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Erlhofplattenweg (89) Loop

A varied circular hike with spectacular views of Lake Zell and a cozy mountain hut along the way.

Hiking Moderate

13 km
757 m
758 m
4-5 hrs
Low Point
761 m
High Point
1.5 km
Erlhofplattenweg (89) Loop  Map

Beginning at Thumersbach village square, behind the kindergarten you will find the start of the trail. It brings you immediately into the forest along the Thumersbach Kammweg and forest path. You climb up through a series of switchbacks before you eventually emerge at the Erlhofplatte. You then descend to the Enzianhütte, which is a great place to sample traditional Austrian mountain food, local beer, and take in the view of Lake Zell. From there it is only a short burst of downhill back to your starting point at the village square.


If you are hiking on a sunny summer day and want to end your hike with a swim, we recommend that you go down to the Thumersbach Lido. It is a very relaxed and well kept waterfront, less crowded and prettier than neighbouring Zell am See.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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