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Mountain tour Tauplitz - Gwendlingstein - Hechlstein

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Panoramic tour on the Gwendlingstein, with a small climbing passage to the Hechlstein. Via Wörschachwald back to Tauplitz.
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difficult
Distance 17.2 km
7:30 h
1,203 m
1,203 m
1,814 m
858 m
From the village square Tauplitz well signposted eastwards along paths and side roads.

Up to the summit Gwendlingstein 1645 m.

Continue east to the Hechlstein 1814 m. (steep, rocky, partly unsecured).

Circular route further east and then south of the two peaks back to Tauplitz.

 

Shorter and easier alternative between Gwendlingstein and Hechlstein turn south and back again.

Author’s recommendation

Wonderful panoramic view of the village of Tauplitz, Gnanitzalm, Totes Gebirge, Wöschachwald/Ennstal and Grimming.
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Author
Katharina Kolb
Update: November 28, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Hechlstein, 1,814 m
Lowest point
858 m
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Track types

Asphalt 28.37%Forested/wild trail 14.98%Path 56.58%Road 0.05%
Asphalt
4.9 km
Forested/wild trail
2.6 km
Path
9.7 km
Road
0 km
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140

Emergency reporting tip - provide answers to 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 accident site?

 

Tips and hints

Tourist Office Ausseerland-Salzkammergut
Information office Tauplitz
Tauplitz 70
8982 Bad Mitterndorf

+43 3688 24 46
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Website

Start

Tauplitz village or farm "Gewessler (904 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.561537, 14.012383
DMS
47°33'41.5"N 14°00'44.6"E
UTM
33T 425706 5268041
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Destination

Tauplitz village or farm "Gewessler

Turn-by-turn directions

Start directly in the village of Tauplitz at the church. Follow trail no. 6 to the east. Cross the bypass road and walk past the small chapel in the direction of "Leinsteg". After the bridge turn right and always uphill past the farms "Gasteiger" and "Lurger". Continue along the asphalt road until you reach the "Gewessler", the highest farm.

Now follow the markings in the direction of Gwendlingstein. It is somewhat faster to reach the summit via the southern ascent. However, this is also more strenuous and steeper. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you should follow the "normal route" to the Gwendlingstein.

Via the west ascent you reach the 1814 m high Hechlstein. However, the path is only advisable for experienced climbers, because it is steep, rocky and partly unsecured. Once at the summit, you are rewarded with an incredible view of the surrounding mountains.

 

Continue east on trail no. 297. Via the farms "Ernst" and "Hechl" you come back to the "Gewessler" and follow the path back to the starting point in Tauplitz.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there

It is best to plan the journey to Tauplitz with google.at/maps.

Start of the hike at the farm "Gewessler".

Parking

Parking is possible at the entrance to Tauplitz and slightly below the farm "Gewessler" next to the road.

Coordinates

DD
47.561537, 14.012383
DMS
47°33'41.5"N 14°00'44.6"E
UTM
33T 425706 5268041
w3w 
///matrons.regally.enhances
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps and free general maps are available in all information offices of the Ausseerland.

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be handy in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
1,203 m
Descent
1,203 m
Highest point
1,814 m
Lowest point
858 m
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