A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina.
Starting from the "Adamekhütte", the way leads over glacier ground joints and moraines to the opposite side of the glacier. In the beginning, the way leads towards the valley, then on the rock ramp, and finally upwards again. It crosses below the "Eiskarlspitz" and the "Hochkesselkopf", in which safety ropes are provided throughout this part of the way. You follow the trail up to the "Reißgangsattel" and through the very steep "Reißgangschlucht", which can be coverd with snow in summer. After passing this black spot. you've covered about 5 hours. The final hour of the track, to the "Hofpurgelhütte" is quite relaxing
Safety Tips for Hikers
Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!
Information at a glance
- Route information
Starting place: 4824 Gosau
Starting point: hut Adamek
Destination: 4824 Gosau
Destination: hut Hofpürgl
Length: 7,79 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 561m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1068m
Lowest point: 1679m
Highest point: 2231m
Panoramic view: Great panorama
Paths covering: Hiking trail
Most economical season: Summer
This trail is accessible from June till September.
Accessibility/arrival: The way "Linzerweg" starts at the hut Adamek. You can leave your car at the parking area at the lake Gosau.
- Safety Tips for Hiking
The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.
Phone: +43 (0) 664 5473481
Contact person: DI Heinz Sudra
Mobile: +43 (0) 676 3718566