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Bible trail/mountaineerer cemetery Johnsbach

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Starting point for this short meditation path is the mountaineers' cemetery Johnsbach. The path leads through idyllic mixed forest, slightly ascending, past the wayside shrines of the painter Helmut Witte, which depict various parables from the Bible. The end point is a small platform with wonderful views down into the 5 km long Johnsbach valley in front.
easy
Distance 1.4 km
0:45 h
100 m
100 m
830 m
752 m
The painter Helmut Witte from Neuss in Germany has been a regular guest in Johnsbach for decades. Since his paintings often have parables from the Bible as their theme, it was a natural invitation for him to create this meditative biblical path here.

Author’s recommendation

connect to the mythical path the Sagenweg connects from the mountaineers' cemetery to the GH Bachbrücke on the Gesäuse-Bundesstraße
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: March 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Das himmlische Jerusalem, 830 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz GH Donner Johnsbach, 752 m
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Track types

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Rest stops

Zum Donner, Gasthof

Safety information

no particular difficulties

Tips and hints

www.johnsbach.atwww.nationalpark.co.atwww.gesäuse.at

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Start

Car park entrance Mödlingerhütte/Gh Donner (755 m)
Coordinates:
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47.539774, 14.583932
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47°32'23.2"N 14°35'02.2"E
UTM
33T 468688 5265234
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Destination

Car park entrance Mödlingerhütte/Gh Donner

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot at GH Donner we walk a short distance to the historic mountaineers' cemetery and the baroque mountain church Johnsbach. A walk between the historical gravestones, which tell the tragic story of many young mountaineers, and a visit to the baroque church put us in the mood for the bible trail. In the church there are small brochures on the Bible Trail, which you can buy for a small fee. Along the cemetery wall the path begins and so we walk uphill from the "lost sheep" via the "Good Samaritan" to the "heavenly Jerusalem". There a magnificent view into the Johnsbach valley to the Buchstein massif awaits us. Next to the benches a stone Madonna is enthroned, who lost her head some time ago due to a rockfall. When we are on the road in spring, we can also enjoy the fragrant blossoms of the Peterg stem - only with our eyes, of course.

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

On-call bus line 917 Admont - Johnsbach ( order 1 hour before)Timetable at www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

B 146 Gesaeuse main road from Admont or Hieflau to the Johnsbach junction, then 5 km main road to the Johnsbach mountaineers' cemetery

Parking

next to GH Donner in Johnsbach

Coordinates

DD
47.539774, 14.583932
DMS
47°32'23.2"N 14°35'02.2"E
UTM
33T 468688 5265234
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

"The Johnsbach Bible Trail" brochure available at the Johnsbach Mountaineering Church or at the Admont Information Office

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 206 "Nationalpark Gesäuse"

Equipment

comfortable sports shoes

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
100 m
Highest point
830 m
Lowest point
752 m
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