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Mountain tour on the big Tragl

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This unique karst tour at the foot of the legendary Sturzhahn, which was first climbed by mountaineering icon Heinrich Harrer, is considered an alpine treat. 
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Distance 14.2 km
6:15 h
768 m
768 m
2,179 m
1,543 m
The unique mountain scenery of the Tote Gebirge awaits you on this tour: limestone rock slabs, cirques, fossils, alpine flowers peeking out from between the rocks and many sinkholes, the karst funnels so typical of this area. Also almost always in view: the legendary Sturzhahn, whose 200-meter-high west face was first climbed by Heinrich Harrer.

 

The ascent to the Tragl is only demanding and only for experienced mountain hikers.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the high and the panoramic views of the mountain peaks all around! 
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Katharina Kolb
Update: April 04, 2022
Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
Großes Tragl, 2,179 m
Lowest point
Steirerseehütten, 1,543 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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Start

Mountain station 4-seater chairlift Tauplitzalm or parking lot at Tauplitzalm (1,590 m)
Coordinates:
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47.593088, 13.986109
DMS
47°35'35.1"N 13°59'10.0"E
UTM
33T 423775 5271573
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Destination

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

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from the mountain station of the 4-seater chairlift or at the parking lot on the Tauplitzalm - with six lakes the largest lake plateau in Central Europe.

Via a meadow path you hike east to the Steirersee lake. In early summer, the surrounding meadows are transformed into a sea of alpine flowers, where purple alpine rue, velvety blue gentian, hellebores and rock carnations bloom by the millions.

Shortly before the Steirersee, we recommend a detour to the Steirerseebankerl, a popular vantage point. From here you already have a beautiful view of the legendary Sturzhahn and the Steirersee.

 

Now you follow the alpine road above the Steirersee along the refreshment huts to the Salzsteig and across the alpine floor you continue to the fork of trails 218 and 276. Here you change to trail 276 and hike through many mountain pines to the Jungbauer cross. The characteristic shape of the Sturzhahn is always in view. Then continue in a northerly direction to Schwaigbrunn, where the trail turns in the direction of Traglhals and leads to the 2,179m high summit of the Großer Tragl.

 

At the Jungbauer cross is a large sinkhole into which Herbert Jungbauer fell in 1948 and could not be recovered.

For your own safety, you should definitely keep to the pole markings at this point and also otherwise stay on the signposted path. In addition, this tour should only be done in good weather conditions. In rainy conditions it becomes dangerous and slippery terrain is no fun anyway.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 

From Tauplitz train station to the valley station of the 4-seater chairlift is about a 30-minute walk.The bus stop is located directly at the valley station.

Getting there

The journey to Tauplitz is best planned with google.at/maps. From here 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

Ample free parking is available at the 4-seater chairlift in Tauplitz and at the parking lot on the Tauplitzalm.

Coordinates

DD
47.593088, 13.986109
DMS
47°35'35.1"N 13°59'10.0"E
UTM
33T 423775 5271573
w3w 
///rewrote.dwarfism.tempting
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps and free general maps are available in the information offices of the 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 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

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Barbara S.
June 12, 2020 · Community
„Großes Tragl“touren gib es einige bei den anderen ist die Strecke nur in eine Richtung gemessen. Eine tolle Tour, speziell im Juni, weil noch richtig viele Schneefelder da waren und dadurch der letzte Abschnitt die Markierungen verschwanden. Man kann auch auf das kleine Tragl einen Abstecher machen ohne Markierung allerdings sieht man das Kreuz dh guter Anhaltspunkt. Heute ein Traumtag mit guter Sicht. Würde sie zwischen mittel und schwer ansetzen eher Richtung schwer.
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Aufstieg im Juni
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Distance
14.2 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
768 m
Descent
768 m
Highest point
2,179 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
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