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A glistening mountain world: 7 beautiful lakes around Salzburg

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A glistening mountain world: 7 beautiful lakes around Salzburg

Hiking Collection by komoot

7

Tours

30:50 h

45.6 mi

15,125 ft

Crystal-clear mountain lakes and powerful waterfalls plunging into the valley, looking around, you see a breathtaking panorama in every direction. Water in the mountains is powerful, no matter which forms it takes. When you stand on the shore of a glittering lake in the midst of the Salzburg mountains, you feel the pristine beauty of nature with your whole body. These seven hikes of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty will take you directly to the shores of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the southern province of Salzburg. No matter which route choose, you will be accompanied by mighty gushing water along the way.

Families stroll around the turquoise blue Jägersee, ambitious weekend hikers climb up to the Bockhart lakes and real mountain goats take on the 1300 meters (4265 feet) climb to Schuhflickersee. The beautiful thing about the crystal-clear mountain waters of the Salzburger region is that they can be found at different altitudes. This makes them the perfect picnic spot after a relaxing stroll, as well as a haven of peace after a long ascent.

The starting points of these seven hikes can all be reached by public transport. We've also picked a few nice huts for you because a hearty meal is the best way to end your adventure. Take a look at our routes and maybe you will soon gaze into your own reflection in the calm mountain waters.

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    Rund um den Jägersee – Bergseen im Salzburger Land

    Easy
    00:38
    1.23 mi
    2.0 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Jägersee lies in the valley of the Kleinarl valley at an altitude of 1,099 meters and surrounded by the magnificent mountain peaks of the Radstädter Tauern. But all this sounds more demanding than it really is: to successfully round the emerald lake, it does not need any special skills. Just a little

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  • Easy
    00:28
    1.12 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Where the Prebersee lies? There, where the world is still in order: At 1,514 meters above sea level and at the foot of the Prebers he invites you to an idyllic round that pleases the whole family.

    

    Alpine meadows, imposing heights and in the middle a moor lake. So you could describe the Prebersee at Tamsweg

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    5.21 mi
    1.4 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The hike to the Lower and Upper Bockhartsee starts relatively steep. A path leads through the forest. But not for too long. Soon you will reach the first vantage point (and thus the Bockhartseehütte). Here you have a great view of the Nassfeld, the valley of the famous Gasteinertal. And already the delicious

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  • Difficult
    05:49
    9.65 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This tour takes you into the legendary world of the Tappenkarsee, the largest mountain lake in the Eastern Alps. Thanks to the steep but easy path, this hike is also suitable for families.

    

    The first of many highlights on this tour is the crystal-clear Jägersee. The path initially runs along the lake shore

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  • Difficult
    07:26
    10.2 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,525 ft
    4,525 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The hike from the valley of the Almen to Schuhflickersee takes several hours and is therefore recommended for endurance hikers. Also a summit - the Schuhflicker with 2,214 meters height - is part of the route. Therefore, you should definitely bring good footwear and the corresponding experience. At the

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  • Difficult
    05:11
    7.09 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Gasteinertal has so much to offer on fantastic hikes. A real insider tip slumbers in Bad Gastein, at 1,831 meters and at the feet of the carpentry group. The climb is steep, it is important that you wear good footwear and have provisions with you. But the reward follows on the heels: the Reedsee

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  • Difficult
    07:35
    11.1 mi
    1.5 mph
    4,100 ft
    4,100 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    No pain no gain. Under this motto, you start your tour from Dorfgastein center towards Paarseen. That makes them relatively long. But the paths are easy to walk on and, as everywhere in the Gastein Valley, wonderful views await you on the way. And a hut to stop off.

    

    As natural mountain lakes, the Paarseen

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    45.6 mi
  • Duration
    30:50 h
  • Elevation
    15,125 ft

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