Hiking & Walking Wurbauerkogel

Kleinerberg - Sender - Leitersteig

Start at Wurbauerkogel Top Station

  • Follow the small road eastward to the settlement at Wurbauerkogel
  • turn left at the crossing and head uphill towards  Haslersgatter
  • after ca. 5 min turn left onto Schafsteig
  • follow red and white marking (Trail 9a)
  • from Sender Kleinerberg follow the forest road down towards Haslersgatte
  • watch out for yellow direction sign and turn left onto a small trail
  • at the clearance turn left and follow the trail marking to Leitersteig (Trail 472/9)
  • Important!! Sure-footedness and head for heights needed! Danger of falling!
  • climb down to Patzlberg-  then towards  "Salzatal/Wurbauer"
  • follow trail to Salzabach – then follow forest road uphill
  • then you reach the settlement at Wurbauerkogel again
  • back to starting point

Important information

  • Walking time: 3,5 to 5 hrs from Wurbauerkogel
  • Short, but steep trail at Schafsteig
  • Add. 30-40 min from base station of chairlift to Wurbauerkogel

Kleinerberg - Sender - Haslersgatter

Start at Wurbauerkogel Top Station

  • Follow the small road eastward to the settlement at Wurbauerkogel
  • turn left at the crossing and head uphill towards Haslersgatter
  • after ca. 5 min turn left onto Schafsteig
  • follow red and white marking (Trail 9a)
  • from Sender Kleinerberg follow the forest road down towards Haslersgatter
  • follow Trail 9 downhill to Muttling and then take road down to settlement at Wurbauerkogel, then back to starting point

Important information

  • Walking time: ca. 2,5-3 hrs
  • Add. 45 mins from Windischgarsten

Theme Trail "Nature & Tracks“

Start: car park Villa Sonnwend National Park Lodge
(Mayrwinkl 80 in Roßleithen, at Windischgarsten)

Villa Sonnwend - Patzlberg - Salzatal - Wurbauerkogel – Panorama Tower, walking time 3 to 3,5 hrs, diff. in altitude 350 m, recommended way back to Villa Sonnwend - Trails 2,3,8  (ca. 30-40 min)

  • Difficulty: intermediate, mostly dirt roads, short street passages. Fire salamander symbol shows the way and marks the single trail stations! 

 

  • Tip: Theme trail Nature-Tracks connects Hotel Villa Sonnwend and Wurbauerkogel Panorama Tower at Windischgarsten.


Eight mostly interactive stations show you the way to Patzlberg through unspoilt forests with mighty firs and ancient yew trees. At the “National Park View” station you can watch chamois’ with the telescope.  “Wheel of Time” takes you back to the past and explores the geological origins of the Windischgarsten Valley. In front of the Panorama Tower kids can show off their climbing skills.

  • TIP! “Nature-Tracks" is also worth a visit in rainy weather – that’s the time when fire salamanders leave their hide-outs.

Wurbauerkogel via Trojer and Mostschänke Horner

Start: Windischgarsten centre

  • Follow the Dambach Stream to the entrance of the nature park
  • then cross the main street
  • follow Trail 6 uphill till you reach the Trojer Homestead
  • watch out for the waymarking at the meadow
  • then take the path uphill and again across the meadow till you reach Mostschänke Horner (open from 2:00 p.m./ closed Thu and Fri)
  • from here follow the meadow path westward till you reach the service road, this road leads to Wurbauerkogel Top Station

Important information

  • Walking time ca. 1-1,5 hrs
  • Way back to Windischgarsten: toboggan run, chairlift or Trail 1. 

Bannholzmauer

Start: Wurbauerkogel Top Station

  • At the car park follow toboggan run downhill
  • then take Trail 2 until your reach Trail 8
  • take Trail 8 eastward to Bannholzmauer
  • watch your step – Danger of Falling!
  • for the way back follow the ascending path southward to the forest road
  • after 100m you’ll reach the service road to Wurbauer Top Station
  • back at the starting point after  5-10 min

Important information

  • Walking time  ca. 1,5 hrs
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