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Top Station Chairlift - Ödernalm - Bad Mitterndorf

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Starting place: 8982 Bad Mitterndorf
Destination: 8983 Bad Mitterndorf

duration: 4h 0m
length: 14,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 9m
Altitude difference (downhill): 854m

Lowest point: 802m
Highest point: 1.656m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Short description:
This tour is dedicated to romantic nature lovers: Alongside three mountain lakes, a broad and rocky alpine saddle will bring you to the banks of the Salzabach, which flows gently downhill, its gurgling waters gently soothing the soul and senses. 

Quality of experience: *****

Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Round trip
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
  • Cableway ascent/descent

waiting you along this tour are countless examples of natural beauty: You will walk through idyllic Tauplitzalm village, perhaps take a detour to the small mountain church with its colorful stained-glass windows, and come to the Tauplitzsee – a dark, shimmering moorland lake where dragonflies put on a vividly spectacular display. In early summer, the surrounding meadows are transformed into an iridescent sea of flowers, where purple rhododendron, velvety blue gentian, hellebore and Carthusian pink bloom by the millions.  

You will walk east from the mountain terminal of the quad chairlift through Tauplitzalm village, then a little downhill to the Tauplitzsee and from there in a westerly direction to the Großsee, where many visitors like to take a break in order to feed the quacking ducks there. If you continue, you will soon come to the romantic Märchensee – an emerald-green natural gem. Shortly thereafter you will reach the Öderntörl, a broad rocky ridge between Schneiderkogel and Traweng. At this point, you will hike into a silent valley and follow the narrow, though very walkable trail down the mountain to the Ödernalm huts which lie at 1250 meters above sea level. Now continue along the forestry lane following the banks of the Salzabach, which flows slowly downhill and soothes your senses with its gentle murmuring. After 4 km, next to the hut located at the Rechenplatz, you will turn right onto another forestry lane. Now comes 250 meters towards the mouth of the valley before making your way somewhat uphill on a forestry lane to your right – a curve at the end of this path brings you to the marked tour leading to Bad Mitterndorf, the center of our region.   

Bad Mitterndorf offers everything you need for a beautiful hiking holiday: cafés, bars and restaurants, shops for groceries, a full selection of sporting goods, books and even an extraordinary shop for folk fashions. The streets are pleasant and full of life! 

Safety guidelines:
Emergency call: 140

Out on the alpine pastures and high peaks, the weather is infamous for changing quickly: Whether you are a laid-back “Sunday hiker” or an intrepid summiteer – you will get far more joy out of your outdoors experience if you are prepared for all potential conditions. That’s why we are taking this opportunity to share a few useful tips with you for your mountaineering expedition, hike or stroll in the hills.

Your most important companion up in the mountains is a good rucksack – a capacity of 20 liters is ideal, though bigger is not a bad idea for more extended tours. Your precise equipment needs will vary according to the tour and weather, a decision that’s ultimately up to you alone. But here’s one helpful rule of thumb to go by: Pack as much as necessary, but as little as possible!

  • Professional hiking boots that have been worn in.

  • Special hiking socks for good traction inside your boots.

  • Hiking pants – zip-off legs are great for adjusting to changing temperatures.

  • A change of functional shirts – especially on the summit or after a strenuous stage.

  • Breathable rain jacket within easy reach (packed in the side or top).

  • Rain wrap for your rucksack, also quick and easy to access.· A warm sweater and/or warm jacket if temperatures change drastically.

  • Cap and gloves – even in summer, in the mountains it can quickly turn cold.

  • Sun protection: cap and sun block with high SPF.

  • Hiking or trekking poles if appropriate to your tour.· 1-2 sandwiches, an energy snack such as a cereal bar won’t hurt either.

  • Drinks bottle with at least 1.5 liters of water, tea or energy drink.

  • Professional hiking map of the area.

  • Mobile phone that is fully charged.

  • First-aid kit and band-aids for blisters.

  • Cash and a pocket knife.

  • Cushion to sit on and enjoy the views in comfort.

We wish you a wonderful time hiking or mountaineering on the Tauplitz!

Additional information:
TVB Ausseerland – Salzkammergut

Tel. +43 3622 54040-0                                                  



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Starting point: Top Station Chairlift Tauplitzalm
Destination: Bad Mitterndorf

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Getting there
Detailed information how to get to the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut you will find on our website!


Outside operation hours of the lift you can take the panorama road Tauplitzalm Alpenstraße in order to reach the parking on the Tauplitzalm, where you can start the tour then.

Public Transit
Railway station nearby: Tauplitz

Ausreichend Gratis-Parkplätze bei der Talstation der 4er-Sesselbahn Tauplitz

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Top Station Chairlift - Ödernalm - Bad Mitterndorf
Informationsbüro Tauplitz
Tauplitz 70
8982 Bad Mitterndorf

+43 3688 2446
+43 3688 2446 - 6

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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.


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Starting place: 8982 Bad Mitterndorf
Destination: 8983 Bad Mitterndorf

duration: 4h 0m
length: 14,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 9m
Altitude difference (downhill): 854m

Lowest point: 802m
Highest point: 1.656m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

powered by TOURDATA