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Puch: Schönalm – hiking tour to Hubertus Chapel (TVB Puch - No. 12 )

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  • Hubertuskapelle auf der Schönalm im Sommer
    / Hubertuskapelle auf der Schönalm im Sommer
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Aussicht auf das Wiestal
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Beschilderung zur Schönalm in Wiestal
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Wandern von Hochstadl zur Schönalm
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Hubertuskapelle
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Blick auf das Wiestal
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Wanderschilder auf der Schönalm in Puch
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Ausblick von Hochstadl
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Hubertuskapelle auf der Schönalm in Puch
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Hubertusmesse auf der Schönalm
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Schönalm in Puch bei Salzburg
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
  • / Wandern von der Schönalm nach Hochstadl
    Photo: Barbara Gerber, Tourismusverband Puch
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A beautiful hike from Kurhotel Vollererhof to the delightful countryside of the Schönalm, with splendid views of Wiestal as well as the Untersberg.
easy
Distance 5.1 km
1:40 h
224 m
224 m
 

 

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.

Author’s recommendation

  • 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!
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
873 m
Lowest point
658 m
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Safety information

This hiking path is indicated by yellow hiking signs as week as a simple red-white-red symbol in between.

Tips and hints

In 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.  

Start

Kurhotel Vollererhof (754 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.736109, 13.114712
DMS
47°44'10.0"N 13°06'53.0"E
UTM
33T 358652 5288691
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Destination

Kurhotel Vollererhof

Turn-by-turn directions

At the farm of Kurhotel Vollererhof, in a southeasterly direction entering a forest next to a wildlife enclosure, then occasionally across fields and steeply downhill, coming to the paved road. There, make a left, walking alongside the road (marvelous views of Wiestal) to the Gimplgut. At the Gimplgut as well as the next intersection, make a left again. Firstly, on a cart path crossing a field, then uphill through a forest bringing you to the Schönalm. Close by, on the right-hand side, is the Hubertus Chapel with several opportunities to rest. There, the left-hand path leads you through forest and back to Kurhotel Vollererhof (No. 12).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

By 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.

Parking

Kurhotel Vollererhof

Coordinates

DD
47.736109, 13.114712
DMS
47°44'10.0"N 13°06'53.0"E
UTM
33T 358652 5288691
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

No special equipment required! 

 

Recommended:

  •  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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
224 m
Descent
224 m
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