There are several ways to start this hike. You can go by train or by car to Stigelreith (by train also a section further, only then you are almost at the Rosskogelhütte) and start from there. We drove by car to the parking lot in Stiegelreith. Attention, the parking fee is currently (10/2019) 6.- €, which is relatively "g'schmalzen". The automat takes only coins (and does not change anything - so exactly throw in the amount!).From the parking lot it goes on a forest road through the forest next to the ski slope (which you can go as a shortcut as well) uphill. Passing the Speichersee, you come to the Rosskogelhütte, which you can leave for the time being (even if it is on the right side of the path). At the Rosskogelhütte you can decide to hike directly over the ski slope or over the forest path to the Rangger Köpfl again. If one decides for the forest road, one comes after a short time to a mountain trail, which branches off to the right towards the summit, which one does not see. Recognize this junction by the fact that there is about 15 meters above a crossing over the local Almzaun. Then you simply follow the climbing tracks over the meadows directly towards the summit.The big summit cross impresses, the saying on it is also not to be despised (... protect it from hail, Mur, atom (sic!) And fire). Unfortunately, there are some antenna masts at the top, which you have to "hide" somehow. The summit panorama is again impressive, with the Rosskogel to the west limits the vision a bit.Hellkogel is on the Rosskogelhütte, especially on sunny days. Nevertheless, the service is friendly, the menu is very good and somehow the "cottage atmosphere" is not too short. Thus - retreat almost a must.
2 days ago
From the parking lot in the Axamer Lizum it is initially on a forest road comfortably gaining height to the tree line. From there begins a first clearly visible, on the ground (!) Marked trail that leads vertically over the ski slope to a crossing trail to Axamer Kögele.If you go round the clockwise, you will see (looking down) the markings in the alpine meadow, if you go the round as we do, counterclockwise, you have a problem and can only after "feeling", wildly hiking up the slope. Here and there you can see (for your own reassurance) the markings.The crossing trail then soon spreads again as a ski slope, where you at least see the actual climb towards Kögele and can not miss. You lose some of the already gained altitude meters until you reach the Axamer Kögele with its really impressive panoramic view.From Kögele you follow a nice alpine trail towards Hoadl, which would show either west or east of the Pleisen. But it is worthwhile, in any case, to climb up the few vertical meters to the summit cross of the Pleisen (or leads up a well-trodden path anyway). The view is no less enormous than on Kögele.From the Pleisen it then continues on the Hoadl (where the mountain station of the Olympia funicular is). In this part of the route you should be a little careful and careful, it is in some places west of the trail but a bit steeper in the depth. There should not be a real problem anywhere (the way is also gone with children).As with the other two summits, Hoadl also has a summit cross and the panorama is just as impressive.From the Hoadl it goes on the ladies downhill slope of the Olympiad, more precisely on a "maintenance path", back to the Parkplatz.Für us this descent was actually the negative highlight of the tour, as it is not a forest road, but rather a pressed dirt road (many Stones and small Felsenbröckerln), which is partly relatively steep and therefore uncomfortable to go.Recommendation:
1) If we did the tour again, we would go in the opposite direction (clockwise), because then you have safe down the more pleasant paths and paths.
2) The tour, as we do, on a weekday and at a time when the train stops driving. Alone, or with only a few like-minded people, the mountain experience on the three peaks is huge.
3 days ago
Basically, the monastery Maria Waldrast would be accessible via a toll road. Will you z. B. go to the Serles, this variant offers (parking at the monastery) for optimal.For us, the round was more of a bad weather program, where we even briefly saw the sun at the monastery. For this you park in front of the tollbooth and follow the signposts to Maria Waldrast on the toboggan run (which is also a crossroads). Just before you reach Maria Waldrast, you can branch off to the quaint Ochsenalm, which offers a nice alternative for a stop, you do not want to rest in the monastery inn. But, we have heard that the inn has not been run by the monks for some time, but is leased and the quality is said to have gained substantially. It used to be uncomfortable or impersonal. However, we could not verify that, because we have already returned to the Ochsenalm.The way back from the monastery direction parking leads back on forest roads, where you only far below on the toboggan run.As already written in the introduction, this tour is ideal as a "bad weather movement program", as you are always on forest roads (where you can even go with umbrella). Of course, does not mean that the tour can not give much pleasure in the sunshine.
