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Over the Weißenbachalm to the Türkenkogel

Mountain Hike · Grundlsee · Open
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  • Anmarsch durch den Feenwald
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The Türkenkogel is a wonderful lookout mountain, 360 degree panoramic view into the Tote Gebirge, to the Grimming and to the Dachstein.
Open
difficult
Distance 17.6 km
7:50 h
1,100 m
1,131 m
1,756 m
710 m
Partly on forest paths, forest roads, later, above the Weißenbachalm more challenging in steeper terrain.
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TVB Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Update: June 13, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Türkenkogel, 1,756 m
Lowest point
Grundlsee, 710 m
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Track types

Asphalt 13%Forested/wild trail 35.94%Path 49.58%Road 1.17%Unknown 0.29%
Asphalt
2.3 km
Forested/wild trail
6.3 km
Path
8.7 km
Road
0.2 km
Unknown
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Weißenbachalm-Hütte

Safety information

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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

Grundlsee - beginning of the lake (713 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.623309, 13.829748
DMS
47°37'23.9"N 13°49'47.1"E
UTM
33T 412071 5275097
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Destination

is the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Immediately at the Seeklaus bridge, walk along the lakeshore, then uphill below the Mondi Hotel Seeblick. At the top turn left to the Archkogelstraße, then downhill a bit to a fork in the road, there turn left towards Zlaim.

After a short stretch in the woods, turn right and cross a bridge (Urzsteg) to Grubenstraße. At this junction, take the gravel road up to the left, underneath the cable car, past a barrier to a water basin. On the bridge there you cross the Weißenbach stream and immediately afterwards you turn off onto the forest path to the right. Walk along the fence of the water basin up to the forest road, which you follow to the next bridge. About 100 meters after the bridge, at a stone almond, turn left onto an unmarked, stony path, which you follow. Always watch out for the stone almonds.

After a while you reach the forest road "Weißenbachstraße" at a willow grate. Walk along this path until you reach the Weißenbachalm. Below the road flows the Weißenbach. You climb up over the alp. At the top of the last hut, the marked trail no. 259 branches off to the left. This leads along the slope and soon becomes steep. In serpentines it goes up to the degree. Here you can enjoy the first view down to the Grundlsee. Now follow the path first flat through moorland, with a view to the Eibl-Alm hut, then steeper again always up and down to the peak of the Türkenkogel, which is unexpectedly far behind.

The way back follows the same route.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Railway station nearby: Bad Aussee

ÖBB (train): www.oebb.at 

Verbundlinie Steiermark (bus): www.busbahnbim.at  

 

Public transport service Narzissenjet

www.ausseerland.at/narzissenjet 

Getting there

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

 

Parking

Sufficient parking spaces available at the parking lot Fischersteg. Please note the fee!

From there it is only a few minutes walk to the starting point of the hike.

Coordinates

DD
47.623309, 13.829748
DMS
47°37'23.9"N 13°49'47.1"E
UTM
33T 412071 5275097
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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
17.6 km
Duration
7:50 h
Ascent
1,100 m
Descent
1,131 m
Highest point
1,756 m
Lowest point
710 m
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