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This info sheet only profiles those nature or theme trails which feature clearly designated information or interactive

stations along the way. Abtenau Egelsee “Path of Life”: 5 km loop, ca 2-hour walk, info boards providing insights into the flora and fauna of the Egelsee Nature Preserve. Trailhead: by the kindergarten Info: Abtenau Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6243/4040-54 Abtenau Running Path: 12.5 km, may also be shortened to 9, 7 or 5 km. Trailhead: at the entrance to the east car park. Info: Abtenau Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6243/4040-54 Adnet Marble Trail: ca. 1.5-hour walk, 15 info stations, guided hikes (incl. the town’s marble museum). Trailhead: southern outskirts of Adnet (car park in front of the church) Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6245/80625 Altenmarkt-Zauchensee “Country Lore & Wisdom” 2.6 km, ca. 1-2 hr. walk, 12 stations between the Habersatt café and the Reitlehenalm, Trailhead: Habersatt café or the Reitlehenalm. Info: Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6452/5511 Annaberg-Lungötz Tree Trail: 2-hour walk, wooden boards provide information about the healing powers of our domestic trees. Trailhead: 1st turn-off to the right after the town car park in Annaberg, following the Krailweg-Höhenweg signs towards Lungötz: situated along the Tree Trail are also a number of Qi Gong stations! Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6243/404057 Anthering Herb Trail: Trailhead: in town. Historic Tauglwald Trail: 2-hour walk, ca. 5 km and 10 info boards. Trailhead: Gasthof Tauglmauth (on the main Salzachtal highway) or the Vigaun village square. Bird Trail – Riedl High Trail: ca. 1 km, 10 boards with pictures of birds. Trailhead: Village square in Bad Vigaun- past the car park – up the Samhofstrasse – right on the Riedl bird trail – high trail to the descent to the Sandwirt stop – return along the same route to your original starting point. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6245/84116, Fax (0)6245/82876 Bramberg Emerald Hiking Path Hours: May - October Info: Bramberg Tourist Office Tel. (0)6566/7251 Always open to the public Bird Trail: 2.5 km, 31 info boards, fountain of health, Kneipp therapy station. Trailhead: Alpengasthof Pyrkerhöhe (15 mins. from the center of town). Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6432/3393-260 Bad Vigaun Open to the general public. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6223/2279 or from Mrs. Aigner, Tel. (0)6223/2210 Bad Gastein Bird Path: ca. 2 km, 25 info boards. Trailhead: Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade (Preimskirche parish church) National Park Nature Trail: Trailhead: Sportgastein-Valeriehaus Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6434/2531-0 Bad Hofgastein

Pomarium (Fruit Gardens): numerous domestic apple and pear varieties. Season: May until October, open to the general public. Info: from Johann Steiner, Reitlgut, Wenns, A-5733 Bramberg, Tel. (0)6566/7722, or from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6566/7251 Dorfbeuern Oichten Self-Guided Trail A little piece of pristine countryside along the Oichten between Nussdorf and Michaelbeuern, access in Pinswag. The pathway encompasses a section of the re-natured Oichten River, Info boards and nesting boxes with carved birds provide information about the flora and fauna of the Oichten Valley. The Oichten– Riede Nature Sanctuary, home to curlew, is located close by. Places to sit quietly and listen, bridges and trails beckon visitors to while away delightful moments. Pram access – open continuously from April to October – ca. 1 km in length Info: Village of Dorfbeuern, Tel. 06274/8110 Dorfgastein Nature Trail to the “Hidden Church” natural cave: ca. 1.3 km, 31 info boards, 45 mins. walk Trailhead: Klammstein. Info: “Hidden Church” Natural Cave, Tel. (0)664/9861347 “Mushroom Path” – Nature Trail: 45 mins. walk; Trailhead: from the mid-station of the Fulseck lift, towards Heumoosalm. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6432/3393-460 Nature Trail – “Hiking to Nature’s Power Points”: From the summit station of the Fulseck lifts, via the biotope trail to the Arltörl and on to the Heumoosalm; from here along the nature trail to the mid-station (on the trail, both positive and negative power concentrations are pinpointed) Info: Dorfgastein Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6432/3393-460 Dienten Nature Trail (projected completion: July 2003) Length: 4 km, 190 vm elevation change Duration: 4-5 hrs.

Ebenau “Ebenau Water Path” with info boards Time on Trail: 30 min. Trailhead: car park / info board in town Along the foot-/bike path to the “Naturdenkmal-Plötz” turnoff (mill path) Info: Ebenau Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6221/8055 “Ebenau Brass Path” With info boards Time on Trail: 30 min. Trailhead: car park / info board in town Towards the center of town and the Muskathaus, Brunnengarten, Kirchenberg, “Stoawand”, Kellerweg. Publicly accessible mine gallery in town. Info: Ebenau Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6221/8055 Elsbethen Geology Nature Trail Glasenbach Gorge: ca. 4 km, 1.5-hour walk, 11 info boards. Trailhead: Glasenbach (heading towards Gfalls) Season: open access throughout the year, except under extreme weather conditions. Info sheet free from the Elsbethen Tourist Office and from Raika Glasenbach. The “Dry Gorges” Nature Trail Hiking loop. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)662/628891, or 629165 Faistenau Theme Trail: “Around the shores of the Hintersee”: Ca. 1-hour walk, info boards depicting local history and domestic birds. Trailheads: 3 choices: Königsstatt, Hirschpoint; Info: Faistenau tourist office, Tel. (0)6228/2314 Schafberg – Fairytale Hike: Pupils from the local secondary school painted 10 pictures depicting the fairytale of the Schafbachalm. These boards were then erected along the path to the Schafbachalm. The walk takes about 1 hour (length: 3 km) and is ideal for families with children. Refreshment opportunities at the Grögernalm & Schafbachalm. Trailhead: KEFLAU car park in the

