BergeSeen Trail Stage 07: Hintersee – Postalm
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Trail Route: Hintersee (village) – Genneralm – Hoher Zinken – Pitcherberg – Postalm
From Hintersee to the Genneralm (2 hours)
From the village centre of Hintersee (at the church), the trails heads to the southeast along the street to the community of Lämmerbach and arrives at a car park where the toll road to the Genneralm alpine meadow begins.
The trail continues upward along the gravel road. Some of the curves can be shortened by taking cut-through paths. The trail arrives at the wide expanses and many alpine huts of the Genneralm at an elevation of approximately 1300 m. Two of the huts (Posch’n Hütte and Reith Hütte) serve food and drink and offer an opportunity for a rest stop.
From the Genneralm to the Hohen Zinken (1 ½ hours)
From the alpine huts, the trail continues to the east along a meadow path and after an initial light ascent, descends to the Gennersattel (saddle). At this point, a narrow and steep climb begins along the western flank of the mountain and arrives via numerous switchback turns at the summit cross of the Hohen Zinken Mountain (1764 m). Hikers are rewarded with magnificent views of the nearby peaks of the Osterhorn Group as well as vistas of the Tennengebirge Range, the Hochkönig Mountain and the Dachstein Mountain.
From Hohen Zinken to Postalm (3 ½ hours)
The trail continues to the northeast along a flat ridge and after 700 metres reaches a junction with a trail marker. By continuing along the ridge, hikers will arrive in a few minutes at another beautiful peak, the Osterhorn (1746 m). The trail time to and from this summit is approximately 20 minutes.
From the junction, the trail descends via a steep meadow slope to a broad corrie called the ‘Goldenes Schüsserl’ (the Little Golden Bowl). To the right of trail, an alpine hut and a hunting hut can be seen. A small stream springs from a cave next to the alpine hut. The trail continues to the east to the saddle between the Osterhorn (left) and the Pitscherberg Mountain. The trail ascends along a narrow path through a beautiful mountain forest and arrives a trail marker just below the peak of the Pitscherberg Mountain.
The trail continues to descend via a meadow slope and then through the sparse larch forest to finally arrive at the beautiful Pitschenbergalm alpine meadow (snack station, gorgeous views of the Dachstein Mountain).
After descending to a meadow gate, the trail continues further along a meadow path to a street. The route then heads left along a blue-marked trail (Rundweg 2) to the northeast. After light ascents and descents along a long ridge, the trail arrives at the first huts of the Postalm meadow and the Berggasthaus Huber (mountain tavern). Continuing in the same direction, the trail arrives at the upper car park of thePostalm after 10 minutes. Not far from the car park is the well-known Postalm Chapel – the final destination of this stage has been reached.
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