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Walk from Fuschl am See to St. Gilgen

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  • Mozart's view of St. Gilgen, the Wolfgangsee and the Schafberg Mountain
    / Mozart's view of St. Gilgen, the Wolfgangsee and the Schafberg Mountain
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure Ltd
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Enjoy an easy walk from  Fuschl am See to St. Gilgen via the Mozartblick viewpoint
easy
7.7 km
2:15 h
192 m
308 m
Your adventure begins with a leisurely walk in the direction of Wolfgangsee, through the Ellmautal valley and onto the Mozartblick viewpoint (824m). Enjoy a break here and take in the outstanding views of Lake Wolfgang and the Schafberg; a towering peak at 1,783m. Descend to St Gilgen, a pretty town which embraces its connections to Mozart, being his mother's hometown. Choose from one of the local restaurants for a hearty evening meal of local specialities and refreshing Austrian beer.
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Minna Harshbarger
Updated: November 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
808 m
Lowest point
549 m
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Safety information

In rainy weather, the trails can be muddy and slippery. Take footwear with good tread that gives you support.

Inquire about the current weather conditions (e.g. in your accommodation or at the local tourist information office) and watch the weather changes. Pay attention to any diversion information.

Please refrain from entering the pastures despite the diversion sign and follow the diversion until you are back on the regular path.

Tips, hints and links

Timetable information for the bus & trains can be found here: https://www.ooevv.at/?seite=home&sprache=EN 

Start

Fuschl am See (664 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.797990, 13.299355
DMS
47°47'52.8"N 13°17'57.7"E
UTM
33T 372646 5295248
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Destination

Mozartplatz in St. Gilgen

Turn-by-turn directions

The Fuschl promenade leads you to Dorfstrasse street. At the fork in the road just before a large parking lot, BEAR LEFT and follow the path until you come to a crossroads at the underpass of the country road.

TURN RIGHT and continue through the underpass, follow the path slightly uphill. At the next crossroads, BEAR LEFT, at the next fork in the road TURN RIGHT on to the path.

At the junction behind the Rumingmühle (Mill) BEAR LEFT and at the next T-junction keep right. Following the road, you reach the town of Unterellmau, then Oberellmau. CONTINUE STRAIGHT ahead. Once pasted Oberellmau you enter a forest.

At the next fork in the road BEAR LEFT and leave the road. After walking past the Landhotel Hochlackenhof, BEAR LEFT at the next crossroads and shortly afterwards BEAR RIGHT again towards Mozartblick view.

Your descent begins over the Mozartsteig into beautiful St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang. Follow the road downhill. Via the village of Laim, you will come to a country road near the cable car valley station. CROSS the street and follow Schwarzenbrunnerstraße down to Mozartplatz, you have ARRIVED in St Gilgen.

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Coordinates

DD
47.797990, 13.299355
DMS
47°47'52.8"N 13°17'57.7"E
UTM
33T 372646 5295248
w3w 
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Equipment

We recommend that you wear well-worn hiking shoes with a good profile. In addition, a waterproof rain jacket and rain pants in bad weather and sunscreen and a sun hat in good weather.

Always take enough water with you (at least 1 litre). Hiking sticks can take the strain off your knees when climbing.

In your information package, you will find a detailed list of the hiking equipment you need, such as good hiking shoes, functional clothing, rain jackets and daypacks.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
192 m
Descent
308 m
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