BergeSeen Trail 10: Postalm - Strobl
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Short ascent and longer descent along forestry roads, marked meadow and forest paths and finally along a flat promenade path.
Quality of experience: ****
- Multi-stage route
- Refreshment stops available
This is a rather relaxing stage. It starts with a gentle climb through the meadows of the Postalm and then descends relatively leisurely through forested slopes. The route is sprinkled with a few rocky passages and views of rugged mountains. At the end, you enjoy a walk through a cherished moor biotope on Lake Wolfgang.
From the Huber Hut on the western edge of the Postalm, hike along trail no. 840 and underneath a ski lift to Parkplatz 3 at the upper end of the Postalm toll road. From there, it is worthwhile to make a short detour to the historical Postalm Hut next to its small chapel. The hut dates back to the year 1853 and at the time belonged to the Postwirt of Bad Ischl – which also provided the name of the entire alpine meadow. However, the path to Lake Wolfgang heads off to the left along a meadow road, marked no. 877, to the Wiesleralmen (1361 m) in the northern section of the Postalm. Between the Wiesler and Schafbergblick Huts, go along the road branching off to the right for about 350 metres towards the Thoralm. Then hiking trail no. 877 with the signage “Niedergadenalm – Strobl” ascends left through the meadow to the Thoralm Saddle (1492 m).
Keeping right, you hike along trail no. 877 through steep, rocky forest slopes to the Bleckwand southeast ridge (gate) and then descend left to the Schartenalm (1051 m). To the left rises the Bleckwand (1516 m) with its rocky eastern side and to the right is the even more rugged Sparber (1502 m). Continue along path no. 877 and then briefly descend along the gravel meadow road to the Gasthof Mahdhäusl (620 m).
Via the access road, you arrive at a busy state highway (bus stop on the left), which leads over a bridge to the right. You can walk underneath the bridge next to a small stream, but only when the water level is low.
On the other side is the historical Lipphaus, which houses the Aberseer Heimathaus – a museum well worth seeing. Following the sign “Bahndammweg”, you walk along a flat meadow path next to a chapel to Lake Wolfgang. After 10 minutes, you cross the Bahndammweg path (which was the former track of the Salzkammergut Railway). Immediately afterwards, fork to the right onto the marked lakeside path (straight ahead is a detour to the “Gschmå Platzl” – a magnificent spot on the lakeshore with a view of St. Wolfgang).
Walking through an avenue of birch trees and the Blinklingmoos nature reserve, you arrive at the Fellmayer swimming area. Soon after you turn left and arrive via Moosgasse at the centre of Strobl (542 m) with the tourism office. 2:00 h
Summit detour: To the right is the Thorhöhe (1533 m), which steeply drops off to the north (40 minutes there and back).
Summit detour: To the Bleckwand (1516 m) – see tour G5, page 248
- In alpine terrain, be aware of the danger of falling rocks.
- Through early summer, you may encounter steep snowfields or firn gullies – especially during icy conditions, there is an acute risk of falling and thus fatal injury!
- Due to storm damage, forestry work or construction work, individual trail sections may be difficult or impassable at times.
- Cows in the alpine meadows are often curious. Because they are nursing mothers, they develop a strong tendency to protect their calves. Therefore, move through cow pastures quietly, keep at least 20 metres of distance to the animals and never pet calves! In the case of threatening behaviour (pawing, stamping) slowly back away (do not turn your back). Keep dogs on a leash. They must not bark at or chase cows. In the case of an attack, the dog must be released from the leash.
For all stages, you will need hiking or mountain boots with treaded rubber soles as well as wind- and rainproof clothing. A change of clothes and a small first-aid kit should also be included in your backpack. The amount of provisions you should pack depends on the number of available rest stops. In any case, you should always take along plenty to drink. Telescopic poles are helpful, especially when walking downhill.
Text kindly provided by the publisher KOMPASS-Verlag and Wolfgang Heitzmann.
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