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Hike to the ruin Pflindsberg

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Circular hiking trail to the historic Pflindsberg castle ruins, beautiful viewpoint.
Open
easy
Distance 4.2 km
2:00 h
215 m
215 m
937 m
722 m
This scenic circular hiking trail leads to the Pflindsberg ruin with its observation tower and back to Altaussee via the waterfall trail.
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Author
Michaela Geistberger
Update: April 19, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
937 m
Lowest point
722 m
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Track types

Asphalt 31.95%Dirt road 19.90%Forested/wild trail 17.31%Path 30.81%
Asphalt
1.4 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
1.3 km
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Tips and hints

Tourist Office Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
Information office Altaussee
Fischerndorf 61
8992 Altaussee
+43 3622 716 43
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Start

Schneiderwirt Inn (723 m)
Coordinates:
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47.638362, 13.762445
DMS
47°38'18.1"N 13°45'44.8"E
UTM
33T 407041 5276848
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Destination

Schneiderwirt Inn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Schneiderwirt inn, the Jakob-Wassermann trail branches off in a westerly direction to the waterfall and the Pflindsberg ruins. The trail leads westward for about 750 meters over access roads to the road that leads to Lupitsch. Continue on this road to the right and pass the "shooting range" of the privileged shooting society of Altaussee, which is located on the left. Follow the moderately ascending road, cross the Trattenbach stream and turn right shortly after the left-hand bend.

 

Follow the markings on a wider forest path uphill through the coniferous forest. Please pay attention to the markings! From the wider path, a forest trail branches off to the left and climbs steeply. On this path you again reach a forest road, which you follow to the right. After about 200 meters you will see the waterfall of the Trattenbach on the right. It falls into a rocky basin deep below.

 

Caution. The path leads above this basin to the right, over steeply sloping terrain. Over a narrow footbridge you follow the path further uphill through the coniferous forest. Soon the climb is over and you come to the "Schlosswiese", dialectally called "Gschlosswiesn".Now keep to the right here and walk over the former path first to the east, then climb briefly to the west and thus come to the "Burghof".

Here the Austrian Federal Forests have erected a lookout post.The small castle, built around 1250, was erected to defend the salt deposits on the Moosberg. From up here you have a magnificent view of part of the Ausseerland and the striking mountain scenery.

 

The descent from the ruins is the same as the ascent to the castle meadow. Or you can walk from the lookout point in a westerly direction along a narrow, steeply sloping path. This path leads across the still recognizable moat and rampart to the castle meadow. The path leads past the game feeding area on the right and joins a forest road after about 150 meters. Follow this downhill to the right. From Zenzenbichl, in the district of Lichtersberg, an asphalt road leads down to a connecting road. Go back to our starting point on this road to the left.

 

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

The best way to get to Altaussee is to plan with google.at/maps

Parking

In Altaussee there are numerous parking spaces available for a fee. The closest parking lot to the starting point Gasthof Schneiderwirt is the Volkshaus/Kurpark parking lot.

Coordinates

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47.638362, 13.762445
DMS
47°38'18.1"N 13°45'44.8"E
UTM
33T 407041 5276848
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking guide Ausseerland - Salzkammergut

Available in all information offices of the Ausseerland at the price of Euro 15,90

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps and free general maps are available in the information offices of the Ausseerland.

Equipment

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 including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
215 m
Descent
215 m
Highest point
937 m
Lowest point
722 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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