• Salzburger Almenweg - Stage 16: Weissenhofalm – Flachau

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Difficulty
Duration 5h
Length 12.87km
Max Altitude 1991m
Ascent 442m
descent 1305m
On the trail of Olympic champion Hermann Maier
Right at the beginning, today's stage invites you to take your time and really enjoy the happiness of the summit. From the Alpengasthof Kogelalm in Wagrain you go directly to one of Flachaus best known mountain, the Grießenkareck. In about 45 minutes walking time you reach the summit and an impressive 360° panorama opens up far above the valley, from the Großglockner over the Hochkönig and the Radstädter Tauern to the Dachstein. From the highest point of today's stage, the route takes you on newly created hiking trails once across the ski area of Snow Space Salzburg, over the Hermann Maier World Cup course and past the finish house of the Ski World Cup races to the World Cup town 1,085 meters below. Flachau is the home of the former ski racer and Olympic champion Herman Maier and today's stage destination.

If you don't feel like going downhill, it's even more comfortable to take the lift down to the valley. However, you will then miss the numerous opportunities for refreshments such as Latschenhof, Jandlalm, Hofalm and the Waldgasthof along the route. Since today's stage is not too long, it is worth exploring Flachau in more detail. A local circuit, the summer toboggan run "Lucky Flitzer" or the two bathing lakes provide a varied program.

Along the trail

At Flachau a visit to the Hermann Maier Gallery in the foyer of the tourist office is recommended. Here, the career of skiing legend Hermann Maier, who grew up in Flachau and still lives here, is traced and his most beautiful trophies are exhibited. And if you still feel like a bit of action in the evening, you can get onto the "Lucky Flitzer". This summer toboggan run guarantees a portion of adrenaline and a lot of fun.

Alpine Trail Refreshment

Since today's stage is somewhat shorter and there are several places to stop along the way, such as the Latschenhof, the Jandlalm, the Hofalm or the Waldgasthof, you will have plenty of time to sample various specialties and regional products.

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More informations

From the start of the stage - the Alpengasthof Kogelalm - the Salzburger Almenweg leads in about 45 minutes via hiking trail no. 41 to the summit of the Grießenkareck (1,991m), Flachau's local mountain. Here you should take a short time and enjoy the panorama and the wide view over the SalzburgerLand. Then continue along hiking trail no. 45 to the Starjet 2 mountain station in the direction of the Snow Space Salzburg ski area. On newly created hiking trails you will cross the skiing area. Along the route there are several places to stop for refreshments, such as the Latschenhof, the Jandlalm, the Hofalm or the Waldgasthof at the middle station, which invite you to linger and soak up the sun, especially in good weather. From the Waldgasthof, the trail passes the mid-station of the Star Jet and continues on steep terrain in the forest via the Wastlsteig. Later, the route takes you along the Hermann Maier World Cup course past the finish house of the Ski World Cup races to the World Cup town of Flachau. Those who don't want to walk the 8.7-kilometer descent along the summer ski slopes can take the lift down to the valley: the "Starjet 1+2" chairlifts will also be in operation daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the summer from May 27, 2023 to October 3, 2023.

Arrived in the valley Flachau opens its doors and offers a wide variety of options for overnight stays. As today's stage is not too long, it is worth exploring the resort in more detail. A local circuit, the Hermann Maier Gallery, the summer toboggan run "Lucky Flitzer" or the two bathing lakes provide a varied program.

Refreshment and accommodation options

Kogelalm (1.850m), T. +43 6413 8582 refresh. / accom.

Latschenhof (1.720m) (nach ca. 1,5 Stunden), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2576 refresh. / accom.Jandlalm (1.700m) (nach ca. 1,5 Stunden), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2577 refresh. / accom.

Hofalm (1.700m) (nach ca. 1,5 Stunden), Anfang Juni bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2332 refresh. / Alpine summer hut

Waldgasthof (1.350m) (nach ca. 2 Stunden), Ende Mai bis Anfang Oktober, T. +43 6457 2328 refresh. / accom.

To make sure your day in the mountains is an unforgettable experience, here you can find some tips to keep you safe in the mountains.

Hier finden Sie alles rund um den passenden Wanderschuh, die perfekte Ausrüstung und die richtige Geh-Technik.

If you arrive with your own car, you can park it for free at the parking lot of the cable car station "Flying Mozart":

Please do not forget to leave the " Almenweg parking disc" from the brochure in your car.

St. Johann is an important train station on the Salzburg to Pongau line. Both local and long-distance trains stop here, and the station is close to the city centre. From here the Postbus No. 530 goes to Wagrain, from where you can take the cable car "Flying Mozart" to the Alpengasthof Kogelalm.

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