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Austria's Styrian lake Aussee 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 2
Surrounded by the impressive summits of Salzkammergut Alps and only accessible by alpine passes the region Ausseerland was able to preserve the local way of life. This place of unusual beauty is a hidden gem in the geographical centre of Austria. The large alpine pasture “Tauplitz” is the highest lake plateau of Middle Europe. Surrounded by the mountains of the “Dead Mountains” as the native name Totengebirge is translated this lovely pasture is nonetheless a very lively spot.
Walking - Technically easy tour however requiring sure-footedness in some places. You mainly walk on well maintained alpine or walking trails. Tours up to 5 hours can be managed with a good basic fitness level. The daily walking times can be shortened from time to time. A fantastic tour for lovers of altitude-panorama paths with stunning views onto numerous summits and lakes.
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Individual journey to Bad Goisern. Arrival at hotel
Bad Goisern to Altaussee
Short taxi transfer from Bad Goisern to the hiking paradise Predigstuhl. You walk past rustic cabins, alpine pastures and impressive summits into the heart of the Ausseerland. The alpine pasture Hütteneckalm with stunning views on UNESCO heritage region ‘Hallstatt Dachstein’ is only one place to invite you for a break, together with the unique Blaa-alp. You will then walk to the wonderful village Altaussee where you be staying overnight. Numerous artists spend their summer here and enjoy the charming landscape with its limestone rocks, wide forests and flower fields. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. Details: approx. 18 km, +500 m / -760 m
Altaussee to Gößl/Grundlsee
You will start your day’s walk by going along the length of lake Altaussee with a view of the imposing Loser mountain. You will then head to the next lake of the day by crossing the Tressen saddle – of course you will have endless mountainous panoramic views on your way. You will then reach Gößl by lake Grundlsee by walking along a path with great views all round. Don’t miss out on visiting the mystical lake Toplitzsee, where there is thought to be treasure hidden. Or go for a row with a traditional wooden boat. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. Details: approx. 17 km, +400 m / -450 m
Gößl/Grundlsee to Tauplitzalm
The route takes you along a fast-flowing mountain stream and through extensive alluvial areas out of the valley to Ödernalm, which is the nicest spot on the planet according to Heinrich Harrer. After one last ascent over the Törl you will arrive at the charming, almost magical lake. Soon afterwards you will arrive at the Tauplitzalm, which is located on a high plateau. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. Details: approx. 13 km, +1050 m / -150 m
Circular walk from the Tauplitzalm
The Tauplitzalm is one of Europe’s loveliest high plateaus and has a lot of opportunities for walking. The 6 lakes walk takes you on a route with great views and to wonderfully located mountain lakes. A walk to one of the many peaks in the Tote Gebirge mountain range is a very special experience. The area is well-known for its large variety of fauna and flora ranging from the snow roses to gentian to alpine rose flowers. Maybe you will also spot some chamoises, which are native to the steep mountain slopes. Walking time: approx. 2 to 4 hours (depending on chosen route).
Tauplitzalm to Bad Goisern
Over the Hochalm you walk past the lake Steirersee to the lake Schwarzensee, which lies tucked away among high mountains. Downstream through the forest und through blooming narcissus fields you walk to Tauplitz. By train back to Bad Goisern. Walking time: approx. 3 to 5 hrs. Details: approx. 12 km, +150 m / -900 m
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