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From Johnsbach to Mödlingerhütte to the Heroes Cross

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the tour to the Johnsbacher Heldenkreuz is a family-friendly hike that combines fascinating views and romantic routes
The Mödlinger Hütte at 1,523 m above sea level is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers. The Admonter Reichenstein is the most difficult hiking tour in the Gesäuse, but those who prefer a more leisurely pace will also find some worthwhile destinations on the high plateau, such as the Treffnersee lake and the Heldenkreuz. This was erected in honour of the fallen members of the Mödling section of the Austrian Alps Association.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
11,6 km
Route
4:30 h
Duration
858 hm
Ascent
870 hm
Descent
1624 m
Highest point
754 m
Lowest point

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Gesäusebundesstraße B 146 until junction Johnsbach, 5 km country road until Johnsbach
At the GH Donnerwirt in Johnsbach we start the tour on a trail, we cross the stream and soon meet the Rotleitenweg. Further up at 1.000 m above sea level we meet the former Huberalm. We should definitely take advantage of the panoramic bench, it offers a wonderful view of the Johnsbach valley and reminds us that we should have a drink before we start our sweaty ascent. Soon we meet a forest road that takes us to the Mödlinger Hütte.

From the Mödlinger Hütte the path leads through sparse high forest to the Treffner See. Continuing slightly uphill you reach Latschengürtel. After passing the Latschengürtel you reach a beautiful high plateau directly at the foot of the mighty Admonter Reichenstein. At the northern end of this plateau you will find the Heroes Cross.

At the Mödlinger Hütte you must try the delicious pastries and the down-to-earth cuisine of the landlady!

5 minutes walk from the parking lot at GH Donner is the Johnsbacher Bergsteigerfriedhof. 200 years ago, the first person to die in the Gesaeuse mountains was buried here. Numerous historical gravestones tell the tragic story of many young climbers who died in the Gesaeuse mountains.

Rufbuslinie 917 Admont-Johnsbach
Large parking lot right next to the GH Donnerwirt
Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

www.moedlingerhuette.at

www.gesaeuse.at

www.johnsbach.at

 

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What the weather will be like

Admont (635m)

Morning
14°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
24°C
30%
5 km/h
Night
21°C
25%
0 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
15°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
25°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
19°C
60%
5 km/h
Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.
16.08.2022
14°C 28°C
17.08.2022
13°C 30°C
18.08.2022
15°C 29°C

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