From the Gablonzer Hütte to the Stuhlalm or Theodor Körner Hütte ( 1 3/4 hours)
The hike begins with the rail number 611 in direction southwest up to the northeastern Törlecksattel at an altitude of 1599m, and then flat over to the southwestern Törlecksattel, 1576m altitude. Here we hike at the trail to the Schefferbergwald and slightly up and down. Crossing the hillsides of the Donnerkogl into the Sulzkar.
We now go down to the Stuhlalm at an altitude of 1462m, here we have an unique view to the Bischofsmütze. The Theodor Körner Hütte which belongs to the alpine association is situated in the forest!
From the Stuhlalm or the Theodor Körner Hütte to the Hofpürglhütte (2 1/2 hours)
Over the alpine pastures downwards into the big Kar also called Stuhlloch.
Now we continue on the right side upwards in direction "Durchgang" it was destroyed in 2012 and thats why a new trail has been made through a field of mountain pine into a rock pipe. From there we continue up to the Jöchl, 1601m.
The Austriatrail goes in direction south and southeast and around the Leckkogl where we have a perfect view on the mighty Torstein. Shortly afterwards we reach the Hofpürglhütte.
Many prominent figures have explored this region: nobles like Archduke Johann and Empress Elisabeth, scientists such as Friedrich Simony, poets and authors like Nikolaus Lenau, painters like Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, musicians and composers such as Johannes Brahms. Did they ever think that hiking in the Salzkammergut might have no end? That they could tramp from one lake to the next and then onward to yet another? Day by day along the shores of crystal-clear waters? Week-long excursions through quiet valley forests, over sunny alpine meadows and up mountains fuelled by the anticipation of the next destination? Further information…
Tips: Hiking in autumn
Autumn is here! Hooray! The most beautiful hiking season of the year! However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when hiking, especially at this time of year.
- Plan tours properly.
- Start early. Especially for high alpine hikes.
- Attention: It gets dark early!
- If you are staying overnight in a hut, register in good time by telephone.
- Do not miss the last cable car ride down the mountain when on mountain tours.
- Information on the current operating times of the cable cars in connection with a hike can be found below under "Information at a Glance".
- Check snow conditions. Because at this time of the year the first snow can already fall in the high mountains.
- We have summarised further important safety tips below.
- We wish you an unforgettable hiking autumn in the Salzkammergut.
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Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!