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A trip around Lake Weißsee

Walks and ascents to the peaks around Lake Weißsee

Petr Liška
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A trip around Lake Weißsee
Inserted: 12.10.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Lake Weißsee is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the Hohe Tauern. In its vicinity you can make a number of beautiful tours from short walks to challenging mountain climbs. Here we describe the itinerary of the trip with beautiful views and also a slight ascent to the Medelzkopf hill from the saddle Kalser Tauern

Road on Stubachstraße

The starting point for the hike is a place called Enzingerboden in the Stubach Valley. It turns into it in the town of Uttendorf and it is 17 kilometers along a narrower road with several bends. You will drive 850 meters by car and the landscape around you will gradually change – from a wide valley with farms and cows to a narrow mountain valley

Road on Stubachstraße
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Enzingerboden - Starting point for trips

Enzingerboden is basically a large car park, located just above the smaller dam Speichersee Enzingerboden. Here you can leave your car for free and, like most, continue on the cable car, which takes you from 1,460 meters to 2,345, to Rudolfshütte, effortlessly. Of course, it is also possible to step on the whole thing. In addition, a short distance above the cable car station, the hiking trails branch, so it is possible to use more variants

Enzingerboden - Starting point for trips
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Cable car intermediate station at Grünsee

The first section of the cable car leads to Lake Grünsee, where it changes. The surrounding landscape with a waterfall and a lake is magical, reminiscent of the High Tatras

Cable car intermediate station at Grünsee
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Cable car ride to Lake Weißsee

The cable car ride itself is a great experience with countless beautiful views of the surrounding waterfalls and mountain peaks. Finally, the massive dam of the Weißsee lake appears in front of you

Cable car ride to Lake Weißsee
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Itinerary of a trip from Lake Weißsee

To look around, it is best to first walk the short Panoramaweg circuit and then go hiking. First bypass part of the lake and then ascend to the saddle Kalser Tauern. From here, it is only a short walk to the top of Medelzkopf. The same way back. If you have more time, you can then run down the whole hill instead of taking the cable car. Below is a detailed description in separate articles

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Article: Ascent to Medelzkopf

Medelzkopf (2,762 m above sea level) is a peak with a beautiful view of two dam lakes – Weißsee and Tauernmoossee. The ascent… continue reading

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