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Waldhausen: Great Views Loop Trail

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Starting place: 4391 Waldhausen im Strudengau
Destination: 4391 Waldhausen im Strudengau

duration: 4h 30m
length: 12,8 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 464m
Altitude difference (downhill): 464m

Lowest point: 455m
Highest point: 738m
difficulty: easy
condition: difficult
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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Short description:
Demanding loop trail through the typical Mühlviertel hill landscape (altitude of 500 – 700m) with natural rock monuments and fantastic views.



Technique: *



Quality of experience: *****



Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October



Properties:

  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical value

Description:
Start is at Marktplatz square (480m of altiltude). You hike northwards past the gothic parish church, follow Klostersteig Trail (lined by 100-year old lime trees) towards Schlossberg – monastery area with early Baroque monastery church, meditation trail with text columns of the Cathedral of Baltimore in the monastery area with views of the bathing lake and Samingbachtal Valley – continue on the Unterhaas carriage way along the bathing lake northwards to Oberpichler (view of the monastery area), then from Grabner im Eck to Falkhäusl and uphill to Falkermauer (large granite castle at an altitude of 700m from which one enjoys views of Kleine Yspertal Valley), past Geretsberg on the ridge and southwards to the natural landmark of Schwingender Stein (19m³ large rock that you can try to get vibrating with some efforts) and to Opferschalen (rocks shaped like sacrificial stone bowls) – continue past Oberwittmesser to the hermit’s cave at Steinberg (used to be the home of a pious hermit) and to the natural monument of Schafstein (350-ton rock boulder at an altitude of 748m) with a fantastic panoramic view (Kleine Yspertal Valley, Wald- and Mühlviertel districts) and continue past Handberger and Kronreithner to the observation tower (13m-high observation platform with repatriates’ cross at an altitude of 662m) from which one enjoys a fantastic panoramic view of the villages of Waldhausen, Schlossberg and the hill landscape of the Mühlviertel district. Eventually we hike past Blechnerhof downto the starting point at Marktplatz square.

Directions:
Start ist am Marktplatz in Richtung Norden vorbei bei der gotischen Pfarrkirche, am Klostersteig (gesäumt von 100jährigen Linden) in Richtung Schlossberg –Stiftsgelände mit frühbarocker Stiftskirche, Meditationsweg mit Textsäulen der Kathedrale von Baltimore rund um das Stiftsgelände mit Ausblick auf Badesee und Sarmingbachtal – weiter entlang des Badesees in Richtung Norden auf Güterweg Unterhaas zum Oberpichler (Ausblick Richtung Stiftsgelände) weiter Grabner im Eck zum Falkhäusl und Aufstieg zur Falkermauer (Große Granitburg in 700 Meter Seehöhe mit Ausblicke in das kleine Yspertal) weiter über Geretsberg am Höhenrücken in Richtung Süden zum Naturdenkmal Schwingender Stein (19 m3 Felskegel welcher mit etwas Kraftanstrengung in Schwingungen versetzt werden kann) und zu den Opferschalen –weiter über Oberwittmesser bis zur Einsiedlerhöhle am Steinberg (diente einst zur Behausung eines frommen Eremiten) und hinüber zum Naturdenkmal Schafstein (350 Tonnen Felsblock in 748 Meter Seehöhe) mit herrlichem Rundblick (Kleine Yspertal, Wald- und Mühlviertel) und weiter über Handberger und Kronreithner bis zur Aussichtswarte (13 Meter hohe Aussichtsplattform mit Heimkehrerkreuz in 662 Meter Seehöhe) mit herrlichem Rundblick zu den Ortschaften Waldhausen und Schlossberg sowie in die Mühlviertler Hügellandschaft. Schließlich Abstieg über Blechnerhof zum Marktplatz = Ausgangspunkt.

Tip:
Further hiking tip:
Honigschleuderweg Trail (Honey Extractors’ Trail)

Additional information:
Waldhausen Tourist Board
Markt 14
4391 Waldhausen
Tel.: 0043(0)7260/4505
Fax: 0043(0)7260/4505-8
tourismus@waldhausen.ooe.gv.at
www.waldhausen.at

Starting point: Waldhausen

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

free entrance, no snow clearance

Waldhausen Swimming Lake

Waldhausen Swimming Lake

Lake system with 3.5-hectare water area, bar, beach volleyball area, large lawn for sunbathing, promenade around the entire recreation area and fishing opportunity.

