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Siebenkögel-Round Trip, Sommeralm

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Probably the most beautiful alpine hike in the Almenland leads around the Sommeralm - always with a wide view and many opportunities to stop for a break!

One of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Almenland Nature Park! Without major climbs it goes from alp to alp - always with a great view out into the country. "Highlight" in the truest sense of the word is the Plankogel summit with a 360-degree all-round view!

Along the route there are several inns that invite you to stop for a bite to eat with their specialties, especially the good beef from the ALMO ox!

The starting point is the popular Stoakoglhütte on the Sommeralm, which is located in the middle of the alpine pasture area, but is still easily accessible via the Sommeralmstraße.

Characteristics

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Result
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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
12,3 km
Route
4:00 h
Duration
420 hm
Ascent
420 hm
Descent
1531 m
Highest point
1220 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Weiz, Birkfeld, Anger: via the Brandlucken and the Sommeralmstraße.

From Pernegg, Breitenau, Passail, Fladnitz: via the Teichalmstraße up to the Sommeralm

To Google Maps for the calculation of the journey.

All info about the journey.

  • We start at the Stoakoglhütte, above the hut we enter trail no. 745 and walk a little above the Sommeralmstraße to the windmill.
  • At the windmill we go down to the Sommeralmstraße and cross it.
  • Between GH Derler and the Sommeralm chapel is the entrance to the forest road in the direction of "7-Kögel-Weg, GH Holzmeister" (trail no. 706).
  • After approx. 500 m we take the short climb to the right up to the "Drei Wetterkreuzen" (trail no. 45)
  • We continue on the Almenland hiking trail no. 45 across the alpine pastures to the crossroads at the "Schwoabauer-Kreuz".
  • From the "Schwoabauer cross" the path leads right down to the Mixnitzbach and further to the GH Holzmeister.
  • We go right through the courtyard of GH Holzmeister and then across the road, the entrance to trail no. 702/745 is marked "Moosholt".
  • Via the "Kerschbaumgatterl" we now go back up to the Sommeralm (trail no. 730/745).
  • Shortly before the Sommeralm windmill, the ascent begins on the left up to the Plankogel summit (follow the signposts!).
  • From the Plankogel summit cross we descend steeply to the "Stoakoglhütte" - our starting point.

If you want to avoid the rather steep descent from the Plankogel, go back to the windmill and from there again the trail no. 745 along the Sommeralm road to the Stoakoglhütte!

Martina and Heimo serve roast pork, Beuschel or blackberry strudel in the Stoakoglhütte. If there is time, Heimo reaches for the "Styrian"!

Timetables and travel information can be found at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or at www.busbahnbim.at.

In July and August, a regular bus runs from Weiz up to the Sommeralm as far as the Sommeralm Chapel. It is also possible to start the tour there.

Parking lot at the Stoakoglhütte, Sommeralm.

More info about the region, where you can stop, where there are rooms and where you can find the description of the excursion destinations and businesses:

Naturpark Almenland

Phone: +43 3179 23000

Email: info@almenland.at

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What the weather will be like

St. Kathrein am Offenegg (965m)

Morning
10°C
90%
5 km/h
Noon
10°C
90%
10 km/h
Night
9°C
80%
5 km/h
Rain for most of the day, maximum intensities around noon.
Morning
7°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
12°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
10°C
25%
5 km/h
Fair or bright in the beginning, cloudy towards the end of the day.
29.09.2022
7°C 12°C
30.09.2022
7°C 13°C
01.10.2022
8°C 16°C
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