Hiking route Up to the Glattjoch - elev. 1.988 m - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein Hiking route Up to the Glattjoch - elev. 1.988 m - Touren-Impression #1 | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein

Up to the Glattjoch - elev. 1.988 m

A beautiful hike through open alpine pastures to the ancient passage “over the Glattjoch.”
At the Hinterwald resort village parking area, we follow the forest road along the Donnersbach up to the Riedler Alm. Trail No. 936 takes us across gorgeous alpine terrain to the lower and upper Glattalm. From here on, the path becomes steeper and narrower as it passes through the broad alpine plateau and on toward the ridge’s deepest dip, the Glattjoch. The old chapel located in this ridge saddle, flanked by the striking green slopes of the surrounding mountain peaks, attests to this passage’s importance as a main crossing route between Oberwölz and the Ennstal. We will take the same path down the mountain that we followed up.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
17,7 km
6:30 h
957 hm
957 hm
1988 m
Highest point

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Leave the Bundesstraße B320 towards Irdning-Donnersbach-Donnersbachwald. Several kilometres after Donnersbachwald towards the wildlife park.
From the Hinterwald parking lot, after the Riedler barrier, follow the forest path along the Wildbach stream to the Riedleralm pasture. The trail 936 (keep left) leads you past the Beireutalm to the Untere and Obere Glattalm. A bit above you cross the stream and continue along the path to the small gate on the right below. Cross the stream again before you reach the forest. Following the markings, you now hike uphill on a narrow path through the forest and wide alpine plateaus. Small lakes and a variety of beautiful mountain flowers refine your ascent to the Glattjoch, a crossing of the so-called "salt road" that has been used for thousands of years. The chapel at the top is the highest in Styria. It was built in the 9th or 10th century. After admiring this ancient chapel and an extensive rest, you march back along the same path.

This trail is also a stage of the Hemma Pilgrimage Trail on the route from Admont to Oberwölz.

Part of the Hemma Pilgrims Way.
During summerholidays are no busconections to Donnersbachwald.


45 Minutes from the bus stop ,,Christerbauer'' to the Riedlerschranken.

Parking Hinterwald
Tourism information: www.schladming-dachstein.at

Tourism blog: www.derbergdastal.at

Tourist Office Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsauerstrasse 756

8970 Schladming

T: +43 3687 23310


Garbage on meadows and paths can not smell mountain and valley. Please take it with you. Agriculture and forestry are important partners for Berg und Tal. They allow you to walk and drive on many of their paths. Be aware that only good cooperation will guarantee your recreational enjoyment in the future.

  • GRIMMING-DONNERSBACHTAL Leisure Map (1:31.000). Available free of charge at tourist offices and lodging establishments.
  • SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN Hiking Map (1:50.000)


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