On the tracks of miner's from the village Untertal to Obertal valley
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In the miners' footsteps - from Untertal village to Obertal valleyPhoto: Reinhard Lamm, Reinhard Lamm
gravel paths, some paved
Landalm, Eschachhütt'n (approximately 30 minutes from the Nickel Museum)
Safety informationChanges in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.
GPS data and orienteering
Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.
In an emergency please call:
- 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
- 112 - European GSM emergency number
Tips and hintsTourist information: www.schladming.com
Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at
Heading towards the elementary school along the Ahornweg, you will pass many beautiful, traditional farms. The Dachstein massif at your back, the Schladminger Tauern, where the miners once dug for silver and nickel, before you. Follow the stream into the valley – and along the way, a perfect opportunity to cool off your feet in the cool, wet water. Hiking on to the Nickel Museum is definitely worthwhile. Ambitious hikers can add an extra 30 minutes by going to the Eschachalm. Along the entire route are bus stops for your return trip to Untertal or to Schladming.
Public-transport-friendlyWith the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to the village Untertal.
- Buses of Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen: www.planaibus.at
By roadFrom Schladming take provincial highway L722 (Rohrmoosstraße road) to Rohrmoos and at the roundabout continue on provincial highway L723 (Tälerstraße road) to the village Untertal.
ParkingParking is available at the hiking trail head Untertal village (opposite of the fire department).
Book recommendation by the author
- Tourist map "Hiking - Running - Walking", available at the tourist office Schladming.
Author’s map recommendations
- Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
- Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
EquipmentA well-packed backpack is helpful and especially when touring Alpine terrain a tuque, gloves, a windproof jacket and pants are standard equipment. Good, waterproof shoes, sun glasses, sun cream and sufficient beverages are essential too. Torch light, a map of the area, knie and a small first-aid kit should also be in the backpack.
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