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BergeSeen Trail Stage 19

From the Gasthof Jagersimmerl, the path Almuferweg (‘Genuss am Almfluss’, opened in 2014) leads out the valley along the right side of the Almseestraße. After 45 minutes, the route reaches the Cumberland Wildlife Park, where a visit is highly recommended. The park offers guests the chance to see primarily native animal species such as elk, deer, wild pigs, brown bears, lynx, and wolves among many others in beautiful natural surroundings.

A rest stop in the Wildparkstüberl restaurant is also possible (only accessible with entrance to the park). The trail continues on a flat path along the street to Fischerau and then leads directly alongside the meadow to the houses of Heckenau. Here the trail crosses the Almseestraße by heading right and arrives back at the Alm River. Passing by Rabenstein, the Pension Wanderruh and Reichenau, the trail reaches Grünau. The tourism office is located in the town hall in the centre of the village.


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!

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