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From hut to hut in the National park Gesäuse Stage 05B Weidendom - Admonterhaus

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  • Blick auf Admonterhaus von Admonter Warte
    Blick auf Admonterhaus von Admonter Warte
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Best chance: From the Weidendom adventure centre with the Gesäuse shared taxi to the Buchauer Sattel and ascent to the best vantage point above Admont - the Admonterhaus.
Distance 5.5 km
2:28 h
867 m
4 m
1,720 m
857 m
Of course there is always an easier way on every mountain. With more than 500 km of hiking trails and one of the highest densities of mountain huts in the Eastern Alps, nothing stands in the way of a hiking experience lasting several days in the only Styrian National Park. The whole Gesäuse in one go is best experienced on the Gesäuse Hut Tour. From hut to hut and even completely flexible (no fixed places to stay overnight, numerous variations and completely mobile without your own car), the alpine Gesäuse is more beautiful than ever to hike.

Author’s recommendation

It is recommended to contact the Trail Info & Booking Centre before booking.

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Update: February 09, 2023
Highest point
1,720 m
Lowest point
857 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Admonterhaus, 1.723 m
Grabneralm, 1.395 m

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

From a technical point of view, the Gesäuse hut circuit has moderate difficulties, which are no problem for the sure-footed and experienced mountain hiker. All the stages run on mountain paths with red dots, which means that they are classified as moderately difficult hiking trails according to the classification of the Austrian Alpine Club. However, you should have a certain amount of mountain experience for the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde, as you will be hiking in mountains with altitudes up to 1,850 m.

Tips and hints


Erlebniszentrum Weidendom (857 m)
47.609942, 14.516576
47°36'35.8"N 14°30'59.7"E
33T 463667 5273061



Turn-by-turn directions

From the Weidendom you simply order a taxi (Taxi Herrak 0664-344 42 35), which will take you in 15 minutes to the starting point of the second part of today's stage: the ascent from the Buchauer Sattel via the Granberalm to the Admonterhaus. 

From the car park at the Buchauer Sattel you follow path no. 636 over a meadow to a forest. Now partly on a good forest path, partly on the forest road - always following the mark 636 - first in the forest, then on the treeless, panoramic alpine pasture and later on a steeper ridge to the beautifully situated Grabneralmhaus (1.395m). If you need some refreshment before the last ascent to the Admonter Haus, you've come to the right place!To the west of the Grabneralm, you now climb a ridge (Gesäuse-, Dachstein- and Glocknerblick) and from there turn left to the junction with the ascent of Mühlau (path no. 633). Now steeper under the rocks of the Admonter Warte to the soon visible Admonter Haus, situated at 1.723m above sea level and thus the highest refuge of the Gesäuse. And - nomen est omen - you have the best view of Admont: enjoy it!


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Public transport

Getting there

With your own car:

A9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont.

By train: The following train stations are at your disposal: Liezen train station (continue with bus 910 to Admont), Weißenbach - St. Gallen train station (from here take bus 912 to Admont).

By plane: The following international airports can be recommended for arrival by plane - Vienna, Linz and Graz. Arrival Shuttle Service Brings you to the starting point of your trail journey and back to the ideal train station or airport at the end of the tour.

The Trail Info & Booking Centre will be happy to organise this shuttle service.


Parking is available at the respective starting points of the trail tour (Attention: parking possibilities are very limited in Johnsbach). Most of the parking spaces are free of charge and not supervised! The return transport will bring you back to your car.

Tip: Please place a note in your car with a note that you are on the Gesäuse Hut Trail (including the date of your return and telephone number) - the mountain rescue service will thank you!


47.609942, 14.516576
47°36'35.8"N 14°30'59.7"E
33T 463667 5273061
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“                                     

 Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000


For the Gesäuse hut tour, "normal" equipment for alpine hikes on unpaved paths is completely sufficient. In any case, we recommend sturdy shoes and telescopic walking sticks to take the strain off the knees on the sometimes longer descents. For all refuges along the trail you should also bring a sleeping bag and a towel.  Since the huts where you will be staying overnight on your trail trip are very remote and high up in the mountains and cannot be reached by the luggage shuttle, we cannot offer any luggage transport for the Gesäuse Hut Tour. We therefore recommend that you pack your rucksack sparingly and only take what is really necessary with you to the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde. It can be quite liberating to be on the way without luxury!

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5.5 km
2:28 h
867 m
4 m
Highest point
1,720 m
Lowest point
857 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route


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