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From Fischbach to St. Kathrein am Hauenstein

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  • Fischbacher Alpen
    Fischbacher Alpen
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We walk through the Joglland - Waldheimat, from one village to another and enjoy the nature and the wonderful views.
difficult
Distance 20.3 km
6:05 h
942 m
942 m
1,228 m
760 m
We hike along the Fiscbacher Alps, starting from the high altitude health resort Fischbach to St. Kathrein am Hauenstein and enjoy a beautiful hike!

Author’s recommendation

Fischbach is always worth a visit, especially during the Easter season, and St. Kathrein am H. is best known for the Peter Rosegger exhibition.
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Author
Marianne Dornhofer
Update: July 28, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Schneidhofer Kreuz, 1,228 m
Lowest point
760 m
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Track types

Asphalt 33.03%Dirt road 7.16%Forested/wild trail 24.80%Path 28.56%Road 6.42%
Asphalt
6.7 km
Dirt road
1.5 km
Forested/wild trail
5 km
Path
5.8 km
Road
1.3 km
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Safety information

Emergency contacts:

 

Rescue: 144

Euronotruf: 112

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140 

 

Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site? 

 

Walk at your own risk!

Tips and hints

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

Kirchenviertel 24

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

Tel.: +43 3336 20255

www.joglland-waldheimat.at

www.oststeiermark.com

joglland-waldheimat@oststeiermark.com

 

 

 

Start

Village square Fischbach (995 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.441639, 15.651506
DMS
47°26'29.9"N 15°39'05.4"E
UTM
33T 549121 5254449
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Destination

Village square St. Kathrein am Hauenstein

Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start at the parish hall and hike to Oberdissau
  • After a short detour to the Aegydius Chapel we come to the small hamlet of Oberdissau
  • We walk a short distance on the asphalt road, then we turn left in the direction of Falkenstein.
  • At the wayside shrine at "Hauswirtshofer" we turn right
  • From there we walk a short steep path up to the Hauswirts Höh
  • From there we continue along the ridge to the right until we follow the path down to the left at the crossroads.
  • When we reach the sulzbachstraße, we follow it for about 500 m until we finally turn left.
  • There we go steeply uphill through the forest until we reach the village of Falkenstein in a few minutes.
  • On the village street we turn left
  • Through the forest and a bridge we come to Landau
  • At the wide forest road we turn left
  • After a short stretch on the road we follow a forest path down to the right until we reach St. Kathrein am Hauenstein
  • On the way back we start in St. Kathrein am Hauenstein
  • After about 200 meters we walk over a bridge (hiking trail no. 736) to Hochkamper
  • After about 1 hour of walking we come to the Waldtonihütte
  • At the Schneidhofer cross we follow the trail no. 736 to the left
  • From the Glatz farm we hike again to Fischbach

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB: www.oebb.at
Verbundlinie Steiermark: www.busbahnbim.at

Mit der BusBahnBim App der Verbundlinie ist eine Fahrplanauskunft so einfach wie noch nie: Alle Verbindungen mit Bus, Bahn und Straßenbahn in Österreich können durch die Eingabe von Orten und/oder Adressen, Haltestellen bzw. wichtigen Punkten abgefragt werden. Erhältlich ist die App als Gratis-App für Smartphones (Android, iOS) – auf Google Play und im App Store

Getting there

Anreise von Wien:  A2 bis Neunkirchen, S6 Richtung Langenwang, Abfahrt Schwöbing über das Alpl. Durch St. Kathrein und danach weiter nach Fischbach.
Anreise von Graz:  A2 bis Abfahrt Gleisdorf, B64 Richtung Weiz. Kreisverkehr vor Weiz auf der B72 Richtung Anger, Birkfeld, Fischbach.

Anreise von Salzburg: 145 übis Liezen, danach weiter nach Leoben, von Leoben Richtung Kindberg (S6), Stanz über Mürztal, Fischbach.

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.

Parking

Parkmöglichkeiten sind beim Ausgangspunkt am Dorfplatz in Fischbach genügend vorhanden.
Startet man die Tour in St. Kathrein am Hauenstein gibt es bei den Gasthöfen und im Ort ebenfalls genügend Parkplätze.

Coordinates

DD
47.441639, 15.651506
DMS
47°26'29.9"N 15°39'05.4"E
UTM
33T 549121 5254449
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Weitere Touren im Wanderheft "Einfach Wandervoll", gratis erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimat.

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes a lot of things easier!

 

Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended! A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain! Before the start of the hike, check the opening times for refreshment stops and pack the appropriate food.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
20.3 km
Duration
6:05 h
Ascent
942 m
Descent
942 m
Highest point
1,228 m
Lowest point
760 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights 'Healthy climate'

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