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A hiking holiday in Austria

Hiking can be really lovely!

A day in Forstautal (Vögeialm 1360 m, Oberhütte at Oberhüttensee 1860 m) or on the Fageralmen (Lechneralm 1610 m, Trinkeralm 1780 m) shows just how nice the natural surroundings can be: genuinely natural, audibly still and picturesquely dreamy.

On hikes you are accompanied by the delightful babbling of the mountain streams; your ascent into the mountains is accompanied by bird song and the sound of cow bells. And what’s that? Right along the edge of the route are rare flowers, such as lady’s slipper, black vanilla orchid and mountain gentian!

Forstau is also part of the "Leonhard" pilgrim route, which leads from Salzburg to St.Leonhard/Lungau.

There are of course a number of shorter hiking trails too with leisurely stop-offs in Forstau in Pongau, at "Winklhütte" for instance. Further information and hiking maps for the region available in the tourist information office!

Salzburger Almenweg in Forstau
'Salzburger Almenweg' trail

The Salzburger Almenweg wonderful trail heads along the new long-distance hiking trail, from Alpine lodge to Alpine lodge, from the Niederen and Hohen Tauern to Bischofsmütze and Hochkönig. An expedition on the Salzburger Almenweg, at over 350 km in length, heads through the Pongau Mountains via 120 Alpine lodges. This concentration of Alpine lodges is unique, and is found in no other state - only Salzburger Land. The Salzburger Almenweg also goes through Forstau valley of course past our traditional cosy Alpine lodge.

More information about the route and the lodges available at:

NEW! The "Interactive hiking map for Salzburger Almenweg is available HIER!

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