5630 Bad Hofgastein, AT
Perched on the Gamskarkogel is one of the oldest refuge huts in Europe to be erected purely for the use of mountaineers.
Time on trail: appx. 5 hours, gain: 700 m/ loss: 700 m
In fact, Archduke John had the hut built in 1828. Setting out from Bad Hofgastein we take a taxi to the Rastötzenalm. Crossing lush alpine meadows, you will reach the summit at 2,467 meters. A fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains rewards every drop of sweat you spilled during the hike up. You will hike back down into a cirque at the Rastötzenalm and finally return to Bad Hofgastein.
Transfer: by taxi to Rastötzenalm and back (€6,00 per person and ride)
Free admission with your Gastein Card! You have to pay for the bus, taxi, cable car and consumption.
Dress appropriate to the demands of the hike - hiking boots with a good tread are necessary!
registration: Tourist Office Bad Hofgastein until Monday 4 pm