Hiking in the Salzburger Land
Karseggalm & Kitzsteingabel – Großarltal
A hike on the Salzburger Almenweg through colorful Alpine meadows and through forests, past romantic mountain lakes and waterfalls, a break at the chapels and crossroads, that makes the Salzburg summer to an unique experience.
The Karseggalm lies at 1,603 m – a popular hiking destination for people of all ages, reachable in about 1 ¼ h. Mountain bikers are also welcome. As is the case with many huts in Grossarltal, the Karseggalm lies on the Salzburger Almenweg, a multi-stage hiking tour through the Pongau district of Salzburg.
400 years old, it is the oldest mountain hut in Grossarltal. There is no electricity, the floor of the hut is still made of clay. At the Karseggalm, as you gaze on the open fire and experience how everything is still done by hand, you feel as if you have been transported back decades in time. In fact, they still make sour cheese – a cheese for which Grossarltal is famous – in a copper kettle over that open fire. Yet another specialty is actually smoked here – so-called “Knetkäse” cheese. Once a week you can watch as they make the sour cheese (dates are posted in the weekly events calendar). Then sample the cheese, along with other homemade products, while you enjoy their delicious “Brettljause” meals. In the meantime, your children will be having a great time on the playground or petting the animals.
If you happen to arrive here later in the day, the sunsets at the Karseggalm are highly recommended.