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Kräuterhalsrunde Wildalpen

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  • Höherliegender Steig entlang der Salza
    Höherliegender Steig entlang der Salza
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Wildalpen - Holzäpfeltal - Jausenstation Astrid - Kräuterhals - entlang und oberhalb der Salza - oberhalb Camping-Wildalpen - Wildalpen
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:30 h
129 m
130 m
717 m
587 m
The Kräuterhalsrunde is a circular hiking trail that leads directly along the Salza River and offers great views of Riegerin. Wildalpen - Water is transported from Hochschwab via Wildalpen to Vienna by valuable aqueducts of the second Vienna HochQuellenWasserleitung. The federal capital Vienna is supplied with drinking water and it is recommended to take a good sip of water in Wildalpen at the source. Rugged, steep rock faces, dotted with colourful alpine flowers and species-rich wildlife make Wildalpen a great natural wonder. On sunny days, the Salza sparkles emerald green and attracts countless white-water sports enthusiasts to the cool water.

Author’s recommendation

Direct access to the Salza is more likely to be found in the last quarter of this circular tour! In the area of Camping-Wildalpen up to about half parallel along the course of the river Salza.
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Update: April 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
717 m
Lowest point
587 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 40.06%Forested/wild trail 8.22%Path 41.79%Road 0.20%Unknown 9.71%
Asphalt
3.3 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
3.4 km
Road
0 km
Unknown
0.8 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Bergkristall
Burnout-Wildalps
Karin's Stubm

Safety information

The path leads partly on steep terrain above the Salza, there is also a handrail.

Tips and hints

Infobüro/Salza Wildalpen

Wildalpen 91 – 8924 Wildalpen Tel. 03636/241 infosalza@gesaeuse.at

Mo und Fr. 9:00-17:00

www.wildalpen.at

Start

Wildalpen (Nähe Camping-Wildalpen) (607 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.664476, 14.986272
DMS
47°39'52.1"N 14°59'10.6"E
UTM
33T 498969 5279009
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Destination

Wildalpen (Nähe Camping-Wildalpen)

Turn-by-turn directions

räuterhalsrunde has a purple route colour as an intermediate marker. The running and walking route is only signposted in one direction. You start at the large signpost next to the Barbara Church in Wildalpen and walk over the old Salzaholz Bridge above the campsite, the trail then continues left on the asphalt road. You will come to a crossroads and follow the signs to the right into the Holzäpfeltal valley, past Jausenstation Astrid and an aqueduct of the II Vienna HochQuellen water pipeline. In front of the Brandl farmstead, turn right uphill through forest and meadow to the Kräuterhals. It becomes comfortable and then it goes downhill and the view changes completely; you can even admire the Riegerin; before you have almost reached the bottom, the path branches off to the right onto a small alpine path. The path runs above the Salza, partly difficult to walk on, to Wildalpen. You come out again at the cemetery and continue back above the campsite to the Salzaholz bridge.

Refreshment stops: Jausenstation Astrid in Holzäpfeltal and Cafe Restaurant Grabner and Hotel Bergkristall in the village centre.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.verbundlinie.at

Die Anreise mit dem Taxi nach Wildalpen:

Reinhold Missethon, Tel. 0043 (0)3636 / 317 oder 0043 (0)650 / 310 10 20

Johanna Werner, Tel. 0043 (0)3636 / 321 oder 0043 (0)664 / 648 55 37

Getting there

Travelling to Wildalpen by car:

From Vienna: A1 Westautobahn exit Ybbs via Wieselburg, Scheibbs and Lunz/See to Göstling an der Ybbs continue in the direction of Palfau, at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

From Vienna, Eisenstadt: Semmeringschnellstraße S6, near Mürzzuschlag onto the B23 Mariazeller Bundesstrasse and Mürzsteg and Wegscheid to Gusswerk and on the Hochschwab Bundesstrasse B24 to Wildalpen.

From Linz: A1 to Voralpenkreuz junction, A9 to Windischgarsten, Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt, Grossreifling, Palfau and Wildalpen

From Salzburg: A1 on A9 to exit Ardning/Admont, Gesäusebundesstrasse and B24 to Wildalpen

From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn, exit, Traboch (near Leoben) via Präbichl/Eisenerz, Hieflau, Landl, Gams to Palfau at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

Parking

You park near the Barbara Church in Wildalpen; a car park is located between the primary schools and the Barbara Church.

Coordinates

DD
47.664476, 14.986272
DMS
47°39'52.1"N 14°59'10.6"E
UTM
33T 498969 5279009
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map available free of charge at the Infobüro-Salza in Wildalpen or at guest establishments.

Equipment

Sturdy mountain boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map, sun protection, snack, etc.). You should also be well equipped for a change in the weather. Mobile phone for emergency calls. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
129 m
Descent
130 m
Highest point
717 m
Lowest point
587 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available

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