Field Excursions in to the National Park Gesäiuse Wilderness

All Excursions will take place on 1 October 2015. Meeting Point is Schloss Röthelstein at 6:30 a.m. We expect to return to the Schloss Röthelstein no later than at 17:00 o`clock. Please be aware that to take part in anyone of the three excursions you should:

  • be in good physical condition
  • have a lunch paket,
  • have 1 litre of water or other liquid with you,
  • have a rain jacket in case it gets wet,
  • have a camera for the amazing views,
  • have a few Euros to enjoy a snack in the mountain huts along the routes,
  • have good hiking boots and
  • bring lots of energy and enthusiasm.

Excursion 1: Handhabriedelsteig

Not an official trail nor open to the public.

Difficult mountain hike – partially unmaintained trails Bustransport to the Hartelsgraben in the Gesäuse. From the banks of the Enns, we walk up a steep, old, non official and unmaintained trail to the Zinödl-Alm. We will see the most wild forest areas in the Gesäuse, the Zinödl-Primeval forest and rhe most easter swiss stone pines of the alps. Should we have enough time and condition we have the option to climb the mountain peak “Zinödl” on 2.192m. In the afternoon we return to Johnsbach via the Hesshütte. Transport back to Schloss Röthelstein by bus.

  • Requirements: good condition, sure footed, free from giddiness
  • Accompanied by: National Park Ranger
  • Take with you: mountain hiking boots, hiking equippment, enough to eat and drink
  • In the afternoon there will be our first possibility to stop at the Hesshütte.

 Excursion 2: Peternpfad

Limited to eight participants due to technical challenges requiring every four participant one mountain guide.

If you want to enjoy this trip please send us an email!

Difficult mountain hike and easy climbing (short sector with climbing difficulty level 2) Bustransport to the Haindlkar in the Gesäuse. Trail through alpine vegetation to the foot of the highest peak in the Gesäuse, the Hochtor. Here we start the legendary trail of poachers, the Peternpfad, till we reach the Peternscharte. If there is enough time and condition we can climb the Planspitz (2.117m). The Peternpfad is one of the last unsecured trails (no ropes or other holders), true wilderness and the experience of nature are here more important than the mass appropriate development of hte mountains. Descent via the Hesshütte to Johnsbach. Bustransport  back to Schloss Röthelstein.
  •  Requirements: good condition, sure footed, free from giddiness, experience in the mountains
  • Accompanied by: professional mountain guide
  • Take with you: mountain hiking boots, hiking equippment, enough to eat and drink
  • In the afternoon there will be our first possibility to stop at the Hesshütte.
  • Max.: 8 participants possible (1 Mountianguide for 4 participants)

Excursion 3: Tamischbachturm

Extensive mountain hike. Bustransport to Hieflau. Hike trough differnet types of forest to the Hochscheibenalm. Detour to avalanch corridors that are the most dynamic and diverse habitat of the Gesäuse. Further to the Tamischbachturm (2.035m) to the Ennstalerhütte. Visit on the closed Eggeralm and descent to Gstatterboden. Bustransport  back to Schloss Röthelstein.
  • Requirements: good condition, sure footed
  • Accompanied by: National Park Ranger
  • Take with you: mountain hiking boots, hiking equippment, enough to eat and drink
  • In the afternoon there will be our first possibility to stop at the Ennstalerhütte and the Niederscheinebalm.
Ennstalerhütte