2 days ago
Nice (afternoon) tour which I became aware of by a description of the Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH in the "Bergfex". There both routes are listed as individual routes, but why should not make a round trip.From the parking lot at the train station, it goes over the Laurenzi Chapel on the Buchberg. Of course, the vantage point must be paid a visit, as the 360 ° panorama is a force, especially on clear days.After a refreshment in the well-maintained Buchbegrhütte, then it goes on the "Schneeglöckerlweg" (the name is likely to open up only in the spring, really) back to the parking lot.It is a pity on the tour, that you go some parts of it on driveways, and, especially on nice days, the excursion traffic can be quite strong.Alternatively you can continue on the way back before the sharp left turn direction Burgstall on a strange red marked trail (bridle path?), Which slowly but steadily leads deeper and deeper, until he meets the actual path according to the map. Komoot does not have the path, so this hint in the text. At any rate, the entry is not to miss.
September 30, 2019
The beautiful (but quite stormy) autumn weather encouraged us to complete a hike from the Mönichkirchner Schwaig over the Vorauer Schwaig, the Hochwechsel and the Niederwechsel. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the last section on the Hochwechsel, otherwise we would have had problems to reach the lift before closing time (17 clock). Unfortunately, the search for some geocaches at the beginning of the tour took a little too long and finally a very special cache was waiting for us, which we absolutely wanted to lift and which cost us almost 30 minutes more time (as feared) penetrated to the logbook.The easiest way to get from the Mönichkirchner Schwaig is directly on the ski slope to the Hallerhaus. A nice forest walk takes you to the Stoa-Alm, where the stony, somewhat steep path leads up to the Steinerne Stiege. Then you lose on the way over alpine meadows to Vorauer Schwaig again a lot of already gained altitude. There, the last climb to the Hochwechsel begins to Wetterkoglerhaus. Where the path from the Niederwechsel meets this route, we have, as mentioned above, canceled and started the return journey via the Niederwechsel.
September 22, 2019
Animated by the two Komoot entries of "** geri **" and "Edelweiss", this (to date unknown) summit was chosen for a tour.Contrary to all other described rounds, however, we started directly from Rohr in the mountains, also because a "multi-geocache" with four stages has its exit there.Parked in the village, with a small parking lot behind the Spar was unfortunately locked. On our return, we also saw why, the police had built there a biker control (with test cars and other technical bells and whistles).Immediately after the start of the round, the path leads past a farm pasture where there is also a dog-passage-ban board. As a hiker, however, one could go through the yard, but we only saw it when we were behind the farm.From there, there are actually no problems with the path until you meet at the memorial on the road coming from the Roßbachklamm and continue on a path (forest floor, which is sometimes slightly rocky interspersed), steadily gaining altitude, comes on a free alpine area , Actually, we would have expected a lookout (according to Stage 3 of the multi), this was hidden, however. From here, a good look is needed to see how the path continues now. Sure, up to the top, but where in the forest? With a little prudence you will find the trail but then good again and comes soon after, to the in the forest (almost) hidden summit cross of Jochart. One, two photos, before the actual "rest area" and there, if you want, an expected rewards. We could have chosen smooth between a dark and a clear Schnappserl - pure luxury.After the break, the first part of the descent direction Hammereck leads back to the cross and from there, slightly above an overgrown forest road (until you meet them shortly afterwards) on a broad ridge back gently sloping down. It becomes exciting then after the last marker pillar, which shows you not to take the turn of the forest road, but goeadead to continue. One comes to a free plateau, on which we would have desired at least one or two markings, since the path is rather overgrown. You can actually only go in one direction, and the Navi shows you that you're right, but it's still a bit tedious here. Where the climb actually makes a bend to the left (maybe also because it goes straight on "inviting"), but there is again a directional arrow. From there it is an unmissable forest trail to the Hammereck (where the time at the Jochart with one and a half hours to the Hammereck is incomprehensible, we were there after about 35 minutes).From here, the last part of the descent is a bit "heavy". Why you have to create a hiking trail in the Diretissima, without installing a single serpentine know only the gods. Original quote from my wife (as Tyrolean, steep descents certainly used) "the spiders, so find'm net amol with us".The short stretch of road from the end of the forest road (which you end up encountering) to Pipe was a real recovery for our knees.All in all, a very nice tour, whereby - if you go from tube - it would be worthwhile to go in the opposite direction. Whereby, the ascent to the summit (especially the piece to the Hammereck) is extremely sweaty.
