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Salt trail circuit

  • Suitable for families
  • culturally interesting
  • Flatly

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Starting place: 4142 Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4142 Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis

duration: 1h 39m
length: 5,7 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 141m
Altitude difference (downhill): 144m

Lowest point: 456m
Highest point: 600m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama


Short description:
In the 11th and 12th century, the “old salt trail” was established from the mouth of Ranna River through the wine slopes to Leiten (tollbooth) and Hofkirchen and continued to Bohemia. Sections of the salt trail circuit follows the historic salt trail.



Technique: ***



Quality of experience: ****



Recommended season:

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



Properties:

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

Description:
This path was designed in the steep Danube slopes in such a way that it could be partly run as a “railway system” and was buried in the terrain. The depth was around 2.5 m, the pitch bottom 1.5 m, so that the path was around 5 m wide at the upper edge of the bank. This had the advantage that the trails were hardly visible and so travellers, freight haulers (traders) and goods transports remained largely unseen and undetected by bandits and were also protected from wild animals, they also offered protection from falling and fallen trees. Trees lying across gullies could be crossed below after removing some branches. Route: Hofkirchen i.M. - Footway along Falkensteiner  Straße Road or Ebenhocher Straße Road  - Falkenweg municipal road -field or forest path (old road) - rest area on the left to the  ALTER SALZREIB-  entry point into the old historic salt trail - forest and field path to Leiten (former tollbooth) back to Hofkirchen i.M. - Marking 83

Equipment:
Hiking backpack (incl. rain cover), sturdy shoes

Starting point: Centre of Hofkirchen
Destination: Centre of Hofkirchen

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Accessibility / arrival



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Parking
Centre of Hofkirchen i.M.
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Salt trail circuit
Marktgemeindeamt Hofkirchen i. M.
Markt 8
4142 Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis

Phone +43 7285 7011
Fax machine +43 7285 7011 - 4
E-Mailgemeindeamt@hofkirchen.at
Webwww.donauregion.at/hofkirchen
https://www.donauregion.at/hofkirchen

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4142 Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4142 Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis

duration: 1h 39m
length: 5,7 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 141m
Altitude difference (downhill): 144m

Lowest point: 456m
Highest point: 600m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama