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Vom Bodenbauer zum Sackwiesensee

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  • Start beim Alpengasthof Bodenbauer
    Start beim Alpengasthof Bodenbauer
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From Bodenbauer through mixed forest and alpine trail to Häuslalm. Follow the long-distance trail to the nearby Sackwiesenalm and Sackwiesensee.
moderate
Distance 4.9 km
2:15 h
650 m
148 m
1,526 m
884 m
From Bodenbauer (www.der-bodenbauer.at) take the forest road into the valley to the first fork. Take trail no. 840 into the Sackwald forest; continue steadily uphill. On the northeast side, debris-free foot of the Buchbergkogel to the Häuslalmhütte (www.haeuslalm.at). Its location is ideal as a resting place, base (14 sleeping places) and lookout point. The long-distance trails no. 01/05 connect to the nearby Sackwiesenalm,1458 m, a relaxing place. After a trail crest you reach the hollow with the Sackwiesen lake (the highest but warmest lake in the Hochschwab area). It is romantically situated, surrounded by rustic mountain forest.

Walking time: 2 1/4 hours, Assessment: moderately difficult day hike

Author’s recommendation

After the tour, it is worth visiting the Hochschwab Museum at the Bodenbauer (www.hochschwabmuseum.at).
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Margit Skale
Update: September 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Häuslalm, 1,526 m
Lowest point
Alpengasthof Bodenbauer, 884 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.38%Forested/wild trail 34.58%Path 65.01%
Asphalt
0 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
Path
3.2 km
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Tips and hints

Weitere Informationen:
Tourismus-Infopoint Hochschwab
Aflenz Kurort 15, 8623 Aflenz
Tel. +43 (0)3861 3700
info@regionhochschwab.at
www.regionhochschwab.at

 

Start

Der Bodenbauer (882 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.580162, 15.113163
DMS
47°34'48.6"N 15°06'47.4"E
UTM
33T 508509 5269644
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Destination

Sackwiesensee

Turn-by-turn directions

Trail conditions: Forest road and marked trails - this tour is basically also suitable for winter!

Refreshment stops: Häuslalmhütte (Tel. 0664/9503352, www.haeuslalm.at - open daily from June 1 to September 15 ( Tuesday day off), from October 15 to May 31 open Thursday to Sunday. Sackwiesenalmhütte (0664/2530369) - open from the beginning of June to September 8.

Difficulty: medium

Special features: This hiking trail combines contrasts - impressive mountain scenery at Bodenbauer and lovely alpine landscapes above.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Bruck/Mur or Kapfenberg station and from there by bus to Thörl.Line 171 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Turnau) orLine 172 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Mariazell)Information about train and bus at www.oebb.at and www.verbundlinie.at.

From Thörl to St. Ilgen (there is no public transport here) or to the Bodenbauer with private cab companies.

Regional cab companies:Cab Hochschwabreisen (Tel. 03861/2400), Taxi Gombotz (Tel. 03862/24990) and Taxi Steiner (Tel. 03862/51333 18)

Getting there

From the south: Take the S35 to Bruck, from there take the S6 to Kapfenberg and continue on the B20 to Thörl, before the Schachenstein castle ruins turn left onto the municipal road to St. Ilgen and continue to Bodenbauer (end of the valley).From the north: Via Mariazell and the Seeberg on the B20 to Thörl, after the Schachenstein castle ruins turn right onto the municipal road to St. Ilgen and continue to Bodenbauer (end of the valley).From the east: Via Semmering on the S6 to Kapfenberg and continue on the B20 to Thörl, before the Schachenstein castle ruins turn left onto the municipal road to St. Ilgen and continue to Bodenbauer (end of the valley).

Parking

There are marked parking spaces at the Bodenbauer.

Coordinates

DD
47.580162, 15.113163
DMS
47°34'48.6"N 15°06'47.4"E
UTM
33T 508509 5269644
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hochschwab - The most beautiful mountain and hiking trails by G. u. L. Auferbauer (Bergverlag Rother, Munich, 2017)

Hiking Experience Hochschwab & Hohe Veitsch by Hans Hödl (KRAL Verlag, Berndorf, 2016)

Author’s map recommendations

 Wanderkarte Hochschwab, Veitschalpe, Eisenerz, Bruck/Mur Nr. 041 (Freytag & Berndt, www.freytagberndt.com)  Maßstab 1:50.000

 Kompass Wanderkarte Hochschwab – Mariazell Nr. 212 ( www.kompass.at )   Maßstab 1:50.000

 

Equipment

Good ankle-high shoes or mountain boots.In any case, precautionary in the backpack: rain, wind and cold protection, tour pharmacy, sunscreen, tour provisions and a water bottle (instead of cans!).

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
650 m
Descent
148 m
Highest point
1,526 m
Lowest point
884 m
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