Saddle Mountains Tour from the Gösser to the Wolf Saddle
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Winter Hiking Gösser & Lärch saddlePhoto: Axel Dobrowolny, Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz
This tour goes over the Saddle Mountains, which stand between the Raabklamm and Weizklamm gorges. Here you have views in all directions and great views from all the mountains.
On this route you explore the Saddle Mountains, which are located between the Raab and Weiz gorges. You are offered views from the Raabklamm gorge over the alpine pastures into the Weizklamm gorge. The easy ascents to the individual saddle mountains provide a constant change of pace. The hike also scores with its wide meadows, which invite you to relax and have a snack in the warm months. The perfect day hike right on your doorstep.
Take a blanket and a good snack with you and enjoy them while enjoying one of the great views of the Saddle Mountains.
Important phone numbers:
- Fire department: 122
- Police: 133
- Rescue service: 144
- European emergency call: 112
The route description presented has been prepared to the best of our knowledge and belief.
It is based on interpretations of hiking maps and personal experiences of hikers and mountain sports enthusiasts.
All descriptions are not to be regarded as official hiking guides, the TV Region Weiz assumes no liability for the descriptions, route planning and tours and it is therefore expressly recommended to use additional official map material from quality manufacturers, the Alpine Club, Friends of Nature and other mountain sports institutions for individual route planning.
Please remember that hiking, walking, climbing and mountaineering are outdoor sports that are influenced by the different individual physical conditions, the personal condition of the day, the weather as well as the seasonal ground conditions and many other general conditions and therefore careful route planning tailored to the respective situation is necessary for preparation.
We wish you an accident-free and eventful tour.
Tips and hints
Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
Mobile in Eastern Styria with SAM shared taxi (SAM takes you to your hiking starting point and back again. Please note: For trips on Sundays and public holidays, please book in advance by the evening before).
- We start our route at the Dürntalwirt inn.
- First we follow the signposts in the direction of the Naas Cave Trail. When we reach the Grasslhöhle cave, we follow trail no. 18 in the direction of Gösser. Always following the Austrian flags, we come to a rise with a seat after the first ascent.
- After a short rest, we follow the signs to the left towards Gösser. Soon we reach the highest point of the Gösser. We follow the markings on the descent and walk along a forest road towards the Lärch saddle.
- Turn left towards the Lärch saddle and follow the forest road. Soon we come to a junction where we keep to the right to go up to the Lärch saddle. Follow the path until you see the cross on the summit of the Lärch saddle.
- Already here we have a great view of Passail to the left of the cross. Continue along the path. After a short while we come to a fork, where we keep to the right.
- Soon we reach the Wachthau saddle, which we have to cross. This is followed immediately by the Wolf saddle, where the summit book can be found on a hill.
- We follow the path a little further and soon come to a path on the left side. We descend this path and follow the three colours (yellow, blue, red) until we reach the Kreuzwirt, our destination.
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:
The district capital of Weiz is located in Eastern Styria.
From Graz via the main road: Take Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai and Wickenburggasse to Jahngasse / B67a. Follow the road on the B72 to Weiz and take the exit towards Weiz-West.
From Weiz you must then drive via Weizer Hauptplatz in the direction of Mortantsch. Then keep going in the direction of Leska and follow the road for about another 5 km to Dürntalwirt Inn.
Free parking at the Dürntalwirt Inn.
- Before starting the hike, check the possibilities for refreshments, including opening times, or pack appropriate food.
- A good pair of hiking boots is a good companion and should never be missing.
- Emergency equipment (blister plasters!) belongs in every rucksack.
- It is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system".
- Don't forget rain gear, sunglasses and a water bottle, as well as a hiking map, pocket knife and headlamp.
Proper backpack packing 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.
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