The Bosruckhütte holds a cool drink and a snack ready for us. Then we set off again and follow the sign "Rohrauerhaus 45 min." on a forest road that leads directly to the hut.
The Rohrauerhaus is well managed as a TVN refuge from May to October and has an inviting guest garden with a view of the Great Pyhrgas. We say goodbye to the hut hosts again and walk along a forest path to the Pyhrgasgatterl. This is the border between Upper Austria and Styria. Another short ascent and we have a wonderful view into the Ennstal valley between Ardning and Selzthal. A narrow path leads us to the Bacheralm and past several alpine huts we come to a forest road. Towards the Bacher Walls, the flower carpets are especially beautiful in spring. The path soon winds through the forest, then on an alpine meadow and we can already see the Ardningalm. If we are on the road on a Saturday or Sunday from May to October, we can still attach the Ardningalm Alpine Museum. To do so, we follow the turnoff "Almmuseum" just before we reach the Ardningalm hut. The Ardningalm Hut is open all year round, only in November and April there are a few weeks of holidays. Here we can strengthen ourselves again to finally reach the last stage of our day tour. We march along the forest road, which crosses a forest area, until we see the "Brandlkapelle" chapel on the right side of the path. We walk the few steps to the chapel, which has a centuries-old tradition. It was part of the pilgrimage route of the Windischgarstner to the pilgrimage church Frauenberg and this is where the pilgrims first saw the church in the distance. Soon the first houses of the village of Ardning follow and the gravel road leads into an asphalt road, which we follow to the centre of the village, where we enjoy a good meal in the innkeeper's garden before we walk the last 500 m to the railway station.
Train: Pyhrn route Selzthal - Linz to Ardning railway station or Spital am Pyhrn railway station
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich
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