Take the road to St. Georgen, from the village square in the direction of Schloss Heuberg, always straight on in the direction of Landau and Winkel to Palfen - walking time approx. 1 hour.
Options for longer hiking: to Hochegg, Moosalm and Hundstein.
(From Hochegg there is the option of descending to Brandenau and further to Gries).
From the centre of the town of Bruck over the bridge and after taking a right, up the agricultural road to Bergen - Hundsdorf (Kinderdorf St. Anton) – the route goes downhill slightly to the main road – after around 100 m bear left via Hauserdorf and Viehhof to St. Georgen – if you continue on the road, it is around 15 minutes to Gries – head back to Bruck on the Postbus, train or via Salzach bridge - via Niederhof back to Bruck. - around 2 ½ hours.
Bruck town centre – via the Salzach bridge and to the left – opposite the pharmacy up to Knappenbichl - Gutshof Fischorn – at the junction before the Hasling (not open) bear right, and take the forest trail in the Eßreithgraben and to the Jageregg – from there a flat forested trail on the slope heads along to the Hundsbach – via the agricultural road back to Hundsdorf (Kinderdorf St. Anton) – just before the town you pass the Maria Stein chapel - back to Bruck - around 2 ½ hours
Descent via Apotheke Bruck to the Taxhof (not open) -from there continue up to the Jageregg – from there the route proceeds in a comfortable ascent up to the Höhenrücken and continues via Almböden to the Erlhofplatte (1541m) – wonderful views to the Hohe Tauern, Salzachtal, Zeller Becken and Steinernes Meer – also known as the "Pulpit of Pinzgau" - around 2 hours.
From the centre of Bruck hike along the Glocknerstraße, via the bypass, then take an immediate left onto Pichldorfstraße – cross the Fuscher Ache – then take a right, with a slight climb up to Pichldorf.
After the last houses, take a right at the junction to Fuschertal, later on the "Achenweg", which goes along to Fusch - around 2 hours. You can head back on the Postbus service.
From the centre of the town of Bruck via Raiffeisenstraße – past the train station - Westbahn underpass - before the Stegfeld settlement, turn left to Oberhof, follow the green signposts for the Tauern Cycle Trail to Niederhof. From there, via the toboggan run up to the Kohlschnait snack station, continuing to the junction, (left to the Drei Brüder) right again, down to Pichldorf and back to the town centre.
From the centre of the town of Bruck through Kaprunerstraße - under the train underpass to the right, continuing to the Salzach bridge – take a left before and bear into Neuwiesstraße – keep to the banks of the Salzach, until after 3 km you get up to the hill where Gasthof "Zur Salzachbrücke" meets the path to Kaprun - around 2 hours.
Hike from the centre of the town of Bruck on the Glocknerstraße to Fusch and to the Kalchangergut, take a right and follow the agricultural road to Brucker Berg to the forest boundary - numerous benches invite you to take a rest stop – particularly lovely view to the town, Schloss Fischhorn, Zeller Becken, to Unter- and Oberpinzgau and last but not least Steinernes Meer - around 2 hours
Easy circular trail in the valley
Starting at the Torismusverband Fusch, just before the village turn right into the field, along the lift, follow the signs "DORFRUNDE", through the housing estate in the direction of Turmöl gas station.
Cross the road, continue out of the village, turn right over the bridge and immediately right again onto the field path. Then keep left, a small hill with a view in the direction of Angereralm, keep right and cross a small stream and continue back in the direction of the swimming pool along the Fuscher Ache. After the sports center, turn right over the bridge, cross the road and back along the main road to the village center.
Walking time: approx. 45 minutes
Rewarding walk in the surrounding area, with lovely views to the village. In the centre of Fusch bear right, follow the road to the upper section of the village, pass 'Schausägewerk Mühlauersäge' and continue across the bridge. Bear right, after that the route heads to the lower and then on to the upper waterfall.
Circuit, leisurely, sunny footpath.
Starting from the centre of Fusch, bear left right after Pension Oberreiter. Follow the road to Bad Fusch for 200 metres. Right after the bridge bear right and continue to the swimming pool. Keep left here and follow the sports facilities along the Wiesenweg trail up until Untersteinach farmsteads. From there, head down on the right to the Bärenwirt and after the Glocknerstraße, back into the village. Or take a half-left, continuing to Obersteinach farmsteads and up to Bad Fuscher Straße.
