Spring, Summer and Autumn in Hohentauern
The most popular attractions
- an undemanding circuit around the mountain lake Gr. Scheibelsee and an ascent to the scenic Hauseck peak
- ascent from the secluded Frattental valley to the idyllic Triebener Törl saddle and further on to the magnificent Sonntagskogel peak
- glass of beer in a summer garden and Highland cattle at Bergerhube in Triebental
- panoramic ridge over the highest peak of Rottenmann Tauern Gr. Bösenstein
- creamy pumpkin soup and Styrian cheese gnocchi in Edelrautehütte
- climb over the exposed Gamskogelgrat ridge to Gamskogel peak
Hiking in Hohentauern and surroundings
There are countless opportunities for hiking the passes and climbing the mountains around Hohentauern in the summer. Several marked trails start just a couple of metres from the house, others also start nearby. Besides the tougher stuff, there are also myriad attractive walks and trips to take with the smaller children, exploring the local streams and valleys, visiting the trout farm at Pfahlbaudorf or exploring Lake Scheibelsee. In Hintertriebental you can see huge hairy mountain cattle, or you can take the children to Keltenberg for a 70 metre long slide down the slope (about 2 km from the cottage). One of our favourite summer pleasures is picking bilberries, which grow in great abundance on the surrounding slopes. Another is mushrooming, which is doubly enjoyable here because the locals don’t seem to collect them. It’s not unusual to find ceps weighing over half a kilogram.
Cycling trails and kayaking
Cyclists are offered several very nice bike trails in the area. We particularly recommend the cycle trails along the banks of the Mur or the Enns, which are more or less flat and can be enjoyed in comfort with children. In addition, the River Mur is followed along its course by a narrow-gauge railway, which returns you back to your car. Both cycle trails can be extended to create multi-day trips. Another possibility in the spring and summer is kayaking – rivers close enough include the Steyer, Teichl, Enns, Salza, Mur and Polsbach.
For climbers there are several localities with classic (e.g. Gamskogelgrat in Triebental) and sportive multi-pitch routes (e.g. Kalbling in Ennstaler Alps).
Rope course and pools
Children will appreciate the rope center and some very nice outdoor swimming pools nearby. In bad weather, a visit to the thermal pools in Aqua Therme Fohnsdorf is a pleasant diversion. Other destinations include visits to several historic cities, castles and museums.
Next to the fireplace, you can borrow hiking maps of the surroundings and see the official leaflets of some of the places described on the window next to the front door. If you wish, we will be happy to advise you personally to make the most of your stay at our cottage .