Hiking trail 420 Almsee - Hochpfad - Offensee-Steinkogel near Ebensee
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Hiking trail W420 Almsee - Hochpfad - Offensee - Steinkogel near Ebensee am Traunsee
"If I go on there now, I'll come to Offensee", it says on one of the original signposts from the Austrian Alpine Club. And it is actually the lakes - Almsee and Offensee that make the tour stand out!
This hiking trail from lake to lake in the Traunsee-Almtal region in the Salzkammergut starts at the GH Seehaus, a short distance near the Almsee (nature reserve) to the "Deutsches Haus", there it goes into the forest towards Ameisstein, but then immediately left stop and follow the hiking trail over the Gschirrsattel in the direction of the high path to the Offensee (nature reserve). The Seeau snack station is located on the southern shore of the Offensee, where you can take a refreshing dip in the Offensee.
Then it continues along the Offensee until you come to the road that comes to Steinkogel near Ebensee am Traunsee. Connection to the Salzkammergutbahn at the Steinkogl train stop (note: not all trains stop at the bus stop).
At Offensee there is still the option to take the W 422/430 via the Rindbachtal to Ebensee (Via Maria) or take the Traunstein Taxi Route 41 to the Ebensee Landungsplatz train station.
Information and hiking maps are available from the tourist offices of the Traunsee-Almtal tourist office!
We ask you to pay attention and be careful, on the one hand because of the hikers, on the other hand because of the unique nature reserve!
The sliding distance on the trail / hiking path Hochpfad / Offensee (downhill) or Offensee / Hochpfad (uphill) is approx. 2 km, so it is recommended to add approx. 30-60 minutes to the specified travel time, depending on the direction.
The journey from Grünau or from Ebensee (Steinkogl) to Offensee is also approx. 11 km each.
This hiking trail is partly a mountain bike route.
We request that you only drive on the approved, marked routes and adhere to the contractually agreed times:
From April 15 to July 31: 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. / August: 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. / September: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. / October: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The STVO applies! Observe temporary closures due to dangers from forest and construction work!
From November 1st to April 14th, driving on the mountain bike trails is not permitted and therefore prohibited!
Fairness and mutual consideration form the basis for working together and safeguarding the various interests in the forest. As mountain bikers, we therefore adhere to the following principles in the forest - fair play rules of the OEBf Bundesforste
Thank you for your fairness and your understanding!
Tourist Association Traunsee-Almtal - IG Forststraße Weissenegg - Austrian Federal Forests
We recommend that you travel by public transport!
By train: Arrival with the Almtalbahn 153 from Wels.
by bus: OÖVV bus line 533 Gmunden - Scharnstein - Grünau im Almtal - Almsee
with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 60 from the railway station to all sights in Grünau im Almtal.
Call the taxi office 1 hour in advance on 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.
by bike: on the R 11 from Wels to Grünau im Almtal
Motorway A1: Leave the Westautobahn A1 in Regau and follow the B145 to Scharnstein and Grünau im Almtal.
A9 motorway: Leave the A9 in Inzersdorf-Kirchdorf and follow the Austrian Romanikstraße to Scharnstein and Grünau im Almtal.
Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!
- Parking space: 15
- Free entry
Please get in touch for more information.
Hiking trail 420 Almsee - Hochpfad - Offensee-Steinkogel near Ebensee Tourismusverband Traunsee-Almtal / Büro Almtal
Im Dorf 17
4645 Grünau im Almtal
Phone +43 7616 8268
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