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Salt Trail 09 through Styria

This beautiful tour leads from the Tauplitzalm in the Ausseerland-Salzkammergut region through the Ennstal into the Niedere Tauern mountains. The Tauern are crossed near the Sölkpass and so we arrive in the town of historic Murau in the Murtal valley.

The Salt Trail follows old paths through the Tote Gebirge mountains and the Niedere Tauern on which salt was transported as early as Roman times. This long-distance hiking trail was opened in 1983 and leads from the Mühlviertel in Upper Austria to the Wurzen Pass in the Karawanken. The tour thus traverses Austria from the north to the south on the border with Italy.

From the Tauplitzalm, which we reach by chairlift, in the Ausseerland region, we first walk along part of the extremely popular 6-lake hike across this impressively beautiful alpine area. Soon, however, we branch off to the south to first descend into the Ennstal. The tour continues via the Planneralm into the Niedere Tauern, which we cross to reach the Murtal via the Stolzalpe, in the historic town of Murau, which is also a stage stop on the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine".


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
124,6 km
45:00 h
5902 hm
6764 hm
2194 m
Highest point
637 m
Lowest point

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Detaillierte Information zur Anreise finden Sie hier.

The Tauplitzalm, the largest lake plateau in Central Europe, is an ideal starting point for the Salt Trail through Styria. From Tauplitz, we can comfortably reach the mountain pasture with the chairlift (please regard the operating times!). From the mountain station, our tour - identical to the 5th stage of the hiking route From the Glacier to the Wine - leads past Lake Tauplitz, Lake Steirer and Lake Schwarzen towards the Leistalm Hut, where we also meet the Salzstieg variant over the Salzsteigjoch. Next, we head to the Hochmölbinghütte high above the Ennstal valley. Via the beautifully situated Spechtensee, we reach Aigen im Ennstal. Next up: the Planneralm. The way up to the Plannerknot, a prominent junction of several hiking trails, is all uphill. Alpine pastures, shady forests, but also narrow paths leading steeply uphill are our companions. From the Planneralm, we follow the Central Alpine Trail 02 over the Goldbachscharte with its lake of the same name to Donnersbachwald.

Along the Mörsbach, we now head uphill to the Gstemmerscharte to reach St. Nikolai in the natural park Sölktäler, where we say goodbye to the Central Alpine Trail 02. Via the Hansenalm, Mautneralm and Hüttfeldalm we reach the Erzherzog Johann Hütte in the middle of the Niedere Tauern. Across the Tauern, we go to St. Peter am Kammersberg in the Murau region. Our last part takes us once again uphill to the Stolzalpe with its beautiful alpine pastures, to then descend to the historic town of Murau with its castle towering over the town and the Murau brewery.

Details of the Salzsteigweg 09 can be found (in German) on the website of the Austrian Alpine Association.

Accessible by train and bus.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website

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Parkplätze sind bei den Bergbahnen Tauplitz im Ort Tauplitz gegeben.

Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003

If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

Tel. +43 316 4003 450,

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What the weather will be like

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Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.
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