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Grabneralm with Grabnerstein (1848 m)

Mountain Hike · Alpenregion Nationalpark Gesäuse
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  • Über die Forststraße auf die Grabneralm
    / Über die Forststraße auf die Grabneralm
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  • / Vorbei an der Käserei (im Hintergrund das Buchstein- (li.) und das Hochtormassiv (re.)
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  • / Das Grabneralmhaus
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  • / Wegweiser bei der Grabneralm (im Hintergrund die Jungfernscharte, die man bei der Überschreitung überwinden muss)
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  • / Der Anstieg auf den Grabnerstein, Blick zurück auf die Grabneralm
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  • / Die letzten Meter hinauf zum Gipfel (im Hintergrund das Ennstal)
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  • / Blick vom Gipfel zum etwas westlich befindlichen Grabnertörl, wo sich das Admonter Haus befindet
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  • / Das Admonter Haus (1724 m) mit der Admonter Warte (1807 m)
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  • / Eindrücke von der Admonter Warte (1807 m) - Panorama auf die Gesäuseberge
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  • / Blick von der Admonter Warte hinüber auf den Grabnerstein (1848 m)
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  • / Der Abstiegsweg vom Grabnertörl wieder hinunter zur Grabneralm
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  • / Der Abstiegsweg zum Buchauer Sattel
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From the Buchauer Sattel over the Grabneralm you climb the Grabnerstein via the normal route.

Ferrata lovers can descend via the Jungfernsteig to the Admonterhaus and make a small round tour.

moderate
Distance 11.6 km
6:30 h
1,086 m
1,079 m
1,848 m
862 m
The full splendour of many different flowers - you can only find on the Grabnerstein. From the Buchauer Sattel (861 m) you walk over the Grabneralm to the Grabnerstein, the easternmost peak of the Haller Walls. In May and June you can see countless flowers on this mountain, which can also be experienced by untrained eyes through the information boards. For example, the white alpine daffodils, some of which bloom all over the area, various types of orchids, but also numerous other alpine flowers make not only the heart of botanists beat faster. The Grabneralm, which belongs to the Grabnerhof Agricultural and Forestry College and offers farm products, invites you to enjoy a culinary refreshment before you walk on partly stony footpaths through the mountain pines up to the summit. Throughout the entire tour you will have beautiful views down into the valley, views into the Gesaeuse National Park and views as far as the Hohe Tauern.

Author’s recommendation

The trail from the Buchauer Sattel to the Grabneralm is a theme trail (theme: "Almen" from the Grabnerhof agricultural school)
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Author
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Update: March 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,848 m
Lowest point
862 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Grabneralm, 1.395 m
Admonter Haus

Safety information

Absolute surefootedness and complete freedom from vertigo are absolutely necessary. Climbing experience is useful, the Jungfernsteig is a via ferrata with A/B difficulty and the whole tour excluding the via ferrata is technically easy.

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Start

Parkplatz Buchauer Sattel (861 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.610367, 14.515452
DMS
47°36'37.3"N 14°30'55.6"E
UTM
33T 463583 5273109
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Destination

Parkplatz Buchauer Sattel

Turn-by-turn directions

From the  car park at the Buchauer Sattel (861m) you walk in a north-westerly direction across the meadow into the forest, from where you follow the markings (No. 636) and shorten the access forest road for the Grabneralm (1395m) again and again and reach it after 2 ½ hours. For the last two kilometres, however, you walk along the forest road. From the Grabneralmhaus the path is first flat, then a little steeper towards the northeast through mountain pines to the saddle at Zilmkogel (1588 m). From here the terrain becomes more alpine until you first come to cow troughs and then to a dilapidated barn. From here you have only a few meters to the summit (1848 m). The descent path is the same as the ascent path, unless you are a via ferrata enthusiast, in which case there is another variant: if you descend via the insured Jungfernsteig (difficulty A/B) to the Jungfernscharte (1718 m) and climb the following counter-ascent, you will reach the Admonterhaus (1724 m), an Alpine Club hut located at Grabnertörl. After refreshments there, you could walk to the summit of the Admonter Warte (1806 m), which is 10 minutes away, before you complete the small loop to the Grabneralm via the very well marked normal path and from there follow the ascent path to the Buchauer Sattel.

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Getting there

A9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont. At the roundabout on the left side of the river Enns take the 3rd exit onto the Buchauer Bundesstraße B117 towards Weng and follow this road for about 5 km until you reach the Buchauer Sattel.

Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via B146 in western direction through the Gesäuse to Admont. After the north-south main road through the village, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout in the direction of Weng and follow this road (B117) for about 5 km until you reach the Buchauer Sattel.

A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction through the Gesäuse to Admont. After the north-south main road through the village, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout in the direction of Weng and follow this road (B117) for about 5 km, you will find yourself on the Buchauer Sattel.

Parking

A free parking lot with information boards is located directly at the Buchauer Sattel on the left side of the road (coming from Admont).

Coordinates

DD
47.610367, 14.515452
DMS
47°36'37.3"N 14°30'55.6"E
UTM
33T 463583 5273109
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.). You should also be well prepared for a change of weather.

ad. Via ferrata variant: Via ferrata set and rockfall helmet for the ascent of the Jungfernsteig.

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,086 m
Descent
1,079 m
Highest point
1,848 m
Lowest point
862 m
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