Top Excursion Destination in the Salzburger Tennengau
Located just outside Abtenau in the Tennengau region of Salzburg lies a hiking area that couldn’t possibly be more idyllic: the Postalm, at 1304 meters above sea level. With an over 28.5 kilometers-long scenic road cutting right through it, the Postalm is one of this region’s top excursion destinations and simultaneously the biggest area of alpine pastures in all of Austria. Spanning 42 square kilometers in total, the Postalm is actually the second-largest uninterrupted expanse of alpine grazing areas in Europe.
Awaiting you on the scenic road…
An excursion into hiking paradise
Lush alpine meadows and fresh mountain air, inviting you to take a deep breath and enjoy. Traditional huts, 100 kilometers of hiking paths, including numerous full tours – perfect for an all-day outing with your whole family. In a protected landscape such as this, it has never been easier or more enjoyable to explore nature with your kids.
Postalm Scenic Road outside Abtenau
The drive on this scenic road through the idyllic alpine pastures between Lammertal and the Salzkammergut is rewarding in its own right. Not least because the most beautiful panorama imaginable and breathtaking landscapes lie there at your feet. During your drive, you will catch sight of the entire Dachstein massif, the Gosaukamm with its famous Bischofsmütze (the “Bishop’s Miter”), along with the Tennen- and Hagengebirge. You will even be able to see Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut region.
Hiking Tip from Cleverix: the Alpine Flower Path
In summer, numerous hiking paths invite you to spend carefree hours with your whole family. In the mood for a pleasant hiking loop? In that case, I’d suggest the Alpine Flower Path. 3 kilometers-long, it begins at Car Park 1 (path No. R4) close to restaurant Lienbachhof and the “Zur Blonden Hütte” inn. Nicely signposted and a pleasant walk for all ages, it also leads past a number of traditional huts and hill farms. At the beginning and end of this hiking loop, info boards teach you all about the rare alpine flowers found on the Postalm.
Actual walking time: about one hour – not including any refreshment breaks at huts along the way.
Tip: You will be able to collect a stamp for the Cleverix Stamp Rally at the toll both.
Tennengau Excursion Destinations
Summer or winter: The Postalmstrasse in the Tennengau is a top excursion destination for families and children throughout the year. Have you already visited the Postalm? In that case, you will be happy to hear that the Tennengau region boasts a grand total of 31 top excursion destinations that are just waiting to be discovered – in summer as well as in winter. Incidentally, you will find some really beautiful holiday snapshots posted on Instagram #visittennengau or @visittennengau.
How to reach the Postalm Scenic Road
The “Postalmstrasse” runs between Abtenau in Lammertal and Strobl am Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut region. A toll road, it is open to cars, motorcycles and buses year-round. The toll can be paid either in cash or using your credit/bank card.
Tip: after 4 PM, you will receive a 50 percent discount if traveling by car or motorcycle. There are no toll charges for cyclists or E-bikers.
Info: The Postalmstrasse is open year-round– unless due to temporary road closures caused by forestry work, street repairs or avalanche danger.
Tips from Cleverix for a family excursion to the Postalm Scenic Road:
- For hikes on the Postalm, I suggest wearing sturdy shoes and good hiking clothes.
- Before you go, take a quick look at the Postalm Webcam – so you know what kind of weather to expect.
- Do you love cheese? Then visit these mountain cheese dairies: the Rettenegghütte and the Schnitzhofalm. They are both AlmKäse partners, making their own full-flavored cheeses from organic “hay milk” as well as a selection of other food products.
- If you love to climb, you will really enjoy the via ferrata in the Postalm-Klamm!
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