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The Pinzgauer Spaziergang Trail
across the Schmittenhöhe


The Pinzgauer Spaziergang Trail

A high-level hike at its best

The Pinzgauer Spaziergang Trail is a real gem among long-distance hikes. Discover this trail on the Schmitten, one of the most beautiful high-altitude hikes of the Eastern Alps.

A high-altitude hike through the Eastern Alps

Großglockner, Kitzsteinhorn, Granatspitze, Sonnblick, Großvenediger … Let the impressive summit panorama of the Hohe Tauern range impress you! Throughout the entire hike, you’ll have an amazing view of the Salzachtal valley located 1,000 metres below. Get excited about this extensive walk through the Pinzgauer Grasberge – a true highlight when the weather is nice. 

Details about the long-distance hike in the Pinzgau

Ready for a day trip into the mountains? Take a look at the most important information about the Pinzgauer Spaziergang – all details at a glance: 

  • Difficulty: medium (requires endurance!) 
  • Length: about 17 km  
  • Duration: about 6 hours 
  • Elevation gain/loss: 746 m during the ascent and 728 m during the descent
  • Highest point: 2,081 m 
  • Start: Schmittenhöhe 
  • Destination: Schattberg in Saalbach 
  • Route: Kettingtörl – Pinzgauer Hut – Kettingkopf – Kesselscharte – Rohrertörl – Klammscharte – Klingertörl – Seetörl – Hacklberger lakes – Schattberg 
  • Tips: sturdy footwear; sufficient snacks and water (open huts and restaurants along the way can only be reached via slight deviation from the Pinzgauer Spaziergang trail); park at the Schmittenhöhebahn  or trassXpress; bus connections from Saalbach to Zell am See; descent with the Schattberg X-press with a valid ascent and descent ticket; the hike is possible starting in Saalbach as well

How to get to the Schmittenhöhe 

From 9:00 am on, the Schmittenhöhebahn or trassXpress takes you up to the start of the long-distance hike. You may park directly at the valley station (Schmittenstraße 119, 5700 Zell am See). After the hike, the Schattberg X-press in Saalbach takes you back down to the valley. From there, you can take the bus back to Zell am See. 

Other hiking routes on the Schmitten

Six hours of walking time is too much for you? You’d prefer to stay on the Schmittenhöhe during your hike? No problem! Find out more about this and other hiking routes in Zell am See with our interactive map. 

The Schmittenhöhebahn AG doesn’t assume liability for possible accidents and injuries!

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