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The Rochusgrotte

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The steep path is marked, in about one hour you reach the cave. 
The legend says that Rochus, venerated as a saint of the plague, stayed in this cave for a few days during his pilgrimages.

Healing for breast and eye ailments is promised by the breast and eye stone and the spring water of the grotto. Crawling three times through a rock hole above the grotto relieves back pain.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
4,9 km
Route
1:48 h
Duration
357 hm
Ascent
357 hm
Descent
785 m
Highest point
431 m
Lowest point

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More information

Vienna: A1 to Ybbs, B 25 direction Wieselburg-Scheibbs-Göstling-Palfau-Gams-Grossreifling-Krippau

Salzburg: A 10 to Altenmarkt exit, on the B 320 towards Schladming to Liezen, then on the B 146 towards Admont, through the Gesäuse to Hieflau-Grossreifling-Krippau

Graz: A 9 to exit Traboch, onto the B 115 in the direction of Eisenerz-Hieflau-Grossreifling-Krippau

Linz: A 1 to exit Enns, via B 309 to Steyer, there onto B 25 direction Weyer-Altenmarkt- -Krippau shortly before Großreifling

From the Kendlreith a narrow path leads in steep serpentines up the Dietrichskogel. After about 1 hour walking time you reach the grotto and can stay there for a while.

The descent takes place up to the turn-off and can be done in the direction of Altenmarkt - Essling as a circular hike back along the B 115 iron highway to the starting point. The path leads through a very natural canyon forest with lots of dead wood!

The Rochusmass takes place every year in August.
www.oebb.at

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at the B115 in Altenmarkt at the  Kendl-Reith
Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

 

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What the weather will be like

Altenmarkt bei Sankt Gallen (469m)

Morning
16°C
20%
5 km/h
Noon
26°C
10%
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Night
22°C
5%
5 km/h
Some clouds in the morning, lateron much sunshine and hardly any clouds
Morning
15°C
0%
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Noon
31°C
0%
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Night
24°C
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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
18.08.2022
15°C 29°C
19.08.2022
16°C 22°C
20.08.2022
14°C 23°C

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