Aussichtsplattform auf der Aflenzer Bürgeralm | © Steiermark Tourismus Aussichtsplattform auf der Aflenzer Bürgeralm | © Steiermark Tourismus

Almenwanderung zu Gams und Edelweiss

Day hike via Bürgeralm, Mitteralm and Fölzalm with Hochschwab view, alpine flower wealth, "Gamsblick guarantee" and cozy huts.
On foot, by private car or cab via the toll road or with the double chairlift (information on travel times and prices at to the Aflenzer Bürgeralm (1510 m) and on to the Schönleiten (1810 m), past the western abruptness of the Endriegel, on to the Zlackensattel (1743 m) and to the Mitteralm, descent to the Fölzsattel (1626 m) and to the Fölzalm (1484 m). From there descent to the Schwabenbartl in the Fölzgraben. On this tour chamois and marmots await us, a magnificent Hochschwab view and at the Hofertalscharte we enjoy a wonderful deep view into the Seetal and to Seewiesen.



Best season


The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
17,5 km
5:30 h
1351 hm
1270 hm
1962 m
Highest point
762 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

From the south: From Kapfenberg on the B20From the north: Via Mariazell and the Seeberg on the B20From the east: Via Semmering on the S6 to Kapfenberg and further on the B20
The starting point or valley location for this hike is Aflenz Kurort (765 m).

From Aflenz Kurort we reach the Aflenzer Bürgeralm (1510 m) either on foot (walking time approx. 2 hours), via the toll road (passable from May to October) or with the double chairlift (operating times 2020: May 30 to October 26 each Saturday, Sunday and holiday from 9-17 hrs).

From the Almboden we hike over the Schönleiten (1810 m) and the Zlakensattel (1743 m) to the plateau of the Mitteralm (1920 m), from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hochschwab south face and the surrounding mountains.

On the way you are sure to see some representatives of the largest European population of chamois. In June and July, the view sweeps over arnica, edelweiss, alpine carnations, auricula and various species of gentian - then the Hochschwab is one magnificent alpine flower garden.

After the descent to the Fölzsattel (1626 m) you reach the Fölzalm (1484 m) at the foot of wild climbing rocks such as Fölzstein, Winkelkogel, Schartenspitze and Mitteralpenturm.

Descent from the Fölzalm into the Fölzgraben to the Schwabenbartl (814 m).

Trail conditions: road, forest trail, alpine marked trails and paths.Refreshment stops: At the Aflenzer Bürgeralm - Almrauschhütte (tel. 03861/22125 or 0664/7635035), Schönleitenhaus (tel. 0664/5999715,, Grasserhütte on the Fölzalm (tel. 03861/3622 or 2697, and Alpengasthof Schwabenbartl (tel. 03861/3334).Difficulty: mediumTotal walking time: 5.5 hours from Aflenzer Bürgeralm, 7 hours from Aflenz Kurort - recommended for experienced walkers and mountain experts!TIP! Combiticket: ascent with the double chairlift (May 30 to October 26, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to the Aflenz Bürgeralm and cab ride back from the Schwabenbartl at 4:45 p.m. to the starting point (price: € 14,- per person).

After the descent to Schwabenbartl, a cool footbath in the crystal-clear Fölzbach is a must!
By train to train station Bruck/Mur or Kapfenberg and from there by bus to Aflenz Kurort.Line 171 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Turnau) orLine 172 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Mariazell)Information about train and bus at and

Regional cab companies:Cab Hochschwabreisen (Tel. 03861/2400), Taxi Gombotz (Tel. 03862/24990) and Taxi Steiner (Tel. 03862/51333 18).

There are various parking options in the village (these are marked), as well as sufficient parking at the valley station of the double chairlift Aflenz Bürgeralm.

Weitere Informationen:
Tourismus-Infopoint Hochschwab
Aflenz Kurort 15, 8623 Aflenz
Tel. +43 (0)3861 3700


What the weather will be like

Thörl (643m)

0 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
-10°C -1°C
-10°C 3°C
-8°C 3°C

Nearby accommodation options

Continue to search

You may also be interested in

Recommended tours

Accessible by public transport
Aufstieg Richtung Veitsch | Manfred Polansky | © (c) Steiermark Tourismus/Manfred Polansky
Turnau medium Closed
Route 16,6 km
Duration 7:00 h

Stage 16 From Glacier to Wine North Route Seewiesen - Veitsch Graf Meran Haus

Sommerstall - Linde | Karl Mühlhauser | © Marktgemeinde Thörl
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 5,7 km
Duration 2:30 h

Sommerstall - Weg in Etmißl

Schießlingalm | Familie Pichler | © TV Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 9,0 km
Duration 3:15 h

Schießlingalm - Oischinggipfel

Die Voisthalerhütte | Dr. Richard Goldband | © Alpenverein Austria
Turnau medium Open
Route 7,2 km
Duration 2:55 h

Seewiesen - Voisthalerhütte

Gipfelkreuz am Floning | Karl Mühlhauser | © Marktgemeinde Thörl
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 9,4 km
Duration 5:30 h

Von Etmißl auf den Floning

Die Kapelle auf der Federleben | Karl Mühlhauser | © Marktgemeinde Thörl
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 3,1 km
Duration 2:00 h

From Etmißl to the Federleben

Accessible by public transport
Voisthalerhütte | Andreas Steininger | © TV Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 16,5 km
Duration 6:00 h

BergZeitReise Tagestourentipp - Bergtour zur Voisthalerhütte