Logo DAV
Logo AVS
Try Pro 1 month free of charge Community
Choose a language
Start Routes Crossing Totes Gebirge Tauplitzalm, Grundlsee, Altaussee
Plan a route here Copy route
Mountain Hike recommended route

Crossing Totes Gebirge Tauplitzalm, Grundlsee, Altaussee

Mountain Hike · Tauplitz
Responsible for this content
Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Tauplitzalm, Ausgangsort Großsee
    / Tauplitzalm, Ausgangsort Großsee
    Photo: Mediasoft
  • / Almrauschblüte Tauplitzalm, unten der Großsee
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Ein kühles Bad im Grundlsee lockt
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Plätte auf dem Toplitzsee
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Wassefälle am Toplitzsee
    Photo: Ralf Tornow
  • / Lahngangsee
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Elmsee, Pühringerhütte mit Rotgschirr
    Photo: Mediasoft
  • / Pühringerhütte mit Rotschirr
    Photo: Mediasoft
  • / Das Appelhaus
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Pfeiffer am Appelhaus, Redender Stein im Hintergrund
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Wildenseealm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Am Ziel - Altaussee Seewiese
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
  • / Verdient! Ausseerland Seesaibling
    Photo: Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 50 40 30 20 10 km Albert-Appel-Haus Pühringerhütte Pühringerhütte Wildenseehütte
Cross the Tote Gebirge mountains on four daily stages from the Tauplitzalm to Lake Altaussee.
Distance 54.6 km
22:28 h
2,785 m
3,713 m
A great crossing - and not a day without a lakeThe daily stages: Tauplitzalm - Grundlsee, Grundlsee/ Gößl - Pühringerhütte, Pühringerhütte - Albert Appelhaus, Albert Appelhaus - Altaussee.

Author’s recommendation

The trip back to Tauplitz:

Public transportation

For a group of two or more persons it is recommended to leave one vehicle already before the trip in Altaussee.

Profile picture of Hermann Rastl
Hermann Rastl
Update: November 11, 2021
Highest point
2,258 m
Lowest point
711 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to the six W questions:

  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Where did the accident happen? (possibly GPS coordinates)
  • Who is reporting? (callback number)
  • When did the accident happen?
  • Weather at the accident site?


Tips and hints

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


Tauplitzalm (1,650 m)
47.595941, 13.998310
47°35'45.4"N 13°59'53.9"E
33T 424697 5271878



Turn-by-turn directions

Tauplitzalm - Grundlsee

Due to simplicity you can take the chair lift from Tauplitz to the Tauplitzalm. From the top station of the chair lift you walk downwards to the lake  "Großsee" and to the lake "Märchsensee". After the so-called "Öderntörl" you get to the mountain pasture called Ödernalm and then you have to walk about 5 kilometers on a graveld road through the valley "Öderntal" in direction to Bad Mitterndorf. Our new aim is the "Schneckenalm", also called "Salza-Alm". From then on you always have to follow the signpostings towards Grundlsee/Gößl. 

Finally after about 5 hours walking you reach Grundlsee. A refreshing bath in the water clear as glass is highly recommended before you find an accommodation to spend the night.


Grundlsee - Pühringerhütte

On the next day you start the tour from Gößl to the Pühringerhütte. Always following the signpostings along the well-marked path you reach the one which is called "Ausseer Weg". This one leads you to the two lakes "Lahngangseen". Leaving the lakes behind you carry on in direction to the Pühringerhütte (1638 meters), which we will reach after all in all 4 hours and 930 meters in altitude. For advanced hikers after a refreshment and some food it is highly recommended to walk to the mountain "Rotgeschirr" in 2261 meters in altitude which offers an amazing view to the surrounding mountains.


Pühringerhütte - Albert Appelhaus

The following day the tour leads you from the Pühringerhütte to the Albert Appelhaus. First you have to go back to the so called "Elmgrube" and then follow continously the signpostings to the Albert Appelhaus (path number 201).


Albert Appelhaus - Altausseer See

A nice detour on the last route leads us from the Albert Appelhaus to the mountain pasture "Wildenseealm". The lake "Wildensee" and the place of happiness called "Jungfrauenbründl", shall be part of this tour in any case. 

From then on you have to takte the path straight ahead to the area called "Augstwiese" and then upwards to the saddle "Hochklapfsattel". Finally you walk always in the direction of the Altausseer See and you will be in Altaussee after 5 hours and a descent of 930 meters in altitude.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Railway station nearby: Tauplitz/Bad Aussee

ÖBB (train): www.oebb.at 

Verbundlinie Steiermark (bus): www.busbahnbim.at  


Public transport service Narzissenjet:


Getting there

Nähere Informationen zur Anreise in das Ausseerland - Salzkammergut finden Sie auch auf unserer Homepage


Parking directly at the starting or final point available. Be careful,in Altaussee liable to fees!


47.595941, 13.998310
47°35'45.4"N 13°59'53.9"E
33T 424697 5271878
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

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

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

Kompass 20 "Dachstein Ausseerland, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt" 1 : 50.000

Book recommendations for this region:

Show more

Recommended maps for this region:

Show more


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!

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Photos from others

54.6 km
22:28 h
2,785 m
3,713 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Secured passages


  • My Map
  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view