BergeSeen Trail 11: Strobl - Bad Ischl
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Relatively short valley hike along side streets, wide paths and forest trails without significant changes in elevation.
Quality of experience: ***
- Multi-stage route
- Refreshment stops available
Trail stage 11 leads through the valley of the Ischl Ache (small river), also known simply as the Ischl, which flows into the Traun River at the famous spa town which bears its name. Along the way, the Salzkammergut BergeSeen Trail makes a small detour to the Nussensee Lake.
From the centre of Strobl, follow Bürglstraße north to the bridge, under which the Ischl Ache flows out of Lake Wolfgang. Just before the bridge, turn right down a metal staircase to the narrow Achenweg path, which runs along the riverbank and after 800 metres, passes under a roadway bridge. After another 700 metres, the path ends at the next bridge. From there, continue right along the road until you turn left on the marked Römerweg path. This trail ends at Schwarzenseestraße, which takes you left over the Ischl Ache (and the state border to Upper Austria). On the other side after a building, turn right onto trail no. 32 towards Bad Ischl, which now follows the northern bank of the Ischl. After the outlet of the Mühlbach Stream, continue to the right, cross the street at the next bridge and go past a fish ladder. In the Windhag community, turn right in the direction of Aigen-Voglhub (sign “Nussensee – Bad Ischl”). Cross over the river on a footbridge and on the other side – back in the state of Salzburg – go left on the stream path, which is marked no. 18 (by going straight ahead, you would come to a bus stop). Continue on sometimes gravel paths and sometimes asphalt through a neighbourhood and finally go right to the nearby state highway (bus stop). After the underpass, you will reach the Gasthof Zu Wacht (542 m) in the hamlet of Ramsau. 1:15 h
Follow Schneiderwirtstraße over the Schöffaubach Stream. Go straight ahead at the turnoff to the Lake Nussensee access road and the junction immediately following. Only after the bridge over the Nussenbach Stream, fork to the right and hike uphill along an old, gravel road through a gorge-like forest ravine to Lake Nussensee (604 m). Once there, you have the option of turning right and going around the forested mountain lake from the south.
The shorter route, which is also asphalted at the beginning, heads left and soon meets the lake circular trail at a house. From there, you follow the wide, ascending gravel path, which leads over a small forest ridge to Lindau (566 m). From there, you walk along the asphalted Lindaustraße a few steps to the left before turning right onto the Auerbach path. Go approximately 1 km north through the forest and a neighbourhood. 100 metres after the junction to Ahornstraße, turn right onto the flat Elisabeth-Waldweg Trail.
This themed trail, created in memory of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, who was murdered in 1898, leads along the slope above the valley for 1.5 kilometres to the Kalvarienberg Church. From there you can already see the city centre of Bad Ischl, which you soon reach by descending briefly along the Kalvarienberg path. You reach the Empress Elisabeth Bridge by taking the Leitenbergstraße and then the Wirerstraße to the right. At the bridge, Pfarrgasse leads to the parish church and the Trinkhalle, opened in 1831 and the location of the tourism office. From there, you can easily reach the train and bus station via Bahnhofstraße. 1:15 h
Note: Bus connection (Line 150) from Strobl (bus station in the area of Bahnstraße) to Bad Ischl.
- In alpine terrain, be aware of the danger of falling rocks.
- Through early summer, you may encounter steep snowfields or firn gullies – especially during icy conditions, there is an acute risk of falling and thus fatal injury!
- Due to storm damage, forestry work or construction work, individual trail sections may be difficult or impassable at times.
- Cows in the alpine meadows are often curious. Because they are nursing mothers, they develop a strong tendency to protect their calves. Therefore, move through cow pastures quietly, keep at least 20 metres of distance to the animals and never pet calves! In the case of threatening behaviour (pawing, stamping) slowly back away (do not turn your back). Keep dogs on a leash. They must not bark at or chase cows. In the case of an attack, the dog must be released from the leash.
For all stages, you will need hiking or mountain boots with treaded rubber soles as well as wind- and rainproof clothing. A change of clothes and a small first-aid kit should also be included in your backpack. The amount of provisions you should pack depends on the number of available rest stops. In any case, you should always take along plenty to drink. Telescopic poles are helpful, especially when walking downhill.
Text kindly provided by the publisher KOMPASS-Verlag and Wolfgang Heitzmann.
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