Simply great, simply magnificent: rolling hills, idyllic alpine pastures, panoramic views
- Sundays: 7 Jan / 4 Feb 2024
- Individual arrangements on demand
Meeting point: 09:45 a.m. at Strobl am Wolfgangsee
Description: With about 42 square kilometers, the Postalm is the largest contiguous alpine pasture area in Austria. Its gentle hills and extensive meadows are ideal for snowshoe hiking. Rustic alpine huts invite us to take a leisurely rest.
On our circular hike we get to know the high plateau with its magnificent mountain panorama. The Dachstein with the Gosaugletscher and the Gosaukamm attracts our eyes like magic, but also the view to the Berchtesgadener Alps, the surrounding Salzkammergut mountains and the Schafberg are impressive.
More than 400 years ago, people began clearing the alpine pastures to meet the timber needs of the salt works. Later, the post horses from the Hotel Post in Bad Ischl came here to rest, hence the name. Even Empress Sisi visited the extensive alpine pasture. To commemorate her visit, the owners of the alpine pastures and huts built the Postalm Chapel, which stands in the immediate vicinity of the historic Postalm Hut. On our hike we still pass some alpine pastures, whose traditional huts fit idyllically into the landscape.
End: approximately 03:30 p.m.
Location: Strobl am Wolfgangsee
Characteristics: Not very difficult snowshoe hike but needing some effort with a few short, steeper ascents and descents. It addresses to both experienced and casual hillwalkers. No prior experience or knowledge needed!
Time: Pure walking time about 3 to 3.5 hours
Participants per guide: at least 7 / maximum 12 people
Prices including tickets p.p.: Adult 41 € / Children and teenagers 28 €
* Snowshoes and telescopic sticks to rent
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