Salzburger Almenweg

Stage 23

Vordergnadenalm - Obertauern

Starting point: Vordergnadenalm
Arrival point: Obertauern (Tauernhaus Wisenegg)
Lowest / highest point: 1278 m / 1792 m
Altitude: approx. 760 m
Length: approx. 11 km
Characteristics: Moderately difficult climb to the Süd-Wiener Hütte, followed by the relatively flat Hirschwandsteig trail (crosses fields of scree on occasion)
Walking time: approx. 5 Hours

Stage 23

"Along the Hirschwandsteig"


Leaving from the Vordergnadenalm, we walk southwards for about 2 km along a supply road next to marshlands fed by the Taurach, to the Hintergnadenalm. At this point, it’s time to tackle the 450 vertical meters up to the Süd-Wiener Hütte.

This starts out partially on a forestry road, later solely along a footpath. From the Hödhütte it is only a short distance to the Süd-Wiener Hütte. Once at the saddle and the Obere Pleisslingalm, we will take the trail to the left, a flat route heading eastwards. Now we make our way on the Hirschwand trail at elevations ranging from 1,750 to 1,650 meters, above or below numerous fields of scree towards Obertauern (glorious panoramas out to the north).

Once we’ve reached the same elevation as the Felseralm, the trail takes us over flatter terrain through larch forests. Before reaching the Neuhofalm, the footpath comes to a forestry road, which we will follow to the left as far as the bridge over the stream. After crossing the stream, we will hike upstream along the footpath, passing the Wisenegg-Tauernhaus and reaching the main road.

Sights & destinations

Untertauern Wildlife Park
Johannes Waterfall
Alles Alm- Adventure trail for all the family

Accommodations & stops

Süd-Wiener Hütte: mid May - late Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)664 3436342
Vordergnadenalm: mid May - late Oct. Tel.: +43 (0)6455 2510
Alternative Telefonnummer: +43 (0)6456 7351
Hintergnadenalmen - Gschwendthofhütte: late May - mid Oct. Tel.: Tel.: +43 (0)664 5252847
Hintergnadenalmen - Huberhütte: late May - mid Oct. Tel.: Tel.: +43 (0)6452 5559
Hintergnadenalmen - Weißenhofhütte: mid May - late Oct. Tel.: Tel.: +43 (0)6452 7001
Pension Weinberger: early Jul. - mid Sep. Tel.: +43 6456 7311
The ideal shoe for this tour:
for women
* recommended by LOWA
altitude chart stage 23 salzburger almenweg
Contact & information:

Obertauern Tourist Office
Tel.: +43 (0)6456 7252

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