Salzburger Almenweg

Stage 16

Draugsteinalmen - Ellmaualm

Starting point: Draugsteinalmen
Arrival point: Ellmaualm
Lowest / highest point: 1710 m / 2062 m
Altitude: approx. 650 m
Length: approx. 10 km
Characteristics: Short, moderately difficult tour with a rather substantial climb to the Filzmoossattel at the outset
Walking time: approx. 4 Hours

Stage 16

"Around the Draugstein – alpine pathway through Ellmautal "


Leaving from the Draugsteinalmen – also reachable via the Karteisgraben – a trail takes us on a 110 vm climb up to the actual Almenweg itself. We now travel along the south-west flank of the Draugstein to the Filzmoossattel. If you wish, you can take a detour up to the 2,356 m-high Draugstein, an imposing limestone crag with magnificent panoramic views (total time for the ascent and descent approx. 1 to 1.5 hrs.).

From the highest point of this stage, the Almenweg descends steadily for 350 vm down to the Filzmoosalm. From now on, we continue relatively parallel to the hillside across to the Ellmaualm. Prior to the Filzmoosalm, the footpath takes us to the Achtalm (not staffed) and the Loosbühelalm.

After the Loosbühelalm, we stick to the left-hand footpath out to the Weissalm (and not any further up the mountain). At the Weissalm, a hill farm still preserved true to its original style, we will find tools that were used on the hill farm in former times. It is now only about another ½-hour walk to the Ellmaualm. Spend the night here or hike down into the Ellmautal to Grund, a descent possible in around 1 hr. from any of the huts we have mentioned.

Sights & destinations

Valley Museum and National Park Info Point 

historic Kösslerhäusl farm
Alte Wacht
Grossarl village mill

Accommodations & stops

Draugsteinalm - Steinmannhütte: mid Jun. - late Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6417 265
Draugsteinalm - Schrambachhütte: mid Jun. - late Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 7670 652
Übernachtung DO - SA, rooms from Thursday to Sunday
Steinmannhütte: Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6417 265
Filzmoosalm: mid Jun. - early Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)664 3906 640
2018 keine Übernachtung möglich / no overnight
Loosbühelalm: early May - late Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6414 408
Weißalm: mid Jun. - mid Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6414 411
Alt.: +43 (0)664 4378020
Ellmaualm: mid Jun. - late Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 45 50 411
The ideal shoe for this tour:
for men
* recommended by LOWA
altitude chart stage 16 salzburger almenweg
Contact & information:

Grossarltal Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6414 281

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