Theme path Wooden sculpture trail, Nechnitz - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gasthof Haider Theme path Wooden sculpture trail, Nechnitz - Touren-Impression #1 | © Gasthof Haider

Wooden sculpture trail, Nechnitz

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On the wooden sculpture trail on the Gschaidberg you will find over 45 different wooden figures by Erich Haider-Harrer, which were carved with love and passion using his chainsaw.

The over 2 kilometer long wooden sculpture trail starts at Alpine farmer Haider on the Nechnitz and leads steeply uphill to the Gschaidberg/Nock. The path leads through the shady forest, past power stations and rest areas. Along the way you will find lovingly designed wooden figurines, from local wild animals to modern cartoon characters. There is also a self-designed chapel and an energy fountain here. Display boards along the way explain about the forest inhabitants and the different tree species. Once you reach the top of the Gschaidberg you will be rewarded with a wonderful 360 degree view. A large board at the summit cross explains the surrounding mountains and peaks. The view extends over the Passailer Kessel with the Schöckel, to the Rote Wand to the alpine landscape of the Teichalm and Sommeralm. 

If you would like to extend the path, you can continue hiking to the Teichalm, the Gerlerkogelhütte or the Gerler Cross (path no. 2 or path no. 740 - Gerler-Runde)

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
2,7 km
Route
1:20 h
Time
279 hm
Uphill
279 hm
Downhill
1236 m
Highest point

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To the route planner for your journey.

  • We start at the entrance to the wooden sculpture path, directly at the alpine farmer Haider, and walk uphill along the pasture fence. We'll soon see the first figures.
  • Always uphill and accompanied by wooden sculptures, we reach the farm path and continue left there.
  • After almost 2 kilometers we reached the end of the wooden sculpture trail
  • We cross the farm path and now go slightly to the right and quite steeply up to the summit cross of the Gschaidberg/Nocks.
  • Here we now have a magnificent view: from Patscha in the east over the Sattelberge to the Schöckl in the south, the Hochtrötsch, the Rote Wand in the west and in the north the Hochlantsch and the Teichalm/Sommeralm area with wind turbine and Osser. The board at the summit cross helps with orientation.
  • The return route goes straight back to the starting point at Alpine farmer Haider

We recommend a stop at Almenbauer Haider, where you can get beef from their own farm - try a Haider steak or Haider burger!

Timetables and travel information can be found on the Austrian Federal Railway website or under Transport Information for the Verbundlinie.

​For local transport we recommend the SAM shared taxi East Styria. Please reserve in good time!

Further information and links
All information about the region, the places to stop and stay overnight and the excursion destinations can be found at

Tourismusverband Oststeiermark
Geschäftsstelle Naturpark Almenland
8163  Fladnitz an der Teichalm 100
Tel.: +43 3179 23000 
Email: almenland@oststeiermark.com
Website: www.almenland.at

More about the Oststeiermark, the garden of Austria.

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What the weather will be like

Fladnitz an der Teichalm (696m)

Morning
cloudy
18°C
85%
5 km/h
Noon
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20°C
85%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
18°C
85%
5 km/h
Little sunshine and frequent showers. Also persistent rain at times.
Morning
slightly cloudy
18°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
26°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
very sunny
23°C
5%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
22.07.2024
rainy
17°C 26°C
23.07.2024
rainy
16°C 25°C
24.07.2024
sunny
14°C 21°C
Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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