Starting from the centre of the town of Fusch walk to Hirzbach bridge in Oberdorf and follow route 725 to the Gleiwitzerhütte up to the junction. The path to the left goes slightly uphill initially, then crosses the meadow slopes to the access road to Wimmgut, via which you get back on to the Glocknerstraße.
Descent also possible via Höhe Bärenwirt, where you can return to Fusch along the Glocknerstraße or via the Römerweg.
Flat path along the stream, promenade with lots of benches, can be extended as desired. Whether you now want to hike from the Schnablerweg route into the centre of the village, or to Bruck - both are recommended. Opposite the filling station in Fusch you cross the bridge via the Fuscher Ache and follow the path along the Ache.
Before Fusch council offices take a right and follow the Wiesenweg to the Schnabler farmsteads. Keep left here and head up to the edge of the forest, then via twisty sections and steps, finally through a brook bed to the agricultural road to Ponyhofalm. Down toward the valley on the wide gravel path, until on the Glocknerstraße, you get back again to the Fuscher Achenweg. From here it is around 3 1//2 km back to Fusch.
Chapel, old botanical natural monument.
Four kilometre, easy to moderate ascent, asphalt rad to Bad Fusch. Walking time a good hour. Based on the teachings of Pastor Kneipp a holistic recreation space came about here: Pavillon Augenquelle, Kneipp facilities in the Kastanienpark with sensory path in the labyrinth, viewing and meditation platform with relaxation swing, tread and arm pool. Lovely hiking trails through the high forest head up to the pool, return route via Wolfgangkapelle, continuing to Fürstenquelle with the Herzbrunnen, where the spring emerges from the mountain. All facilities invite you to enjoy an active Kneipp experience. Refreshments and hospitality services at the kiosk.
Lovely return route – via the Bichlalm with superb views to Fuschertal, to Embachkapelle or possibly via the Fuscher Höhenweg to the other side of the valley back to Fusch.
Family hiking area, magnificent valley head Käfertal with the Rotmoostal (marshy meadows with flora unique in Europe) is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Hohe Tauern.
From the Ferleiten car park (1,145m) you walk along the Fuscher Ache to the Tauerngasthof (end of the public transport path). From here, a narrow gravel road leads flat through the varied alpine landscape of the Käfertal.
After a few gates, the path becomes stonier, narrower and climbs a little towards the end of the valley. Here, only a stretch of forest separates you from the view of the western Käfer valley. Steep rock faces, where waterfalls flow into the depths, adorn the valley head.
Small forests, pastures and alpine huts accompany you to Rotmoos, which you reach after 1 hour 30 minutes. (1.428 m)
Visitors can learn about the special features of this valley at various stations and on display boards. The highlight is the water playground with rope ferry and Kneipp facility.
Impressive view down into the Fusch Valley and the Hohe Tauern.
Cross the Glocknerstraße at the Tourist Info, past the Oberreiter guesthouse.
The left path after the bridge leads you to the Angereralm farm, past the Sulzbach waterfall and through a section of forest.
Continue up a few hairpin bends to the fork in the road before the Sulzbach Grundalm. Follow the forest path to the right, past the Sulzbach Hochalm, and after about 1 hour's walk you reach the Guteben hilltop (1,781m).
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A few variations for the return, for the most part a flat, sunny meadow path.
Starting from Fusch village square bear right, just before the town and follow the wonderfully designed walking path to Bruck and to Schnablerbauer. On the left-hand side there is the picturesque Schnablermühle. An old wooden crucifix adorns the route. Follow the approach road up to Schnablerbauer, and you will get to the Glocknerstraße again and will shortly be back in the village again. However, should you have more of an appetite for nature, continue following the meadow path, which provides you with a wonderful view to Fusch in the south. This path then soon takes you to the Großglocknerstraße, here too you have the option to choose to return along the minor road.
Other routes back as an alternative to asphalt:
Very impressive view, waterfall
Starting from the Tourist Info, cross the Großglocknerstraße, then cross the Fuscher Ache and turn left. Walk uphill on the slope for about 15 minutes, cross a stream bed and continue to the Angereralm. From here continue uphill for about 1 hour. At the fork, turn left towards Kammereralm, Sulzbach Hochalm, Guteben, continue right towards Bichlalm, Sulzbach Grundalm.
Wonderful flora of the mountains (alpine bushes & blueberry bushes).
