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Hiking Trail

Circular hike through the Wörschachklamm to the ruin Wolkenstein

· 2 reviews · Hiking Trail · Schladming-Dachstein
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  • Wörschachklamm
    / Wörschachklamm
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  • / Wörschachklamm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal
  • / Burgruine Wolkenstein
    Photo: Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal
  • / Wörschachklamm
    Photo: Tourismusverband Grimming-Donnersbachtal
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Varying and easy hike through a wild and romantic gorge until we reach the interesting castle ruin Wolkenstein, high above the Ennstal.
easy
4.2 km
2:15 h
329 m
329 m
This is a magnificent circular hike, with several interesting highlights for the whole family. From the centre of the village, the Wörschach gorge is already signposted.
Walking time approx. 15 minutes; by car you follow the signposts Wörschachklamm and ruin Wolkenstein – parking area.

First of all you follow a short section along the river upwards to the Mauthütte. The trail takes you partly on footbridges, then across ladders and bridges. The rocks on both sides of the river are steadily moving closer together until there’s only a small gap free to the top. It’s really impressive, how the water has gouged its way through the rocks.
You walk approx. 30 minutes to the exit of the gorge. Then the character of the landscape is changing: we walk through a big kettle with mixed woodland (many beeches) upwards to a lovely bench near the Kohlstatt, where in the early days charcoal was produced.
Then it goes on downwards through the forest. You come across the famous Schwefelquelle (sulphur spring) and walk until the Eselranch (donkey ranch - petting zoo & refreshment stop).
From there we have to walk only several minutes to the castle ruin Wolkenstein, which is enthroned on a free platform, high above the Ennstal. The still very well maintained walls give ample scope for the imagination and from the oriel you have a nice view of the whole upper Ennstal. In approx. 10 minutes down to the parking area.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Burgruine Wolkenstein, 915 m
Lowest point
Wörschach, 655 m
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Equipment

athletic shoes, rain gear

Tips, hints and links

Safety information
Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. The landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.

If something should happen call following emergency numbers:
No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of Austria
No. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service

 

 

Start

Wörschach parking area nearby the town hall and the church (656 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.553480, 14.148460
UTM
33T 435932 5267024

Turn-by-turn directions

Well made gorge trail. Root trail in a beautiful high forest

Getting there

From the B320 to Wörschach.

Parking

Parking Area in Wörschach
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Questions & answers

Question of Stephan Kaiser · July 23, 2019 · Community
Hallo, kann man diese Wanderung mit einem Hund unternehmen?
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Answer by Agnieszka Majnusz · July 23, 2019 · Community
In my opinion it is possible however it can be difficult in some places. Besides I am not sure it is allowed. Best regards, Agnieszka
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Reviews

4.5
(2)
Agnieszka Majnusz
July 23, 2018 · Community
If you saw Slovencky Raj or Slovakian Diery this is not very spectacular. But this is a nice trail with interesting views and ruins of the castle. We recommend. It is worth to join with the trip to Spechtesee. Then 4 hours trip.
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poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:13:37
Photo: Agnieszka Majnusz, Community
poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:13:59
Photo: Agnieszka Majnusz, Community
poniedziałek, 23 lipca 2018 21:14:24
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Sebastian Späth
July 11, 2018 · Community
Superwanderung für Familien mit Kindern. Eindrucksvoll für alle Beteiligten. Tipp: Kleine Abkürzung über die Schwefelquelle nehmen.
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Wörschachklamm 11. Juli 2018 5:08:05 vorm.
Photo: Sebastian Späth, Community

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Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
329 m
Descent
329 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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