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Admonterhaus (1,725 m) via Grabneralm (1,390 m)

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Hike with 2 stops on the Grabneralm and on the Admonterhaus, magnificent views from the Admontehaus into the valley basin of Admont
Distance 4.6 km
2:45 h
832 m
832 m
1,714 m
859 m
The Admonterhaus is located directly on the Styrian-Upper Austrian border and offers magnificent views of the Admont Valley to the south and the lake floor to the north, which in spring lets the meltwater swell to a lake, in summer it dries up again - a unique spectacle!

Refreshment stops: Grabneralm - Admonterhaus

Adventure points Admonter Warte, 1,804 m, local mountain, wonderful viewpoint

Grabnerstein, Mittagskogel and Natterriegel - popular ski mountains in winter

Author’s recommendation

Overnight stay on Grabneralm and Admonterhaus (depending on ability) and connect  the summit of Mittagskogel, Natterriegel, Hexenturm or Grabnerstein on the next day.
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Update: March 18, 2021
Highest point
1,714 m
Lowest point
859 m
Best time of year

Safety information

no difficulties on the normal hiking trail

for version Hexenturm via ferrata equipment

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Tips and hints


v (864 m)
47.610720, 14.514480
47°36'38.6"N 14°30'52.1"E
33T 463510 5273149


Parkplatz Buchauer Sattel

Turn-by-turn directions

We start at the Buchauer Sattel and hike on a meadow path, then on a forest path and a hollow path until we meet a forest road. Soon we reach the basic border, where the area of the Grabnerhof Agricultural College begins. From here on, at regular intervals, you will come across information boards depicting past and present alpine pasture farming. This is an entertaining way to get to the Grabneralm Haus. When we are already tired, hungry and thirsty from the 1 1/2 hour hike, we stop for a bite  in the cosy garden or in the parlour.

Then we still have an hour's climb ahead of us. A path winds its way uphill until we finally see the Admonter's house majestically enthroned in the embrasure. We have reached our destination - we might want to spend the night here and then the next morning join the Mittagskogel and Natterriegel (easy hike) or the Hexenturm (only for sure-footed and vertigo-free or via ferrata climbers).

Variant: If you are free from giddiness you can also connect the via ferrata to the Grabnerstein from the Admonterhaus and descend from the summit to the Grabneralm Haus - there we meet our ascent path again.


Also from Hall on trail no. 633 via Johannesbründl in 3 hours and from Oberlaussa, Voerderzwiesel car park, on trail no. 636 via Seeboden in about 3 hours. Summit: Grabnerstein, 1,847 m (Styria's most beautiful flower mountain) via "Jungfernsteig" (A) in about 1 hour. Mittagskogel, 2,041 m, trail nr. 634, about 1.25 hours, on to the Natterriegel, 2,065 m, in 10 minutes Hexenturm (Bärenkarmauer, 2,172 m), normal ascent via Roßkar, Natterriegel - Hexenturm, about 2 hours


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Busline 910 Liezen - Altenmarkt Haltestelle Bucher Sattel

Getting there

from Admont: at the Ennsbrücke roundabout, take the Altenmarkt exit and drive approx. 8 km up the Buchauer Sattel, turn left at the top of the pass, parking after 100 m

of St. Gallen: Drive towards Admont for about 12 km on the Buchauer Sattel, turn right at the top of the pass, parking after 100 m


Parkplatz Admonterhaus/Grabneralm auf dem Buchauer Sattel


47.610720, 14.514480
47°36'38.6"N 14°30'52.1"E
33T 463510 5273149
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Gesäuse

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Wanderkarte Nr. 206 "Nationalpark Gesäuse"

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Mountain boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map,

sun protection, snacks, etc.).

You should also be well prepared for a change of weather. Mobile phone for emergency calls.(140)

Do not forget your sleeping bag for overnight stays in the huts!

As little as possible, as much as necessary

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Michael Theil 
October 15, 2014 · Community
When did you do this route? July 13, 2013
Maia Parussel
July 31, 2013 · Community
When did you do this route? July 31, 2013
Vom hexenturm
Photo: Maia Parussel, Community
Photo: Maia Parussel, Community

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Vom hexenturm

4.6 km
2:45 h
832 m
832 m
Highest point
1,714 m
Lowest point
859 m
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