Hiking trail W 431 Grünau im Almtal via Hochberghaus to Kasberg
mountain hike on forest roads and a well-marked path; A short exposed and secured area requires surefootedness and a head for heights.
"Kasberg" - that sounds like a spicy sandwich. But the name has nothing to do with cheese and nothing to do with a Kaser (alpine hut). It is derived from an Old High German word root, which means something like "Kar". And geologically the massif is also unique: The Gutenstein limestone of the summit area is deposited on younger dolomite layers, so they were "pushed over" during the unfolding of the Alps. But that is why hardly anyone climbs up the Kasberg - they all come because of the magnificent view from the summit, which is particularly impressive due to the unobstructed panoramic view of the north faces of the Dead Mountains rising opposite.
So we walk full of anticipation from the village over the small park behind the municipal office towards the sports field and shortly before turn into the Waldwegstraße and follow its course until we go straight to the junction in the direction of Irrer Alm. At the Irrer Alm the W 431 turns right and leads to the last loop of the Farrenau mountain road, just before the Hochberghaus.
After refreshment in the Hochberghaus, the hike continues on the forest road over a wooded hill into the valley between the Farrenaubühel and the Jagerspitz (ski lifts). You continue in the area of the ski slope and the cable car to the Kasbergalm with the Sepp-Huber-Hütte - on the old path no. 431 you can shorten a road bend and cross the Benn Nock, which is secured with avalanche barriers.
Then we follow path no. 431 further south through the pasture slope to the rear of the Kars, where it turns left. The short exposed point in a notch over steep southern slopes can be easily outwitted with the help of steel cables. Then you hike over a wide mountain pine ridge into another hollow. The view gets wider and wider; in the west you can already see the Traunstein. Finally we climb to the right over the slope to the summit cross. Descent on the same route.
Difficult orientation in fog in the summit area!
Hochberghaus, Sepp Huber Hut.
- culinary interesting
- Possible accommodation
- Experience of nature
- Board possible
How to get to Grünau im Almtal:
We recommend that you travel by public transport!
by train: from Wels station with the Almtalbahn (line 153) to Grünau im Almtal;
Numerous connections from Wels station to the main trains on the western railway line (line 101)
by bus: OÖVV bus line 533 Almsee - Grünau - Gmunden
Bus train information
Call Traunstein Taxi Route 60 from Grünau station to the Hochberghaus stop, at least 1 hour in advance at the telephone number 050-422 1691 or order from the otaxi app.
by walking: from the center or the train station of Grünau im Almtal in direction Sportplatz, from there on hiking path 431 over the Irrer Alm up to the Hochberghaus and on to the Kasbergalm circuit!
Westautobahn A1: Vienna - Voralpenkreuz-A9 - exit Ried / Tr. - Voitsdorf - Pettenbach - Scharnstein - Grünau
Westautobahn A1: Munich - Salzburg - Regau - Gmunden - Scharnstein - Grünau
Inntal Autobahn A8 Passau - Wels - Voralpenkreuz A9 - exit Ried / Tr. - Voitsdorf - Pettenbach - Scharnstein - Grünau
From the center of Grünau, follow Schindlbachstrasse to the junction to Bergstrasse Farrenau to Hochberghaus / Kasberg
The mountain road is open for you from beginning of May til 26th of October!
The road usage fee is € 10.00 per car in coins at the barriers (or to pay directly at the Hochberghaus)
Motorbike € 6, payment in the Hochberghaus.
With the Salzkammergut Card and when paying in the Hochberghaus, 30% discount on the road usage fee!
The nearest airports are Linz-Hörsching, 55 km and Salzburg, 80 km
- Parking space: 100
- Free entry
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
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