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Postalm

Salzburgerland  >  Austria

The Postalm is Austria’s largest alpine pasture plateau. A good starting point for many hikes and nice way to see alpine birds along the way.

Description

The Postalm has many well-marked hiking trails at all levels of difficulty so you can explore the area the way you want. On the 8.5 km hike indicated on the map below, you walk through alpine meadows, forests and along rocky walls and reach beautiful viewpoints. Along the way you can encounter alpine birds like Yellow-billed Chough, Alpine AccentorCommon RavenGolden Eagle and Nutcracker and if you are lucky some Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) or Griffon Vulture, although these vultures are a rare sight here. Sometimes Western Capercaillie are seen along the alpine road that leads to the Postalm. But again, you have to be very lucky for that.

Details

Access

The Postalm in Salzburger Land is easily reached via the Postalm alpine road from May until October. Note that this is a toll road, you pay 6 euros per person (it's free when you have a Salzburgerland Card). Many parking spots along the wide mountain road also act as the starting point for hiking trails. On the Postalm itself you can choose from different signposted trails depending from 2 to 10 km. Whatever trail you choose, be sure to wear good walking boots.

The trail shown on the map is 8,5 km. There are no steep slopes in this walk, the 325 altimeters to be made are very gradual. The walk takes you about 3 to 4 hours. You can follow the signs, of follow the route with your phone on the map below. The route starts in the large parking lot in front of restaurant Lienbachhof . To go there click on the P on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Mountain, Grassland

Conditions

Mountainous, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Summer

Route

Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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