The hike leads to a legendary place in honor of the parish patron saint St. Catherine in St. Kathrein am Hauenstein.
Distance 9.4 km
Highest point1,150 m
Lowest point783 m
The route leads from the center of St. Kathrein am Hauenstein via the so-called mining settlement to the Katharinenstein. According to legend, the parish patroness protected the inhabitants here from being taken over by the Turks in 1529. A footprint of St. Catherine reminds us of the appearance of the parish patroness. The water that collects there is said to have a healing effect.
St. Kathrein am Hauenstein is also known for Peter Rosegger. Visit the exhibition and his favorite church!
Wanderkarte St. Kathrein am Hauenstein: erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimat (+43 3336 20255) und auf der Gemeinde St. Kathrein am Hauenstein
Proper backpacking makes many 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 belongs in every backpack!
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!