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Tressenstone via Castle Trautenfels

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  • Aussicht vom Tressenstein. Der Grimming wirft seinen Schatten ins Ennstal.
    Aussicht vom Tressenstein. Der Grimming wirft seinen Schatten ins Ennstal.
    Photo: Roland Gutwenger, Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
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Tour with hut stop and summit cross. You start from the castle parking lot and reach the Grimminghütte in about 1 hour and in another 45 min the Gifpel of the Tressenstein.
Distance 7.9 km
3:00 h
552 m
552 m
1,197 m
656 m
You hike leisurely from Trautenfels Castle to the Grimminghütte and further up to the Tressenstein. Up there you'll find the most magnificent views over the Enns Valley. You won't be alone - no wonder - the little brother easily outshines the big one (Grimming) in terms of visitors. The descent is via the same path.

Author’s recommendation

A tipp:  Visit the Chastle Trautenfels 


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Schladming Dachstein - TVB Grimming-Donnersbachtal
Update: January 20, 2023
Highest point
Summit of the Tressenstone, 1,197 m
Lowest point
Castle Trautenfels, 656 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 6.02%Forested/wild trail 46.60%Path 47.36%
0.5 km
Forested/wild trail
3.7 km
3.7 km
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Rest stops


Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance and take into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, danger spots and weather forecast.
  • The Alpine Club provides detailed information on "Safe Mountain Hiking". Under you can inform comprehensively about it.
  • Together is much more beautiful and at the same time safer in the mountains. Do not go alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the ability of your group.
  • Let them know where you are going and when you want to be back. Also sign hut or summit books.
  • Turn back in good time if the weather deteriorates. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and stay away from individual trees. Wait out the storm, if possible in a crouching position.
  • Stay on the marked trails and remember to close pasture fences again.
  • Getting up the trail is only half the battle. Stay alert, especially on the descents, to make it back to the valley safely.
  • In case of emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue on 140. If you have no reception, take out the sim card and dial 112.
  • If you encounter cows: It is best to pass above the herd with at least 50 meters distance. Stay calm, don't make any frantic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and do not try to pet the animals. A stick and loud shouting can often make the animals turn back in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify before the hike if you have to cross a pasture. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure he stays calm. If a cow attacks, let the dog off the leash immediately. Never pick him up to defend him.

Tips and hints

Safety information

Safety on the mountainside: changes in the weather, sudden fall in temperature, thunder storms, wind, fog and snow fields are all objective dangers and require the correct behaviour whilst underway. the landlords of the huts are all very knowledgeable about the mountains and can give you good tips about the weather and the routes. Insufficient equipment, exaggerated opinion of ones capabilities, frivolousness, poor health condition and a false evaluation of the situation can lead to a critical situation. In thunder storms: summits, crest-sites and safety rope aids are to be avoided.

If something should happen call following emergency numbers:No. 140 - the number for all Alpine Emergencies in all of AustriaNo. 112 - European emergency call GSM emergency-call-service


Castle Trautenfels (666 m)
47.518141, 14.079924
47°31'05.3"N 14°04'47.7"E
33T 430730 5263156


Castle Trautenfels

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Trautenfels Castle, the trail leads you along initially flat forest paths past the Neuhaus church ruins. The trees along the way offer plenty of shade, but always provide a view of the Enns Valley and Pürgg. The forest road is replaced after 3/4 hour by a hollow way and leads the last 15 min again over an access road to the Grimminghütte (refreshment - and overnight stay possibility). From now on, the trail leads through the beech forest in the direction of Tressenstein. In the last section becoming steeper, you reach the summit after about 45 min from the Grimminghütte. From below, hardly recognizable in the clear shadow of the Grimming, you have a fantastic view over the Enns Valley. The descent is via the same path.


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Public transport


From the trainstation Stainach-Irdning you can drive with the bus or from the busstation Irdning.

Exacttly Infomations do you become on this websites:


Getting there

Coming from Liezen on the B 320, exit at the traffic circle in Trautenfels in the direction of Irdning and after approx. 300 m turn right into the Museum Castle Trautenfels.


Free Parking at the Castle Trautenfels


47.518141, 14.079924
47°31'05.3"N 14°04'47.7"E
33T 430730 5263156
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Hiking & Biking Map. Available free of charge at the tourist offices of Berg & Tal
  • KOMPASS Hiking Map No. 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal Valley


In your weatherproof backpack belong: Sun and rain protection, warm, windproof clothing, drinks and provisions, small first aid kit, hiking map and a fully charged cell phone. Suitable footwear goes without saying.

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7.9 km
3:00 h
552 m
552 m
Highest point
1,197 m
Lowest point
656 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Summit route


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