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.
Distance 8.6 km
Highest point1,243 m
Lowest point884 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.
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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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).
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
Marked parking spaces at the Alpengasthof Bodenbauer
33T 508531 5269619
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)