Tiefbrunnau section of town) Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6228/2314 Filzmoos Nature trail to the Oberhofalm: Duration: ca. 1 hr. Info boards on the local countryside, environment and animal life. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6453/8235 Jacob’s Ladder Time on Trail: ca. 30 min. Path of the 5 Senses: hear, feel, see, smell, taste. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6453/8235 Moosalm – Children’s Hiking Path Time on Trail: ca. 1 – 1.5 hrs. (not accessible to prams) Along this trail to the Moosalm, you will encounter 15 small huts containing stamps with different animal motifs. You’ll need to press these next to the matching symbol in your hiking booklet. The reward: each child receives a small surprise at the alpine hut. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6453/8235 Ant Trail Time on Trail: ca. 30 min. Trail with lots of info boards and ant hills Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6453/8235 Bachlalm Nature Trail Making its home on the Bachlalm is the usually very shy marmot – known in local dialect as a Manggei or Mankei. The Bachlalm Nature Trail provides insights into area wildlife and grazing cattle, forests and meadows, mountains and mountaineering. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6453/8235 Flachau The way of Wishes: Duration: 1,5 – 2 hours Info boards of different topics of the nature. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6457/2214 The way Wasser beWEGt Duration: 2-3 hours Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6457/2214

Fuschl am See FUSCHLsehWEG: Forest development (demonstration of the effects of various husbandry concepts on the forest itself), tree portraits (presentation of the most important tree species). Waldandacht – The trail to the Waldandacht chapel branches off the north shore of the Fuschlsee at the fork for the Feldbergweg. Just a five-minute leisurely climb through a delightful deciduous mixed forest and, quite unexpectedly, you will find yourself in a clearing surrounded by gnarled old beech trees. Revealing itself between the trunks of red pine is a view of the Fuschlsee and the mountain backdrop beyond. Two wooden platforms mark places of power, inviting you to unwind and relax. Places of tranquility and contemplation, lending themselves to meditation for individuals and smaller groups. Location: Fuschl am See public forest Brochure available from the tourist office. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6226/8250 Grossglockner-Zellersee Käfertal – Self-Guided Nature Trail The Käfertal Nature Trail extends out through the Käfertal Valley at the foot of the Grossglockner Massif. Starting from the toll station for the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road (no charge or toll to use the parking area), the main trail leads along an almost flat forestry path (suitable for prams) towards the valley head and Rotmoos. At a variety of information stations, special features of the valley are explained by means of info boards and interactive games. Stations: Tauernhaus-Tauern packers, marmot burrow at the Oberstattalm, hill farming, climbing rocks and beetle labyrinth, water playground, dominant peaks and the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the valley head a forestry path then rises some 350 vertical metres to the Traunerlalm mountain inn. However, you can also ride the bus from the Ferleiten toll station to the Hochmais and then hike from there to the Trauneralm and Rotmoos on your way back down to the valley. Tip: Located adjacent to the toll station is the Ferleiten Wildlife & Recreation Park.

Fusch On the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road Walcheralm Water & Nature Trail Start: Ferleiten, elev. 1,149m Walcher Hochalm: 1,853m Waterfall: 1,731m Trailhead: In Ferleiten, cross the bridge and start your tour from there, simply follow the markings! After walking for about 2 hours, you will come to the path through the waterfall. The masses of water plunge into the depths right in front of your eyes, a truly memorable experience. Standing there behind the water is wonderfully calming. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. 06545/7295 Piffkar Panorama Trail: ca. 30-min. walk, 19.3 km, 12 info boards (press a button and you can hear samples of bird song you might encounter in the region). Trailhead: Piffkar car park (1,620 m) Hochmais Natural History Info Station: (elev. 1,850 m), 21.6 km; with views of the valley head and the glaciers of the Ferleitental: 5 info boards (glaciers, vegetation, etc.). Birds of Prey Info Point: (elev. 2,320 m), 28.5 km, 4 info boards profile domestic birds of prey. Geology Path: 400 m, 5 info boards providing insights into the geology along roadways and in the National Park itself; “Beindlkar” (site where a bronze dagger from the 17th century B.C. was located). Trailhead: Elendboden (elev. 2,338 m, at km 29.6). Fuscher Lacke: (elev. 2,262 m) The interesting story of the building of the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. A path running along the banks of the picturesque Fuscher Lacke adds to the experience. (29.3 km) Located directly on the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road: “Alpine Nature Show”, consisting of a museum offering multi-media presentations and an open-air exhibition. Trail of the Celts, Romans and Packers: A 4,000-year-old trade route up over the Hochtor! Trailhead: Hochtor – north access.

Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6546/6660, or from the Grossglockner High-Alpine Roads Co., Tel. (0)662/873673-0 Goldegg Goldegger Holz:Wege – hiking loop in 3 segments: “Path of Art”, “Path of Ecology”, “Path of Tranquility”, The Goldegger Holz:Wege were conceived as a timeless manifestation of a conscious interaction with our environment, ca. 1¼ -hour walk. Trail head: from the Seestrasse above the swimming pool, along hiking trail No. 5 through the “Seewald” to the “Drei Buchen” and on to the “Buchenkopf”. Info: Goldegg Tourist Office, Tel.(0)6415/8131 Golling Self-Guided Trail on Pass Lueg: 9 info boards, Trailhead: Gasthof Pass-Lueg-Höhe, Tel. (0)6244/4280 Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6244/4356 Göriach im Lungau Bee Path: Trailhead: Hotel Lacknerhof in Göriach Opened from May until October. Info: Hotel Lacknerhof, Tel. (0)6483-226 Grossgmain Untersberg Forest Quiz Trail: 1.7 km, 18 stations (ecosystem of the forest and its fauna) Trailhead: Latschenwirt near Grossgmain. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6247/8278 Henndorf Henndorf Ice-Age Trail: 13.5 km, ca. 5-6 hrs. Informative day hike for young and old. The half-day variant, ca. 7 km, takes you along the foot of Henndorf’s local mountains via lanes accessible to cars. On the trail of Ice-Age glaciers through Salzburg’s Flachgau region. The Ice-Age Trail is marked by light-blue signs, hiking equipment and food/drinks are recommended. Trailhead: next to the school (hiking loop) Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6214/6011

Hollersbach Nature Trail Trailhead: Eco-Pond in Hollersbach ca. 1.5-hour walk Info: Village of Hollersbach, Tel.(0)6562/8113 Hüttau Path of Peace & Meditation on the Hochgründeck: Trail time approx. 1.5 hrs., 12 stations. Trailhead: Klammalm in Hüttau Info: from the Hüttau Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6458/7103, Fax: (0)6458/7177 Hüttschlag Wet Biotope Nature Trail: 600 m, info boards (flora and fauna); Trailhead: National Park House in Hüttschlag – via the lake to the Haussteingut Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6414/281, Fax 8193 “Elemental Nature Path”: This path extends for some 6 km, offering 50 info boards about flora and fauna, as well as interesting facts about the minerals and history of the valley. Starting Point: car park by the Talwirt at the valley head. From here, the path runs to the valley head and on into the Schödertal. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6414/281, Fax: 8193 Kaprun Klammsee – Bürgkogel Nature Trail: 1-hour walk, 2.5 km, 12 stations. Trailhead: generator building – main level, or the Gassenbach bridge. Mooserboden Herb Path to the Ebmattenalm (8 info boards) “Tobi-Turbi Children’s Path” (interesting information about nature and technology) 6 Tobi-Turbi stations with life-size wooden Tobi-Turbis in the area of the summit restaurantSperrenwärterhaus-dam wall-Höhenburg at the Mooserboden

Krimml Hiking path along the Krimml Waterfalls: Length: ca. 5 km, info boards and viewing platforms. Kuchl Bürgerausee Nature Trail 1.6 km loop, ca. ½ hr. walk, info boards provide insights into the plants and wildlife of the nature preserve along the shores of the Bürgerausee. Trailhead: at the kiosk on the Bürgerausee. Info: Kuchl Tourist Info, Tel. (0)6244/6227 Lamprechtshausen The way of bird paradise Weidmoos Info: Tel. (0)6274/6202-14 Leogang Park of the Senses, Leogang In recent years, 25 interactive stations have been built next to the lift mid-station to create a park of sensory experiences. These stations incl. Barefoot Path, Giant Hand, Optical Phenomena, Listening Island, Scent Tree, Pirouette,...) invite participants to experience conscious seeing - hearing - feeling - smell - taste. You will also be able to enjoy the Herb & Alpine Plant Path (ca. 100 medicinal plants and kitchen herbs) and Leo’s Water World, incl. barefoot path and a waterfall you can walk beneath. Here with us, you will leave the stress of daily life far behind, with everyone experiencing their senses more acutely. Children and adults will recognize the true value of nature and the elements for humanity! Info: Leogang Mountain Lifts, Tel. (0)6583/8219 Birnbachloch Nature & History Path: ca. 3 km, 15 info boards. Starting Point: Ullach. Schwarzleo Montane Trail: ca. 4 km, 10 info boards; out to the show mine: Starting Point: Hütten Mining Museum. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6583/8234 Lessach Interactive Hiking Path for Kids Grasp nature with all your senses! By means of variety-packed, interesting and fun interactive stations, hiking with the kids becomes a

