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Stage 28

Filzmoos - Hofpürglhütte

Starting point: Filzmoos
Arrival point: Hofpürglhütte
Lowest / highest point: 1047 m / 1990 m
Altitude: approx. 1200 m
Length: approx. 17 km
Characteristics: A short stretch on the road, forest paths, mostly narrow hiking trails
Walking time: approx. 7 Hours

Stage 28

"Along the Rötelstein, Dachstein Massif to the Bischofsmütze"

Directions:

This stage is an absolute highlight for lovers of bizarre limestone formations. To the left of the Intersport Flory, follow the alleyway to the Buschhäusl. Continue up the steeper road until the first bend. Directly in the bend the footpath branches off into the Hochwald with steps. You cross the old Hachauer Höhenstrasse for the first time. 

After a short stretch you cross the road again and follow the footpath through the Hochwald until you reach the Höhenstrasse again. You cross it again and follow the footpath towards Filzwiese/Bachlalm. Partly the path leads through Hochwald, in between there are always clearings. At a clearing with "Bankerl" you can enjoy the wonderful view of Bischofsmütze, Rötelstein, Torstein, Mitterspitz, Dachstein and its famous south face. 

TIP: The Filzwiese is a beautiful high moor. From the Filzwiese follow the marked path towards the Bachlalm, (approx. 1 hour) to that height from which it goes down to the Bachlalm. From the Bachlalm, follow the gravel path downhill towards the Schaidlalm (from the Bachlalm a shuttle bus (for a fee) runs back to Filzmoos). 

After 300m we follow the gravel path to the left. Now we have to climb 520m to Sulzenhals and then turn right up to a summit cross at 1990m. Shortly before the summit cross a steep footpath leads down, which then changes into a high altitude path and leads to the Hofpürglhütte at an altitude between 1750 and 1650m. 

First we cross the cattle field, a pasture area covered by limestone blocks and landslide material. Then we cross the debris cones of the Gosaustein. Just before the Hofpürglhütte, the path also crosses the rubble cone that goes down from the Bischofsmütze. Access to the Hofpürglhütte is also possible via the toll road to the Hofalmen, Aualm or ascent via Neuberg. Descent possible via the Hofalm to the car park (hiking bus station).

Sights & destinations

Sightseeing Opportunities in Filzmoos:
Gothic parish church, home of the "Filzmooser Kindl" figure,
Farming museum at the Oberhof,
Filzmoos Leisure Centre with in- and outdoor pools, sauna facilities, 2 bowling lanes, youth room, climbing wall for the kids, Fun Court, youth and special events center, bistro 

Accommodations & stops

Bachlalm: early Jun. - late Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 9130309
Geöffnet ab Pfingsten / open from Whitsun.
Dienstag Ruhetag
Hofpürglhütte: late May - early Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6453 8304
Alternative Telefonnummer/Alternative tel. no.: +43 (0)676 3718566
The ideal shoe for this tour:
CAMINO GTX
for men
* recommended by LOWA
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Contact & information:

Filzmoos Tourist Office & bus
Tel.: +43 (0)6453 8235

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