The long, but technically easy round tour starts at Gasthof Donner in Johnsbach and leads up to the Mödlinger Hütte. At the top you follow the Johnsbacher Höhenweg to the Spiel- and then further on to the Anhartskogel before you descend to Johnsbach again.
Over the Sebringgraben you then descend again into the Johnsbachtal valley and the Johnsbacher Schattseitenweg (shady side path) rounds off the varied day tour perfectly. On this technically easy but long round tour you have everything your heart desires: panoramic peaks with views of Reichenstein, Buchstein, Ödstein and Co, a varied route through woods, meadows and pastures and three refreshment stops. In July and August you should definitely plan more time, because the blackberries, raspberries and mushrooms don't "pick" themselves.
Rest StopZum Donner, Gasthof
Ödsteinblick, Gasthof, Pension
Mödlinger Hütte, 1.523 m
Safety informationCertain passages are a little steeper and therefore require surefootedness!
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Emergency message tip - answer the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the scene of the accident?
Tips, hints and linksTourismusverband Gesäuse
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich
Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10
Getting thereA9 Phyrn motorway to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km after Admont. Via the B146 (Gesäuse Bundesstraße) coming from the west into the Gesäuse.
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesaeuse.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there in southern direction through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via B146 in western direction into the Gesäuse.
There is only one intersection worth mentioning in the National Park, namely the one into Johnsbachtal (coming from Admont after about 11 km and coming from Hieflau after about 15 km). Follow this road (L743) for about 4 km into the valley until you reach the sign for Johnsbach
ParkingBefore the bend on the right side of the road, right next to the Gasthof Donner, you will find the parking lot.
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EquipmentSturdy hiking boots or good trekking shoes, as well as a hiking rucksack with appropriate contents (water bottle, blister plaster, hiking map, snack, etc.).
You should also be well prepared for a change of weather.