Salzburger Almenweg

Stage 21

Flachau - Zauchensee

Starting point: Flachau
Arrival point: Zauchensee (Oberzauchenseealm)
Lowest / highest point: 905 m / 1988 m
Altitude: approx. 1630 m
Length: approx. 17 km
Characteristics: Alpine path with a long uphill hike
Walking time: approx. 7 Hours

Stage 21

"Through sparse forest, gentle alpine pastures and along ridgelines"


Leaving Flachau, the trail takes us over the autobahn, from which point we follow the "Wünsche Weg" until we reach the Wechslmaisweg. Crossing this, the hiking path leads us on a moderately steep walk to the "Neuer Sattelweg" turn-off and continues uphill through the forest. The last segment takes us via the access road to the Sattelbauer.

From there, a beautiful footpath leads us up through the forest to the Lackenalm, joining a supply road just about 800 meters prior to the Lackenalm. After this we follow the flat trail a short distance further, until we reach a pond where a footpath branches off uphill to the left, this then becoming a high trail. Once we get to the trail fork where hikers can turn off to the Lackenkogel, we’ll have climbed around 1,050 vertical meters and deserve a well-earned break. If we then continue along the high trail in a southerly direction, we can enjoy the mountain panoramas to the east and west.

VARIANT: Shortly before the climb leading up to the Rosskopf, a trail branches off to the left by the chair-lift station; if we follow this path, a short downhill walk will soon put us right there in the hiking paradise that is Zauchensee.

Passing the Höchkessel doline (sinkhole), we now have another short climb to an alpine saddle, between Arche and Tagweideck, from which we descend into the extended doline of the Seekarkessel. From the Gamskogelhütte, we can ride down on the Gamskogel I six-seater chair lift to Zauchensee, or continue along the Almenweg down the access road to the Oberzauchenseealm.

Sights & destinations

Hermann Maier Shop
"Lucky Flitzer" all-weather alpine coaster
Theme Trail: "Water moves"

Bruderhaus Heritage Museum

Accommodations & stops

Berggasthof Sattelbauer: May - Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6457 2568
Gottfriedhütte (Lackenalm): Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)664 48945 76
Garnhofhütte: Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6452 4024
Felserhütte: Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6452 4040
Gamskogelhütte: Jun. - Sep. Tel.: +43 (0)6452 4000-29
Hinterkuchlberghütte: mid May - mid Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)664 1284045
The ideal shoe for this tour:
for men
* recommended by LOWA
altitude chart stage 21 salzburger almenweg
Contact & information:

Flachau Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6457 2214

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