Mountain tour to the Lahngang lakes and Pühringer hut
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Lahngangsee im HerbstPhoto: Karl Steinegger, TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Furthermore, the Windloch, a sinkhole in which there is a constant draught of air from below. Finally, in front of the Pühringer hut worth mentioning, "Emils Tränenhügel". Emil Pühringer was a generous patron and donor of the Pühringer Hut. When (in 1927) he first saw "his hut" in this overwhelming scenery from this hill, he is said to have burst into tears of joy.
Rest stopsPühringerhütte (ÖAV-Sektion Wels)
Safety informationEmergency call mountain rescue: 140
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- What happened?
- How many injured?
- Where did the accident happen? (possibly GPS coordinates)
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- When did the accident happen?
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Tips and hintsTourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Grundlsee
+43 3622 86 66
You come to a narrow place with vertical rock walls, the so-called Draußengatterl. A wire rope protection helps to pass the sometimes slippery place.
You cross a gravel giant, the Lahngang, and climb via the Schafbichl to the Vorderer Lahngangsee at 1,500 meters above sea level. Further on, the marked path leads over the steep slope above the lake to the east. The Hintere Lahngangsee is hidden in a basin below the path.
A particularly charming place is the Elmgrube with its small huts and a hunting lodge. The prominent salt kiln frames this enchanting place.
You come to a fork in the path and continue to the right along path no. 201 in a northeasterly direction. After about 1.5 kilometers you reach the enchanting Elmsee and can already see the Pühringerhütte.
Return along the same path.
(Wanderführer Ausseerland Salzkammergut)
By roadThe journey to Grundlsee is best planned with google.at/maps.
ParkingPaid parking at the starting point of the hike.
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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