Geological hike from the village center along the Randobach - continue the forest path to the Schneckenwand - over the trail to the Fallenegg - the road back to Russbach.
Distance 8 km
The snail wall is situated on the southern slope of the Gamsfeld at an altitude of around 1,200 m. The circuit takes you along the forest track towards Neuam. After about 3 km the path branches off to the left. You pass a wild game feeding station, and after a total of about 1 1/2 hours you will reach the Snail Wall. The fossil deposit site is to the immediate right of the forest track. The Snail Wall never fails to impress with its massive outcropping of Russbach snails, mainly of the genus trochataeon, and other fossils. You can get a clear view of the fossilised snails on the surface laid bare of the humus layer. Digging and blasting are strictly forbidden! The homeward path leads you through a sparse mountain forest to the Fallenegg farm. Return to the village centre along the road.
A visit to the Museum "Fossilienkabinett" at the parish hall is very rewarding.
Update: April 09, 2020
Safety informationHard shoes, rain jacket and a snack are recommended.
Tips and hints
Tourismusverband Russbach: www.russbach.info
Getting thereComing from the A10 motorway, take the exit Golling direction Abtenau and Russbach. From Bad Ischl you drive via Bad Goisern and Gosau to Russbach.
ParkingYou will find enough parking area in the center of Russbach or at the parking area „Rinnbach“.
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