Follow in the footsteps of the Queen of the Forest! The Coronas Ameisenpfad (ant trail) in St. Corona am Wechsel offers a journey of discovery for families, children, and school groups.
The new adventure trail in St. Corona follows “in the footsteps of the Queen of the Forest”, and consists of 15 fun and learning stations. Here, children can learn all about the life and purpose of the tiny (but important) forest inhabitants. The ant is quite rightly considered to be the Queen of the Forest – she carries loads weighing several times her body weight over long distances, builds towers and tunnels, and keeps meadows and forests clean. The adventure trail covers 2.5km of the Kampstein, and is perfect for families with children. At the highest point of the trail, by the reservoir, there is a “relaxation realm” with sun loungers and benches.
The hike starts and finishes at the Gasthof Orthof. This is also the starting point of the new summer toboggan run, the “Alpine Coaster”, which guarantees excitement and thrills for the whole family. After a hike or toboggan ride, regain your strength with sweet or savoury delicacies at the Gasthof Orthof.
Combine your walk with an overnight stay in the Wechsel area! The Gasthof-Pension Ödenhof in St. Corona is in the direct vicinity of the Ameisenpfad and the alpine coaster, and can be booked online.
Walking in the Viennese Alps should be a completely safe and beautiful experience. Therefore, please note the following:
Make sure that your choice of route matches your hiking experience and your physical condition. Check the weather forecast. In the mountains, the weather can change surprisingly quickly. For this reason, make sure you are well-equipped (e.g. bring rain protection).
Check that the huts and refreshment stations that you want to visit along the way will be open. Tell someone which route you have chosen, and when you hope to return, before you set off.
Bring a suitable map. Wear suitable, sturdy shoes, and bring sun and rain protection, as well as water and a bite to eat. Bring your mobile phone, and save the emergency number of the mountain rescue team: 140
Wiener Alpen (Viennese Alps), www.wieneralpen.at
St. Corona, www.familienarena.at
From Vienna: From the A2 motorway, take exit 69 Edlitz/Aspang, and continue down the B54 via Kirchberg am Wechsel, St. Corona am Wechsel, and Untenberg to Gasthof Orthof.
From Graz: From the A2 motorway, take exit 81 Aspang Markt, and continue down the B54 via Aspang Markt and Unternberg to Gasthof Orthof.
From Bruck/Mur: From the S6, take the Semmering exit, and continue via Gloggnitz, Kirchberg am Wechsel, St. Corona am Wechsel, and Unternberg to Gasthof Orthof.
Parking lots are available at Gasthof Orthof.