A breath of wilderness
Wandern im Nationalpark Kalkalpen!
bookable as of 21 persons
Arrival in the Romantic town of Steyr idyllically situated at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr Rivers. Check-in at the hotel and settle into your room.
In the evening two Steyr night watchmen/women wearing traditional clothing and carrying a halberd and lantern await you and will accompany you through the medieval town of Steyr recounting various legends and anecdotes of the past. After climbing up to the parish church spire you will enjoy a breathtaking view over the old town of Steyr.
Today you will travel along the Enns River to the Weissenbachtal valley/Reichraming, where your circular hiking trail begins. The theme trail “In the valley of wood” shows how the forests have changed over time from the ancient forests of the charcoal makers to the natural forests in the Kalkalpen National Park. At the Bergerwieshütte cabin you can visit a recreated charcoal firing site. During the second part of the hiking tour you will learn about the forest's growth over the course of one year and about its natural development depending on its location. The view from the observation platform into the Reichraminger Hintergebirge Mountains shows just how much variety there is here in Austria's largest forest reserve.
Starting point: Weissenbach/Reichraming parking lot
Hike duration: 3 hours
Altitude difference: 280 m
After breakfast, departure for Grossraming to the “Short Hintergebirge circular hiking trail”. The trail leads from the parking lot across the Schafgraben up to the “Kreuzweg“ and then along the hill's ridge over the Hochkogel peak or across the wide alpine pasture to the Anlaufalm (982 m). You will certainly enjoy the trail's route through the the national park's gorgeous landscape. Return to the starting point past the “3 pictures” at the Hirschkogelsattel and along the logging road to the parking lot.
Starting point: Brunnbach/Grossraming parking lot gate
Hike duration: 3 hours (to the Anlaufalm), 4.5 hours total
Altitude difference: 481 m
* Night watchman tour
incl. climb to the parish church spire, max. 30 persons € 139.-
* optional: qualified national park guide as of € 160.-