, 13.694809
DMS
47°37'19.2"N 13°41'41.3"E
UTM
33T 401930 5275114
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Destination

"Obertraun am Hallstättersee"

Turn-by-turn directions

The mountain tour starts at the height of the Pötschen pass, on trail no. 693 (other starting points are the Sommersberger See or the parking lot on the Pötschenstraße on the Upper Austrian side above the Pötschenkehre).

Still down in the high forest, the trail meets trail no. 691 leading up from the Sommersberger See. This leads well marked increasingly steeply through the high forest and later through rocky terrain through a ditch steeply up. Rope safety devices and steps carved into the rock help to overcome the worst difficulties. After this steep ascent, it's a rather leisurely walk between large boulders over a saddle to the front Sarsteinalm, where trail no. 691 joins trail no. 690 leading up from the Pötschenkehre.

After overcoming the last 200 meters of altitude, you finally reach the summit cross. The northern side of the Dachstein with the Hallstatt glacier is within reach, Lake Hallstatt lies deep below in the shade and to the east the wide appearing valley of the Ausseerland opens up with Lake Altaussee, Lake Grundlsee, Bad Aussee in the foreground and in the background the chalky white mountains of the Tote Gebirge.

The way back leads via the Sarsteinalm (trail no. 690). After refreshment in the hut, the descent continues via the "Simony-Aussicht" to the Pötschenstraße. The way back to the top of the pass, along the old Pötschen road, about 2.5 km, is to be considered. But this is only the short variant if you want to return to the starting point.

Otherwise, one continues the tour towards Obertraun over the grade of the Sarstein, as already described above.The goal in Obertraun is for the time being after the exertions of the descent a sufficient refreshment. But then the train station, because the return trip to Bad Aussee is by train.

 

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Getting there

It 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.

Parking

In front of the road maintenance depot on the Pötschenhöhe there are some parking spaces. From there the hike can be started directly. 

Coordinates

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47.622007, 13.694809
DMS
47°37'19.2"N 13°41'41.3"E
UTM
33T 401930 5275114
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

4.5
(4)
Wolfgang Zobl 
September 06, 2020 · Community
Top Tour mit Top view Sin diese Überschreitung angetreten. Vom Pötschen Pass ist Anstieg etwas steikl... Am Gipfel wird man mit einem einer herrlichen Gebirksketten Panorama belohnt. 🗻 Beim Abstieg Obertraun sieht man den frisch eingescheiten Dachstein. Wir sind von Obertraun mit dem Zug nach Goasau/Steeg( 2,5€) und mit dem Taxi Richtung Pötschen Pass Parkplatz transportiert worden.
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When did you do this route? September 05, 2020
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Photo: Wolfgang Zobl, Community
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Photo: Wolfgang Zobl, Community
Gregor Adler
July 19, 2019 · Community
Diese Tour wäre bestimmt sehr schön, wäre der Gipfel nicht wolkenverhangen gewesen. Alles in allem aber eine sehr schöne Tour!
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When did you do this route? July 16, 2019
Aufstiegsgelände
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Versicherte Stelle
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Ausgesetzte Querung
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Wegkreuzung
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Am Gipfel!
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Sarsteinalm
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Simonyaussicht
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Felix Binder 
August 27, 2018 · Community
Super schöne Tour auf einen sehr lohnenden Aussichtsberg. Etwas Schnee war bei uns im Mai auch kein Problem. Hat nur den Abstieg beschleunigt!
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When did you do this route? May 11, 2018
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
1,004 m
Descent
1,493 m
Highest point
1,975 m
Lowest point
511 m
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