Afterwards we hike the same way back to the middle station and over the Sonnwendkogel to Mitterbach, where we arrive directly at the valley station of the chairlift. To get back on a hiking trail, we march a short distance through the Maierpark to the B 20, here we branch off to the right, follow the B 20 for a few minutes and then branch off to the right onto the hiking trail to Lake Erlaufsee. Here we walk a large part along the Erlauf on a beautiful forest path and reach the parking lot at the Erlaufsee again in about 1 hour.
If we are too tired for the valley hike, we can also take the chairlift down to the valley.
Operating hours of the chairlift: www.gemeindealpe.at
Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell
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