Salzburger Almenweg: Stage 2
"Majestically Scenic Experience"
The Salzburger Almenweg runs just above the car park. It continues at essentially the same elevation in a westerly direction along the southern flank of the Hochkönig. After about a 15-minute walk, a number of natural springs give you a chance to top up your canteens.
This entire stage is accompanied by glorious panoramas, above all out towards the main Alpine range and the southern walls of the Hochkönig. Along the way, numerous mountain inns offer inviting opportunities to stop, relax and enjoy refreshments.
We’ll first come to the Windraucheggalm and shortly thereafter the Riedingalm, which we’ll reach by taking a short downhill walk. Just as before, the Almenweg continues to be flat, leading through the picturesque Rieding Valley and crossing the dry bed of the Schrammbach.
There now follows a brief ascent before we reach the next inns, including the Schartenhütte, the Molterauhütte and the Brandstatthütte. After this, we now cover a lengthier distance without refreshment opportunities, unless we decide to take a break by hiking down to the Stegmoosalm.
After around 3.5 hours, the Erichhütte once again gives us an opportunity to kick back and relax for a while. Because it is close to the car park, this inn is easy to reach from the main highway and, as a result, a popular stop-off. On a broad forestry road, we now continue down to the car park at the Dientner Sattel, where a bus stop is also located.
VARIANT 4a: Erichhütte - Dorf Dienten - Übergossene Alm - Bürglalm - Sunnhüttl
(Time on trail: 3 3/4 Stunden)
Sights & destinations
Mining museum and Johanna mine, Adventurepath "Mitterberger Erzweg"
Farm museum with mill at the mountain tavern "Grünegg"
Accommodations & stops
|Schweizerhütte:||mid May - late Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)6467 7202|
|Betrieb Mittwoch bis Sonntag|
|Arthurhaus:||mid May - late Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0) 6467 7202|
|Windraucheggalm:||early Jun. - late Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)676 7152151|
|Riedingalm:||late May - early Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)664 9163642|
|Molterauhütte:||early Jun. - early Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)664 8644154|
|Brandstatthütte:||early Jun. - mid Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)664 2743726|
|Stegmosalm:||early Jun. - early Oct.||Tel.: T +43 (0)6467 7504|
|Erichhütte:||mid May - mid Nov.||Tel.: +43 (0)664 2643553|
|Dorf Dienten (TVB):||May - Oct.||Tel.: +43 (0)6584 20388-30|