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From Raxalm Berggasthof (mountain inn) to the Ottohaus

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  • Schneeschuhwandern beim Raxalpen Berggasthof
    / Schneeschuhwandern beim Raxalpen Berggasthof
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, ©Wiener Alpen, Foto: Claudia Ziegler
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    Photo: Maria Maier, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • Ottohaus auf der Rax
    / Ottohaus auf der Rax
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, ©Wiener Alpen, Foto: Michael Liebert
Map / From Raxalm Berggasthof (mountain inn) to the Ottohaus
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From Rax cableway mountain station you walk on snowshoes towards Gatterlkreuz and continue over the Rax plateau until you reach the Ottohaus. Follow the yellow signposts and the part-made sections of trail.

moderate
1.9 km
0:40 h
99 m
3 m

From Rax cableway mountain station you walk on snowshoes towards Gatterlkreuz and continue over the Rax plateau until you reach the Ottohaus. Follow the yellow signposts and the part-made sections of trail.

Between October and April the Ottohaus is only open at weekends in good weather! Raxalm Berggasthof is open all year round.

Author’s recommendation

Schneeschuhe sowie Rückentragen zum Transport von Kleinkindern können bei der Bergstation der Rax-Seilbahn ausgeliehen werden.

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Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Updated: April 27, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1644 m
Lowest point
1545 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Pay attention to the weather conditions and only set out in good, settled weather and good visibility. You must have snowshoes and hiking equipment suitable for mountain conditions! Tours on the high plateau are not recommended if it is foggy or very windy.  ATTENTION: There is a risk of avalanches!

Mountain Rescue emergency number: 140

EU emergency service: 112

For avalanche information: lawinenwarndienst-niederösterreich.at

Equipment

Snowshoes, warm winter clothing and footwear suitable for mountain conditions

Tips, hints and links

Rax cableway: T: +43 2666 / 52497 raxseilbahn@raxalpe.com  W: www.raxalpe.com/de/die-rax-seilbahn

WIENER ALPEN in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH Schlossstraße 1 • A-2801 Katzelsdorf  T:  +43 2622 / 78960 W : www.wieneralpen.at

 

Reichenau Tourist Office T: 02666/52865 W: www.reichenau.at  

Start

Rax cable railway mountain station (1546 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.717156, 15.778015
UTM
33T 558352 5285157

Destination

Ottohaus

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts from the valley station of Rax cableway. A few minutes on the cableway takes us up to the mountain station at 1,547 m above sea level. From Rax cableway mountain station we follow the signs to Gatterlkreuz and carry on until we reach the Ottohaus. After taking refreshment, we follow the same route back to the mountain station.

If you like, you can make a detour to the Höllental viewing point to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Höllental.

Public transport

Take the Southern Railway to Payerbach-Reichenau. Buses run at regular intervals between Payerbach-Reichenau station and Rax cableway valley station.

More details are available at: www.oebb.at or www.vor.at

Timetable for Rax cableway: www.raxalpe.com

Getting there

A2 to the Seebenstein intersection - S6 to Gloggnitz - B27 to Hirschwang an der Rax, Rax cableway valley station (at the end of Hirschwang village)

Parking

There is a car park at Rax cableway valley station.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

freytag&berndt WK022

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
0:40 h
Ascent
99 m
Descent
3 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Mountain railway ascent/descent

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