truly enjoyable experience. Playful info stations teach about the water, tree identification, there’s a mysterious hut, barefoot path, smell recognition and more. The final stop is the Wildbach Hut, where the youngsters will be able to have a great time on the playground (... zip line, small grill area, slide etc.). Anyone with energy left over should definitely continue on to the extraordinary “pyramids” at the foot of the Gumma. Start: car park for the “Wildbachhütte” at the Purggergut (elev. 1440 m above sea level). Time on Trail: ca. 1.5 to 2 hrs.; also accessible to prams. INFO: Lessach Tourist Office, Tel: 06484 813 Lofer “Auf die Alm” Duration: 2 – 2,5 hours Starting point: mountain station of Loferer Alm Cable way I Info: of the tourist office, Tel. (0)6588/8321 Maria Alm Maria Alm Forest Adventure Trail Experience the forest with all your senses – a very different kind of voyage of discovery, incl.: investigation of the forest floor, a fir tree tells its tale, on the trail of wild animals, scent stations, “wanted posters” and so much more. Trailhead: summit station of the dorfj@t NATRUN lift, ca. 1.5-hour walk. Info: Maria Alm Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6584/7816 Butterfly Path The new Butterfly Path in Maria Alm Hinterthal provides unique insights into the mysterious world of butterflies. You will be truly excited by the variety of butterflies and moths. Experience up-close the impressive depictions (showing caterpillars, pupae, metamorphosis etc.) of our most beautiful and rare “flying gems”, which you can also gaze upon in our pristine countryside. Starting Point: Gasthof Obermussbach Walk-Time: 45 min. Info: Tourist Office, Tel: (0)6584/7816 ”Sun Trail” in Mariapfarr The community of Mariapfarr – located at elevations ranging from 1,100 to 1,300 meters above sea level and officially recognized for its healthful climate since 1998 – always puts the spotlight squarely on its copious amounts of sunshine whenever it comes to

promoting the village. That is why this sun-drenched spot’s newly constructed self-guided trail offers big and small all kinds of fascinating and interesting information about the very foundation of our lives – the sun. Along this beautiful trail loop, 9 info boards tell us about the solar system, the sun as it relates to time and how we get our bearings, about the relationship between the sun and our health, along with solar energy and its uses. In designing the boards, great store was placed in using as many pictures and graphic representations as possible. Each board also contains intriguing questions – do you know, for example, why our galaxy is called the “Milky Way”? Mariapfarr’s Sun Trail is a variety-filled pathway, ideal whether you want to learn or simply take a walk – perfect for the whole family and even accessible with a pram. The start of the Sun Trail is in the center of Mariapfarr and can be walked – depending on how long you decided to stop at the info stations – in about 1.5 to 2 hours. Info: Mariapfarr Tourist Office, Tel: +43(0)6473/8766, Mittersill Felbertal – Hintersee Nature Trail (elev. 1,313 m): ca. 45-min. walk, 10 info boards (flora and fauna, National Park). Starting Point: Hintersee car park. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6562/4292 Mühlbach am Hochkönig Mitterberg Ore Trail Our adventure trail turns a run-of-the-mill hiking path into a unique excursion destination. Ca. 5 km, duration approx. 4-5 hrs. Theme: Nature trail via a self-guided theme path through Barbara Canyon to Mühlbach Target Group: adults and children Trailhead: by the Arthurhaus Every week, free guided tours! Mining and heritage museum incl. tours of the show mine: Thursday until Sunday from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Mine tour at 4:00 p.m. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6467/7235 or Museum Tel. (0)676/7733182

Muhr “Nature Quiz Trail” to the “Peter Raber Larch”: 1.5 to 2 hrs. walk roundtrip. Trailhead: Muhr bridge / sports grounds. Rotgüldensee Natural History Trail: 1.5-hour walk, 15 boards with information on plantand animal life, along with mining and the ecological design of the Rotgülden reservoir. Trailhead: Arsenhaus car park Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6479/801 Neukirchen am Grossvenediger Glacier Trail in the Obersulzbach Valley: ca. 5 km, 20 stations; Glacier Trail was extended in 1996, running once again to the Obersulzbach Glacier. Hikes are possible to the end of the trail; mountain guides can also take you out on a circuit which includes a descent to the Kürsingerhütte Trailhead: Hopffeldboden car park, ca. 3 hours on foot. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6565/6256 Geo-Path & Miners’ Trail in the Untersulzbach Valley: incl. the Hochfeld show mine; the history of copper mining in the area (16th – 19th century). 1.5 hours from town or approx. a 45-min. walk from the Gasthof Schütthof. The trail leads past a natural monument, the Untersulzbach Waterfalls, to the historic Hochfeld copper mine. Starting Point: Gasthof Schütthof or the mine entrance. Guided tours offered from the mine entrance from the tourist office Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6565/6256 Goetheweg From Gasthof Rechtegg, with its fantastic views of the Hohe Tauern, the Goetheweg (built in 2007) leads to the Filzenschartenmoos and the Trattenbachalm. Info boards at the seven stations along the way explain Goethe’s "Metamorphosis of Plants" and his "Theory of Color". Experience magnificent countryside and a natural setting rich in variety, through the eyes and thoughts of Goethe himself. With their simple, artistic sketchlike forms, the info boards clearly document the development of plants. Natura Trail, Blausee Tucked away in a forest at the entrance to the Obersulzbach Valley is the Blausee. An impressive body of water located amid a nature sanctuary, distinguished by its turquoise-green color and surrounded by a picturesque forest of spruce, fir, larch and alder. This small lake was created around 100 years ago, when a 12 m-high dam was constructed on the Obersulzbach. In 1987, a very beautiful recreation area around the Blausee was destroyed by floods. But in 2007, it was reopened, while the lake’s pristine waters now provide a valuable habitat for a wealth of flora and fauna. Neumarkt am Wallersee Schanzwallweg The redoubt or “Schanzwall”, which gave this historic trail its name, is actually one of the most significant cultural monuments in Neumarkt. The redoubt and the watch house still stand as defensive emplacements separating the parish church and the old cemetery from the town and the surrounding countryside. Along this historic Schanzweg, you also have an optimal setting in which to savor yet another and at least as precious treasure: plants in their very own, unadulterated form – along the Wild Vegetable Path. Tel. +43(0)6216-6709 or 5704 Mail: Water, Wonders & the Wallersee Park for fascinating experiences and experiments. The common theme is to observe the water both from a scientific (using reason, logic) and sensory (feeling etc.) perspective. Tel. +43(0)6216-6907 or 5704 E-mail: Neumarkt Town Path From the town center to the Wallersee Trailhead: Museum in the Fronfeste Info boards explain the countryside, regional history, anthropogenic changes, the courses of streams, tourism development and lastly, but not least, an important economic factor of earlier times – that is to say, snail-farming in the east bay of the Wallersee. Tel. +43(0)6216-6907 or 5704 E-mail:

