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On the Backenstein and to the Appelhaus

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  • Blick von der Almberghöhe zum Grundlsee
    Blick von der Almberghöhe zum Grundlsee
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The Backenstein (1,772 meters) is the local mountain of Grundlsee and bears its name because of its striking shape from the view of the village of Grundlsee. The summit cross is located slightly lower than the highest point because of the visibility from the valley and the view. 
Open
difficult
Distance 18.7 km
10:00 h
1,450 m
550 m
1,772 m
720 m
An extended mountain tour with summit experience. The ascent over the Almberg is to be classified as rather arduous.

The time required for the detour from the path to the Appelhaus to the summit is about one hour. The Albert Appelhaus is a very comfortably equipped refuge and starting point for many high altitude tours in the Tote Gebirge.

Author’s recommendation

As it is highly recommended the return path leads you through some mountain pastures, as it is the "Augstwiesalm", Hochkopfsattel" and "Oberwasser", and wealds back to the village Altaussee. Think of the necessity of a transport back to Grundlsee after you finished your tour.
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Update: June 03, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
720 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.58%Forested/wild trail 12.98%Path 83.42%
Asphalt
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
2.4 km
Path
15.6 km
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Rest stops

Albert Appel House Mountain Hut

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

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Tips and hints

Tourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Grundlsee
Mosern 25
8993 Grundlsee
+43 3622 86 66
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Start

Gasthof Schraml (726 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.627754, 13.839957
DMS
47°37'39.9"N 13°50'23.8"E
UTM
33T 412845 5275579
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Destination

is the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting the tour at the restaurant "Gasthof Schraml" you must follow the signs "Nr. 235 Appelhaus". We turn to the left to a rising path in the forest, which leads us to a small graveld road, where we turm left and then to the right again, where we reach in turn a graveled road. We carry on our tour to the east, first flat and effortless, then rising. Reaching a small kind of parking the tour is to be continued in a steep track. After one our walking we are at the "Almberg", which offers a breathtaking look-out. From this point we shall be at the alpine hut "Appelhaus" in about 1,5 hours. A hiker's high is the path "Nr. 235" which takes us through diversified territory to our aim.

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Getting there

The journey to Grundlsee is best planned with google.at/maps

 

Parking

Use paid parking in the municipal park along the lake.

Coordinates

DD
47.627754, 13.839957
DMS
47°37'39.9"N 13°50'23.8"E
UTM
33T 412845 5275579
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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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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.7 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
1,450 m
Descent
550 m
Highest point
1,772 m
Lowest point
720 m
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