Duisitzkar cirque with the Duisitzkarsee Lake and the 2 chalets in Obertal | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at Duisitzkar cirque with the Duisitzkarsee Lake and the 2 chalets in Obertal | © Gerhard Pilz - www.gpic.at

Duisitzkarsee Lake - a gem of nature

Family friendly hike to the picturesque Duisitzkarsee Lake in Obertal valley.
The hike to Duisitzkarsee Lake starts from the valley floor at Eschachalm. Through pine forest with 2 larger clearings you ascend to one of the most popular photo motifs in Styria. In the warm summer months the lake is also a good opportunity for refreshment. Be considerate of the fish in the lake and avoid, for example, stirring up dust. In addition, please do not go into the water with sunscreen, as this can upset the sensitive ecology of the lake.


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
4,7 km
2:05 h
481 hm
480 hm
1678 m
Highest point
1198 m
Lowest point

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From Schladming take provincial highway L722 to Rohrmoos. At the roundabout continue towards Obertal on provincial highway L723. In the village of Untertal make a right after hotel Landauerhof and continue on Obertalstraße until you reach the hiking trail head at Eschachalm. The last 2 kms of the road are a gravel road.

From the trail head at Eschachboden you follow trail n° 775 towards Duisitzkarsee Lake. At the beginning the trail ascends quite steeply, passing the waterfall of Seebach creek through the pine forest on the way to Saghütten chalets, which you reach after approximately 45 minutes. After a short break you continue to the clearing of Kesslerboden where the trail is a little less steep than in the beginning. Saghütten and Kesslerboden offer a great view to the valley head of Obertal valley with Samspitze, Sandspitze, Zwerfenberg and Elendberg summits.

Beyond Kesslerboden the trail starts to ascend steeper again. After a couple of switchbacks through the forest you reach Duisitzkarsee Lake after another 30 minutes, where Duisitzkarseehütte and Fahrlechhütte chalets invite for refreshments and a snack. Duisitzkarsee Lake is a picturesque mountain lake and the hike is a perfect option for families.


We highly recommend a hike to the lake in autumn. The golden larch trees give a special atmosphere to the lake and the cirque. No matter which time of the year - spring, summer or fall - a short walk around the lake is always a good option!
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Eschachalm in Obertal.
Parking is available at the hiking trail head Eschachalm.

From the valley head at Eschachalm further into Obertal the landowners do not allow to bring along dogs.

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at


What the weather will be like

Schladming (740m)

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Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
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Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
15°C 26°C
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