Wenger Moor Nature Path Nature & Bird Sanctuary Trailhead: Car park at the Wiererbauer in Maierhof Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6216/6907 Niedernsill Pathway of Area Culture (Niedernsill-PiesendorfNiedernsill loop) Trailhead: Leaving from Niedernsill/Steindorf, this newly constructed Pathway of Regional Culture extends all the way out to the Nagelköpfel - a splendid lookout point across the Salzach Valley and out to the Hohe Tauern mountains. The Nagelköpfel was also one of the first places of Celtic settlement, a magical place of power even now, with Celtic hammocks on which to unwind and recharge your batteries. Along the way you will find a herb garden (at the Krapfbauer farm), an original wood-cutters’ hut, a Kneipp facility, artwork in the countryside and a newly constructed, very tranquil chapel directly on the Nagelköpfel itself. The info boards often change, displaying pictures, drawings and paintings. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6548/8232 Nussdorf am Haunsberg Fruit & Vegetable Gardens Located on about 800 m2, visitors can observe some 250 different types of plants. The garden is intended as a teaching and learning tool. Registration/Information: (0)6276/534 – Mr. Schallmeiner Tree Trail ca. 1 km, different species of trees, Starts at the church – uphill towards the Haunsberg. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)664/1423757 – Mr. Kurt Leininger Geology-Paleontology Path The historic journey of this Geology-Paleontology Path begins some 50 million years ago, taking us on a 4km-long retrospective of the Haunsberg and its environs. Oberndorf Two-Cities History Trail At 21 informative and richly illustrated information boards, you will learn fascinating facts about the centuries-old history of these two towns. At the same

time, you will be able to see some of the most important landmarks, both of the past and the future. This easy route, which can also be tackled quite easily be inexperienced hikers, begins at Silent Night Square and continues along the banks of the River Salzach as far as the Nepomuk memorial (stairway up to the Mount Calvary Chapel). Now across the newly constructed Europa Bridge to Laufen. After several information stations in this former shipping community, the tour takes us over the recently renovated Border Bridge, which is, incidentally, one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe, and back to the Austrian side to Oberndorf. Now through the town park to St. Nicholas‘ Church, then to the Bargemen’s Memorial on the Salzach and along the Salzach Dam to the Silent Night Chapel, where the tour concludes. For more experienced walkers, there is also a longer variant available. This take us up 139 steps to the Mount Calvary Chapel – then on to the Baroque pilgrimage church of Maria Bühel - now back over the Altach, past the Bargemen’s Chapel and the Schopperstadl, before crossing the bridge to Laufen. Walking Time: short tour: ca. 1 hour Long tour: ca. 2 hours Guided tours are also offered for groups. Info: Oberndorf Tourist Office, Tel. 06272/4422 Obertrum am See Forest Nature Trail: 1.5 km, ca. 200 info boards. Starting Point: heritage museum (5 mins. from the center of town). Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6217/6080 or (0)6219/6307 Piesendorf Piesendorf Panorama Trail, The Piesendorf Panorama Trail provides an impressive walk through Piesendorf’s “sunny side”, with 10 viewing areas along the way. Nagelköpfel Nature Trail, This beautifully designed self-guided trail leads from the Nagelbauer cafe in Walchen to Steindorf/ Niedernsill. 10 info boards on area plants, wildlife, mushrooms and birds. “Man & Nature” trail up to the Nagelköpfel, documentation of natural cycles, herb garden.

Ramingstein Felsenpromenade Nature Trail: ca. 2 km. Starting Point: on the outskirts of Ramingstein. “Altenberg” Ore Trail 3-4 hour hike with 22 info boards providing insights into the history of ore-mining in the Lungau region. “Dürnrain” Ore Trail 1-2 hour hike in the area around Finstergrün Castle. The info boards along this romantic hiking loop tell of the miners’ work and the world in which they lived. Starting Point: Ramingstein village hall Info: tourist office, Tel. (0)6475/805, “Kendlbruck” Ore Trail In a one-hour walk from the adventure playground, past the historic smelting hut, the so-called “Blahaus”, visitors will continue on to the pilgrimage chapel of “Maria Hollenstein”. The trail-side info boards also include explanations on mining methods used to extract ore in the Kendlbrucker Graben and on the Turrach. Trailhead: Kendlbruck adventure playground Info: tourist office, Tel. (0)6475/805. Rauris “Hochbühel” National Park Forest Trail (elev. 1458 - 1770 m): ca. 4 km. Option to conclude your walk by panning for gold or minerals. The trail is easy to reach via the gondola lift. Trailhead: = summit station of the Hochalmbahn 6person gondola lift. Info: Rauris Hochalmbahn, Tel. (0)6544/6341, “Rauris Virgin Forest” Nature Trail (elev. 1700m) ca. 2 km, 11 info boards, small open-air museum. Allow yourself to be whisked off to a fairy-tale world – more than 80 marshes and forest lakes make up this, the highest high moors in all the Alps. Trailhead: Ammererhof / Kolm Saigurn or Lenzanger car park, Tel. (0)6544/20022, Sonnblick Glacier Trail (elev. 2175 - 2350 m): ca. 2 km.