The hike begins at the Tourist Info. Here you cross the Glocknerstraße and follow the path between the houses. The left path takes you past the Angereralm, the Sulzbach waterfall and through a section of forest. Now the right path takes you up to the Sulzbach Grundalm in a few hairpin bends. From here, you can reach the Guteben hilltop (1,781 m) after a 1-hour walk past the Sulzbach Hochalm.
After Pension Oberreiter turn off the Glocknerstraße and onto Bad Fuscher Straße, then cross the bridge. After 4 km you will come to the old spa town of Bad Fusch (1188 m). At the church, follow the Alpine path which climbs slightly. This route takes you past mineral springs and into the idyllic landscape of Weichselbachtal, with its velvety Alpine meadows, tranquil woodlands and babbling streams. At the head of the valley you come to Walcher Grundalm, from where you can head from Wegkundige to Weichselbachhöhe weather cross (2218 m) to Rauris-Wörth (6 hours).
Access point in Ferleiten, sturdy footwear definitely advisable.
Start at Embachkapelle, alternatively arrive via Fuscher Höhenweg, which merges after about 500 metres. From Wölflerbauer follow the path which proceeds steadily uphill, through a small cluster of alders to Ferleiten. On the other side of the valley you will experience the bustle of the Großglockner High Alpine Road and after walking for some 1 ½ hours via lush meadows, you will come to Ferleitental. At the Tauerngasthof bear left after the bridge to get to the wildlife park or continue on into Käfertal, Tauerngasthof, Oberstattalm, Trauneralm.
Wonderful view to Weiselbachtal opposite.
Just before the old toll area on the Grossglocknerstraße, a path branches off to the right to Wimmgut. You can drive to the area managed by Großglocknerhochalpenstraße AG, walk along Fuscher altitude path or along the Großglocknerstraße. From Wimmgut, an Alpine path takes you through the high forest up to Schmalzgruben Grundalm in 1 ½ hours.
From Gries you can either walk or drive to Grieser Graben – after the road block area (car park) bear left on the agricultural road up to Moosalm - around 2 hours. The Moosalm can be the starting point for other hikes – via the steep path, you come to a junction:
To the left, the path goes to a unique, secluded Adam and Eve Lake, go further and on route 444 – you can either bear left to Bruck or Zell am See (Thumersbach) or bear right and continue walking to the Hundstein.
To the right you get up on to a ridge, which proceeds along agricultural road 444, with the Hundstein then in your line of sight.
Ascent from Apotheke Bruck to the Taxhof – from there continue uphill to the Jageregg – from there the route continues in a comfortable ascent on the ridge and continues via Alpine pastures to Erlhofplatte (1541m) – wonderful views to the Hohe Tauern, Salzachtal, Zeller Becken and Steinernes Meer – continue via a lovely forest trail that climbs slightly – past the Hahneckkogel (1874 m) and the Ochsenkopf (1994m) to the Hundstein (2117m) - Statzerhaus is open from April through to October – the most wonderful panoramic views to Bruck and the Hohe and Niedere Tauern, Steinernes Meer and the Loferer Steinberge - 5 to 6 hours.
From Gries you can walk or drive to Grieser Graben - after the road block area (car park) bear left on the agricultural road up to Moosalm - around 2 hours. At the junction bear right on to route 443 via Grundalm to Tödling Hochalm (Alpine dairy) – there are two options from there – either bear left to the Ochsenkopf (1994 m, continuing to the Hundstein) or right via Hundsteinsee to the Hundstein (Statzerhaus) - approx. 3 ½ hours.
There are various routes which take you to the foot of the Drei Brüder.
The ridge hike across the Drei Brüder starts beneath the summit, on which you cross the Stolzkopf (2139 m), Schaflkopf (2264 m) and the Breitkopf (2259m).
Please note: Surefootedness and a head for heights are needed to cross the ridge on a long-distance hike.
Ascent from Pichldorf/Niederhof to the Drei Brüder
The ascent proceeds from Pichldorf or Niederhof – passing the Kohlschnait snack station, climb on route 736 to Pichlkampen (1422m) – to Jagdhütte "Neubrünn", passing the mountain ridge "Auf der Scheib´n" – bear left there to get to Heubergalm – just before the Alpine pasture, bear right, up to the Heubergscharte, on path 730, around 5-6 hours.
