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Experience Trail "Nature-Prints" at the Wurbauerkogel Mountain

Windischgarsten, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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Path number: 9,472,1
Starting place: 4575 Roßleithen
Destination: 4575 Roßleithen

duration: 2h 37m
length: 6,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 392m
Altitude difference (downhill): 394m

Lowest point: 619m
Highest point: 848m
difficulty: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Hiking trail

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Experience the wilderness, explore, comprehend and preserve! The Natur-Spuren interactive nature trail is an ideal hiking destination for nature lovers who are out and about with their eyes wide open. Ancient forests with mighty fir trees and old yews accompany you up the Patzlberg. What is nurse-log reproduction, how are brace roots created and is dead wood actually alive? The astonishing answers are hidden at the info station “Everything you ever wanted to know about trees”.

You walk along mainly forest paths, starting from the Nationalpark Hotel Villa Sonnwend, to the Patzlberg mountain, further along the Salzatal valley on top of the Wurbauerkogel mountain – with the „Fire Salamander-Symbol“ as your signpost! Eight stations, most of them are interactive, ensure variety during your hike. Let your fantasy run free with the stone disc game or find out interesting facts at the station “All about Trees”. The “National Park View” offers you the opportunity to observe your surroundings through a telescope and with some luck you might spot some chamoix climbing up a rock wall. The “Wheel of Time” presents you with a view into the past and lets you take part in the formation of the impressive mountain ranges in the Windischgarstner valley.
In front of the Panorama Tower at the Wurbauerkogel mountain, children have the opportunity to check out their climbing skills.
The „Nature-Prints“ Trail is even worth a visit on rainy days, as you might be able to spot the normally night active fire salamanders along the trail – the symbol was chosen because of it.

Trail Nrs 2,3 or 8 are our recommendation to head back to the Villa Sonnwend.

Starting point: Villa Sonnwend National Park Lodge

Details - hiking
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National Park Panorama Tower Wurbauerkogel

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Chairlift Wurbauerkogel

The chair lift leads from the village centre of Windischgarsten on top of the Wurbauerkogel mountain. From here you can enjoy stunning panoramic views. With the chairlift you can easily reach the impressive Panoramaturm and the Bergrestaurant Wurbauerkogel, where you will be spoiled...

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National Park Hotel Villa Sonnwend lies on the edge of the National Park Community of Rossleithen bei Windischgarsten, in the midst of peaceful, sunny park grounds.

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Experience Trail "Nature-Prints" at the Wurbauerkogel Mountain
Pyhrn-Priel Tourismus GmbH
Hauptstraße 28
4580 Windischgarsten

+43 7562 5266 - 99
+43 7562 5266 - 10
info@pyhrn-priel.net
www.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at
http://www.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at

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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

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f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

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Tour-Details

Path number: 9,472,1
Starting place: 4575 Roßleithen
Destination: 4575 Roßleithen

duration: 2h 37m
length: 6,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 392m
Altitude difference (downhill): 394m

Lowest point: 619m
Highest point: 848m
difficulty: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Hiking trail

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