Hike to the Schönalm, a place of astonishing natural power – also site of the Hubertus Chapel, maintained by local hunters from Puch. As you make the climb, enjoy the views of Wiestal. This hike is easy to moderate, also very doable for children. From the Schönalm, you may continue your hike to the Erentrudisalm in Elsbethen or return along the forestry lane via Hochgols to the Vollererhof. Awaiting you there is a wonderful view extending from the Untersberg to Salzburg City.
- Set aside some time for a break at the magical Hubertus Chapel – a source of spiritual strength for hikers and hunters. Enjoy the views of Wiestal and the Untersberg.
- Several refreshment options locally: Vollererhof
- Continue your hike on path No. 11 to the Erentrudisalm in Elsbethen, with a big playground for the kids!
Safety informationThis hiking path is indicated by yellow hiking signs as week as a simple red-white-red symbol in between.
Tips and hintsIn May, on the Wednesday before Ascension Day, a May Service is held at Hubertus Chapel on the Schönalm. In autumn, the Puch Hunt Society invites everyone to join them in mid-October for the Hubertus Mass, likewise celebrated at the Hubertus Chapel.
Getting thereBy car from Vienna on the A1 autobahn or from Munich on the A9, shortly before reaching the Tennengau (Hallein) you will come to a big interchange where you will merge onto the A10 (Tauern Autobahn), continuing south. Puch/Urstein (Exit 11) is the northernmost autobahn exit in Tennengau. If you are driving in from the south on the A10 from Villach/Kärnten, also leave the Tauern Autobahn in Puch Urstein, taking Exit 11.
From this exit. drive either south into Puch itself or north following signs for Salzburg City as far as St. Jakob am Thurn. Shortly before entering the town, turn left in front of the petrol station and follow Vollererhofstrasse to Vollererhof.
EquipmentNo special equipment required!
- weather-appropriate clothing
- comfy shoes
- Drinking water and food if desired
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.