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Öhlerschutzhaus snowshoe hike Puchberg am Schneeberg

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Wonderful snowshoe hike from Puchberg to the Öhler.
difficult
Distance 18.1 km
5:30 h
588 m
588 m
Wonderful winter tour through snow-covered forests over the Kaiserebenwiese to the Schoberalm. A visit to the Öhlerschutzhaus is worthwhile, it is known for its excellent cuisine. Please note the opening hours.

Author’s recommendation

Eine Einkehr im Öhlerschutzhaus lohnt sich! Das Öhlerschutzhaus hat vom 27.12. bis zum 6.1. und ab dem 1.3. bis zum 1.11. geöffnet
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Update: November 27, 2019
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Highest point
1,043 m
Lowest point
574 m
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Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency number: 140 EU emergency number: 112

Lawineninfo: http://www.lawinenwarndienst-niederoesterreich.at/

Your hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind: Preparation: When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).

Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.

Tips and hints

Tourist information Puchberg/Schneeberg, Sticklergasse 3, 2734 Puchberg am Schneeberg Tel. +43 2636/2256, tourismusbuero@puchberg.at

 

Wiener Alpen, Schlossstraße 1, 2801 Katzelsdorf, Tel.: +43 2622 / 78960 www.wieneralpen.at

 

Start

Tourism office Puchberg am Schneeberg (601 m)
Coordinates:
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47.787069, 15.905452
DMS
47°47'13.4"N 15°54'19.6"E
UTM
33T 567819 5293031
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Destination

Tourism office Puchberg am Schneeberg

Turn-by-turn directions

We go from the tourist office in the direction of Schneeberghof and the Spar market. There we turn opposite into the Sierningstraße and follow the road for about 1 km. Then we turn right at the red mark and the ascent begins. We then follow the blue marking over the Kaiserebenwiese to the Öhlerschutzhaus. From there we continue along the red markings to the Schoberalm and then back through the Haltberg valley to the centre of Puchberg. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Arrival to Puchberg by train (ÖBB) from Wr. Neustadt.

www.oebb.at

 

Getting there

Take the A2 to the Wiener Neustadt West exit and then follow the B26 towards Puchberg. In Puchberg follow the signs to the tourist office.

Parking

Free parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the tourist office.

Coordinates

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47.787069, 15.905452
DMS
47°47'13.4"N 15°54'19.6"E
UTM
33T 567819 5293031
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

You need a sporty winter garment (waterproof, windproof and breathable), firm and waterproof winter or hiking boots reaching over your ankle, gloves, a winter hat and sunglasses. A backpack with granola bars and drinks in a thermos for the trip, spare clothes to change, balaclava and a second pair of gloves (mittens), ski goggles and sunscreen.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
difficult
Distance
18.1 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
588 m
Descent
588 m
Circular route Forest roads Refreshment stops available Forest

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