28.5.2021 Sommersbergsee - Round Walk

Permanent rain on the journey (27.5.), on the next morning (27.5.) cloudy, but dry. A bit lighter at lunchtime. From the hotel Wasnerin crossing the golf area, to the alpine flower garden Sommersbergsee and west of the lake through forest, back on gravel roads and grassland.

Großer Sarstein still in clouds, but in front the Kleiner is free.

View back to the Tauplitz mountains.

Sarstein - now the Großer Sarstein also free.

I choose this route because I got a tipp of a local orchid fan

Early purple orchids (Orchis mascula) growing here in abundance, together with ...

 ... even more numerous exemplars of the white daffodills (Narcissus radiiflorus)

White daffodills (Narcissus radiiflorus) with the view to the Dachstein glacier.

Early purple orchid (Orchis mascula) und white daffodills (Narcissus radiiflorus)

White daffodills (Narcissus radiiflorus), with a few Early purple orchids (Orchis mascula) in between.

White daffodills (Narcissus radiiflorus)

Early purple orchids (Orchis mascula)

View to the Ausseer Zinken form the walk  further up.

After a long leg through forest, the view widens to a moory place with the Sommersberg lake.


Above the lake on a grassland a patch with Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris ssp. arcuata - Barbarea arcuata)

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris ssp. arcuata - Barbarea arcuata)

Besides, a patch of Globe flowers (Trollius europaeus)


Globe flowers (Trollius europaeus)

White daffodill (Narcissus radiiflorus)

Bog bean (Menyanthes trifoliata) just starting to flowrish.

Broad-leaved marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis)

Kingcups (Caltha palustris)

Kingcups (Caltha palustris)

After a short leg walking through forest, west and down of the lake I reacha huge grassland with a gorgeous view ...

 ... to the Totes Gebirge and to the mountains of the Tauplitzalm (to the right) 

Totes Gebirge

Totes Gebirge

View into the valley of the river Ödenseetraun, Ausseer Zinken to the right.

Panoramic picture of the Totes Gebirge, Tauplitz mountains and Ausseer Zinken.

Ausseer Zinken.

Far left now the Trisselwand.

Dachstein stioll wrapped in clouds

Totes Gebirge. In front the houses with the hotel Wasnerin hiding behind.