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A circular trail with the most beautiful Hochschwab motifs. Lake Josersee is a lovely spot in the midst of rugged surroundings. The bright rocks of the Meßnerin are reflected in the dark lake bottom.
easy
Distance 8.6 km
2:37 h
432 m
432 m
1,243 m
884 m
From Alpengasthof Bodenbauer via the forest road into the Josertal, past the "Elisenheim" and on to the Hainzleralm (1160 m). From there to the neighboring Joseralm and to the Josersee (1228 m). Return always along the forest road above the Heinzleralm and finally via the marked Häuslalmweg back to the Bodenbauer.

Trail conditions: forest road, forest trail, alpine marked trails.Refreshment stops: Alpengasthof Bodenbauer (Tel. 03861/8130, www.der-bodenbauer.at)Special features: Josersee - unique biotope (Apollo butterfly, carnivorous plants).Difficulty: easy

 

Author’s recommendation

And after the tour you will be spoiled with regional delicacies in the Alpengasthof Bodenbauer.
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Margit Skale
Update: May 10, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Josersee, 1,243 m
Lowest point
Bodenbauer, 884 m
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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

Alpengasthof Bodenbauer (885 m)
Coordinates:
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47.579930, 15.113450
DMS
47°34'47.7"N 15°06'48.4"E
UTM
33T 508531 5269619
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Destination

Alpengasthof Bodenbauer

Turn-by-turn directions

From Bodenbauer, a wide, initially level forest path leads in a westerly direction into the Josertal valley. One of the most beautiful motifs can be found at Elisenheim (947 m): impressive view of the mountains towering above the Trawies valley.The road winds through the now narrow Joseral, finally in large hairpin bends, up to the Hainzleralm. From the Hainzleralm a few hundred meters to the neighboring Joseralm. From the alpine pasture into the mountain forest and to the right to a forest road. Follow it to the nearby Josersee.

Way back: Just follow the forest road back; at first level, above the Hainzleralm, then in the dead-end forest, increasingly downhill. Again and again magnificent views of the valley head of Buchberg and the mountains above the Trawies valley.

Finally on the marked Häuslalmweg back to the Bodenbauer.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Bruck/Mur or Kapfenberg station and from there by bus to Thörl. From Thörl to the Bodenbauer with regional cab companies (see below!).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 Regional cab companies:Cab Hochschwabreisen (Tel. 03861/2400), Taxi Steiner (Tel. 03862/51333 18) and Taxi Gombotz (Tel. 03862/24990).

Getting there

From the south: From Kapfenberg on the B20From the north: Via Mariazell and the Seeberg on the B20From the east: Via Semmering on the S6 to Kapfenberg and further on the B20

Parking

Marked parking spaces at the Alpengasthof Bodenbauer

Coordinates

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47.579930, 15.113450
DMS
47°34'47.7"N 15°06'48.4"E
UTM
33T 508531 5269619
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking guide Hochschwab - G. u. L. Auferbauer (Bergverlag Rother, Munich) Hiking experience Hochschwab & Hohe Veitsch - Hans Hödl (NP Verlag) Hiking map Hochschwab No. 041 (Freytag & Berndt) Hiking map Hochschwab No. 212 (Kartenverlag Kompass)

Equipment

Mountain boots or ankle comfortable shoe.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
2:37 h
Ascent
432 m
Descent
432 m
Highest point
1,243 m
Lowest point
884 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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