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The Schmittenhöhe is the most famous mountain in the Zell am See area for hiking.
It has many fantastic interconnected routes, it is easily accessible from Zell am See.
and there are knockout panoramic views of the surrounding Eastern Alps, including 30 3000er peaks! Follow the trail marked 8a from Fürth up to the Schmittenhöhe.
The route takes you through shady woodlands and across root covered paths until you hit a lake just next to Breiteckalm.
Here you need to switch onto path 50, which is a short, steep push to the Schmittenhöhe summit.
Once on top, stop for a snack at the Panorama Restaurant Franzi, jump on the Trassxpress cable car to Zell am See, or head back down the way you came!