Roundwalk with several highlights: Kostenz monastery, Grandsberg and Hirschenstein viewpoint (1090 m.)
This trip combines easy walks and nice views through forrests and hills but in the second part also steep climbing to the top of the Hirschenstein. If you are lucky: on a clear day you can see the summits of the mountains in Austria.
Take a whole day for this trip
Hirschenstein view tower, 1108 m
Best time of year
Nordic walking poles and good walking shoes
Parking in Rettenbach (719 m)
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Parking in Rettenbach
Start this trip at the parking place in the center of Rettenbach (5 km south of Sankt Englmar). Follow the signs A9 direction Kostenz. From here follow A23 (leave A9). At Oberlindberg follow E8/Wolfgangs-Pilgerweg until you reach the Grandsberg (restaurant). From here you can follow the Goldsteig/A3 to Schuhfleck. Here walk along A8/A2 (rather steep climb) and reach the summit of Hirschenstein. From here follow A8 back to Rettenbach.
all notes on protected areas
From Sankt Englmar road SR21 and follow signs Rettenbach
Big free parking (wanderparkplatz) close to Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof at Rettenbach