September 2, 2019
To escape the heat of the big city, take this nice hike. Parked at Pfaffensattel and first went down the few yards to the other forest road, which had the advantage of finishing the tour in the afternoon directly at the car.Until the Karl-Lechner-Haus on this forest road goes leisurely, then follows the somewhat steeper climb to the unfortunately decayed Nansenhütte, which goes down in the annals as "the first alpine ski lodge" (at least, if you believe the billboard).If you do not want to stop at the Alois Günther house, which did not make a very cozy impression on us (no tables or umbrellas, no flag, did they even open?), There are many places at the Nansenhütte with a fantastic view for a well deserved lunch break ,Down you can either take the trail, or you go the forest road (= toll road, so there is traffic, which is limited in us - 3 cars) comfortably on. The climb then meets below also on selbige.
July 8, 2019
From the large parking lot above St. Coronas it goes on the ant trail or ants nature trail (many boards for our youngest or young at heart) to the beautifully situated Hannes pond (former memory lake, as was still skiing - my God, how often I was here as Youth skiing, I do not remember).The beautiful location and views are ideal for a first short break, before it goes up either steeply or the forest road but relatively steep up to old mountain station (Almrauschhütte) and the turnoff to Hergottschnitzerhaus.However, we stayed there to the right to pay a visit to the first stone (nice legend). From this we hiked over the Kampsteiner Schwaig to Frauenalpe, where we next to a nice cross, with the "constructive" note "two more days to Mariazell" the first extended rest.From there we went back to the Kampstein Schwaig and then to the Kampstein. A "summit" with a beautiful, massive summit cross, but unfortunately without any prospect. In the descent, the Herrgottschnitzerhütte will appear soon, which everyone knows by this name, but which - for whatever reason - has recently been renamed Franz-Kaupe-Haus.The way back from the Herrgottschnitzerhütte led us again over the Almrauschhütte to the Speichersee, where we then took a longer rest on the curved, inviting to relax wooden benches, overlooking the lake, inserted. Small delicacies on the edge - everywhere along the shore are ban boards that the edge of the river may not be entered. For this purpose, "Stand up Paddle" is rented at the beginning of the lake and locals swim happily in the lake. Well, yes, it's only "forbidden to enter" but not "swim" ... :-).
July 9, 2019
Once again we went over the driveway on the Gippel, where most of the time we stayed in the shade of the trees or the mighty rock face.The stretch from the Törl to the summit has - as always - attracted something again, but without "diligence no price" or rather "no summit victory".At the summit itself offers one (in our opinion) one of the most beautiful 360 degree panoramas of many Voralpengipfel. The many peaks, which you can see from here (I think, in the autumn, we once even up to the Dachstein seen), you can not enumerate.The way back you can, if you want to go on the Schwarzauer Gippel (you just go on the Törl east), which we did not do.You can park at the Mostheurigen Zögernitz, who always offered a welcome refreshment (or refreshment) at the end of the tour. Today it looked as if it had been closed. Forever? Or only today? Everyone has to find out for themselves.
June 10, 2019
The nice weather used for this nice, not too strenuous tour.From the parking lot of the chairlift it went (unfortunately not on the waterfall path, because I had a small mistake in my planning) directly over the Jagasteig to Lilienfelder hut. From there on to the Muckenkogel, where the Kaisertreppe does not save you the Aspahltstraße, but also costs strength. For the further way to the Hinteralm and the Traisner hut also the climb was chosen, the way back we went on the forest road.At the mountain station high storm clouds piled up in the sky, so we spontaneously decided to choose the "kneeling" valley path, per person proud to pay 9 euros for it, but absolutely relaxed (with the first raindrops) arrived at our car.
May 26, 2019