© Pyhrn-Priel poaching trail | Photo: TVB Pyhrn-Priel / D. Pernkopf
© Pyhrn-Priel poaching trail | Photo: TVB Pyhrn-Priel / D. Pernkopf
View of a wall with landscape in Pyhrn-Priel.

Poacher in Pyhrn-Priel

Poacher - the very word sets the imagination in motion.

Sneak through deep, dark forests. Know exactly where to find chamois and deer. One shot, one hit. The hunter only finds a few fibers of fur and a blood stain.

In the forests of the Pyhrn-Priel region the poacher myth is still alive. Here poachers revolted against the rule or simply saved themselves from starvation.

The spirit of the mountain rebels can still be felt today: on the Mayralm in the Sengsengebirge - between Eiskapelle and Gamskogel - poachers and hunters once fought to the death.

Their paths also crossed near the Steyrsbergerreith in Vorderstoder - below lofty limestone peaks, on steep scree fields, in the middle of protected gentian and wild mountain pines.

Where else were poachers up to mischief? Around the Seespitz at the legendary Gleinkersee. A place as mystical as the story that locals tell behind closed doors. From the boldest of all poachers, Prince Schwarzenberg, who once stalked through the mountain forests here, undetected and fearless.

© Poacher Prince Schwarzenberg | Photo: TVB Pyhrn-Priel / Archive
A historical picture of the poaching prince Schwarzenberg with a hunted wild animal.

Today: feel freedom. Live wildness.

Bring out your own hero and bring the adventurer to life. Everyone will find exactly the challenge they are looking for on the new Pyhrn-Priel poaching trails. Enjoy nature in abundance and immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the region.

  • Take a journey through time on the Wildschütz Farnberger Steig to the Mayralm crime scene from 1923,
  • Track down the poachers with the whole family on the scavenger hunt on the Hutberg circular route
  • measure yourself at the Fürst Schwarzenberg Run - between the idyllic Gleinkersee and the Seespitz summit storm.

How you conquer the poacher trails - whether fearlessly at a run or carefully on tiptoe, whether you prefer alone or with your best friend in the slipstream - is up to you.

© Poaching trail family | Photo: TVB Pyhrn-Priel / Daniel Hinterramskogler
A family on the Wildererweg Family kneels on the ground and tests their acumen.
Poacher-Way family
© Poacher Trail Adventure | Photo: TVB Pyhrn-Priel / Daniel Hinterramskogler
Mountain runner stands in the forest under a fallen tree.
Prince Schwarzenberg Run
Excerpts from conversations with poachers and a dairy woman from the Pyhrn-Priel region.
"Poacher's Trail" means to trace the fascination of poachers on 3 hiking trails and to discover your own wildness on their tracks ...