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Odelsteinrundwanderweg

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  • Eingang zur Odelsteinhöhle
    Eingang zur Odelsteinhöhle
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Circular hiking trail to the entrance of the Odelstein Cave and back to the Kölblwirt Inn.
moderate
Distance 3 km
2:00 h
306 m
311 m
1,159 m
858 m
The Odelsteinhöhle in Johnsbach is a natural cave 470 m long. Besides the cave experience - narrow passages alternate with smaller and larger halls - there are impressive sinter columns and also greenish-blue aragonite crystals to admire.The Odelstein Cave can be visited from spring to autumn, registration required at the Kölblwirt Inn on +43 3613 216 or koelblwirt@aon.at.

Author’s recommendation

On the way back, visit the historic mountaineers' cemetery (next to GH Donnerwirt), the willow dome and the ecological footprint (on the Gesäuse federal road).
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: March 20, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,159 m
Lowest point
858 m
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140Emergency reporting tip - give answers to the six W-questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who reported the accident (call-back number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

www.koelblwirt.atwww.gesaeuse.at

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Start

Kölblwirt (871 m)
Coordinates:
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47.531640, 14.613770
DMS
47°31'53.9"N 14°36'49.6"E
UTM
33T 470929 5264318
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Destination

Kölblwirt

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the car park at Gasthof Kölblwirt, we first cross the Johnsbachtal valley in the direction of Schattseite. The approach to the Odelsteinhöhle entrance is steep and requires good shoes. Again and again, beautiful views open up into the Johnsbachtal. The way back is more comfortable and leads us back to the Kölblwirt car park.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Rufbus Linie 917 Admont - Johnsbach www.busbahnbim.at
Wandertaxi GseiSpur www.gseispur.at

Getting there

B 146 Gesäusebundesstraße aus Richtung Admont oder Hieflau, 5 km Landesstraße nach JohnsbachRoutenplaner

Parking

Gasthof Kölblwirt

Coordinates

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47.531640, 14.613770
DMS
47°31'53.9"N 14°36'49.6"E
UTM
33T 470929 5264318
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 

carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801 M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206 M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16 M 1 : 25.000 http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Freizeitkarte Gesäuse M 1 : 50.000 Erhältlich im Infobüro Admont

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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Sandrina Wimmer 
May 19, 2021 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
kurzweilige Tour, längere Leiter beim Ausstieg oberhalb der Höhle
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When did you do this route? May 19, 2021
Katja Parapatics 
April 23, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 22, 2019
Letztes Stück vor dem Höhleneingang
Photo: Katja Parapatics, Community
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Photo: Katja Parapatics, Community
Katja Parapatics 
April 23, 2019 · Community
Der Aufstieg über den Steig ist durch den Schnee schwer in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. Das letzte Stück zur Höhle ist nur sehr schwer passierbar und die Leiter beim Ausstieg ist weggebrachten
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When did you do this route? April 22, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
311 m
Highest point
1,159 m
Lowest point
858 m
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