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Raxalm mountain lodge - Ottohaus (snowshoe route 1) approx. 45 min

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Winter and snowshoe hiking on the Rax is one of the favourite activities in the region.
open
easy
1.9 km
0:41 h
99 m
3 m
We go up to the Rax Alps on the Rax cableway, the oldest cableway in Austria, which started operation in 1926. Once you arrive at the top, you are met by snow-covered alpine meadows, fantastic views and healthy, cold mountain air. Starting point of the tour is the Raxalm mountain lodge. From there you can reach the Ottohaus in approx. 45 minutes by snowshoe.

Author’s recommendation

Vom Berggasthof entlang der makierten Strecke kannst du bis zum Schutzhaus Ottohaus wandern

und dir eine verdiente Stärkung gönnen. (nur an Wochenden und Feiertagen bei Schönwetter geöffnet)

outdooractive.com User
Author
Bernd Scharfegger
Updated: November 27, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1644 m
Lowest point
1545 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency number: 140

EU emergency number: 112

For information about avalanches: 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, hints and links

Raxalm-Berggasthof: Tel. +43 2666/52450 open in the winter as well www.raxalpe.com

 

Ottohaus: Tel. +43 2666/52402 open during winter in case of nice weather at weekends and on public holidays (catering only) Neue Seehütte: phone +43 676/7488719 open during winter in case of nice weather at weekends and on public holidays (no overnight stay possible in any of the seasons)

 

Gloggnitzer Hütte: +43 2662/42962 managed on weekends by club members under simple terms (overnight stay possible)

 

Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960

 

Tourist information Reichenau, Tel. +43 2666/52865 www.reichenau.at

 

Tourist information Payerbach, Tel. +43 2666/52423-12 www.tourismus-payerbach.at

Start

Raxalm mountain lodge (1546 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.717195, 15.778254
DMS
47°43'01.9"N 15°46'41.7"E
UTM
33T 558370 5285161
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Destination

Ottohaus

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts from the lower station of Rax cableway. A few minutes on the cableway takes us up to the mountain station 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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

More info: www.vor.at

Getting there

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

Parking

Parking is available at the lower station of Rax cableway.

Coordinates

DD
47.717195, 15.778254
DMS
47°43'01.9"N 15°46'41.7"E
UTM
33T 558370 5285161
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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.
Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
0:41h
Ascent
99 m
Descent
3 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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