Lynx Trail - Stage 06 Johnsbach-Gstatterboden, Standard

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Starting place: 8912 Johnsbach
Destination: 8911 Admont

duration: 3h 6m
length: 10,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 76m
Altitude difference (downhill): 400m

Lowest point: 576m
Highest point: 868m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

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Short description:
Feast your Eyes: A short day-trek to ‘Austria’s Yosemite’



Quality of experience: ******



Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October



Properties:

  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available

Description:
There is a more difficult and longer way vor Stage 6: Luchs-Trail Etappe 06 Johnsbach-Gstatterboden, Schwierig

Directions:
Leaving your chosen accommodation in Johnsbach, you start out by walking along the Schattseitenweg trail, which runs south of the motorway, until you reach the ‘Gasthof zum Donner’ country inn. Seeing as today involves only a short trek, you have plenty of time for a visit to the Johnsbach Cemetery, 5 minutes’ walk from the inn’s car park. Famed as Austria’s largest mountaineers’ cemetery, these hallowed grounds emanate a melancholic yet mesmerising beauty. Numerous historical gravestones tell the stories of young men who lost their lives in the Gesäuse mountains – the first of whom was buried here 200 years ago. Despite the tragedy involved, you cannot help but feel a strange sense of peace within the idyll of the surrounding landscape. Continuing your journey from the ‘Gasthof zum Donner’ inn, you take the Sagenweg trail – following the course of the Johnsbach stream towards the Weidendom indoor and outdoor visitor’s centre located at the confluence of the Johnsbach and the Enns. The final 1.5 km of this stretch was redesigned in 2010 as an educational trail dedicated to ‘Wild John’ – a synonym for the Johnsbach stream. According to folklore, ‘Wild John’ was, in fact, a real-life giant. Today, an oversized swing, huge sandpit and enormous picnic area provide a delightful reference to this old folkloric tale. We highly recommend a visit to the centre’s Willow Dome as well as the Hedge Maze – two stunning, living structures that beautifully reflect the area’s commitment to sustainability. There are several inviting relaxation spots dotted around the park, while a wooden walkway takes visitors into the enchanting woodlands of the Lettmair Au. Your itinerary should leave plenty of time to fit in this worthwhile exploration (duration: approx. 30 min). When you are ready to continue with your journey, you cross the Enns river on a footbridge, before taking the Rauchbodenweg trail to Gstatterboden, always following the flow of the Enns. Hiking along this wild river in the heart of the National Park, flanked by the steep cliffs of the Buchstein and Ödstein mountains, feels a little like walking through Yosemite Valley. And, just like America’s famous Yosemite National Park, the Gesäuse mountains have played a pivotal part in the evolution of climbing over the past 100 years – so much so that they are known as Austria’s ‘mountaineering academy’. Once you have reached the hamlet of Gstatterboden and checked into your accommodation, we suggest a visit to the National Park Pavillon to explore current exhibitions, and find out more about the natural world of the Gesäuse mountain chain and National Park.

Tip:
For more information:

www.luchstrail.at


 


We recommend that you make contact with the Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre before making a booking.


 


Find a deal at: bookyourtrail.com 



Safety guidelines:
Mountain Rescue 140

Equipment:
Sturdy mountain walking boots or trail shoes, as well as a rucksack packed with essentials (water bottle, plasters for blisters, trail map, food etc.). You should also be well prepared for changes in the weather. If you are staying overnight in mountain huts don’t forget your sleeping bag!

Additional information:
Hints and tips

 


Lynx Trail Info & Booking Centre


Trail Angels GmbH


Obervellach 15, 9821 Obervellach


Tel.: +43 47 82 93 093


Web:


Email: info@bookyourtrail.com


 


Lower Austria Information Office:


Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH


Töpperschloss Neubruck


Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs


Tel.: +43 (0) 7482 204 44


Email: info@mostviertel.at


 


 


Upper Austria Information Office:


Tourismusverband Nationalpark Region Ennstal


Eisenstraße 75, 4462 Reichraming


Tel.: +43 (0) 7254 8414


Email: info@nationalparkregion.com


 


Steiermark Information Office:


Tourismusverband Gesäuse


Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont


Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10


Email: info@gesaeuse.at

Starting point: Johnsbach
Destination: Gstatterboden

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Board possible

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Lynx Trail - Stage 06 Johnsbach-Gstatterboden, Standard
Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Stadtplatz 27
4400 Steyr

Phone +43 7252 53229
E-Mailinfo@steyr-nationalpark.at
Webwww.steyr-nationalpark.at/
http://www.steyr-nationalpark.at/

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 8912 Johnsbach
Destination: 8911 Admont

duration: 3h 6m
length: 10,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 76m
Altitude difference (downhill): 400m

Lowest point: 576m
Highest point: 868m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

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