From Bad Mitterndorf to Tauplitz
From the tourism office in Bad Mitterndorf in the village centre, the routes heads to the church and then turns right into the Hauptschulweg. It then passes the Griming Hall and turns left at the junction. The trail then immediately turns right, goes under the main highway and along the Königgasse to an intersection. The route then goes left along the field path to the community of Graben and arrives shortly thereafter at Krungl (rest point).
From here, the trail continues along the Grimmingweg path and then bears left along the Further-Auenweg to the ski jump. The route follows a field path to Furth and then goes along the Furtherleitenweg to Tauplitz and the valley station of the Tauplitzalm Chair Lift.
From Tauplitz to the Tauplitzalm
From the carpark at the chair lift, the trail ascends 300 metres along the street and then turns right into an asphalt street which quickly transitions into a gravel path. The route continues into the valley for a length of time until arriving at a gate. Passing through the gate, the route arrives at the road leading to the Gnantizalm. The trail follows this street into the valley for a short distance and then turns left onto a meadow path. The route then ascends through the forest, meeting a forest road twice.
Following the uppermost road, the trail goes a short distance to a curve. From there, the route continues straight ahead along the meadow path to the Niederblas, a former mountain meadow. From here, the trail ascends through forest terrain to a flat saddle, from which one can enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Steirer. The trail descends to the left to the Steirerseehütten (alpine huts) and continuing in the same direction, ascends again to the Tauplitzalm meadow. To the left, the trail leads to the Linzer Tauplitzhaus and then straight on to the centre with its church, mountain cable car station and several hotels.
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…
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!