Linzer Weg/ Sulzenhals
Key information: Linzer Weg/ Sulzenhals
- A superb traverse below the great southern cliffs of the high Dachstein in the uplands between Bischofsmutze and Rotelstein.
- Walkopedia rating86
- Natural interest16
- Human interest3
- Negative points0
- Total rating86
- Length: 14km+
- Maximum Altitude: 1,825m
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
The mighty Dachstein, the eastern bastion of the Northern Limestone Alps, are a sheer crown of dramatic jagged peaks and cliffs rising to almost 3,000m on its south-western rim.
Linzer Weg/Sulzenhals (past of route 617) is the walk that Walkopedia really regrets missing due to an injury: a superb traverse below the great southern cliffs of the high Dachstein in the uplands between Bischofsmutze and Rotelstein.
Climb from Hofalm to the Hofpurgl Hut close in below the Bischofsmutze formation, then traverse eastward below the high cliffs on the Linzer Weg, for a fascinating, undulating walk across the high pasture and rock of the Rinderfeld, with superb views and drama, round to the high Sulzenhals saddle at 1,825m, for yet more visual magnificence to the east.
You can take in the cone of Rotelstein (2,247m) if you have the energy - it is worth it for the visuals. Then back down to Hofalm via the Sulzenalm.
14km without Rotelstein.
You can join this walk and the Pennerweg together for a marvellous long day below the great line of the high Dachstein cliffs.
If you are short of time or energy, you can just climb to the Sulzenalm for excellent views.
Have a look at TripAdvisor- you should get good, current views on places to stay, eat etc in the area.
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