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Lawinenstein

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  • Lawinenstein
    / Lawinenstein
    Photo: CC BY, TVB Ausseerland-Salzkammergut/T. Lamm
  • / Blick Richtung Dachstein
    Photo: CC BY, TVB Ausseerland-Salzkammergut/T. Lamm
  • / Wandern am Lawinenstein mit Grundlsee
    Photo: Tom Lamm, Ausseerland
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The Tauplitzalm is known for its 360-degree panorama of hundreds of mountain peaks all around. The very best panoramic view is from the Lawinenstein, which rises like a balcony above the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region and marks its center.
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moderate
Distance 8 km
3:30 h
397 m
409 m
1,965 m
1,610 m
On this tour you can expect 360-degree panoramic views of hundreds of mountain peaks all around. You get this incomparable view for relatively little effort: Apart from a slope with 200 meters of altitude, you hike the Lawinenstein with relatively little effort.

Author’s recommendation

What we observe most often at the Avalanche Stone? Open mouths, incredulous amazement, taking photos and smiling. A day on the Tauplitzalm is as effective as a long weekend!
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Author
Johanna Provatopoulos-Wodal
Update: January 21, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Lawinenstein, 1,965 m
Lowest point
Hollhausmulde, 1,610 m
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Tip for emergency reporting - give answers to the six W-questions:

  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Where did the accident happen? (possibly GPS coordinates)
  • Who reports? (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
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Start

Mountain station 4-seater chairlift Tauplitzalm or parking lot at Tauplitzalm (1,650 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.595919, 13.998241
DMS
47°35'45.3"N 13°59'53.7"E
UTM
33T 424691 5271876
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Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike is started at the parking lot on the Tauplitzalm or at the mountain station of the 4-seater chairlift. We head off in a westerly direction. Below the Hollhaus is the valley station of the chairlift to the Lawinenstein. From there, trail no. 274 leads gently upwards along a light mountain pine and larch forest.

Below the chairlift you hike up a slope to the top station of the chairlift. Here you are already at 1,885 m above sea level. Continue over a wide ridge, first slightly descending, and then half-left again rising to the highest point of the Lawinenstein.

The 1,965 m high summit is a flat plateau that rises like a balcony above the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region. Falling down is no danger there, you can look relaxed. And you should, because you don't have such a great natural cinema every day. The mighty Grimming, the glaciated Dachstein massif, the rugged stone walls of the Tote Gebirge, the Niedere Tauern, the Grundlsee and the most beautiful lake plateau of the Tauplitzalm. All in all: simply fantastic!

Its 1,965-meter summit is a flat plateau that rises like a balcony above the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region. There is no danger of falling down, you can relax and enjoy the view. And you should, because you don't get to see such great natural cinema every day: the mighty Grimming, the glaciated and famous Dachstein massif, the rugged stone walls of the Tote Gebirge, the Niedere Tauern, Lake Grundlsee and the beautiful lake plateau of the Tauplitzalm, incidentally the largest in Central Europe.

All in all: simply heart-stopping!

 

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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
47.595919, 13.998241
DMS
47°35'45.3"N 13°59'53.7"E
UTM
33T 424691 5271876
w3w 
///hesitantly.indifference.unspeakable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at all information offices in Ausseerland.

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Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All dige, which 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.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
397 m
Descent
409 m
Highest point
1,965 m
Lowest point
1,610 m
Circular route Scenic Summit route Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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