Filzmoos is a small alpine village in the state of Salzburg in Austria. Directly facing the Gosaukamm mountains, which form part of the Dachstein range. Filzmoos is an outstanding alpine summer destination. There are a number of hikes and walks around Filzmoos that are accessible, scenic, and utterly enchanting.
Furthermore, Filzmoos is well-positioned for day trips to Ramsau am Dachstein (15-minute drive), Mühlbach am Hochkönig (35-minute drive), and Werfenweng (30-minute drive). Keep reading to find out what to do in Filzmoos in summer.
The Best Things to Do in Filzmoos in Summer
- Walk to Radstädter Hütte
- Relax at Hofalmen
- Hike to Hofpürglhütte
- Hike to Sulzenalmen
- Eat Kaiserschmarrn at Krahlehenhütte
- Visit Almsee
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Filzmoos Summer Map
1. Walk to Radstädter Hütte
- Distance: 7 km (out-and-back)
- Time needed: 2:10 hrs
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total ascent/descent: 185 m
- Min. Elevation: 1585 m
- Max. Elevation: 1768 m
From the village center, take the Papageno gondola (Papageno-Gondelbahn) to Schörgi Alm. Check out the current operating hours on their website.
The Papageno-Gondelbahn ride is included in the SalzburgerLand Card, which is a 6-day or 12-day tourist card that grants guests free or discounted access to 190 attractions across the state of Salzburg. We highly recommend buying this card (see pricing) if you’re planning on actively exploring the region of Salzburg over the course of several days.
From the gondola summit station, walk one hour to the mountain hut Radstädter Hütte (1770 m). As you hike along the trail, it looks like the whole Dachstein mountain range is a magazine layout, and you’re walking across it.
This Filzmoos walk is suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.
From the gondola station, you can either take the wide dirt road or a narrow forest trail in the direction of Radstädter Hütte. The views are better from the road, but the forest trail is more interesting. We hiked this as a loop, opting for the road at first.
After about 20 minutes, you’ll reach a signed intersection, where a hiking path departs from the main road. Take the trail. From Radstädter Hütte, you’ll be met with sublime views of the Radstädter Tauern mountain range, Schladminger Tauern, Dachstein, and more.
2. Relax at Hofalmen
Hofalmen refers to the mountain pasture huts Oberhofalm and Unterhofalm, which are located at the end of the Mautstrasse Hofalm Road. Both huts are accessible by foot, bicycle, or car from the center of Filzmoos via a 5 km tolled road (5.50 EUR per car).
Surrounded by rolling green pastures, these two idyllic alm huts are splendid destinations in their own right. It’s far too tempting to settle into Oberhofalm for a hearty Austrian meal.
However, the Hofalmen huts mark the beginning of many hiking trails into the Dachstein mountains. So, save the meal for after.
3. Hike to Hofpürglhütte
- Distance: 4.2 km (out-and-back)
- Time needed: 1:50 hrs
- Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
- Total ascent/descent: 427 m
- Min. Elevation: 1281 m
- Max. Elevation: 1706 m
Hofpürglhütte (1705 m) is a mountain hut located beneath the Bischofsmütze twin peaks. The trail to the hut begins at Unterhofalm in Hofalmen.
As you gain elevation, the Dachstein range seems to spread its wings like a butterfly. It takes 1 – 1:30 hours (2.2 km) to reach Hofpürglhütte. You can either head back down to Oberhofalmen, or extend the hike into a longer circuit in the direction of Kesselwand (1750 m), Rinderfeld (1760 m), and Sulzenhals (1824 m).
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4. Hike to Sulzenalmen
Sulzenalmen is another short day hike starting in Hofalmen in Filzmoos.
The trail begins steeply but ultimately plateaus. Your efforts are rewarded with enchanting views of the limestone Gosaukamm peaks. The last stretch of the trail crosses a pasture to the huts.
Bell-wearing cattle seem to welcome you as you near your destination. You can eat lunch at either hut, but you’ll want to save room for dessert at…
5. Eat Kaiserschmarrn at Krahlehenhütte in Sulzenalmen
Kaiserschmarrn is one of Austria’s most beloved desserts. It’s essentially shredded pancakes topped with powder sugar and served with a side of apple or plum sauce. The Kaiserschmarrn at both Krahlehenhütte and Wallehenhütte were sensational.
Yes, we ate two. However, if Krahlehenhütte is serving a Kaiserschmarrn special with wild berries – don’t miss it.
Don’t forget to order a homemade Schnapps after.
Almsee is a small lake that you can walk to from Hofalmen (10 min walk). Whether you’re looking for a peaceful reading spot, a place to soak your tired feet, or a nice photo, Almsee is waiting for you.
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Where to Stay in Filzmoos
Midrange | Hotel Bergglück is a traditional Austria bed and breakfast, owned by the same family for over 250 years. With its affordable price point and friendly hosts, you can’t go wrong if you stay here.
Luxury | meiZeit Lodge is a new hotel in Filzmoos that is quickly becoming the best base in the area for skiing as well as hiking. Guests praise the caring staff, the sunny terrace, the Fit & Well facilities (Finnish pine sauna, BIO herbal sauna, Infrared relaxation loungers, relaxation zone, and Vital drink bar), the generous and varied breakfast buffet, and the overall charm. A bonus of staying here is the complimentary afternoon pie and cake selection served daily between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
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