Ascent from Sägewerk Heimhofer to the Drei Brüder
From Sägewerk Heimhofer is the shortest route, via Unterreit, Oberreit and Kösslrieß on a shaded Alpine path to the Erlhofalm. Beneath the Schinderköpfe climb on the wind gap between Breitkopf and Schaflkopf, from there is just a few steps up to the summit - around 5 - 6 hours.
Starting point is Bäckananderlalm – cross the west slope of the Roßkogel (2152 m) via the Hirzbachhöhe – past Brandlsee – via the east slope of the Messerfeldkogel (2442 m) you come to Gleiwitzerhütte (2174m), open in the summer)- another 3 to 4 hours from Bäckenanderlalm.
An ideal starting point into the Hohe Tauern to, for instance, the Hoher Tenn (3368m), Großes Wiesbachhorn (3564m)
All tours are intended for experienced climbers, who have Alpine experience.
From the centre of Bruck, hike along the Glocknerstraße, via the bypass, then take an immediate left onto Pichldorfstraße – via Fuscherache – then right, climbing slightly up to Pichldorf. After the last few houses, at the junction head right to Fuschertal, then the "Achenweg" proceeds to Fusch - around 2 hours – you can head back on the Postbus service.
On Brucker Berg initially (away from Bruck) up to the Hahneck (1300m) – passing Schreckkogel (1836 m) to the east, you come to Wachtbergalm (Bäckenanderlalm) - 3 to 4 hours. From Wachtbergalm climb to the Türchelkogel (2136 m), continue on mountain path 723, which leads up from Kaprun, along the ridge to the Imbachhorn (2470m) – another 3 hours from Bäckenanderlalm.
One of the loveliest viewing mountains in the Glockner range.
Impressive summit views to the Glockner and Sonnblick ranges, from the Limestone Alps to the Wilder Kaiser and Dachstein.
Starting point is Bad Fusch, from where you can get directly to Embach Grundalm, an elongated building, leaving the wide path. A narrow mountain path proceeds up to the derelict Rieger Hochalm, via forest glades and high forest areas. The Grünkar Scharte is accessed via fields of Alpine rose, fosses and scree. From here a ridge proceeds steeply up to the summit.
The impressive high mountain landscape of the Großes Wiesbachhorn and the Hohe Dock surrounds this inn, from which there is an uplifting view into Ferleiten Tal. The Edelweißspitze, Brennkogel, Fuscherkarkopf and Sonnenwelleck are within your grasp. The Schwarzenberghütte is base for various high mountain tours.
Starting point is the Tauerngasthof in Ferleiten, from where the path proceeds up to the Vögei Alm, the first Alpine inn to the right edge of the forest. Behind the inn a well-signposted steep path begins, where, after glacial streams, twisty bends take you to the Bockeneialpe, heading in loop sections up to Käferleiten, past Mainzer waterfall, you come to the Schwarzenberghütte, crossing rocky and grassy slopes.
Popular and rewarding mountain tour. Base for scaling the Imbachhorn and the Hohe Tenns, superb views to the rocky and ice-packed regions (open in the summer).
The access point is in Oberdorf at Sägewerk Fusch. Bear left here and cross the Hirzbach. To the right, a path takes you into the alpine valley. After tackling the rocky gorge you cross the stream via the Sackzieh bridge and come to the Hirzbachalm through flower-filled slopes, in lots of twisty roads up to Gleiwitzerhütte.
Day tour, lovely viewing mountain, summit cross put up by the 'Kamaradschaftsbund' to remember the people from Fusch who lost their lives in the war.
Ascent to the Kammerer Grundalm, continuing to the Hochalm, using the right valley path section. The signposts take you via mountain slopes to the summit of the Kreuzköpfl. Descent via the Kasereck to Bad Fusch.
Rewarding, Kasereck, unobstructed views to Fuscher Tal and the Großglockner.
After an ascent to the traditional spa town of Bad Fusch, a path – just before the bridge opposite Trafostation – takes you behind the fence to the Kreuzköpfl. Through the area of young trees, follow the path up to the wide forest linking route. Cross this and hike via steep mountain meadows, past an area where you can feed the animals in their wild setting, up to the Kasereck (1588m). You can also follow the forest trail to get here. From the Kasereck a grassy ridge proceeds in an easterly direction, up to the Kreuzköpfl.
One of the loveliest Alpine lodges, which has retained its original style, the final steep bend is a favourable viewing point to Fuscher Tal, Bruck and Zeller See, with the Limestone Alps and the Slate Alps in the background.
