First a comfortable climb through the forest to the waterfall, then we climb up numerous iron ladders to the Ebnes- or Erbersanger.
Here we do not take the direct, comfortable hiking trail to the Hess hut, but turn right towards Planspitze to add another summit storm. The path to Planspitze leads first 300 meters of altitude difference through the forest, then mostly in rocky terrain and we have to reach into the rock sometimes to overcome the altitude difference.
After we have enjoyed the view into the Gesäuse, which lies at our feet, at the summit cross, we descend over likewise very rocky terrain via the Peternscharte to the Heßhütte. There we are hosted by the host of the hut and also the overnight stay in the hut is recommendable after the meters of altitude we already have in our legs today.
all notes on protected areas
Postbus Line 912, Haltestelle Kummerbrücke (www.busbahnbim.at)
A9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont. Via the B146 (Gesäuse Bundesstraße) coming from the west into the Gesäuse.
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesaeuse.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction into the Gesäuse
A free national park parking lot with information boards is located at the Kummerbrücke about 3 km east of Gstatterboden. There is also the bus stop Gesäuse Kummerbrücke, where the bus line 912 stops.
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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 mountain boots or good trekking shoes,
as well as hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map,)