The hike "4 Mountains 3 Lakes" leads you on four stages over four fantastic peaks of the Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee regions. On the "Fuschlseerundwanderweg" you walk comfortably around the picturesque lake and enjoy the mountain panorama around you. The "Alm- und Gipfeltour" on the Faistenauer Schafberg and the Loibersbacher Höhe as well as the "3 Gipfel Tour" on the Gennerhorn, the Gruberhorn and the Regenspitz take you high up and show you the wonderful Fuschl Lake region from above.
In this Collection, we introduce you to the most beautiful hikes on which you can discover the Fuschl Lake region on a long weekend or on a day trip. Embedded between the mountains of the Osterhorn Group and the Salzkammergut Mountains lies the Fuschlsee. With its crystal-clear, turquoise water, it invites you to take a leisurely walk around its shores and to take a refreshing swim. The impressive peaks lure with dreamlike panoramas on further lakes and the enchanting mountain landscapes of the Fuschlsee region.
The four hikes in this Collection are varied, varied and meet every requirement so that you will definitely find the right hike for you. And while different, they all share one common experience: the unforgettable panoramas. You will also find numerous hiking establishments along all the hikes where you can spend the night comfortably. At rustic Alpine huts, warm hosts await you, who look forward to spoiling hikers with regional delicacies. These advantages make hiking in the Fuschl Lake region an unforgettable experience for all the senses and ideal for a long weekend in the mountains.
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The Salzkammergut multi-day hiking trail "4 mountains 3 lakes" runs through four fantastic peaks of the Fuschlsee, Wolfgangsee and Mondsee regions. The stages lead you through the most beautiful landscape in Salzburger Salzkammergut.The first leg of the 4 mountains 3 lakes hike takes you from Fuschl am See to St. Gilgen. From the starting point in Fuschl am See you walk in the direction Rumingmühle. Continue on Unterellmau and Oberellmau and finally dive into a beautiful forest. Always slightly uphill you walk alternately through forests and across wide meadows to the Sausteigalm, where you can stop off in comfort. Then you reach the Elferstein to the summit of Zwölferhorn. Above you can expect a magnificent view over the mountains and lakes of the Salzkammergut.From Zwölferhorn, you can take trail no. 1 to the Sausteigalm and via Gasthaus Weißwand to the valley station of the Zwölferhorn gondola lift to St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, the stage destination. On foot you need about one and a half hours. Alternatively, you can take the Zwölferhorn cable car for the descent.
On the second leg of the 4 Berge 3 Seen Wanderweg you will travel from St. Gilgen to the Schafberg. From the starting point in St. Gilgen you can either take the Wolfgangsee boat ride relaxed across the lake to Fürberg or you can wander comfortably along the shore. Behind Fürberg you follow the shore of the lake and hike on the pilgrimage route to the Falkenstein church. This is freely accessible for sightseeing. You can even ring the bells of the little church itself.Via the Dorneralm and the Schafbergalm, where you can stop off in comfort, you will reach the 1,782-meter-high summit of the Hohe Schafberg - which is considered to be the most beautiful mountain in the world-famous Salzkammergut. You can enjoy the breathtaking view in peace, because here you have reached today's stage destination. The overnight stay at the Hotel Schafbergspitze completes the entire day perfectly.
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From the Schafberg it goes on the third stage to Mondsee. From the starting point on the Schafberg you either hike into the valley or you can take the Schafbergbahn. The historic gear steam locomotives are among the oldest, operational locomotives in the world. Once at the bottom, you can take a break for the first time in St. Wolfgang and stop off in peace.Then it goes by ship across the Wolfgangsee to Fürberg. From here you walk in the direction of Winkl, past the castle Hüttenstein and up to the Almkogel, from which you have a magnificent view of the Mondsee, Irrsee and Attersee. Then you pass the Gasthaus Drachenwand in the direction of Mondsee, the stage destination where you can spend the night comfortably.
The last stage of the 4 mountains 3 lakes hike takes you from Mondsee over the Schober and the Frauenkopf back to the starting point to Fuschl am See. For the way over the two summits, you definitely need sturdy shoes and sure-footedness. From the double summit you can enjoy beautiful views of the lakes and mountains of the region. If the weather is bad, you can skip the two summits and shorten on the hiking trail ten directly to Fuschl am See.In Fuschl am See, the destination of the tour, you can treat yourself to a refreshing swim in Lake Fuschl, strengthen yourself in one of the restaurants and finish the day with a cruise ship. From the Zille, a flat inland barge, you can let the picturesque lake and the magnificent mountain panorama look at you from a completely different perspective.
On the Fuschlseerwanderwanderweg you walk comfortably around the entire lake. You can start at any place. On the way you can expect fantastic views of Lake Fuschl and the surrounding mountains, which will enchant you with different forest types, meadows and pastures. Most of the time you walk directly along the shore, only on the west bank, at the castle Fuschl and in the area of the Fuschler Ache, the path is slightly away from the lakeshore, but leads through a scenic nature reserve.On the north shore there is the nature trail "Fuschl-SEH-Weg" with the power place "Waldandacht". The sheltered southern exposure makes the Fuschlseerwanderwanderweg a unique experience in winter too. In summer, it attracts with numerous natural beaches, which invite you to relax and swim. At noteworthy points in natural history, boards give you an insight into the diverse ecology of this unique landscape.
The hike to the Faistenauer Schafberg or to the Loibersbacher height is an insider tip among the hikers. The view from the summit is really incredible, because you can see countless mountain peaks of the Osterhorn group, lakes and valleys, which together form a unique panorama.From the bus stop Faistenau Moosegg you walk along a flat stretch along Brunnbach. Over lush green meadows and through quiet forests, it then goes slowly uphill to Schafbachalm and on to the Oberwiesenalmen. Here you will find several huts where you can stop off. From the Oberwiesenalm you can reach the Loibersbacher Höhe on one side and the summit of the Faistenauer Schafberg on the other side.After enjoying the views from the heights and strengthening yourself in the huts, you start the descent. Through the picturesque Döllerwald, past the parking lot and the Döllererbauern you walk back into the valley to the starting point.
The 3 Summit Tour is a long but rewarding tour that has everything you could ask for. For the hike, however, you need sturdy shoes, sure-footedness and a head for heights, because the route takes you not only past pastures, but also over rugged peaks and narrow ridges.It starts at the parking Lämmerbach. From here you walk on the Genneralm, where you can take a first break in one of the managed huts. Afterwards it goes on the Gennerhorn, which is the highest peak of the tour with 1,735 meters. On a narrow path you hike over the Gennersattel to the next summit, the 1,732 meter high Gruberhorn. Over the ridge, you continue north-west to the 1,675-meter-high Regenspitz, the third summit of the tour.Via the north-east back you descend to Feichtensteinalm, where you can take a well-deserved break in the Stegleiten hut. Then you hike comfortably over alpine meadows and through cool forests past the Gruberalm back to the starting point.