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Schiederweiher Hinterstoder

Hinterstoder, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs


The Schiederweiher in Hinterstoder is the most beautiful place in the whole country!

BIG SUCCESS FOR A SMALL LAKE: Schiederweiher in Stodertal emerged as the clear Austrian winner of the ORF2 live show "9 Places - 9 Treasures" on Austrian's National Day 2018!

What locals and visitors from all over the world have long known is now official: the pond, which was built between 1897 and 1902 by k.u.k. Court architect Johann Schieder at the end of Hinterstoder village is not only a place of power and a popular excursion destination, but also one of the most beautiful places in Austria.

What makes the Schiederweiher so unique: "From the lake with its crystal-clear, turquoise-blue water, you have a spectacular view of the Spitzmauer (2,446 m) and the Großer Priel (2,515 m) - a dreamlike picture, especially when the peaks are reflected on the surface of the water. Then there are the dark forests and green meadows that border directly on the Schiederweiher. No wonder this natural gem is also known as the "Pearl of the Stodertal"."

You can explore the area around the Schiederweiher along several easy hiking trails.
Even in winter time you can enjoy walks along the well prepared paths through the snow covered winter landscape of this beautiful natural setting.

To save the pond from increasing algea and silting up, the municipality of Hinterstoder ran a revamp project during the winter months of 2004/5 with assistance of public funds and the owner, Carl Herzog von Württemberg.

The weir plant at the inlet to the Schiederweiher as well as the inlet structure were renewed. The banks were secured and the weir was reconstructed as per original plan at the outlet. Along the well known Polsterlucken hiking path a viewing platform was erected and several security measures were taken.

During the dredging works about 11.000 m3 of mud were dug out and redistributed under agreement with the waterrights, forest and environmental protection officials in the surrounding area. The main focus during the restauration work was the ecological aspect – therefore the reed belt and low bank areas remained mostly untouched.

The fish contents of the Schiederweiher was reduced greatly by means of net fishing before the works were started. The remaining fish were settled into a neighbouring pond to survive the winter, the rest was released into the river Steyr when the weir was opened.

Unwelcome guests (European otter) have reduced the fish in the winter pond by two thirds. A big part of the fish food hidden in the sediments at the bottom of the pond was lost due to the dredging works.

Today the Schiederweiher is home to many indigenous fish, like the original brown trout among others, taking special care to keep the ecological variety of the region alive, including the European crab and more.

The Schiederweiher Hinterstoder is easily accessible!

  • opened daily


612 m

Accessibility / arrival

Drive into the valley through the village of Hinterstoder until you see the chargeable car park on the right with the signposted Schiederweiher.

Parking fees

up to 6 hours 6.00 euros | up to 24 hours 9.00 euros 7-day parking ticket 18.00 euros | annual parking ticket 35.00 euros | The annual parking ticket entitles you to park up to two vehicle licence plates and is available at the Hinterstoder municipal office.

Shuttle service

Traffic calming and parking space management from 01 May to 31 October 2024

When the Schiederweiher car park is full, especially in good weather at weekends, visitors to Schiederweiher and Polsterlucke will be diverted with their vehicles from the main road to reserved free parking spaces at the entrance to the village between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm.00 -14.00 at the entrance to the village from the main road to reserved free car parks of Hinterstoder-Wurzeralm Bergbahnen AG.

The diversion is carried out by pilots from the Riedler company

How do guests get to the Polsterlucke/Schiederweiher?

  • On foot via the hiking trail
  • By bike
  • With the existing valley bus line 432 from the Hinterstoder Hössbahn Taltastion bus stop Cost according to the OÖVV network fare. OÖVV- Verbundtarif
  • Schiederweiher shuttle bus runs every 10 minutes to the Schiederweiher bus stop

For bus groups or larger groups who want to travel from the Umkehrschleife to the Polsterstüberl (and do not take the regular bus): Order an extra transfer (not at short notice!!)

Back to the car park

  • on foot via the hiking trail
  • from the Polsterstüberl bus stop with line 432 according to the Upper Austrian timetable
  • . Upper Austria timetable
  • from the Hinterstoder Schiederweiher stop with lines 431+ 432 according to the Upper Austria timetable

Information about the new regulation is provided via information boards/signposting, homepage, Facebook, municipal newspaper, Pyhrn-Priel tourism association, regional newspapers.

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Food and drink available


General price information

The Schiederweiher can be visited free of charge! -Car parking fees apply

  • these can be found under Arrival/Location
  • with the existing valley bus line 432 from the Hinterstoder Freizeitpark stop -costs according to OÖVV network tariff
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

other information
  • Escort required


Schiederweiher Hinterstoder
Nr. 38
4573 Hinterstoder

Phone +43 7564 5255
Fax machine +43 7564 5255 - 23
E-Mail gemeinde@hinterstoder.ooe.gv.at
Web www.hinterstoder.ooe.gv.at
Web www.schiederweiher.at

Contact person

Gemeinde Hinterstoder
Nr. 38
4573 Hinterstoder

Phone +43 7564 5255
Fax machine +43 7564 5255 - 23
E-Mail gemeinde@hinterstoder.ooe.gv.at
Web www.hinterstoder.ooe.gv.at

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