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Dürrenstein from Wildalpen

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  • Alpintour Hochkar Dürrenstein
    / Alpintour Hochkar Dürrenstein
    Photo: Christian Scheucher, Tourismusverband Wildalpen
  • / Sperridl
    Photo: Christian Scheucher, Tourismusverband Wildalpen
  • / Unterhalb des Dürrensteingipfel
    Photo: Christian Scheucher, Tourismusverband Wildalpen
  • / Dürrensteingipfel 1878m
    Photo: Christian Scheucher, Tourismusverband Wildalpen
  • / Einstieg in die Tour
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  • / hier geht's los
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  • / schön beschildert
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  • / Beschilderung am Tremel
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  • / Tremel
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  • / Aussicht vonm Tremel
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Klaus/Rothwald in Wildalpen - Tremel - Hochkirch - Sonnstein - Bstattkopf - Sperridel - Dürrenstein
Distance 14 km
7:15 h
1,651 m
999 m
1,870 m
684 m
This is a strenuous tour due to the numerous ups and downs, and there is also a section along the Hochkar-Dürrenstein-Ötscher Alpine Tour. The tour falls into the category of extensive mountain hiking and sure-footedness is a prerequisite here. There is an additional difficulty on this tour: due to the uneven terrain throughout, it is difficult to keep your concentration even after many hours of walking. Sometimes, one needs the hands to climb this tour.  This tour is suitable for fit and wilderness loving hikers.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to plan a descent to the Ybbstalerhütte and reserve your overnight stay there.

The tour takes place mainly in the NÖ / ST border area. You will encounter a rustic area where old trees and plants, special mushroom and animal species are very well hidden. At the Tremel, you will look into the wilderness area Dürrenstein (protected area on Lower Austria side).

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Update: August 13, 2021
Highest point
1,870 m
Lowest point
684 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Rest Stop

Ybbstaler Hütte

Safety information

No water along the ridge tour. Drinking water rather only to be found in the valley.

Absolute surefootedness and complete freedom from vertigo are absolutely necessary. Climbing experience is useful, insured passages must also be mastered on the descent.

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140 tips for emergency reporting - answer the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the scene of the accident?

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10



Infobüro/Salza Wildalpen

Wildalpen 91 – 8924 Wildalpen Tel. 03636/241

Mo und Fr. 9:00-17:00


Klaus/Rothwald Wildalpen (684 m)
47.729781, 15.008742
47°43'47.2"N 15°00'31.5"E
33T 500655 5286267



Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Klaus, follow the forest road next to the Lassing river downhill for about 250 m, then on the right-hand side there is a small alpine path with the trail number 288, which initially leads steeply up through meadows and woods. It becomes a little flatter, you come to a beech forest and later you cross a small stream. The path leads up to the Tremel and is not very busy. It is advisable to take a bush-knife with you, as large thistles grow in late summer in a relatively long time along the ascent path. If one chooses the ascent to the Dürrenstein at the Tremel, one still has an extensive mountain tour in front of one. Always along the ridge it goes endlessly up and down; partly with very good views. The alpine tour Hochkar Dürrenstein is quite well overgrown and partly there are trees along the way. From Sperridl to summit Dürrenstein the path becomes steep and finally you arrive at the Dürrenstein summit and enjoy the wonderful view over the foothills of the Alps. One takes the same long way back again.

Alternative: It is advisable to descend to the Ybbstalerhütte in Lower Austria, where you will find refreshment and overnight accommodation.


Walking time Dürrensteingipfel to Ybbstalerhütte: about 2 hours


The Tremel is a junction and the lowest point in the alpine tour Hochkar - Dürrenstein. From the Tremel you can also make a crossing into the Steinbach valley to Göstling an der Ybbs. The descent into the Steinbach valley is also very difficult and steep. The view from the Tremel is not very good.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The journey by taxi to Wildalpen:

Reinhold Missethon, Tel. 0043 (0)3636 / 317 or 0043 (0)650 / 310 10 20

Johanna Werner, telephone 0043 (0)3636 / 321 or 0043 (0)664 / 648 55 37

Getting there

The journey by car to Wildalpen:


From Vienna: A1 Westautobahn exit Ybbs via Wieselburg, Scheibbs and Lunz/See to Göstling an der Ybbs, continue towards Palfau, at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

From Vienna, Eisenstadt: Semmering expressway S6, near Mürzzuschlag on the B23 Mariazeller Bundesstrasse and Mürzsteg and Wegscheid to Gusswerk and on the Hochschwab Bundesstrasse B24 to Wildalpen

From Linz: A1 to Voralpenkreuz junction, A9 to Windischgarsten, Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt, Grossreifling, Palfau and Wildalpen


The journey from Wildalpen:

Possibility 1) From the Barbara Church in Wildalpen drive in the direction of Palfau/Landl for about 5.9 km on the Hochschwab main road B 24 and turn off at the half-timbered junction and drive into the Styrian Lassingtal as far as Klaus (about 11.6 km).

Possibility2) You drive over the camping site bridge, past Camping Wildalpen and turn left into the Hopfgarten. Continue over the Hühnermauer until you come to the Rothwald turn-off, turn right there and drive approx. 6 km to Klaus.


47.729781, 15.008742
47°43'47.2"N 15°00'31.5"E
33T 500655 5286267
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer Hochschwab

Author’s map recommendations

Österr. Karte 100 Hieflau u. 101 Eisenerz F&B WK 062 ? Gesäuse-Ennstaler Alpen-Schoberpass

 F&B WK 051 - Eisenwurzen-Steyr-Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs-Hochkar

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Sturdy hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, first aid, hiking map, sun protection, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather. Mobile phone for emergency call. For the overnight stay in the huts do not forget your sleeping bag.

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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14 km
7:15 h
1,651 m
999 m
Highest point
1,870 m
Lowest point
684 m
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