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Kirchdorf a.d. Krems
Totes Gebirge
Naturschutzgebiet Wurzer Alm
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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
A26 Spital am Pyhrn » Zellerhütte
  |   8h35   |   18.3 km   |   1698 m   |   777 m

In addition to the newly established water theme trail on the way from Spital am Pyhrn to the valley station for the funicular railway, the Wurzeralm meadow nature reserve and the idyllic Brunnsteiner See lake, this stage also offers a thoroughly high-altitude character over the Toter Mann and possibly also the Warscheneck mountains, where you are guaranteed an outstanding panoramic view.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Spital am Pyhrn
640 m
| B  4.6 km / 1h15
782 m
| B  0.7 km / 0h05
Talstation Wurzeralm
838 m
| B  3.5 km / 1h45
1416 m
| C  2.1 km / 0h45
Brunnsteiner See
1429 m
| D  4 km / 3h00
Toter Mann
2284 m
| D  2.5 km / 1h10
1796 m
| C  0.9 km / 0h35
1538 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Alternative route for bad weather from the Wurzeralm meadow via the Dümler Hut to Roßleithen and Vorderstoder, alpine alternative via the Warscheneck- southeastern ridge (trail secured with ropes) northern alpine trail Lake Constance - Dachstein - Neusiedler Lake 01
Useful topographic maps
  • 15/3, Totes Gebirge, Ost ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • ÖK 50 98, 99 ~ Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
  • WK 082, Bad Aussee, Totes Gebirge, Bad Mitterndorf, Tauplitz ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 19 Almtal, Steyrtal, Totes Gebirge ~ Kompass (1.50.000)
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  • Berta - 2019-07-13
    Die zmZellerhütte ist eine extrem gut geführte Hütte, gutes hausgemachtes Essen, top Frühstück und suoer Lage mit herrlichem Ausblick
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The zmZellerhütte is an extremely well-run hut, good home-cooked food, top breakfast and suoer location with stunning views
  • Marianne Geets - 2015-08-15
    Lohnende variante: Spital - Wurzer Alm (ev. Standseibahn, Bus von Spital zur Talstation) - Hochmölbingerhütte - Tauplitz - Schneckenalm nach Gößl - Altaussee - Loserhütte
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Worthwhile Description: Hospital - Wurzer Alm - Hochmölbingerhütte - Tauplitz - Schneckenalm after Gößl - Altaussee - Loserhütte (ev Standseibahn, bus from the hospital to the base station.)
  • Bergziege - 2012-09-10
    Es gibt eine Spitalkarte, dann kostet der Bus und die Seilbahn nichts. Der bus fährt auch am Wochenende.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    There is a hospital card, then does the bus and the cable car nothing. The bus runs on weekends.
  • Via Alpina International Secretariat - 2011-06-16
    @Hans Diem: der Unterschied liegt in der Benutzung der Wurzeralm-Seilbahn: dann "spart" man sich in der Tat fast 600 Hm! - Nathalie Morelle, Internationale Koordinatorin Via Alpina
    Automatic translation [Google]
    @ Hans Diem: the difference lies in the use of the cable car Wurzeralm: then "save" it in fact almost 600 meters! - Nathalie Morelle, International Coordinator Via Alpina
  • Hans Diem - 2011-04-26
    Ausfstieg nur 1230 Hm, Abstieg nur 920 Hm (nach Buch von E. Wecker).
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Ausfstieg only 1230 Hm, Hm descent only 920 (referred to by E. Wecker).
Last update : 2011-05-17