Family-friendly hike complete with waterfall, hydropower plant and a breath-taking view of Mt. Ötscher!
Distance 4.5 km
Starting from the Ötscher Base nature park centre, the trail leads you downhill through the Lassingschlucht Gorge and the Lassingfall waterfall over rock steps, bridges, and tunnels. The impressive Wienerbruck power plant is located in the middle of nature and tempts visitors with a small exhibition on its history. On the way back you climb up to the Kaiserthron where you are rewarded with a spectacular view of the “Ötschergräben” (Ötscher Gorges) and the summit of Mt. Ötscher. The descent is quite comfortable, leading you over a meadow and paved paths. A perfect hiking trip for the entire family!
Kraftwerk Wienerbruck am Stierwaschboden: www.naturpark-oetscher.at/kraftwerk-wienerbruck
Wienerbruck Nature Park Entrance (794 m)
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Wienerbruck Nature Park Entrance
From the Ötscher base, follow the road along the Wienerbruck reservoir. In front of the dam wall, take the path to the left into the Lassingschlucht gorge, direction "Ötschergräben". Follow the path until you reach the Wienebruck power station (45 minutes). Take the same path back to the bridge over the Lassingbach (20 minutes). After the bridge, turn left uphill in the direction of (Kaiserthron). Behind the Kaiserthron follow the path into the forest and keep right, through the pasture gate towards "Kollerbauer - Wienerbruck" across a pasture and the farm. Return via the road to the Ötscher base. Total return time 1h 15 minutes.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
all notes on protected areas
Mariazellerbahn railway from St.Pölten or Mariazell to Wienerbruck-Josefsberg.
Coming from Linz: Motorway A1; exit Ybbs; direction Wieselburg and Scheibbs (approx. 1.5 h from Linz).
Coming from Vienna: A1 motorway; exit St. Pölten through the Pielach valley (approx. 1.5 h from Vienna)
From Styria: Coming from Graz: S35 in the direction of Leoben as far as the Bruck/Mur junction, B116 as far as Kapfenberg, B20 in the direction of Mariazell
Paid parking is available at the Ötscher base - €5/day. The income from parking is used for the upkeep of the nature park. (only coin payment possible at parking machines).