The Berta rest is a popular rest area. The starting point of the short hiking trail is the marketplace. A short climb (300m) leads past the materialist house. Then you have a wonderful view point about the market Waldhausen. Information at the local authorityTel.: +43 (0) 72 60 / 45...

Falkenmauer Rocks

Falkenmauer Rocks

Precipitous rock face with a beautiful view about the little Yspertal. This rock group falls away steeply to the east and is about to climb a ladder, secured with appropriate railing.On this rock is a wonderful view into the small Yspertal, which also represents the border between...

Marktgemeindeamt Waldhausen im Strudengau

Marktgemeindeamt Waldhausen im Strudengau

registration office, registry office, lost property office, tourist office

The Nepomukteich is situated on the Klostersteig.There is a floating stage which is used for many cultural events, like SILVA- the smallest see festival of Austria.

This is a former Augustiner Chorherren monastery with a church. It is located in Schloßberg.The beautiful church is from the early baroque. The foundation of the Augustinian Canons based on the foundation charter of 16 May 1147, where the Count Otto von Machland and his wife Jeutta...

Waldhausen Abbey Church

Waldhausen Abbey Church

1650 - 1680 by Carlo Canevale and Christoph Colomba (consecrated in 1693) was built.Early baroque, ornate, provided with colorful frescoes inside, with eight side chapels. This Abbey was founded in 1150 and called "silvia domus", "the house in the woods". It gave its name to the...

The Berta rest is a popular rest area. The starting point of the short hiking trail is the marketplace. A short climb (300m) leads past the materialist house. Then you have a wonderful view point about the market Waldhausen. Information at the local authorityTel.: +43 (0) 72 60 / 45...

Marktgemeindeamt Waldhausen im Strudengau

Marktgemeindeamt Waldhausen im Strudengau

registration office, registry office, lost property office, tourist office

The Nepomukteich is situated on the Klostersteig.There is a floating stage which is used for many cultural events, like SILVA- the smallest see festival of Austria.

Waldhausen Abbey Church

Waldhausen Abbey Church

1650 - 1680 by Carlo Canevale and Christoph Colomba (consecrated in 1693) was built.Early baroque, ornate, provided with colorful frescoes inside, with eight side chapels. This Abbey was founded in 1150 and called "silvia domus", "the house in the woods". It gave its name to the...

This is a former Augustiner Chorherren monastery with a church. It is located in Schloßberg.The beautiful church is from the early baroque. The foundation of the Augustinian Canons based on the foundation charter of 16 May 1147, where the Count Otto von Machland and his wife Jeutta...

Waldhausen Swimming Lake

Waldhausen Swimming Lake

Lake system with 3.5-hectare water area, bar, beach volleyball area, large lawn for sunbathing, promenade around the entire recreation area and fishing opportunity.

Falkenmauer Rocks

Falkenmauer Rocks

Precipitous rock face with a beautiful view about the little Yspertal. This rock group falls away steeply to the east and is about to climb a ladder, secured with appropriate railing.On this rock is a wonderful view into the small Yspertal, which also represents the border between...

Accessibility / arrival



Public Transit
Bis Grein mit der Donauuferbahn und von Grein mit dem Postbus nach Waldhausen. www.postbus.at , www.oebb.at

Parking
Several spots around the bathing lake, at Marktplatz square, at the secondary school, at the guesthouses…

Travelling by public transport
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General price information


free entrance

  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Waldhausen: Great Views Loop Trail
Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

+43 732 7277 - 800
+43 732 7277 - 804
tourismus@waldhausen.ooe.gv.at
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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4391 Waldhausen im Strudengau
Destination: 4391 Waldhausen im Strudengau

duration: 4h 30m
length: 12,8 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 464m
Altitude difference (downhill): 464m

Lowest point: 455m
Highest point: 738m
difficulty: easy
condition: difficult
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

powered by TOURDATA