Hiking in summer in Lofer
The Almenwelt Lofer in the Salzburger Saalachtal ranks among the most beautiful Alms in Austria.
By way of the accessible gondola Almbahn I and II, you can travel comfortably up to the Almenwelt Lofer and find yourself directly at the starting point for 7 circular hikes with fantastic panorama peaks. The two reservoirs, the Almsee (Alm Lake) and the Rote Marmorsee (Red Marble Lake), are especially beautifully situated. Children's buggies, mountain bikes as well as dogs travel free of charge in the gondola. Approximately 400 animals spend the summer on the extensive alpine pasture with their herdsmen and women.
Summer Operating Times of the Almbahn
The Almbahn I and II lifts are in operation from 9 am to 4.30 pm in summer. In high-season the lift runs every day. In the pre- and post-seasons, the lift is in operation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The lift does not operate in bad weather. You can find more information about the operating and opening times on the Website of the
Past the Waterfalls to the Alm
From the mountain station Loderbichl (Almbahn I), hike along the Waterfall Experience Trail for approximately 3 km up to the Almenwelt. You will roam through dark mountain forests, pass an old alm and marvel at the imposing waterfall cascades. In addition, you will find 12 exciting stations where you can discover important facts about Nature and History through games. After about 2 hours at a comfortable pace, you will reach the unique plateau of the Almenwelt Lofer, where you will find an adventure playground and inviting guesthouses with their traditional dishes to enjoy.
The Experience Trail can be walked in both directions from above or below.
Out and About with the Family
The two Almbahn lifts bring you quickly to the Almenwelt Lofer, over a vertical distance of around 700 metres. On arrival at the top, you reach the extensive hiking alm. After a short walk, there is a new alm adventure playground. The extra-large play climbing tower, the salamander slide, the water feature, the zip-wire, the animal rockers and the various loungers are all designed around the theme of flowers and animals of the Almenwelt Lofer. This wonderful stomping group for children further enriches all that is already on offer in the Almenwelt Lofer.
Whether you travel up or down with the gondola, you really must stop by at the mountain station Loderbichl (Almbahn I), where a new circular route with petting zoo awaits you. An absolute top spot for big and small!
Circular Hikes in the Almenwelt
Enjoy seven circular hikes and four glorious summits with panoramic views.
- Soderkaser-Almsee-Circuit: 40 minutes, 1.7 kilometres
- Haus Gertraud-Circuit: 45 minutes, 1.8 kilometres
- Schönblick-Circuit: 1.25 hours, 3.3 kilometres
- Märchenwald-Circuit/Marmorsee: 2.5 hours, 5 kilometres
- Kechtalm-Circuit: 2 hours, 3.6 kilometres
- Kechalm-Circuit with Schwarzeck-Summit and Panorama View: 2.5 hours, 4.7 kilometres
Difficult Hikes and Summit Hikes:
- Grubhörndl-Circuit: 3 hours, 6 kilometres
- Thällernalm-Circuit: 3.5 hours, 7.8 kilometres
- Thällernalm-Circuit with Dietrichshorn: 5 hours
You can also hike from the Almenwelt Lofer to the neighbouring Steinplatte in Waidring in Tirol or to Unken via the Unkenbachtal as well as over the Schwarzeck and the Unkenberg.
Experience a special highlight in the Alps. Let yourself be guided to a mountain peak in the Almenwelt Lofer where you can watch the sunrise. Afterwards, there is a delicious hearty alm breakfast. During the summer months, our hiking guide Waltraud leads a weekly sunrise hike in the Almenwelt Lofer. Be there!
Ausgangspunkt für Biketouren
Ob Mountainbiker oder E-Biker: Ihr könnt die Almbahn als bequeme Aufstiegshilfe nutzen und findet Anschluss zur Steinplatte nach Waidring und zur Winklmoosalm nach Reit im Winkl sowie ins Unkener Heutal.
The musical Almenwelt takes place on the last Sunday of the month from June to September.