Johnsbach - Mödlingerhütte 2 h, via Anhartskogel to Niederberg 2 h, descent to Johnsbach 2,5 h
Distance 16.8 km
Highest point1,744 m
Lowest point766 m
Day tour in the Johnsbach valley with a stop at the Mödlinger Hütte
5 minutes walk from the parking lot at GH Donner is the Johnsbacher Bergsteigerfriedhof. 200 years ago, the first person to die in the Gesaeuse mountains was buried here. Numerous historical gravestones tell the tragic story of many young climbers who died in the Gesaeuse mountains.
Emergency message tip - answer the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the scene of the accident?
We walk up to the Mödlinger Hütte in 2 hours on a comfortable, sometimes steeper path.
Then we take trail no. 673 in a south-westerly direction and soon reach the summit cross of the Spielkogel at 1,731 m. Always along the crest we first reach the Anhartskogel and the Niederberg.
Now we have to watch out for the signpost "Sebringgraben" on the left side. A path leads us down to the Wölgeralm, where we meet the forest road, which winds down into the Johnsbach valley in almost endless serpentines. There we meet the Schattseitenweg, which we follow along the Johnsbach to GH Donner.
all notes on protected areas
Von Hieflau oder Admont mit der Buslinie 912 bis zur Haltestelle Gesäuse Kummerbrücke
Gesäusebundesstraße B 146, junction Johnsbach, then 5 km to Johnsbach
Large parking lot right next to GH Donner
33T 468672 5265202
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse
Author’s map recommendations
Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 206 "Nationalpark Gesäuse"
Sturdy hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map, sun protection, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather.