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A break from everyday life? This is possible on the 6-lake hike on the Tauplitzalm. 
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moderate
Distance 14.8 km
4:40 h
410 m
410 m
1,650 m
1,445 m
The Tauplitzalm with its six mountain lakes is the largest lake plateau in Europe.

 

In the months of June to mid-August, the variety of flowers is very fascinating. It begins with the snow lily bloom in spring and ends with the alpine bush bloom. Which begins in early to mid-July, depending on snow conditions and weather.

 

A visit to the Steirerseebankerl is definitely worthwhile. The view of the mountains and the Steirersee is simply magical. Also recommended is a visit to the small mountain church. This is located, not to be overlooked, near the mountain station of the 4-seater chairlift.

 

Author’s recommendation

The Tauplitzalm can be reached from Tauplitz with the 4-seater chairlift or from Bad Mitterndorf via the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road.
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Günther Steininger 
Update: April 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Bergstation 4er-Sesselbahn, 1,650 m
Lowest point
Steirersee, 1,445 m
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

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Tips and hints

Tourist Office Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
Information office Tauplitz
Tauplitz 70
8982 Bad Mitterndorf
+43 3688 24 46
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Website

 

 

Start

Mountain station 4-seater chairlift Tauplitzalm or parking lot at Tauplitzalm (1,591 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.593181, 13.985990
DMS
47°35'35.5"N 13°59'09.6"E
UTM
33T 423766 5271583
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Destination

Mountain station 4-seater chairlift Tauplitzalm or parking lot at Tauplitzalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The 6-lake hike is a dreamlike hike to mountain lakes and huts in one of the most beautiful alpine areas in Europe.

 

At the beginning of the hike you come to the Krallersee, a dark shimmering moor lake that lies at the foot of the Lawinenstein. Then the path continues to the Großsee, below the Schneiderkogel, and to the romantic Märchensee. Further to the east you hike to the Tauplitzsee.

Shortly before the Steirersee, a detour to the "Steirerseebankerl" is recommended. The magnificent view of the Sturzhahn and the blue-green shimmering Steirersee is impressive. By the way, the Sturzhahn was once the climbing mountain of Heinrich Harrer.

After a short rest, we continue past the Steirersee huts in the direction of Steirersee, which you can hike along the south or north shore (surefootedness required!).The last lake is the Schwarzensee, which is not black at all.

Return to the starting point via meadow paths or the asphalt road on the high plateau.

 

It is not necessary to hike the whole tour. You have the possibility to shorten the hike at any time.

 

Strollers and wheelchair users:

Due to the asphalted and gravelled plateau road, short hikes on the Tauplitzalm are also suitable for baby carriages and wheelchairs!

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Anreise mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln:

Getting there

The journey to Tauplitz is best planned with google.at/maps. From there you can take the 4-seater chairlift to the high plateau.

By car, you can get to the Tauplitzalm from Bad Mitterndorf via the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road (toll).

 

Parking

There are plenty of free parking spaces available.

Coordinates

DD
47.593181, 13.985990
DMS
47°35'35.5"N 13°59'09.6"E
UTM
33T 423766 5271583
w3w 
///turkey.prattled.airliners
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of trails:

Mayr "Wandern, Rad und Mountainbike Ausseerland Totes Gebirge" 1 : 25.000

Freytag & Berndt "082 Bad Aussee, Totes Gebirge, Bad Mitterndorf, Tauplitz" 1 : 50.000

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Equipment

On the alpine pasture and in the mountains, the weather is known to change quickly: whether summit happiness or hiking joy - they will be greater if you are well prepared for all conditions:

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top.An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!


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Rating

4.3
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Karin M. Götz 
August 11, 2020 · Community
Einzigartige Wanderung, alles drin, was man sich von einer Wanderung erwartet
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When did you do this route? August 11, 2020
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Robert P
June 07, 2020 · Community
bei gemütlicher Geschwindigkeit und Einkehr in die Grazerhütte brauchten wir 5std insgesamt. mit kleinen Pausen zwischendurch würde ich 6std ansetzen an Wegzeit. Eher anspruchsvolle Wanderu8da es doch oft Bergauf und ab geht über Felsen etc für kleine Kinder empfehle ich die Wanderung nicht wirklich. sonst wirklich schöne Wanderung
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When did you do this route? June 06, 2020
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Tino Knoche 
July 18, 2019 · Community
Das Label „kinderwagengerecht“ darf bitte entfernt werden. Während also die kraxe auf der Hütte lag, fragten wir uns mit welcher Art von Kinderwagen dieser Weg zu beackern wäre...
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When did you do this route? July 18, 2019
Da gibt selbst der crosstauglichste buggy auf.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.8 km
Duration
4:40 h
Ascent
410 m
Descent
410 m
Highest point
1,650 m
Lowest point
1,445 m
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