The Glacier Trail is integrated into the Tauern Gold Hiking Loop (featuring historic gold-mining sites etc.) – total length 7 km (ca. 3 hrs.). Trailhead: Friends of Nature House (1.5 hours from Kolm Saigurn). Info: Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6544/ “Wastlalm” Flower Trail (at elevations of around 1,400 m) Nature trail with lots of info boards allowing you to explore the broad variety of area plant life. Trail to the Kehrfeldalm is ideal for nature lovers. Info: Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6544/20022 Russbach “Fountain of Youth” Trail: Fascinating trail, approx. a 2-hour walk, 4.5 km, 2.5 km of which feature 30 info stations, as many as 200 different naturally occurring medicinal herbs, flowers and protected orchids. Plants are labeled in German, English, Italian and French; Children’s Adventure World of a very different kind. Trailhead: right by the village hall, heading off towards Rinnberg. (No. 203) Info: tourist office, Tel. (0)6243/4040-58, Nature trail to the “Snail Wall”: 5 km, 2.5 – 3.5 hrs., or 10 km, 4 - 5 hrs. with approx. 25 info boards along the way; Informative brochure available from the tourist office; Trailhead: village hall or Hotel Kerschbaumer Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6242/206 Saalbach Hinterglemm Botanic Hiking & Nature Trail: ca. 1.5 km, 26 different exercises, 90 informative tips, 40 botanical boards, climbing rock and sign-in book at the top, Starting Point: Lindlingalm Info available from the Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6541/6800-68 Adventure Forest & Fairy-Tale Park: 1 km, fairy-tale park with figurines, fountain of youth, playgrounds. Starting Point: western outskirts of Hinterglemm. (start is marked) Info: from the Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6541/6800-68

Seeham Fairy-Tale Path: Ca. 5 km, 6 fairy-tale stops, well marked, join the trail at any of the stopping points; Starting Point: Entenwirt Info: Seeham Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6217/8493 Fax: (0)6217/6482, e-mail: Teufelsgraben Nature Trail: Approx. 2.5 km-long hiking loop, 17 info stations (e.g. biotope, marble mill, natural monument, underwater stations, Wildkar waterfall, organic grain mill, ant hill, themes incl. forestry, geology, bees...,) Info: Seeham Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6217/5493 e-mail:,, St. Gilgen (Wolfgangsee) “Nature and Culture” Lake Loop 16 stations along the shores of the Wolfgangsee, 27 km, info boards and natural stone slabs, themes spanning the origins of our landscapes to famous personalities. Starting Point: any of the communities on the Wolfgangsee - St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Strobl. Arboretum on the Zinkenbach (Abersee) Hiking circuit – trees and forests of the Salzkammergut, incl. pavilion, high walkway, log boardwalk on the moorland marshes. Historic Pilgrims’ Trail Pilgrims’ trail from Fürberg near St. Gilgen via the Falkenstein and Ried to St. Wolfgang. Cultural trail unique in all of Europe: 24 fascinating info stops – from prehistoric sacred sites, to the days of St. Wolfgang and his Christian missionary work, to the hay days of pilgrimage and the beginnings of modern tourism. 4 km St. Martin bei Lofer Orchid Trail, 3- to 4-hour walk Elevation change: 160 vertical metres Trailhead: ticket office for the Lower Kaser Gorge. Ideal for both children and adults. Info boards and interactive stations depict the world of orchids. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6588/8321

Geological Trail, 1 km – duration 1 hour Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6588/8321 St. Martin am Tennengebirge “Marterl” Trail, Fascinating hiking paths to some 16 outdoor altars and memorials, as well as to the parish church. Walk times: southern trail ca. 2 hours; Northern trail ca. 2 hours. Info: St. Martin Tourist Office, Tel.(0)6243/404059 St. Georgen Bird Trail Ca. 4 km, 18 stations with info boards, descriptions of over 135 bird species; Trailhead: Irlacher Au Info: village hall, Tel. (0)6272/20157 (folder also available) St. Michael im Lungau Forest Nature Trail: ca. 3 km, 15 stations addressing issues of “Forest Wildlife - Man”, free guide available from the tourist office. Guided hikes offered in July and August! May - June and September - October tours also available by prior arrangement. Trailhead: Prodinger Mill in the community of Stranach. Info: St. Michael Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6477/8913 Alpine Herb Garden: Alpine herbs planted in the Alpine Herb Garden at the Hapimag Holiday Resort. Includes info boards and guided tours on request. Info: Tourist Office, Tel: 06477/8913 St. Veit Nature Trail: ca. 1.2 km, ca. 84 different trees and shrubs, 38 bird species can be seen and heard. Trailhead: Reithgut/Niederuntersberg – guided tours also available on request. Info: from the St. Veit/Schwarzach Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6415/7488, or at the Reithgut/the Freudenthalter Family, Tel. (0)6415/5757

