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Johnsbacher Sagenweg - The Wild John

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The bizarre rock monuments along the Johnsbach Valley not only bear witness to the constant changes in the landscape caused by erosion, but have always captured people's imagination. This is how myths and legends such as "Hellichter Stein", "Amtmanngalgen" or "Buckliger Schneider" were created.
The Johnsbach Legend Trail, 5 km long in total, was completely redesigned in 2010 in the lower section over a length of 1.5 km as the Legend Trail of the "Wild John".

At 10 stations, the story of the Wild John - a synonym for the passing Johnsbach - is first captivated by man and finally freed by dwarves. This liberation refers to the recent renaturation of the Johnsbach, which is now allowed to flow again where it used to flow before the stream was regulated.

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The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
5,1 km
Route
1:32 h
Duration
165 hm
Ascent
0 hm
Descent
755 m
Highest point
590 m
Lowest point

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More information

from the direction of Admont: 10 km on the Gesaeuse federal road B 146

from direction Hieflau: approx. 14 km on the Gesäusebundesstraße B 146

From the Weidendom/Sagenweg car park we cross the main road and soon enter the forest on a path.

Here you can already learn about the history of the "Wild John".  9 more stations follow at regular intervals from the giant playground to the giant picnic area and finally the liberation of the giant by the dwarves. At all stations we are invited to actively participate and there are many surprises and much to be amazed about. After we have freed the giant, we just want to continue hiking and just enjoy the bizarre nature of this canyon-like lower Johnsbach valley. Along the creek we meet the "Hunchbacked Tailor", the "Petrified Schoolmaster" - all natural rock figures that have inspired people to adventurous legends in the past. After we have passed the rock gate of the "Silberreith", the last section of the path leads right over a steep path up to the baroque Johnsbacher Kircherl with the historic mountaineers' cemetery.

beim Gasthof Donner einkehren und den schattigen Gastgarten genießen oderden Bibelweg, der vom Bergsteigerfriedhof nochmals ca. 3/4 Stunde weiterführt, anhängen - die Aussicht lohnt die Mühe!
Zug: nur SA und SO Bahnhof Johnsbach

Postbus Linie 912: Haltestelle Weidendom

Rufbus Linie 917: Haltestelle Weidendom

Car park Weidendom/Sagenweg near Johnsbach junction
www.gesaeuse.at

www.nationalpark.co.at

www.donnerwirt.at

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What the weather will be like

Admont (635m)

Morning
3°C
0%
3 km/h
Noon
13°C
10%
6 km/h
Night
6°C
5%
2 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
Morning
3°C
0%
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Noon
14°C
0%
5 km/h
Night
9°C
10%
3 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
20.10.2021
5°C 19°C
21.10.2021
6°C 15°C
22.10.2021
5°C 11°C

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