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Stage 04 From Glacier to Wine North Route Variant Bad Mitterndorf - Tauplitzalm with Tauplitz chairlift

Bad Mitterndorf with the Grimming Therme is the starting point of this variant on the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine", which takes us to the Tauplitzalm, the largest lake plateau in Europe. The ascent from the village of Tauplitz to the alp of the same name is made easier by the two chairlifts, which are in operation daily from mid/end June to mid September from 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:30, weather permitting.
The Salzkammergut is also called the region of happiness places. This includes unique places that are gladly visited for the unfolding of inner sensitivity and for self-discovery - be they natural sites, places of legend or places of sacred nature. They are places that evoke special harmony in us, awaken pleasant memories, give rise to pleasant feelings or make us feel joy. Examples of these special places are the Lawinenstein, which towers above Bad Mitterndorf and the Tauplitzalm, or the Kulm with its famous natural ski jump, where the path leads us directly past. The ski jump was built almost 60 years ago and has been constantly expanded and rebuilt. It is one of the most modern facilities in the world and can be visited all year round.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
12,8 km
3:00 h
132 hm
2 hm
1649 m
Highest point
800 m
Lowest point

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We leave Bad Mitterndorf in a southeasterly direction to get out of the town via path number 19. Comfortably and flat it goes for us now along past the train station in an easterly direction wauf path number 2 to Krungl, one of the lucky places in the Ausseerland. The village is built on a burial ground, which was first assigned to the Slavs, but could also already be Bavarian. The finds are irreplaceable for the oldest history of Styria, because the archaeological traces of the settlement of the Alps in the Middle Ages are still quite modest. Thus, the presence of the Alpine Slavs, evidenced by numerous field and place names, and the immigration of the Bavarians from the middle of the 8th century can hardly be traced. Among the most important sources from this period are still the burial grounds of Krungl.

From Krungl we follow trail number 1, which leads us directly to the outlet of the ski jump at Kulm. Since this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" is one of the shortest, as we take the chairlift to ascend to the Tauplitzalm, we should take time to visit the Kulm ski jump.

From the Kulm we now go directly to the village of Tauplitz to the valley station of the chairlift, which takes us in 2 stages (Tauplitz Bergbahn I and II) to the alpine pasture of the same name with its numerous accommodation options - from rustic huts to hotels. All these have one thing in common besides the coziness: here we are also advised in the best possible way about our next stage to the Hochmölbinghütte.

Die Schanze am Kulm wurde vor knapp 60 Jahren errichtet und ständig aus- und umgebaut. Sie zählt zu den modernsten Anlagen weltweit und kann ganzjährig besucht werden. Am Podest stehend bekommt man einen Eindruck wie waghalsig diese Sportler sind und zudem genießt man einen atemberaubenden Ausblick auf den Talboden rund um Bad Mitterndorf.

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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There are numerous parking spaces available in Bad Mitterndorf.

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Tel. +43 316 4003

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What the weather will be like

Bad Mitterndorf (800m)

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