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Sebaldusweg stage 2 | Laussa - Maria Neustift

Pilgrim Walk · Laussa
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Starting point: Laussa

Stage destination: Maria Neustift

Route conditions: Hiking trail, asphalt, forest road

Trail length: 22 km

Altitude difference: approx. 950 m

Laussa village square - Sonnberg - long-distance trail 04/06 - Windpark - Spadenberg - Glasenberg - Maria Neustift; alternative: from the Kleinschönleiten inn to Sonnberg

moderate
Distance 21 km
6:50 h
967 m
786 m
1,000 m
433 m
Discover along the way:
Parish church in Laussa (consecrated to St. Mary), limestone wall nature reserve and open-air swimming pool in Laussa, several chapels, stations of the Motorikpark Laussa, pilgrimage church Maria Neustift (Maria Heil der Kranken), salvation path as well as signposted chapel paths with a magnificent panorama in Maria Neustift, traditional wood-fired oven pastries.

Off the beaten track:
Laussa Orchideenwiese nature reserve, sport climbing with over 180 routes on several rocks situated in and around the village centre, including the famous "Sauzahn", THE climbing centre in the Enns Valley. Maria Neustift family-friendly hikes on the Glasenberg and Freithofberg, Ramingtaler Bogenparcours. 

Breathe deeply:
Plattenberg - wind turbines Enjoy the view on the entire ridge of the Sonnberg.

Author’s recommendation

Stop off on the way: Maria Neustift Glasner Hütte, Roisentaverne, GasthausBäckerei Schaupp, BäckereiCafe Steinparzer
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,000 m
Lowest point
433 m
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Track types

Asphalt 23.80%Dirt road 1.58%Forested/wild trail 32.36%Path 41.38%Road 0.86%
Asphalt
5 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
6.8 km
Path
8.7 km
Road
0.2 km
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Safety information

As there are few opportunities to stop for refreshments directly along the trail, it is advisable to take enough snacks and drinks with you.

Tips and hints

Information on places to stop for refreshments and overnight stays or bookable offers at www.sebaldusweg.at

Start

Laussa (432 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.952185, 14.455813
DMS
47°57'07.9"N 14°27'20.9"E
UTM
33T 459368 5311129
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Destination

Maria Neustift

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Laussa parish church, walk to the Geiger inn, then behind the inn along the climbing rock and up via a meadow path. At the Breitn Chapel, turn left onto the Rotbauer Güterweg (goods path), along the Flößerweg (raftsmen's path), and after a long stretch uphill, past the Schneiderweg holiday farm, you reach the turnoff onto the ridge of the Sonnberg. From here you follow the long-distance hiking trail 04/06, pass the Laussa wind farm, then the Spadenberg and arrive at Maria Neustift via the Glasenberg - a detour to the summit is very worthwhile because of the view and the panorama of pre-Alpine peaks.

 

Alternative from Gasthof Kleinschönleiten: from the inn, hike along the Kneipp Peace Trail (E 50) across the juniper heath to the Rebenstein Wall natural monument and from there continue in the direction of Sonnberg, where you meet up with the Sebaldus Trail again.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen. Details at www.ooevv.at

Railway Stations are located in Steyr, Garsten, Lahrndorf, Dürnbach, Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, Gaflenz, Weyer, Küpfern, Kastenreith, Kleinreifling and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.

Getting there

Arrival by car:
  • From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley.
  • From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B115 into the Enns Valley
  • From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
  • From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > Grünburg > into the Ennstal valley

Parking

Public parking facilities

 

Großraming: Public parking spaces behind the Landesmusikschule or at the former Salzwimmer Inn.

Losenstein: Public parking spaces at the railway station or at the Blasl family inn.

Laussa: Öffentliche Parkplätze (public parking spaces) opposite Kaufhaus Baumgartner.

Maria Neustift: Öffentliche Parkplätze (public parking spaces) on the left behind the Gemeindeamt (municipal office).

Gaflenz: Public parking spaces at the municipal office, open-air swimming pool

Weyer: Kreuzberg car park

Coordinates

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47.952185, 14.455813
DMS
47°57'07.9"N 14°27'20.9"E
UTM
33T 459368 5311129
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

  • CARTO.AT Hiking Map Sebaldusweg No. 404 1:35.000
    Hiking map with stage information, altitude profiles and accommodation facilities. Ennstaler Voralpen between Losenstein, Maria Neustift, Gaflenz, Weyer and Großraming Price: € 8,50

Equipment

Sturdy walking shoes, sun and rain protection, first aid kit for emergencies, possibly walking sticks.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
6:50 h
Ascent
967 m
Descent
786 m
Highest point
1,000 m
Lowest point
433 m
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