ENJOYMENT ALONG THE ALM-RIVER - 52 kilometres of hiking from the "Almspitz" to the lake Almsee
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- culinary interesting
- culturally interesting
- Multi-day tour
- Possible accommodation
We recommend arriving by public transport:
Arriving with the Almtalbahn 153: Please note that the route between Wels Hbf and Grünau im Almtal can only be operated as a rail replacement service from 08.07.2022 - 31.07.2022. Further information and details can be found here or under documents
Bus line 533
Traunstein Taxi Route 60: Simply call 050 422 1691 an hour in advance and you can be picked up conveniently. More information can be found here.
We ask for your understanding!
Riverside delights - “Genuss am Almfluss” is a walking tour through the Almtal valley
It takes you about 52 km through our unique valley from the “Almspitz” in Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, to Vorchdorf, Pettenbach, Scharnstein, Grünau i. A. to the tranquil lake Almsee.
On your way there more than 30 attractive wave sharped deckchairs to rest an big info points marked with ? and ! give you information and special tips about things and points in the area around.
For example: Scythe Museum Geyerhammer, there are Smithy demonstrations every 1st Saturday in the month at 3:00 p.m.
In all communities you will find an attractive active place for senses, like the hammock park in Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.
Along the river you will find also 20 business partners offering traditionally culinary delights, authentic accommodations and history places.
Detailed information you can find in the special “Genuss am Almfluss” map.
For more information please don´t hesitate contact us.
- culinary interesting
- Multi-day tour
- Possible accommodation
- Board possible
Details - hiking
- themed path
How to get to the Almtal (to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting):
We recommend that you travel by public transport!
by train: to Wels station with IC trains on the Westbahn line (ÖBB and Westbahn) (line 101), then change to regional trains in the direction of Attnang-Puchheim to Lambach station. Change to the "Vorchdorfer Bahn" from Stern & Hafferl (line 160) to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting train station.
For the journey home from Grünau im Almtal with the Almtalbahn (line 153) again to Wels station with connection to the IC trains on the western railway line.
OÖVV bus line 504 Wels - Lambach - Bad Wimsbach - Roitham
OÖVV bus route 533 Almsee - Grünau - Gmunden
with the Traunstein Taxi Route 80 from Bad Wimsbach station to Almspitz or for the journey home from Almsee to Grünau im Almtal station with the Traunstein Taxi Route 60.
For both routes, call the taxi center at least 1 hour in advance on telephone number 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.
Autobahn A1 Westautobahn exit 207 exit Vorchdorf at the roundabout - direction Lambach to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, approx. 7 km
Federal road B1 to Lambach - to Stadl Paura, there towards Vorchdorf to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
Please only use the designated parking spaces at the boarding points and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!
The nearest airports are Linz-Hörsching, 55 km and Salzburg, 80 km
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
Please get in touch for more information.
Im Dorf 17
4645 Grünau im Almtal
Phone +43 7616 8268
Fax machine +43 7616 8898
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