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Koppentalweg - path through the wilderness

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  • Das Wilde Koppental (mit Hängebrücke)
    Das Wilde Koppental (mit Hängebrücke)
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An enjoyable, varied and easy hike with ascents and descents, a long passage in the valley of the Koppentraun and a total of 13 trail stations. 
Open
easy
Distance 11.6 km
3:30 h
132 m
267 m
706 m
517 m
Between Bad Aussee and the Koppenrast near Obertraun, a hiking trail about twelve kilometers long leads through the narrow, wildly romantic Koppental valley. Along the way you will find several signposted adventure stations where you can learn interesting facts about natural features, prehistoric traces or the bold railroad line from the 19th century.

 

Special attractions are the suspension bridge over the wild Koppentraun River, the mighty avalanche gullies descending from the Hoher Sarstein, an old railroad tunnel, the railroad chapel and the water-bearing Koppenbrüller Cave. (Dripstone Cave)

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Author’s recommendation

The Koppenbrüller Cave is located on the trail and is a water-bearing dripstone cave. 
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Update: June 07, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
706 m
Lowest point
517 m
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Tips and hints

Tourist office Ausseerland Salzkammergut
Information office Bad Aussee
Ischlerstrasse 94
8990 Bad Aussee
+43 3622 523 23
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Start

Bad Aussee train station (636 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.599495, 13.776866
DMS
47°35'58.2"N 13°46'36.7"E
UTM
33T 408056 5272512
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Destination

Koppenrast Inn

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike begins at the Bad Aussee train station (station 1) and leads a short distance on the Koppenstraße to the railroad crossing. Follow the gravel road straight ahead along the Traun River, past the barrage and the sewage treatment plant. Continue on the marked hiking trail over the footbridge (station 2) and the Koppentraun.

You hike uphill into the district of Sarstein and walk a short distance on an access road. Then turn left, reach station 3 and continue the hike on the road. Passing farmsteads, you follow the path on a gravel road through the forest until you reach station 4.

After a descent of about 200 meters, you will reach a trail that branches off to the left. Continue descending on this trail until you reach the suspension bridge over the Koppentraun River and thus station 5. From now on you follow the hiking trail for about six kilometers through the Koppental valley on the former railroad road. This was partly torn away by a flood in 1897 and replaced by a new and higher route. In the snow ditch, station 6, information is provided about the violence of avalanches. At station 7 you reach one of the numerous lucky places in the Ausseerland Salzkammergut, and at station 8 you are already in Upper Austria. Here is told about the wood drift on the Koppentraun. A short distance further you reach a chapel on the left. After this, the hiking trail also becomes a bike path, so be a little careful here!

Now you reach station 9 and continue through the old railroad tunnel to station 10. Now you have the choice:One can either hike from the left to the Koppenbrüllerhöhle, station 11, descend via the hiking trail and reach the Koppenrast, or one goes right over the bridge, further along the bike path, and then goes left again over the Traunbrücke to the Koppenrast.

 

The way back can be made by cab or by train - stop Koppenrast.

 

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

ÖBB station "Koppenbrüllerhöhle"

Getting there

It is best to plan your journey to Bad Aussee using google.at/maps.

 

Parking

Parking is available at the Bad Aussee train station.

Coordinates

DD
47.599495, 13.776866
DMS
47°35'58.2"N 13°46'36.7"E
UTM
33T 408056 5272512
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Proper backpacking makes a lot of things easier. Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

 


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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
132 m
Descent
267 m
Highest point
706 m
Lowest point
517 m
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