Scheffau Forest Nature Trail: 3 km, 19 trees, descriptions of the trees. Trailhead: Gasthof Englhartwirt in Oberscheffau. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6244/8573 Stuhlfelden Pirtendorf Valley Bottom Nature Trail: 4 km, partially along the banks of the Salzach, 5 stops with info boards (nature and history of the area); info folder available from the tourist office; Starting Point: the center of Stuhlfelden Info: Stuhlfelden Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6562/4365 Tamsweg Moorland Path Beautifully situated self-guided moorland path in the Prebersee Nature Sanctuary, elev. 1,514 m above sea level Trailhead: Ludlalm car park Walk-time: ca. ½ hr. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6474 2145, Planet Trail Models of the sun and planets are depicted at their average distances in a scale of 1:1 Trailhead: beginning on the right bank of the Mur at the foot of the Leonhardsberg (6 km route – in the direction of Unternberg) Walk-time: ca. 1 ½ hr. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. +43 (0)6474 2145, Taxenbach Taxenbach Journey through Time Fascinating hiking path right in town, with 20 info boards depicting a timeline of the history of Taxenbach. Loop taking 1 or 2 hours to walk. A fun prospectus especially for the kids. Trailhead: center of Taxenbach Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6543/5252 Hiking Path through the Kitzloch Gorge A variety of info boards and viewing areas explain the history of the Kitzloch Gorge. Trailhead: entrance to the Kitzloch Gorge Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6543/5252

Thalgau Via Sacra Thalgau’s small monuments and wayside chapels. Trailhead: Jilkagarten Marktplatz Info: Tourist Office, Tel: (0)6235/7350, free info brochure Via Talagova Local history walk 1-hour walk Trailhead: Thalgau parish church Info booklet available free from the tourist office, Tel: (0)6235/7350 Unternberg Forest Path: With pictures of various forest dwellers. 1.5 km, 10 info boards. Trailhead: outskirts of Unternberg. Info: available from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6474/2146 Uttendorf - Weissee Butterfly Path: 1.5-hour walk, ca. 2.5 km You will traverse the exposed dry slope with its world of heat-loving plants and insects. Following a wooden stairway, the trail leads to the shady Steinergraben, where seating is available if you wish to enjoy a rest. Turn-off to the Celtic village at the Steinerbichl – archaeological site with significance extending far beyond this region’s borders. Passing a marshy area of alder trees with delicate mosses and ferns, the path now takes you to mighty ice-age rocks. The last segment is through the forest’s edge, wetland meadows, ponds and a fruit orchard. Trailhead: Uttendorf village hall. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6563/8279. Glacier Trail to the Ödenwinkel Glacier (elev. 2070 - 2310 m): 3-4 hours walk, 15 info stations, 6 km long The Ödenwinkel Glacier Trail explains the changes in the landscape caused by fluctuations in the glacier. It leads from the Rudolfshütte via the Schafsbichl and a small icy lake to the current fringe of the Ödenwinkel glacier. The trail is easy to walk, the roundtrip walk between the Rudolfshütte and the glacier taking about 2-3 hours . Each of the stopping points is indicated by a numbered wooden stake. Explanations of the

individual stopping points are also available in brochure form. Trailhead for both glacier trails: the Berghotel Rudolfshütte, elev. 2310 m (= summit station of the Weißsee cable lift), Tel. (0)6563/8221. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6563/8279 Glacier Trail to the Sonnblick Glacier (elev. 2310 - 2536 m): 3 - 4 hr. walk, 12 stations, 6 km long The Sonnblick Glacier Trail explains how the glacier has receded and the landscape has changed since the middle of the 19th century, the abrasion and ablation caused by the glacier, as well as evidence of the glacier’s long history. The trail is easy to walk, the roundtrip hike between the Rudolfshütte and the glacier taking about 2-3 hrs. Trailhead Berghotel Rudolfshütte elev. 2310 m (= summit station of the Weißsee cable lift), Tel. (0)6563/8221. Info: Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6563/8279 “Gesund bergauf” Path: 1.5-hour walk, spanning some 300 vertical metres on Uttendorf’s Sonnberg mountain. The path is intended to assist in bringing mind, body and soul back into harmony, while giving you renewed energy. But rather than with strength exercises, through relaxation along the way. The path leads through forests and across meadows – info boards remind us to take creative breaks. The walk takes about 2.5 hrs. Starting Point: Uttendorf village hall Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6563/8279 Wagrain Culture Walk – Silent Night Memorial Sites and Cultural Monuments Place where Joseph Mohr, who gave the world the gift of “Silent Night! Holy Night!”, and Karl Heinrich Waggerl, the famous Austrian poet, lived and worked. A brochure and additional information are available from the tourist office in Wagrain. Rupertisee Theme Trail

countryside, both for agriculture and as a winter recreation area. Time on Trail: about 1 hour.
Info about lift timetables is available online at or call Tel. +43 (0) 64 13 / 82 38

