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From hut to hut in the Gesäuse National Park.

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  • Moedlingerhuette mit Reichensteingruppe
    / Moedlingerhuette mit Reichensteingruppe
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  • / Heßhuette bei Nacht
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  • / Letzte Wegmeter vor der Heßhütte
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  • / Heßhütte mit Zinödl
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  • / Gipfelvariante
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  • / Ennstalerhütte
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  • / Weg auf´s Buchsteinhaus
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  • / Abendstimmung rund um das Buchsteinhaus
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  • / Grabneralm
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  • / Abendstimmung auf der Admonter Warte
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  • / Auf dem Weg nach Hall
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  • / die letzten Meter nach Hall
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  • / Pyhrgasgatterl-Nähe am Übergang zur Bacheralm
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  • / Ardningalm
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From hut to hut in the Gesäuse National Park.
moderate
Distance 110.8 km
39:03 h
6,104 m
6,086 m
1,821 m
497 m
The Gesäuse Hüttenrunde leads in a large circle through the Gesäuse National Park and knows how to put its trademark "steep rock and wild water" breathtakingly in scene. Its ascent is technically moderate (red marked mountain trails) but requires some stamina and experience. The overall requirement is a bit higher than those of its famous neighbor, the Lynx Trail, especially because no luggage transport can be offered on the Hüttenrunde. Whether in one piece - that means at least eight daily stages - or in shorter sections, the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde will open up the unique magic of the mountain landscape in the national park with the slowing down and inner calm necessary for long-distance hikers. The starting and ending point for the Hüttenrunde is the historic town Admont with its magnificent Benedictine monastery and the comfort of a modern tourist destination. A welcome reward after the eventful efforts of the previous days.

Author’s recommendation

It is recommended to contact the Trail Info & Booking Centre before booking.

Offers at : www.bookyourtrail.com

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Update: March 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,821 m
Lowest point
497 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Heßhütte, 1.699 m
Mödlinger Hütte, 1.523 m
Admonterhaus, 1.723 m
Grabneralm, 1.395 m
Ardning Alm Hütte, 1.037 m
Nationalpark Pavillon
Haindlkarhütte, 1.121 m
Ennstalerhütte , 1.544m
Hochplateau Kaiserau
Zum Donner, Gasthof
Gasthof Kölblwirt
Rohrauerhaus, 1.308 m
Informationsbüro

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

From a technical point of view, the Gesäuse hut circuit has moderate difficulties, which are no problem for the sure-footed and experienced mountain hiker. All the stages run on mountain paths with red dots, which means that they are classified as moderately difficult hiking trails according to the classification of the Austrian Alpine Club. However, you should have a certain amount of mountain experience for the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde, as you will be hiking in mountains with altitudes up to 1,850 m.

Tips and hints

www.bookyourtrail.com/trail/gesaeuse-huettenrundwanderweg

Start

Admont, Zentrum (636 hm) (638 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.575029, 14.460872
DMS
47°34'30.1"N 14°27'39.1"E
UTM
33T 459454 5269209
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Destination

Admont, Zentrum (636 hm)

Turn-by-turn directions

Of course there is always an easier way on every mountain. With over 500km of hiking trails and one of the highest densities of mountain huts in the Eastern Alps, there is nothing to stop you from enjoying a hiking experience lasting several days in the only Styrian National Park. From hut to hut and even completely flexible (no fixed places to stay overnight, numerous variants and completely mobile without your own car), the alpine Gesäuse is more beautiful than ever to hike.

 

Stage 01: Admont - Mödlingerhütte

Stage 02: Mödlinger Hütte - Heßhütte

Stage 03: Heßhütte - Ennstalerhütte

Stage 04: Ennstalerhütte - Haindlkarhütte

Stage 05A: Haindlkarhütte - parking lot Weidendom

Stage 05B: Buchauer Sattel car park - Admonterhaus

Stage 06: Admonterhaus - pipe rougher house

Stage 07: Pipe roughing house - Admont

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

With your own car:

A9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont.

By train: The following train stations are at your disposal: Liezen train station (continue with bus 910 to Admont), Weißenbach - St. Gallen train station (from here take bus 912 to Admont).

By plane: The following international airports can be recommended for arrival by plane - Vienna, Linz and Graz. Arrival Shuttle Service Brings you to the starting point of your trail journey and back to the ideal train station or airport at the end of the tour.

The Trail Info & Booking Centre will be happy to organise this shuttle service.

Parking

Parking is available at the respective starting points of the trail tour (Attention: parking possibilities are very limited in Johnsbach). Most of the parking spaces are free of charge and not supervised! The return transport will bring you back to your car.

Tip: Please place a note in your car with a note that you are on the Gesäuse Hut Trail (including the date of your return and telephone number) - the mountain rescue service will thank you!

Coordinates

DD
47.575029, 14.460872
DMS
47°34'30.1"N 14°27'39.1"E
UTM
33T 459454 5269209
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

 

carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206M 1 : 25.000 http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16M 1 : 25.000 http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Freizeitkarte GesäuseM 1 : 50.000Erhältlich im Infobüro Admont

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Equipment

For the Gesäuse hut tour, "normal" equipment for alpine hikes on unpaved paths is completely sufficient. In any case, we recommend sturdy shoes and telescopic walking sticks to take the strain off the knees on the sometimes longer descents. For all refuges along the trail you should also bring a sleeping bag and a towel. Since the huts where you will be staying overnight on your trail trip are very remote and high up in the mountains and cannot be reached by the luggage shuttle, we cannot offer any luggage transport for the Gesäuse Hut Tour. We therefore recommend that you pack your rucksack sparingly and only take what is really necessary with you to the Gesäuse Hüttenrunde. It can be quite liberating to be on the way without luxury!

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance 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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
110.8 km
Duration
39:03 h
Ascent
6,104 m
Descent
6,086 m
Highest point
1,821 m
Lowest point
497 m
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