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Via Salis - Hiking in the footsteps of salt

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The path is dedicated to the theme of salt. It is equipped with 21 information panels at intervals of five to 20 minutes.
Open
moderate
Distance 10 km
3:15 h
370 m
370 m
1,050 m
720 m
This circular hiking trail around the Dietrichskogel "takes" you on a fascinating journey through time from the origins of the salt mine to the present day of Ausseerland.21 signposted stations point to ancient tunnels, the mule tracks of the Romans or a strange castle ruin. This easily walkable and well signposted route is not only "seasoned" with salt, but with many a surprise. After four kilometers and a leisurely climb of 300 meters in altitude, you reach its highest point - in the quiet, unspoiled mountain landscape at the foot of the Sandling massif. Finally, on the equally long but in places somewhat steeper descent path lies - as the highlight of the hike - the show mine.The hike on the Via Salis takes about three hours.

 

Author’s recommendation

The three somewhat more difficult passages are easily bypassed on the forest road.
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Update: May 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Am Sattel vor dem Breunerberg, 1,050 m
Lowest point
720 m
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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 Altaussee
Fischerndorf 61
8992 Altaussee
+43 3622 716 43
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Start

Kur- und Amtshaus Altaussee (727 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.640850, 13.765249
DMS
47°38'27.1"N 13°45'54.9"E
UTM
33T 407256 5277122
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Destination

is the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The circular trail is about ten kilometers long. Partly you are on alpine hiking trails, therefore the path is not suitable for baby carriages. Please pay attention to the signposts with the lettering "Via Salis". The Pflindsberg castle ruins are worth a detour. 

 

  1. Salt is life
  2. Salt water from the Sandling
  3. Maple or Altaussee?
  4. Changing job description
  5. The miner's stand
  6. Ruin of Pflindsberg
  7. The Romans at the Sandling
  8. The scooping works at the Sandling
  9. The old mining center
  10. How the salt came to the Sandling
  11. Enough salt, but not enough wood
  12. Working life of the miners
  13. Water in the tunnels
  14. The Steinberg area
  15. From the scoop to the drain
  16. The Strähn
  17. Mining today
  18. Food for the miners
  19. Healing from the depths
  20. The mountains and their visitors
  21. The salt of the future

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

The best way to get to Altaussee is to plan with google.at/maps.

 

Parking

There is a large parking lot in front of the Kur- und Amtshaus. Attention chargeable!

Coordinates

DD
47.640850, 13.765249
DMS
47°38'27.1"N 13°45'54.9"E
UTM
33T 407256 5277122
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The folder "VIA SALIS" is available free of charge in all information offices in the Ausseerland Salzkammergut.

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

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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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Ka St
August 27, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 27, 2021

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
370 m
Descent
370 m
Highest point
1,050 m
Lowest point
720 m
Circular route Cultural/historical interest Scenic Refreshment stops available

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