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Ursprungalm Walk - Spring of Senses

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  • Hiking Trail head Ursprungalm, Preuneggtal valley
    Hiking Trail head Ursprungalm, Preuneggtal valley
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On the lovely valley floor, where many small brooks form the Preuneggbach creek, you will find the family-friendly trail (suitable for prams with big wheels) Ursprungalm Walk.
easy
Distance 1.4 km
0:33 h
30 m
30 m
1,625 m
1,597 m

Around the 1.4 km long walk you will find information about the legendary mining history of Ursprungalm and the Giglachseen Lakes. Moreover there is a small exhibition about the shooting of a "Heidi" movie in 1988 (starring Charlie Sheen in a main part) and about the geologic features of the chalk stone of the Steirischer & Lungauer Kalkspitze mountains. After the short walk the Ursprungalm chalet invites for a rest.

Author’s recommendation

The short walk can be combined with the following hikes (not suitable for prams):

  • Hike to Giglachseen Lakes
  • Laubschachenweg Trail
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Gerhard Pilz
Update: January 17, 2022
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Highest point
1,625 m
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Dirt road 100.02%
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Safety information

Changes in weather patterns, quick falls in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snow are some of the dangers that can be encountered on a hiking tour. Hosts of alpine huts and mountain refuges have a lot of experience in the mountains and can give good advice about weather and the trails. Poor equipment, overestimation of one's own capabilities, carelessness, poor personal constitution and/or wrong judgement  can lead to critical situations. In case of thunderstorms: avoid summits, ridges and steel ropes.

GPS data and orienteering

Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.

In an emergency please call:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Tips and hints

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

Start

Hiking trail head Ursprungalm (1,603 m)
Coordinates:
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47.296617, 13.623883
DMS
47°17'47.8"N 13°37'26.0"E
UTM
33T 395961 5239045
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Destination

Hiking trail head Ursprungalm

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at Ursprungalm chalet and you first head towards West to the small brook, which is the Preuneggbach. You follow the trail through the cirque. About half-way, ambitiours mountaineers turn-off right towards Brotrinnl and Steirische Kalkspitze (5-6 hour tour, difficult hike), while you keep walking along the edge of the cirque below the impressive face of the Steirische Kalkspitze. The trail takes you back to your starting point at Ursprungalm in a total walking time of about 35 minutes.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Ursprungalm in the Preuneggtal valley.

Getting there

Turn-off from federal highway B320 in Pichl and continue on Preuneggstraße road towards Ursprungalm/Reiteralm. Pass by the valley terminal of Preungg-Jet and you will reach the toll station at Strickbrücke bridge. You continue on the toll road (dirt road), passing by Moarhofalm chalet until you reach the car parking at Ursprungalm at an altitude of 1,600 m.

Alternatively you can drive into Preuneggtal valley from Schladming via Rohrmoos. From Schladming you take provincial highway L722 through Rohrmoos and after about 6 kms you turn off right into Hohenbergstraße road. This road will also take you to Strickbrücke road. From here follow the directions as described above.

Parking

The best way to the starting point is via Planai buses. You can park your car at Planet Planai in Schladming or in the center of Rohrmoos where parking is available.  There is also parking available near Ursprungalm in Preuneggtal valley.

Coordinates

DD
47.296617, 13.623883
DMS
47°17'47.8"N 13°37'26.0"E
UTM
33T 395961 5239045
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Tourist map "Hiking - Running - Walking", available at the tourist office Schladming.

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map Schladming, 1:25.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.
  • Hiking map Schladming-Dachstein, 1:50.000, available at the tourist office Schladming.

Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes with grip sole, jacket.

The trail is also suitable for prams with big wheels.

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Iris H 
October 10, 2020 · Community
Schöne Tour auch für nicht so geübte/ ausdauernde Wanderer
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When did you do this route? August 24, 2020
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.4 km
Duration
0:33 h
Ascent
30 m
Descent
30 m
Highest point
1,625 m
Lowest point
1,597 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Suitable for strollers

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