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Exploring the stunning Styria National Park — Gesäuse Hut Tour

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Exploring the stunning Styria National Park — Gesäuse Hut Tour

Hiking Collection by Tamara (wandert)

8

Tours

40:35 h

67.7 mi

18,750 ft

Seven days of fantastic landscapes and unspoiled nature can be experienced on this hut adventure through the beautiful Gesäuse. You will hike hut to hut on this loop in the Styria National Park, Austria. The route runs along well-surfaced trails and forest roads to rippling mountain streams, gentle alpine pastures and impressive vantage points. The rugged mountain world of the Gesäuse is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Your hike starts and ends at Admont Abbey, home to the world's largest abbey library and various museums. On the first stage, you will climb over 3,280 meters (1,000 feet) to the Mödlinger Hut, enjoying breathtaking panoramas the whole way. On the second, you pass the Wolfbauer waterfall on the way to the Heß Hut whilst the third stage takes you to the shimmering Sulzkar Lake.

On the final stages, you can experience a spectacular sunset at the Haindlkar Hut at the foot of the mighty Hochtor group. Stage five is divided into two sections: you’ll take the Gesäuse shared taxi to cover distance before spending the night at 5,577 feet (1,700 meters) in the Admonter Hut. From there, you’ll return to the starting point in Admont via the Rohrrauer Hut.

For this hut adventure, you should have good stamina and sturdy shoes. The paths are easy to walk and the huts will keep you filled up with sufficient food. In the high season, you should book your overnight stay well in advance. You can find more information about booking in the individual highlights.

To reach the start point in Admont take bus 902 from Liezen station or bus 912 from Weißenbach/St Gallen. The Gesäuse hut adventure – seven days of unspoiled nature and impressive views await you.

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Gesäuse Hüttenrunde

69.0 mi

20,500 ft

20,500 ft

Last updated: November 10, 2021

Tours & Highlights

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    Etappe 1: Von Admont zur Mödlinger Hütte – Hüttenrunde Gesäuse

    Difficult
    05:35
    9.43 mi
    1.7 mph
    4,000 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The starting point of the hut tour is at the impressive Admont Abbey. The world's largest abbey library, a wonderful garden and various museums make the Benedictine monastery so worth seeing. You leave the village southwards and after a short distance on the country road turn into the forest. Here the

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  • Difficult
    05:04
    8.41 mi
    1.7 mph
    3,075 ft
    2,500 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Mödlinger Hütte you descend the first kilometers of the second stage to the mountain climbing village of Johnsbach. You will be accompanied by the rippling of the Winterhöllbach. In Johnsbach you can take a break in the cozy Gasthof Donner and then take a detour to the church of St. Egydius

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  • Difficult
    07:43
    11.8 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,825 ft
    4,375 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the Hesshütte you go back yesterday's path to the Gamsbrunn and turn there to the Sulzkarhund. You can enjoy a fantastic panorama from the edge of the rock formation. You follow the route of the hut tour, which takes you to the idyllic Sulzkaralm and Sulzkarsee. Here you can experience the Gesäuse

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    8.97 mi
    1.6 mph
    1,925 ft
    3,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    From the Ennstalerhütte you hike down through the wonderful mixed forest to the Hörantalm. The run of the crystal-clear Niedercheibenalm stream brings you through shady forest to Gstatterboden. In the small village, a visit to the extraordinary National Park Pavilion is worthwhile. In the visitor center

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  • Intermediate
    02:10
    3.40 mi
    1.6 mph
    225 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The fifth stage consists of two parts: First you have to descend back to the banks of the Enns, from where the Gesäuse shared taxi takes you to the Buchau saddle. From there you hike up to the Admonter Haus. After a relaxing night at the Haindlkar hut, you can start the day with a detour to the Haindlkar

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  • Difficult
    02:44
    3.54 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,775 ft
    25 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The second part of the fifth stage begins at the Buchauer Sattel car park, where the shared taxi will get you out. The path rises steadily and winds through the deep forest. After about three kilometers, the rows of trees clear up and you come to a promising alpine pasture. On a steeper back you hike

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  • Difficult
    05:31
    8.90 mi
    1.6 mph
    2,075 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    After a hearty breakfast you hike south from the Admonter Haus and soon turn right to follow the Rabengrabenbach. Accompanied by the lapping of the water, you hike across flower meadows and through a beautiful beech forest down to Hall. In the small town there is an outdoor swimming pool, a bakery and

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  • Difficult
    06:07
    13.3 mi
    2.2 mph
    850 ft
    3,050 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage of the hut tour through the beautiful Gesäuse begins with a breathtaking view from the Rohrauerhaus. One last time you can look forward to a varied hike through the alpine landscape. You follow the path downhill and reach the idyllic Ardningalm via the Bacheralm. Here you are very close

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    67.7 mi
  • Duration
    40:35 h
  • Elevation
    18,750 ft

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