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Via Plannersee and Plannerknot to the Hochrettelstein

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  • Summit Hochrettelstein
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Impressive half-day tour in the highest mountain village of Styria.
moderate
Distance 7.3 km
3:30 h
625 m
625 m
2,216 m
1,592 m
Medium-difficulty hike over the idyllic Plannersee and the panoramic Plannerknot along the ridge to the summit of the Hochrettelstein. This tour is a real treat at any time of year. Further hiking possibilities to the Seekoppe, the Riednerseen to Oppenberg.

Author’s recommendation

On a clear day, you can see as far as the Lachtal valley to the windmills. The alpine flora is especially beautiful there.
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Schladming Dachstein 
Update: May 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Summit Hochrettelstone, 2,216 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 32.14%Path 67.29%Road 0.55%
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
4.9 km
Road
0 km
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour in advance, taking into account walking time, route length, altitude difference, dangerous spots and weather forecast.
  • The Alpenverein will provide you with detailed information on "safe mountain hiking". At www.alpenverein.at you can find detailed information about it.
  • Together many things are more pleasurable and in the mountains safer at the same time. Don't do hikes alone, if possible, and adapt the tour to the individual fitness of your group.
  • Let people know where you are going and by when you intend to be back.
  • Also make sure to write your name in hut or summit books.
  • If the weather gets worse, you should turn back in time. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, do not stay on the summit or ridge and keep away from single trees. Wait, if possible in a crouching position, to be safe during the thunderstorm.
  • Stay on the clearly marked paths and remember to close pasture fences when you pass them on your way.
  • The way up is only half the way. Stay attentive, especially when going downhill, to safely get back down to the valley.
  • In case of an emergency, keep calm and call the mountain rescue service under 140. If you have no cell phone signal, take out your sim card and dial 112.
  • If you meet cows: Walk above the herd at least 50 meters away. Stay calm, don't make hectic movements and don't run away. Do not imitate cow sounds and try not to stroke the animals. With a stick and loud calls, the animals can often be turned around in an emergency.
  • If you are a dog owner: Clarify already before the hike whether you have to cross grazing areas. Keep your dog on a leash and make sure that he keeps calm. Let the dog off the leash immediately in case of a cow attack. Never pick him up to defend him.

Tips and hints

Tourism information: www.schladming-dachstein.at

Tourism blog: www.derbergdastal.at

 

Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310

info@schladming-dachstein.at

Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.

Start

Planneralm (1,592 m)
Coordinates:
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47.404868, 14.200219
DMS
47°24'17.5"N 14°12'00.8"E
UTM
33T 439657 5250467
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Destination

Planneralm

Turn-by-turn directions

From the mountain rescue centre the path leads directly up to the Plannersee. Afterwards there is an approx. 40-minute ascent on a trail to the Plannerknot (1996 m). From there, continue in a northerly direction below the ridge to a saddle. From here there is a somewhat steeper ascent to the Hochrettelstein. At the summit there is a wonderful panorama - a perfect backdrop for the well-deserved summit snack! The descent back to the starting point follows the same path.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is no public transport to the Planneralm.

Taxi Ennstal, Tel +43 660 6633666

Getting there

Coming from the B320, at the crossing Trautenfels in direction Irdning. Then in the direction of Donnersbach. In the village turn left towards Planneralm and follow the 12 km long toll-free mountain road.

Parking

Free parking directly in the mountain village Planneralm.

Coordinates

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47.404868, 14.200219
DMS
47°24'17.5"N 14°12'00.8"E
UTM
33T 439657 5250467
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Hike- & Bike Map. Available free of charge at the tourist offices of Berg & Tal.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking map
  • KOMPASS Hiking map no. 68, Ausseerland-Ennstal

Equipment

To put in your weatherproof backpack: Protection against sun and rain, as well as warm, windproof clothing, drinks and food, a small first aid kit, a hiking map and a fully charged mobile phone. Proper shoes are are essential of course.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
625 m
Descent
625 m
Highest point
2,216 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
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