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Natural spectacle "Bergparadies Warscheneck": Discover the largest larch-pine forest in the Eastern Alps

Spital am Pyhrn, Oberösterreich , Österreich
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On lonely paths to the 1000 year old Swiss stone pine

The largest larch pine forest in the Eastern Alps stretches out on the Warscheneck plateau. It is a millennium-old habitat where, apart from traces of past alpine farming, there is hardly any human influence. Especially in spring, when everything starts to bloom, the contrast of this unique alpine landscape really comes into its own: on the one hand the barren karst landscape with steep, rugged rock faces and bizarre karst formations, on the other hand an incomparably floristic wealth, with old, gnarled trees, one of which strange magic goes out. Particularly impressed is the 1000 year old Swiss stone pine, which is firmly anchored in the ground with its strong roots and has survived many storms.

But we don't just discover larch and Swiss stone pine, many other highly specialized and rare plants on our hike: right after the snow melts, soldanelles put their heads through the snow, the Clusius primroses, also known as "Jagablut", set strong color accents like countless yolk flowers. In the dry crevices we find the rare Petergstamm in an unusual opulence, in the alpine lawn mats spring gentians and Alpine pasque flowers grow.

In autumn the forest shines in flaming, colorful clothing: clear air, blue sky, snow on the surrounding peaks, the deep dark green of the Swiss stone pine, the yellow larch, the red foliage of the blueberries. Impressions that never let go.

Characteristics: Hike on alpine climbs and paths with a few ascents and descents, difficulty: easy to medium

Duration: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the walking time is 4 to 4.5 hours, about 350 to 400 meters in altitude are to be mastered.

Meeting point: 8:45 a.m. at the valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular

End point: valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular

Route guidance: On the Warscheneck plateau in the border area of Upper Austria and Styria

Participants: At least 7 / maximum 16 people

Prices: adults € 19.00 / children and young people € 10.00

Group prices: (from 20 people) adults € 17.00 / children € 9.00 / school classes € 10.00

Discounts:
Holders of the OÖ family card, OÖNcard, 4you Card, Steyr Card, Donaucard, ÖAMTCard receive minus 10 percent. *
The group price applies to holders of the Pyhrn-Priel guest card or season ticket. *
The group tariff applies to members of alpine associations (alpine association, nature lovers). *

For holders of the Pyhrn-Priel guest card or season ticket, the ascent and descent with the Wurzeralm cable cars is free of charge.

* Take your ID with you

Special dates for school classes and groups on request (from 7 people)

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Events:

  • Saturday, May 30, 2020
  • Saturday June 13, 2020
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 (Maria Felbauer)
  • Saturday July 25, 2020
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 (Maria Felbauer)
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020 (Maria Felbauer)

duration:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the walking time is 4 to 4.5 hours, about 350 to 400 meters in altitude are to be mastered.

Meeting point:

  • 8:45 a.m. at the valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular

finish:

  • Valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular

Accessibility / arrival

4582 Spital am Pyhrn, Pyhrn 33 (valley station of the Wurzeralm Funicular at the Kassa)

Travelling by public transport
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General price information

Prices: adults € 19.00 / children and young people € 10.00
Group prices: (from 7 people) adults € 17.00 / children € 9.00 / school classes € 10.00

Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
    Adults for € 17.00 instead of € 19.00 per person
    Children (up to 14 years) for € 9.00 instead of € 10.00 per person
  • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
    Adults for € 17.00 instead of € 19.00 per person
    Children (up to 14 years) for € 9.00 instead of € 10.00 per person
Season
  • Summer
Other special suitabilities

Characteristics: Hiking on alpine paths and paths with a few ascents and descents
Difficulty: easy to medium

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Natural spectacle "Bergparadies Warscheneck": Discover the largest larch-pine forest in the Eastern Alps
Pyhrn 33
4582 Spital am Pyhrn

+43 664 3969645
martha.riess@bergwandern.co.at
www.bergwandern.co.at
http://www.bergwandern.co.at

Contact person
Mrs Mag. Martha Rieß, BEd
Bahnhofstraße 2
4580 Windischgarsten

+43 664 3969645
martha.riess@bergwandern.co.at
www.bergwandern.co.at

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