WAGRAINi’s Grafenberg Take a comfortable, effortless ride on the Grafenberg Lift upon into a world of beautiful alpine nature and mountain adventures. Clearly marked walking and hiking paths lead from one fascinating info station to the next: from the Grafenbergsee, ride on a raft or walk across the suspension bridge to the Bee Path, continue down the Hachau slide to the Low-Ropes Course. Now it’s time to make your way to the Swing Forest, including a stop-off along the way at the Climbing Stadium, before the “Path of Fascination” leads back to the KinderAlm. Countless hours of fun and not just for the youngsters – big “kids” have a great time as well, guaranteed!
Please note: “WAGRAINi’s Grafenberg” can be easily reached by riding up on the Grafenberg lift. Transport of prams/strollers is possible. Info about lift timetables is available online at or call Tel. +43 (0) 64 13 / 82 38 "Busy Bee” Theme Trail on the Grafenberg in Wagrain The “Busy Bee” begins right next to the summit terminal of the Grafenberg lift. As you make your way from station to station along this pathway, you will learn more about bees, where they work and what products they give us. You can look at the world through the eyes of a bee or use a “bee dance” to send secret messages. What does the bee’s stinger look like and what’s the difference between a queen and a drone? Particularly impressive is the beehive, where you can see how an entire bee community lives, observing as they go about their work. Spinning honey through the centuries and historic tools are the subject of the exhibition at the Bee Hut. The theme path has been constructed so as to be easily understood by children, while also remaining highly informative for adults as well. Guided tours with a beekeeper are available by arrangement.

Explore this 1.5 km-long theme trail that will take you from the summit terminal of the “Flying Mozart” lift via the Kogelalm to the relaxing setting of the Rupertisee (elev. 1,580 m), all the while providing you with interesting background info about the region, the geological history of this alpine area and exploitation of the

In parallel to this, the Nature & Mountain-Adventure World on “WAGRAINi’s Grafenberg” invites visitors to experience nature with all of their senses. Some 30 info stations adjacent to the theme path promise a variety-filled experience at 1700 m above sea level. Please note: You can easily reach this theme path by riding up on the Grafenberg lift. Transport of prams/strollers is possible. Info about lift timetables is available online at or call Tel. +43 (0) 64 13 / 82 38 Wald - Königsleiten Königsleiten Planetary Trail: 1.5-hour walk, 6 km: the galaxy is depicted through the unique form of this planetary trail Info: Wald Tourist Information, Tel. (0)6565/82430 Weissbach bei Lofer Seisenberg Gorge Natural Monument & Nature Trail: Ca. 1-hour walk, info boards depicting the gorge’s forests, rocks and plant life. Starting Point: in the heart of town, (parking for buses is available) Info: Tel. (0)6582/8242-4 or (0)6582/8352 Werfen “Bird of Prey” Nature Trail: Hours: April until early November, 2x daily falconry demonstrations up at Hohenwerfen Castle, led by Master Falconer Hiebeler (expert and also director of Lower Austria’s Renaissance Falconry Center, “Die Rosenburg”) Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6468/5388 or castle offices, Tel. (0)6468/7603 Forest Trail to Hohenwerfen Castle: Trail time: ca. 25 mins. Starting Point: castle parking lot (P1) Werfenweng High-Meadow Trail in Werfenweng Short variant ca 2 hrs., “Small Meadow Circuit” 3-4 hrs., “Big Meadow Circuit” 6-7 hrs. 15 stops along the way. Starting Point: “Big Meadow Circuit”: Wengerau Starting Point: for the short variant and the “Small Meadow Circuit”: Zaglau

Info: Werfenweng Tourist Office, Tel. (0)6466/420 Zederhaus Medicinal Plants Nature Trail: 1.5-hour walk, ca. 2.5 km. Guidebooks available from the tourist office and from the Gasthof Schliereralm. Trailhead: Wald bus stop (near the south entrance to the Tauern Tunnel). Zederhaus Forest Path: 1.5 – 2 hours, info boards along the way. Trailhead: close to the church, right next to the info board for the Forest Path. Info boards highlight plants, insects, birds, forests and forestry, etc.; With plenty of seating along the way, ample opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature and study your guidebook to the forest path; Available from the tourist office, or right at the trailhead behind the church. Info: from the tourist office, Tel. (0)6478/801 “Schlierersee” Theme Trail in the Riedingtal Nature Park 4 stations along the shores of the Schlierersee incl. a beautiful hunters‘ chapel. Approx. a 1-hour walk. Trailhead: Nature Park Center Info: Tourist Office, Tel (0)6478 801 Theme Trail: The Power of Still Waters Several natural relaxation areas along the Tauern High Trail, in the area between the Jakober and the Königalm, invite you to truly unwind and recharge your batteries. Trailhead: Schlierersee car park, big loop ca. 8 km Info: Tourist Office, Tel (0)6478 801 Zell am See High Promenade Adventure Trail Numerous boards along the High Promenade between the Schmittenhöhe and Sonnkogel serve up fascinating information. The “High Promenade Adventure Trail” therefore offers an opportunity to both unwind and develop a deeper understanding for the surrounding countryside. Botanical Hike The Schmittenhöhe Lift is an ideal way to ride up to the start of the Botanical Hike. The 2,000 m-high Schmittenhöhe belongs to the Alpine, high-mountain reaches, encompassing both meadow and rocky regions. Most areas are covered with sour grasses

and moss. On less exposed areas, however, you also find a wealth of flowers which have adapted to the harsh conditions: Arnica (arnica montana), blue aconite (aconitum napellus), spotted gentian (gentiana punctata), Scheuchzer’s bellflower (campanula scheuchzeri), rusty-leafed rhododendron (rhododendron ferrugineum), bilberries (vaccinium mytrillus). Info: Europa Sports Region Zell am See – Kaprun

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Though every effort has been made to insure accuracy,not liable for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions. Last Updated: April 2009