Explore the most popular regions in Austria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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11 months ago

nice and easy hike with views

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Wed Oct 31 2018

Great hike up. Went past arlzer arm for a less steep incline although if you want to save time the straight steep route up would be the fastest. Keep it mind it gets very very steep but so worth it. Amazing views at the top!!

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Fri Oct 26 2018

Fantastic walk and a great day-trip from Vienna... we walked all the way up from the Puchberg am Schneeberg; we should have taken the train so we had more time at the top! https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/10/05/schneeberg-lower-austria/

Sat Oct 13 2018

Best visited if on a river cruise with a stop in Durenstein. This hike has some elevation but with a great view. It also has history as the trail leads to the castle ruins where King Richard the Lionhearted was imprisoned on his return from the crusades. Learn about King Richard and the legend of Robin Hood in the way to the top through signage along the trail.

Thu Oct 04 2018

The hike is well marked by Austrian Flag blazes. A few areas for viewing, but mostly a forested walk. Is a decent hike in a pinch for time. Option to turn into a loop along the road is available.

Sun Sep 09 2018

Picturesque location for plenty activities on the lake and on the surrounding mountains, easy hikes partially done due to limited time, will visit again for more hikings.

Sun Sep 09 2018

Beautiful and enjoyable experience.

hiking
Thu Aug 23 2018

This trail offers great 360-degree views of the Wilde Kaiser, the Kitzbüheler Horn and other surrounding mountains. If you don't want to ascend to the trailhead on foot (which is a 726m/2380ft elevation gain), you can also take the Hartkaiserbahn gondola to the summit station (return ticket is 21€). The trail is partially shaded and offers also a chance to see some wildlife (we saw a family of marmots).

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Thu Aug 23 2018

Reaching the Gruttenhütte from the Wochenbrunner Alm is not an easy hike but the spectacular views make it well worth the effort. Start and finish of this loop trail are at the Wochenbrunner Alm (elevation 1085m/3560ft), which can only be reached via a toll road (fee is 4€). The distance is just under 4½ miles, but it has about 535m/1750ft of elevation gain, so some parts are a little strenuous. The first third of the way up goes through a forest and is completely shaded, but as you reach higher altitudes the tree cover continuously diminishes and the last part offers only little shade. Also, the trail gets more rocky the closer you get to the Gruttenhütte. At the Gruttenhütte (elevation 1620m/5315ft) you can refuel with some refreshing drinks or some hearty meals (including some vegetarian options). On the way down, the trail follows a service road, which is a little longer but a lot less steep. Among other things, you will pass an artificial rock circle. Again, the lower altitudes are shaded by the forest, and towards the end you will pass by a deer enclosure. At the end of the trail you can again replenish your energy at the Wochenbrunner Alm.

hiking
Tue Aug 14 2018

This is a good training hike in the Austrian Alps. Although not technically challenging, it is a strenuous climb up from Arthurhaus to the Torsaule, especially in the heat of day. There is no shade, and although the trail is well signed, you will end up scrambling a little in places which could potentially lead to injuries. The route back down is a lot faster, and it's possible to twist an ankle if not careful. The views are spectacular and if you're lucky you will see Marmot's and Chamois... The route passes through alpine pastures, shale slopes and onwards up to rocky trails.

Mon Aug 13 2018

This is a tough (steep) but rewarding trail with beautiful views. Great restaurant at the top for beers and food. Nice run down, or easy to jump on the cable car back if you fancy an easy finish.

hiking
Fri Aug 03 2018

This was just a short walk, but very senic. My wife and I stayed at the hotel and took this walk on the day of arrival before having dinner. It was a nice way to become aquainted with the area and would equally be an excellent after-dinner-walk. We enjoyed looking up to the mountains, across the fields to the trees, up and down the valley and listening to the mountain water move through the rocky riverbed.

hiking
Fri Aug 03 2018

The trail to the waterfall is not very inviting. However, it does not take much effort to get to the lookout and can be done in a short amount of time. The trail leads to the best spot for looking at the waterfall.

hiking
Tue Jul 31 2018

This is one of the very few real hikes in the area surrounding Vienna (which is a very flat area overall). It's an easy hike with almost no challenges, except a few steeper sections. Most of the trail is actually paved (and the first third is on a street). There aren't too many people hiking up there, but on the top it is extremely crowded - Kahlenberg is known as the best place to see Vienna from the top, which is why many people drive up. So while I only saw about 10-15 people on the way up, there were about 250 people on the top (there was also a wedding). The view, however, is indeed great, and worth the hike.

hiking
Fri Jul 27 2018

Wonderful mountain scenery. Loved spotting the mountain goats way up by the rocks in Ladider Valley. The gravel road most of the way is a bit hard on the feet after awhile, but the hike is still very enjoyable. I really like hiking through the Ahornboden at the end. The 3 kilometers on the main road go quick.

hiking
Fri Jul 27 2018

This trail gets five stars from me for senic beauty and adventure. I loved every minute of it. The first part of the hike to Lamsenjochhüttte is a normal mountain hiking path and could be rated easy to moderate depending upon one's hiking condition. The second part is more challenging with narrow paths, unmarked paths and heights. It is well worth the effort though. Plan the whole day to cover the 19 kilometers.

Wed Jul 25 2018

Mon Jul 09 2018

Short but challenging hike that was really accessible from the city! Beautiful views, especially from the top.

hiking
Wed Jul 04 2018

It was a nice hike, especially through the gorge. About 1/3 of the hike is on a wide forest road, 2/3 on a well marked pathway. The information desk in Scharnitz was very helpful and provide free maps and recommendations for the hike.

hiking
Sun Aug 13 2017

Short but challenging, rewarding and well maintained. Hike directly up the mountain. What a view!

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Mon Jul 10 2017

Very interesting.

Thu May 18 2017

Nothing special. Good view on top only...

hiking
Thu Mar 30 2017

We walked more than this trail- and it was so rewarding! From Mirabellplatz bus stop we took Bus 150 to he Volksschule Gnigl stop. From there we walked through the park, took a left on the street Eichstrabe, and continued up the steps about 100 meters down the street on the right. What followed was a steep, incredibly rewarding hike through the forest (follow the signs for Gaisburg). Bring lots of water! You can also take the bus back down from the top. Check the poster at the bus stop at the summit to check the bus times (they're usually about an hour apart). Enjoy the wildflowers, a beautiful view, and a good workout!

hiking
Sat Sep 17 2016

7 of us walked from Salzburg to the trail head and made the journey up the mountain! Cloud cover made the views a little underwhelming, but the hike itself was extremely enjoyable. There was a long section through a riverbed with small wooden stairs and river crossings that were a lot of fun. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful forest!

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