The summit plateau offers a special panorama stretching from the northern side of the Buchstein Group over the Steirische Eisenwurzen Nature and Geopark to the Alpine foothills.
Several ascents are possible, whereby we would like to present the tour around the summit starting at Kassegg Castle.
We ascend on forest roads to the Schwarzsattel with its first magnificent view into the Gesäuse. From here we take the Sommersteig trail through the forest to the summit plateau. After a rest at the Zinödlhütte (unmanned), we descend northwards until we reach the forest road on the left, which takes us back to our ascent track. On the descent we keep left through the beautiful Schindlgraben to the main road and back to the starting point.
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Tips and hintsTourismusverband Gesäuse
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich
Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10
Wildalpen 91 – 8924 Wildalpen
By roadFrom the A9 "Pyhrnautobahn" take exit 67 "Ardning" and continue on the B146 to Ober-Hall. At the roundabout, turn off onto the B117 and continue via Weng im Gesäuse to St. Gallen. Before St.Gallen turn left towards Grossreifling.
At the highest point at Erbsattel, you will see Kassegg Castle on the right, which is also where we start!
ParkingLarge car park in front of Kassegg Castle
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EquipmentSturdy mountain boots, hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.). You should also be well equipped for a change in weather and, of course, snowshoes and poles.
Emergency equipment belongs in every backpack!
It is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"!
Weather at the route's trailhead
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