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Schwarzensee

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Easy hike, though one rich in variety, from Breitlahnhütte in Kleinsölktal Valley, to Lake Schwarzensee. Beautiful family hike with a water theme path!

The further we drive into the Kleinsölktal, the more imposingly the steep forested hillsides ascend towards the peaks above.  From the Breitlahn Hütte, a broad path takes us on an almost flat walk alongside the Kleinsölk stream to the Schwarzensee. Three sides of this lake are surrounded by dark forest, standing along the shore are a number of enormous, ancient alpine maples. And in good weather, whenever we come to a clearing, we can enjoy enchanting reflections off the lake. 

In spring and early summer, a veil of waterfalls cloaks the cliffs of the cirque, rhododendron are in bloom and, by the end of June, the cows have already been driven up here and the cowherds are working hard.  Gigantic blocks of rock serve as protection for these rustic alpine huts, each roofed with wooden shingles and blending perfectly into the surrounding countryside.  

The western shore of the Schwarzensee is closed due to danger of falling rocks!

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
9,1 km
Route
2:30 h
Duration
100 hm
Ascent
107 hm
Descent
1180 m
Highest point
1074 m
Lowest point

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More information

Branch off from the Ennstalbundesstraße B320 at Pruggern to Sölktäler. From Stein an der Enns to the Kleinsölktal until you reach the Breitlahnhütte (toll road) – valley shuttle station.

The Breitlahn hut in the Kleinsölktal is the starting point of the hike. Here you can find a wide path almost flat along the Kleinsölk stream till the Schwarzensee. 

Up to the Schwarzensee is a themed trail. Many refreshment stops along the way!

SummitLynx- Your digital summit and hut book - available worldwide and always with you!

Since there is no internet reception in the entire valley, payments (toll or hut hosts) are only possible with cash.

The valley bus makes crossings in the Sölktäler Nature Park possible on weekdays. Likewise, you can arrive comfortably by train and the Tälerbus will take you to your accommodation or the starting point of your hike. This bus runs on weekdays during the Styrian summer vacations. You can find all information about the departure times here.

Breitlahnhütte

For more information please contact the Tourist Office Schladming Dachstein
Information office Nature Park Sölktäler:

Phone: +43 3687 23310 501
naturpark@soelktaeler.com
Stein an der Enns 107
8961 Sölk

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What the weather will be like

Sölk (668m)

Morning
14°C
40%
5 km/h
Noon
21°C
25%
10 km/h
Night
18°C
20%
5 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
Morning
12°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
22°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
19°C
0%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
10.08.2022
10°C 24°C
11.08.2022
10°C 25°C
12.08.2022
11°C 24°C

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