From Bad Fusch hike past the lovely Alpine trail to the Augenquelle and the church through a gateway. After a steep bend, the valley widens at Kalchanger, the route branches off to the right and takes you on a short section through the mountain forest.
The "Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail" offers a long-distance hiking experience in a class of its own. In 17 daily stages, hikers cover a distance of 275 kilometres from the starting point at the foot of the Krimml Waterfalls over the Schmittenhöhe high above Zell am See to Hüttschlag. Overnight stays are alternately in the valley or on the mountains. The trail leads right through the Hohe Tauern National Park region and opens up breathtaking views of Austria's highest mountains. The use of cablecars or practical shuttle services at the stage destinations as well as a bookable luggage transfer offer maximum comfort. Along the way are natural spectacles, exhibitions worth seeing, well-kept national park towns and attractive excursion destinations. Each day, long-distance hikers spend between three and seven hours walking - without rope insurance and in a panoramic position between 700 and 2,400 metres above sea level. If the main routes cannot be followed in the low seasons due to weather conditions, e.g. snow at high altitudes, hikers have alternative routes at their disposal.
Well signposted, the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail leads along the northern side of the Salzach Valley from the westernmost point of the province of Salzburg to Hüttschlag: the entire route is designed for seventeen stages. Per day, long-distance hikers are on their way for between three and seven hours of walking.
It is possible to join the trail from any stage.
Stage 01: Krimmler Wasserfälle | Krimml - Hochkrimml
Stage 02: Wildgerlos Tal | Hochkrimml - Königsleiten
Stage 03: Kröndlhorn | Königsleiten - GH Rechtegg/Neukirchen
Stage 04: Wildkogel | GH Rechtegg/Neukirchen - Wildkogelhaus/Bramberg
Stage 05: Rettensteinblick | Wildkogelhaus/Bramberg - Panorama Alm
Stage 06: Pass Thurn | Panorama Alm - Mittersill
Stage 07: Around the Gaisstein | Mittersill - Bürglerhütte
Stage 08: Hochsonnbergalm | Bürglerhütte - Uttendorfer Hochsonnbergalm / Uttendorf
Stage 09: Pinzgauer Hütte | Uttenorfer Hochsonnbergalm / Uttendorf - Pinzgauer Hütte
Stage 10: Zeller See | Pinzgauer Hütte - Schmittenhöhe
Stage 11: Thumersbacher Höhenpromenade | Zell am See – Bruck an der Glocknerstrasse
The eleventh day of the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is all about rest and recharging your batteries for the rest of the trail. The stage from Zell am See to Bruck is less than twelve kilometres long: it leads along large parts of Lake Zell and over the "Thumersbacher Höhenpromenade" with the entertaining "guestbook" theme trail. The stage is ideal for sleeping in, resting, spending half a day at the lake or in Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße.
Stage 12: Hundstein | Bruck an der Glocknerstrasse - Taxenbach
The Hundstein is known far and wide: On the one hand for the traditional Hundstein-Ranggeln, which is held annually at the end of July, and on the other hand for its fantastic views in all directions. With over 19 kilometres and 1,437 metres of ascent, it is one of the longest stages of the long-distance hiking trail. But the effort over the highest peak of the Salzburg Slate Alps is rewarded many times over and can be mitigated with an overnight stay at the Moosalm or the Statzerhaus and a short taxi ride at the end.
Stage 13: Kitzlochklamm | Taxenbach - Embach
Stage 14: Grubereck | Embach - Rauris
Stage 15: Raurisertal | Rauris - Kolm Saigurn
Stage 16: Stubnerkogel | Kolm Saigurn - Bad Gastein
Stage 17: Tal der Almen | Bad Gastein - Hüttschlag
The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail is not only unique, but also individual. Length, duration, stage start and finish locations, rest days, ... everything can be designed exclusively according to your needs. Our partner, the Trail Angels, will be happy to help you design your holiday experience.
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We definitely recommend that you consult an Alpine Association map or a mountain guide.
As with all hikes, we draw particular attention to the high mountain tours, which are climbed at your own risk.
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The most easterly of the three-thousand metre mountains in the Fusch district, really lovely mountain with expansive views to the Seidlwinkltal and further on into Styria and the Salzkammergut. Ascent from Großglockner Elendboden, Brennkogelscharte, from Hochtor or from Fuschertörl.
Walking time: 2 ½ hours