Plattenkogel - Krimmls panoramic mountain
The natural monument Plattenkogelgipfel, 2039 meters above sea level
When god created the round, gentle hill of the mountain Plattenkogel, he must have thought of an observation deck for us.
In 1838 the archbishop of Salzburg, Kardinal Fürst Friedrich Schwarzenberg, was moved to leave the trail and take a trip to Plattenkogel due to the view far out into the Salzachtal valley. On his way from Krimml via Gerlospass to Gerlos he did not hesitate to enjoy the outstanding view to the fullest.
To this day, the monument near the summit „Bischof auf dem Plattenkogel“ reminds of this important visitor.
In 1933 the peak of Plattenkogel was declared as a natural monument and is one of the oldest objects of protection in Salzburg.
Car ride from Krimml via Gerlos Alpenstraße to Hochkrimml (toll-free).
From Hochkrimml (1.640 m above sea level) a paved path leads to Silberleiten and via green alpine pastures to the farmed Gletscherblickalm. From there, there is another path which leads to the western part of Plattenkogel and Breitscharte. Therefrom a small trail leads to the peak. (2.040m above sea level)
Walking distance: approximatly 1 ½ hours