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Die Königsbergrunde durch die bezaubernde Landschaft des Mostviertels bietet traumhafte Aussichten auf die Ybbstaler-Alpenwelt.
easy
Distance 14.9 km
4:30 h
724 m
720 m
1,285 m
679 m
Particulars:

Beautiful view onto the mountains Gamsstein, Großer Buchstein, Hochschwab und Hochkar. On the return, the harder part is equipped with ropes.

 

Author’s recommendation

Am 1. Sonntag im August findet immer eine Almmesse statt.
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Author
Evelyn Knoll (iV Michael Gansch)
Update: November 30, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kitzhütte, 1,285 m
Lowest point
Winterreith, 679 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Surefootedness is required, and on the way back is the hard part fixed with ropes.

Tips and hints

Gemeindeamt Hollenstein

Walcherbauer 2

3343 Hollenstein/Ybbs

Tel. +43 (0) 7445/218 21

Fax +43 (0) 7445/218 24

gemeinde@hollenstein.at

www.hollenstein.at

Start

Bauernhaus (farm house) Hochschlag (698 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.791942, 14.796669
DMS
47°47'31.0"N 14°47'48.0"E
UTM
33T 484771 5293195
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Destination

Bikepark Königsberg, GH Jagersberger

Turn-by-turn directions

The "Alpine route" onto the Kitzhütte (cabin) starts at the car park below the farmhouse Hochschlag (780 m). The trail crosses the "double lift" and moves above the "single lift" onto the Königsberg. Past the mouth of a forest road, the path leads up to the "Thomasberger Boden" (meadow). The path climbs now again steeper through the forest and crosses on a more flat surface over to a broad saddle directly on the cutting edge of the mountain (1284 m, 1 1/2 hours). From the Kitzhütte (cabin), one can hike to seven different cabins (managed (with refreshments) cabins, from June to October open). Then, the way on the forest road leads down to the Eisgrabensattel (mountain saddle). At the Eisgrabensattel (980 m), a forest road branches off to the right and continues almost 2 km above the Sandgraben, horizontal initially, however ending with a gently fall to a striking mountain area (900 m). Here begins a Jagdsteig (ascent), which turns immediately to the North and briefly descends through dense mountain forests, later slightly rises and crosses the extremely steep slopes to a deep ditch. The steeply falling canyon is overcome on a narrow, horizontal Grasband (supporting rope!). Later, a steep rock forces once again for a short descent, which requires increased surefootedness. The marked way is now below the ruins of the House Hinterhochau downhill (be careful, grazing livestock!) with a short, steep descent to the forest road. Follow the forest road about 200 m down to the left turn, where to the right a rising road (Kö-lift III marked) continues, later to become a walkway, leading up to the mouth of a slightly increasing forest road. This road leads at the former Hof (estate) Hochscheuch (837 m) past wide mountain pastures. Further below, a path branches off to right, which soon joins with the Königsbergstraße (street). On this street continue for about 400 metres up back to the starting point of the hike.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

A1 Exit Oed - direction Aschbach/Markt - on the B 121 direction Waidhofen/Ybbs - in Waidhofen move onto the B 31 direction Opponitz - continue on the B 31 to Hollenstein - Königsberglifte - Bauernhaus Hochschlag

Parking

parking lot beneath the Bauernhauses (farm house) Hochschlag (780 m)

Coordinates

DD
47.791942, 14.796669
DMS
47°47'31.0"N 14°47'48.0"E
UTM
33T 484771 5293195
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Mostviertel Tourismus, Töpperschloss Neubruck, Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs, T +43/7482/204 44, info@mostviertel.at, www.mostviertel.at/prospekte

Equipment

Gute Trekkingschuhe

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
724 m
Descent
720 m
Highest point
1,285 m
Lowest point
679 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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