In times long past, rafters used this shortest connection between Garsten and Großraming.
Quality of experience: ****
- Refreshment stops available
- Cultural/historical value
From Garsten the trail continues through the Dambach valley to Laussa and over the Schiffthalerhöhe and the Pechgraben to Großraming.
Trail number: E96
From the Garsten municipal office, the trail leads via the Garsten power plant to the Eckhard country hotel. From Eckhard we hike into the Dambach to the Weidmann inn. Now we continue first on a goods road, later on a footpath to the Rumpl-Höhe. Over an asphalt road down to Langenstein, now turn left and on a footpath down to Scharleiten, further to Breit and on a meadow path down to Laussa.
Now to Kogl Castle, then turn left towards Schöffthaler Chapel, after the chapel continue to Hollnbuchner and on a beautiful path to Feichtbauer. Then on a goods road down to the Wolkerlmauer. It continues down to Pechgraben and we can either turn right on the district road to Großraming or turn left and hike to the book monument.
In times long past, the rafters of the Enns Valley used this path when they marched from Steyr back into the Enns Valley to Kastenreith or Hieflau after a strenuous rafting trip.
They saved themselves the many twists and turns of the river course by using the shortest route between Garsten and Großraming. So you are hiking on historical paths when you walk this trail.
- Board possible
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > Grünburg > into the Ennstal Valley
The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Details at www.ooevv.at
Railway Stations are located in Steyr, Garsten, Lahrndorf, Dürnbach, Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, Gaflenz, Weyer, Küpfern, Kastenreith, Kleinreifling and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Garsten/parking lots at the open-air swimming pool
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