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Austria's Zell Am See 7-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 1
Salzburg´s Zell am See District is almost predestined for a walking week to enjoy: an awesome mountain scenery with a panorama view onto grassy mountains with alps, onto steep peaks and onto more than 30 impressing 3.000 m peaks. For your refreshment after the diversified walking tours the deep blue shimmering Lake Zell is inviting you for a bathe, another possibility is the hotel swimming pool of palace Kammer. Enjoy yourself in the rustic sauna or with a portion of original Pinzgauer Kasnockn (cheese dumplings) in the rural snuggery for dinner. Palace-village Maishofen is the ideal starting point for the most beautiful walking tours in the region and offers furthermore numerous highlights to discover. The highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner with its 3.798 m is for sure a visit worth it, as well as Europe´s highest waterfalls in Krimml. Do not miss all these amazing opportunities!
You walk on well-maintained walking paths and lovely trails with views onto the impressive mountain world of this region, and in parts on side roads and forest tracks. The daily tours can be managed with good health. Only the climb up to Schwalbenwand mountain and the descent from the Schmittenhöhe require some stamina
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Individual journey to Maishofen
Arrival in Maishofen
Loop tour lake Zell
Via Maishofen ́s ridgeway you walk to mountain guesthouse Mitterberghof, where the comfortable sun terrace is inviting for a break. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views onto the surrounding mountains. Your way leads you downhill to Thumersbach past the Hubertus chapel and on along lake Zell to Prielau palace. Via Mayerhofen and the Steinberg mountail you return to the palace Kammer. Details: approx. 4 hours | 12 km | +570m - 570m.
Loop tour Lindling alp & Saal alp
By bus from the centre of Maishofen to ‘Sportregion Saalbach’. From Hinterglemm Mitterlengau a beautiful hike leads into the end of the valley. About the Forsthof alp leads the circular route to Saal alp and continue to Lindling alp, via a suspension bridge to the Baumwipfelweg. Return journey by bus to Maishofen. Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 9 km | +500m -510m
Loop tour Schmittenhöhe
Journey by bus to Zell am See, your goal is the mountain railway Schmittenbahn. By enclosure you reach the peak of mountain Schmittenhöhe on 1.965 m. Enjoy the unique view onto Lake Zell as well as an impressing panorama view onto numerous 3.000 m peaks. After the visit of Elisabeth chapel you walk down into the valley, first you reach mountain Sonnkogel, then Sonn alp and finally Zell am See. Take your time for a stroll through the city. You return by bus to Maishofen. Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs. Details: approx. 9 km, +110 m / -990 m (incl. cable car ride)
Loop tour mountain Schwalbenwand
Directly from palace Kammer you start your “royal stage” onto mountain Schwalbenwand, Maishofen´s local mountain (2.011 m). Along diversified trails you first walk to the peak in Maishofen, and a little later you reach the plateau of mountain Schwalbenwand. It´s the effort worth it, you will be rewarded with a unique panorama view onto the snow-covered peaks of Hohe Tauern, the Steinerne Meer and the local grassy mountains. You return via Kammeregg alp where you charge your batteries with a glass of must and a bacon sandwich. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. Details: approx. 14 km, +1280 m / -1280 m
Loop tour „along the tracks of Anton Faistauer“
On your last walking day a comfortable tour is awaiting you. Along the tracks of Anton Faistenauer, one of Austria ́s most important modern art painter you discover his home. You hike along the Saalachufer path via an exciting mountain trail to the Lake Waldsee and return comfortably over meadows and fields. Details: approx. 3,5 hours | 11 km | +160 m -160 m
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