Alpine Pearls

All cable cars in the region can be used free of charge in summer

For your hiking holiday in Austria you will receive your Pyhrn-Priel ActiveCard from us on arrival and can use all the mountain railways in the region free of charge as often as you want. This makes access to many summit and mountain tours much easier and you will thus save yourself many boring ascents.


Mountain railways in Hinterstoder

The valley station of the cable cars in Hinterstoder can be found in the centre. A 6-seater gondola takes you to the middle station at 1,400 m above sea level. On the extensive plateau you will find pleasant circular hiking trails. The flat paths lead over the alpine meadows of the Hutterer Böden. Cozy, rustic restaurants and alpine huts invite you to stop for a snack.
Magnificent full-day hikes start here, which lead either over the Weißenbachtal to Hinterstoder or over the Steyrsbergerreith-alp to Vorderstoder.
A 23 km long mountain bike route also starts at the middle station, which leads over the Rottal, the Schafferteich and the village Vorderstoder to Hinterstoder.

To a beautiful spot of earth you can take the 6-seater chairlift of the Hinterstoder cable cars at 1,850 m above sea level. Here you are on one of the most beautiful vantage points in our state of Upper Austria. Two beautiful circular hiking trails start at the top station of the cable cars, which lead up to 2,000 m above sea level and offer breathtaking panoramic views of the “Death Mountains. ”
The hiking trails lead past the “snow oven”, up to two viewing platforms. On the way back you pass the Schafkogel Lake.
Those who have the confidence can set off from the mountain station of the Höss-Express, for alpine tours on the Schrocken (2,281 m), crest crossings to the Warscheneck (2,388 m) or via the Hochmölbing (2,336 m) to the bear alp.

Below the mountain station there is a mountain inn with a magnificent panoramic terrace.

Mountain railways at the Wurzeralm

Take the funicular up to the “foot” of the Warscheneck mountains. The valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular can be found just outside Spital am Pyhrn, right before the Pyhrn Pass, 31. 5 km from our house.
The first section of the funicular, takes you to the Wurzeralm at 1,400 m above sea level. The Wurzeralm is the largest high moor in the Eastern Kalkalpen and a beautiful hiking area.

Recommended is the leisurely hike to a small idyllic mountain lake (Brunnsteinersee). The lake is framed by the peaks of the Warscheneck (2,388 m), the Stubwieswipfel (1,786 m) and the Red Wall (1,872). The newly created themed circular hiking trail (2 million years in 2 hours) guides you in a very informative way around the high moor.

The second stage of the Wurzeralm funicular takes you with a double chairlift to the Frauenkar. A 30-minute, easy circular hiking trail leads around the Frauenkar. The views on this circular hike are astonishing and you can even see the Dachstein. An alpine hike (simple via ferrata) is the circular tour over the summit of the Warscheneck (2,388 m). Ascent over the via ferrata at the south-east degree and descent over the Red Wall – a very nice alpine tour.

Wurbauerkogel with summer toboggan run & Alpine Coaster

A one-seater chairlift takes you to the local mountain of Windischgarsten, the Wurbauerkogel (850 m). The panorama-tower offers a beautiful view and contains a very interesting exhibition. You will also find a cozy restaurant with a beautiful terrace.

The Alpine Coaster is a huge hot spot for adventurous and adrenaline addicts of all ages. The ride on the Alpine roller coaster – thrills young and old as a family-friendly action spectacle. On the 1.1 km long track one sharp corner after another comes and especially the “jumps” have it in them. Is also in operation in bad weather.

A very nice hike from the mountain station of the Wurbauerkogel is the tour over the Schafsteig to the Kleinerberg (1,287 m). From Kleinerberg you have a wonderful panoramic view of our holiday region Pyhrn-Priel. If this is not enough for you, you can add a wonderful tour to the Mayrwipfel (1,736 m), which is located in the Kalkalpen National Park.