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On the Backenstein and to the Appelhaus

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The Backenstein (1,772 meters) is the local mountain of Grundlsee and bears its name because of its striking shape from the view of the village of Grundlsee. The summit cross is located slightly lower than the highest point because of the visibility from the valley and the view. 
An extended mountain tour with summit experience. The ascent over the Almberg is to be classified as rather arduous.

The time required for the detour from the path to the Appelhaus to the summit is about one hour. The Albert Appelhaus is a very comfortably equipped refuge and starting point for many high altitude tours in the Tote Gebirge.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
18,7 km
Route
10:00 h
Duration
1450 hm
Ascent
550 hm
Descent
1772 m
Highest point
720 m
Lowest point

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The journey to Grundlsee is best planned with google.at/maps

 

Starting the tour at the restaurant "Gasthof Schraml" you must follow the signs "Nr. 235 Appelhaus". We turn to the left to a rising path in the forest, which leads us to a small graveld road, where we turm left and then to the right again, where we reach in turn a graveled road. We carry on our tour to the east, first flat and effortless, then rising. Reaching a small kind of parking the tour is to be continued in a steep track. After one our walking we are at the "Almberg", which offers a breathtaking look-out. From this point we shall be at the alpine hut "Appelhaus" in about 1,5 hours. A hiker's high is the path "Nr. 235" which takes us through diversified territory to our aim.
As it is highly recommended the return path leads you through some mountain pastures, as it is the "Augstwiesalm", Hochkopfsattel" and "Oberwasser", and wealds back to the village Altaussee. Think of the necessity of a transport back to Grundlsee after you finished your tour.
Use paid parking in the municipal park along the lake.
Tourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Grundlsee
Mosern 25
8993 Grundlsee
+43 3622 86 66
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What the weather will be like

Grundlsee (717m)

Morning
16°C
50%
5 km/h
Noon
22°C
55%
5 km/h
Night
17°C
75%
5 km/h
Dry and fair in the early morning, then variable with frequent showers.
Morning
14°C
75%
5 km/h
Noon
18°C
80%
10 km/h
Night
16°C
80%
5 km/h
Quite persistent rain, which will weaken in the afternoon.
21.08.2022
13°C 21°C
22.08.2022
12°C 22°C
23.08.2022
11°C 23°C

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