Though it is quite a long walk, you don’t lose strength on a tour to Schafsiedel – the rushing water of the mountain stream, the lush green and the vivid alpine culture give new impulses. On your way to the summit you’ll pass three wonderful lakes, called Wildalmseen, which lie idyllically nestled between impressive mountains.
The start of this wildly romantic tour is the parking area of the inn Gasthof Wegscheid in the Kurzer Grund valley in Kelchsau. First walk along the river and then through the forest. After approx half an hour you reach a forest path which meanders in wide curves up to Neue Bamberger Hütte. Time and again small paths branch off the forest path. Following those shortcuts, you reachNeue Bamberger Hütte in ca 1,5 hours. Behind the alpine hut the terrain gets wider and you’ll be offered a wonderful panoramic view of the alpine area of “Rosswildalm”. On well sign-posted mountain paths the hike goes on to the lake “Unterer Wildalmsee”. About 15 minutes later you’ll pass a second lake and then, over some steps, get to a third one, the Oberer Wildalmsee, which is situated right beneath the summit. Accompanied by fantastic views of the Hohe Tauern mountain range the hike leads on to the summit of Schafsiedel mountain where you’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking 360° panorama. We recommend: bring along your swimming things!
- access_time7:00 hDuration
- arrow_right_alt15,7 kmDistance
- terrain2447 mHighest point
- trending_up1284 mUphill
- trending_down1299 mDownhill
- check average / red mountain path
- Gasthof Wegscheid
- Schafsiedel, 2447m
- Forest path, hiking path
- Arrival by car recommended. From Hopfgarten follow the road to Kelchsau, drive until the toll booth (EUR 5 per car) and then continue to the left into the Kurzer Grund valley.until the inn Gasthof Wegscheid.