Salzburger Almenweg

Stage 3

Dientner Sattel - Schneebergkreuz

Starting point: Dientner Sattel car park, from the Birgkarhaus or the Mittereggalm
Arrival point: Schneebergkreuz / Karbachalm mountain lift
Lowest / highest point: 1350 m / 1938 m
Altitude: approx. 650 m
Length: approx. 5 km
Characteristics: Magnificent views of the Hochkönig, somewhat steeper ascent through occasionally marshy terrain to the Schneebergkreuz
Walking time: approx. 2.5 Hours

Stage 3

"As far as the eye can see"

Directions:

The next stage begins at the Dientner Sattel (car park) or the Birgkarhaus/Mittereggalm. From the main highway, the Almenweg first descends about 40 vertical meters down to the Dientalm and follows the supply road leading to the left, through the forest up to the Tiergartenalm.

Past the mountain inn with its big après-ski terrace, we will take the left turn and make our way through relatively flat terrain to the Klingelbergalm, where refreshments are available. After another 200 m, we pass a log hut (somewhat rundown) and the trail becomes more and more damp.

Now comes a footpath branching off to the right. It passes through occasionally marshy terrain as it makes an occasionally steep climb up to a saddle, where the route now branches off to the left. 
After approx. 700 meters, at a trail marker, we make a right and climb to the Schneebergkreuz. The panoramic views from this peak are the absolute highlight of this stage! 

VARIANT: From the Schneebergkreuz we have three options - continue on the next stage to Goldegg/Weng, via the Karbachalm to Mühlbach, or via the Köckenalm to St. Veit (3.5 hours); after just 2.5 hours, we will be able to stretch out and relax in a peaceful oasis amidst a truly healthful climate.

Sights & destinations

Mühlbach/Hkg.:
Mining museum and Johanna mine,
"Mitterberg Ore Trail" - self-guided path  

Accommodations & stops

Birgkarhaus: mid Jun. - early Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6467 7287
Mittereggalm: early Jun. - mid Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6467 7391
Dientalm: late May - late Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6467 7919
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)664 3434626
Karbachalm: late May - mid Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6467 7214-160
Betriebszeiten:
Siehe Betriebszeiten Kabinenbahn
Tiergartenalm: mid Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 4972358
Klingelbergalm: late Jun. - early Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 2823910
altitude chart stage 3
Contact & information:

Mühlbach/Hochkönig Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6584 20388-40

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