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Walk through the meadows of Postalm

Famous meadows above the lakes of the Salt Chamber

Petr Liška
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Walk through the meadows of Postalm
Inserted: 09.11.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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If you want to enjoy comfortable hiking in the beautiful and picturesque location of the largest alpine meadows in Austria, head south from Lake Wolfgangsee to the Postalm pasture. You can make a number of circuits here and climb several lookout hills. The basic walk starts in the highest car park (Parkplatz 3 – Postalm) at an altitude of 1,310 m above sea level and leads to the Wiesleralm cottage (1,350 m above sea level) located at the crossroads of hiking trails.

Views from the parking lot Postalm 3

From the parking lot you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding magical landscape. The surrounding area is dominated by Rinnkogel (1,823 m above sea level), located behind the valley. On the edges of this vast pasture there are a number of light lookout hills

Views from the parking lot Postalm 3
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Views of Windkogel and Thorhöhe

The road from the parking lot only slowly climbs along a pleasant gravel road. Occasionally, however, a car can pass here (supply and accommodation in individual cottages in the meadow). The horizon in this part is dominated by two indistinct grassy hills Windkogel and Thorhöhe. Definitely worth the climb, because there is an incredible view from their peaks

Views of Windkogel and Thorhöhe
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Cows on Postalm

Postalm is an absolute paradise for cows, you will see hundreds of them here. They complete the right local color

Cows on Postalm
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View of the Braunedlkogel

It is definitely worth turning during this walk, because you have the most dramatic scenery behind you.

View of the Braunedlkogel
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Wiesleralm

After about 20–25 minutes walk you are at the cottage Wiesleralm. From here, it is possible to take countless more exits or continue on the circuit and return to the car park by another route

Wiesleralm
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View of the Wieslerhorn (1603 m)

From Wiesleralm there is a nice view of the most popular local destination – the Wieslerhorn hill. From here it is only 200 meters. From the top you look a kilometer lower on Lake Wolfgangsee

View of the Wieslerhorn (1603 m)
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View of the Wiesleralm

As you continue on the circuit, you will have a wide view of the meadows and the Wiesleralm cottage, where you were a while ago

View of the Wiesleralm
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Descent to Thoralm

Another cottage on the circuit is Thoraml, to which the road descends slightly

Descent to Thoralm
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Landscape at Thoralm

From the Thoralm cottage, the path descends through the forest to the stream valley, then ascends on the other side to the Postalm cottage and the famous Postalmkapelle chapel. From here it is a short walk back to the parking lot

Landscape at Thoralm
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