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Johnsbacher Sagenweg - The Wild John

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The bizarre rock monuments along the Johnsbach Valley not only bear witness to the constant changes in the landscape caused by erosion, but have always captured people's imagination. This is how myths and legends such as "Hellichter Stein", "Amtmanngalgen" or "Buckliger Schneider" were created.
easy
Distance 5.1 km
1:32 h
165 m
0 m
755 m
590 m
The Johnsbach Legend Trail, 5 km long in total, was completely redesigned in 2010 in the lower section over a length of 1.5 km as the Legend Trail of the "Wild John".

At 10 stations, the story of the Wild John - a synonym for the passing Johnsbach - is first captivated by man and finally freed by dwarves. This liberation refers to the recent renaturation of the Johnsbach, which is now allowed to flow again where it used to flow before the stream was regulated.

Author’s recommendation

beim Gasthof Donner einkehren und den schattigen Gastgarten genießen oderden Bibelweg, der vom Bergsteigerfriedhof nochmals ca. 3/4 Stunde weiterführt, anhängen - die Aussicht lohnt die Mühe!
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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: April 17, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Bergsteigerfriedhof Johnsbach, 755 m
Lowest point
Parkplatz Weidendom/Sagenweg, 590 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.20%Forested/wild trail 11.16%Path 66.30%Road 21.31%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
3.4 km
Road
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Zum Donner, Gasthof

Safety information

no particular difficulties

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Tip for emergency message - give 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 scene of the accident?

Tips and hints

www.gesaeuse.at

www.nationalpark.co.at

www.donnerwirt.at

Start

Parkplatz Sagenweg/Weidendom (589 m)
Coordinates:
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47.580079, 14.594831
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47°34'48.3"N 14°35'41.4"E
UTM
33T 469531 5269709
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Destination

Bergsteigerfriedhof Johnsbach

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Weidendom/Sagenweg car park we cross the main road and soon enter the forest on a path.

Here you can already learn about the history of the "Wild John".  9 more stations follow at regular intervals from the giant playground to the giant picnic area and finally the liberation of the giant by the dwarves. At all stations we are invited to actively participate and there are many surprises and much to be amazed about. After we have freed the giant, we just want to continue hiking and just enjoy the bizarre nature of this canyon-like lower Johnsbach valley. Along the creek we meet the "Hunchbacked Tailor", the "Petrified Schoolmaster" - all natural rock figures that have inspired people to adventurous legends in the past. After we have passed the rock gate of the "Silberreith", the last section of the path leads right over a steep path up to the baroque Johnsbacher Kircherl with the historic mountaineers' cemetery.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Zug: nur SA und SO Bahnhof Johnsbach

Postbus Linie 912: Haltestelle Weidendom

Rufbus Linie 917: Haltestelle Weidendom

Getting there

from the direction of Admont: 10 km on the Gesaeuse federal road B 146

from direction Hieflau: approx. 14 km on the Gesäusebundesstraße B 146

Parking

Car park Weidendom/Sagenweg near Johnsbach junction

Coordinates

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47.580079, 14.594831
DMS
47°34'48.3"N 14°35'41.4"E
UTM
33T 469531 5269709
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35,

8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

 

arto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

 

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

 

 Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000

 http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Equipment

ankle-high mountain boots or good sneakers

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:32 h
Ascent
165 m
Highest point
755 m
Lowest point
590 m
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