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From hut to hut in the National park Gesäuse Stage 07 Rohrauerhaus - Admont

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Rohrauerhous - Admont

Gentle conclusion of your hut hike through the wild "Gseis": Descend from the Rohrauerhaus to Admont - step by step back to civilisation. - Admont

Gentle conclusion of your hut hike through the wild "Gseis": Descend from the Rohrauerhaus to Admont - step by step back to civilisation.

Distance 19.4 km
5:24 h
233 m
903 m
1,374 m
620 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

Es wird empfohlen, sich vor der Buchung mit dem Trail Info- & Buchungscenter in Verbindung zu setzen.

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Update: May 29, 2020
Highest point
1,374 m
Lowest point
620 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Ardning Alm Hütte, 1.037 m
Rohrauerhaus, 1.308 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


Rohrauerhaus (1,307 m)
47.637509, 14.390844
47°38'15.0"N 14°23'27.0"E
33T 454242 5276191


Admont, Zentrum (636 hm)

Turn-by-turn directions

At the Rohrauerhaus you follow the signs to the Ardningalm and reach the Bacher Alm. Here you walk partly on the forest road and partly on hiking trails through the forest until you reach an open alpine pasture area under the Arlingsattel. Follow the forest road downhill to the Ardningalm. At the huts you choose the path to Ardning; from there you follow the cycle path in an easterly direction to Frauenberg.In Frauenberg you walk down the road to the Enns and cross it at the bridge Mödringbrücke. After 500m turn left into the field path to Admont. An idyllic path follows the Enns in the direction of the river to Admont. In Admont, pass the Fischlschwaigerteich pond to the main road, which will quickly lead you to your starting point.

Public transport

By road

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!


47.637509, 14.390844
47°38'15.0"N 14°23'27.0"E
33T 454242 5276191
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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19.4 km
5:24 h
233 m
903 m
Highest point
1,374 m
Lowest point
620 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly


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