Hike to the natural jewel Duisitzkarsee
with stop at the Fahrlechhütte
This hike takes you to a special spot and one of the most popular photo spots in Styria - the Duisitzkarsee in the Obertal.
The starting point is the Eschachalm in the Obertal. From there, the trail leads mostly through the forest in the direction of Duisitzkarsee. At the beginning, the trail climbs quite steeply past the waterfall of the Duisitzkarbach stream through the high forest. After about 45 minutes you reach the Saghütten.
After a short rest, the trail continues - now somewhat less steep - along the hiking trail over the Kesslerboden. Above the Kesslerboden the path becomes steeper again. After a few serpentines through the forest, you will reach the Duisitzkarsee lake with the Duisitzkarsee hut and the Fahrlech hut after another 30 minutes.
In total, you should plan on about 1-1 ½ hours of walking time for the ascent.
When you arrive at your destination, you will already see the Fahrlechhütte with its inviting lake terrace. The very brave dare to jump into the cool water here to cool off after the ascent. Typical for a mountain lake, it remains refreshingly cool even in the warm summer months.
The children can let off steam at the playground, splash around in the lake or watch the many animals such as rabbits, horses or goats and, with a bit of luck, even pet them.
Of course you deserve a refreshment after the hike. Whether it's a cold snack, soup or hot food - with the large selection of dishes and drinks, there's sure to be something for you. From roast pork to Styrian cheese dumplings and homemade cakes, the hosts will spoil you with many regional specialties.
Every single dish is freshly cooked - from the products of their own farm and according to old family recipes. The menu also includes vegan dishes and all dishes can be prepared gluten-free.
A very special highlight is the Blackberryschmarren, a classic Kaiserschmarren refined with blackberries and cinnamon-sugar, which is probably only available in this form at the Fahrlechhütte and whose recipe is never 100% revealed.
No matter if it is spring, summer or autumn - we can recommend a walk around the lake at any time of the year. From the inner shore of the lake, you have another beautiful view of the huts and can cool your feet again in the stream before heading back down into the valley.
The way back to the starting point can be done via the same path, but it is easier and less arduous to go down via the forest path.
On the way back to Rohrmoos you will pass the Wehrhofalm in the Obertal. Here you can look forward to a sun terrace and a cuisine with a sense of tradition and regionality as well as herb-rich food.
Even if you have decided to take the hiking bus, a stop at the Wehrhofalm is possible, because there is a bus stop directly in front of the alp.
Note: In the rear Obertal (from Eschachalm) is a ban on entering with dogs on the part of the landowners, which is strictly controlled. Therefore, this hike with dog is not possible.
Arrival: From Schladming via the Rohrmooser Landesstraße to the roundabout in Rohrmoos. From there continue in the direction of Untertal/Obertal and in Untertal-Dorf turn right into Obertal until you reach the Eschachalm.
In high season, we recommend taking the hiking bus to the Eschachalm, as there is only a small parking lot at the starting point. The journey with the hiking bus is free of charge with the Schladming-Dachstein-Sommercard.