Blick vom Löwekogel auf Wildalpen | © TV Gesäuse Blick vom Löwekogel auf Wildalpen | © TV Gesäuse

Löwekogel-Hopfgarten Round

Small mountain hike in Wildalpen. At the Löwekogelkreuz you can enjoy a gigantic panoramic view over Wildalpen. Easy, lonely and beautiful quiet descent with detour to Karin's Stubn and through the village of Wildalpen.
Small mountain hike in Wildalpen. At the Löwekogelkreuz you can enjoy a gigantic panoramic view over Wildalpen.In terms of views, the Löwekogel is truly a giant compared to its Hochschwab brothers. This short tour is suitable if you only have a little time available and is easy to combine with other hikes!


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
7,3 km
2:20 h
282 hm
282 hm
825 m
Highest point
584 m
Lowest point

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From Vienna: A1 Westautobahn exit Ybbs via Wieselburg, Scheibbs and Lunz/See to Göstling an der Ybbs continue in the direction of Palfau, at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

From Vienna, Eisenstadt: Semmeringschnellstraße S6, near Mürzzuschlag onto the B23 Mariazeller Bundesstrasse and Mürzsteg and Wegscheid to Gusswerk and on the Hochschwab Bundesstrasse B24 to Wildalpen.

From Linz: A1 to Voralpenkreuz junction, A9 to Windischgarsten, Unterlaussa, Altenmarkt, Grossreifling, Palfau and Wildalpen

From Salzburg: A1 on A9 to exit Ardning/Admont, Gesäusebundesstrasse and B24 to Wildalpen

From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn, exit, Traboch (near Leoben) via Präbichl/Eisenerz, Hieflau, Landl, Gams to Palfau at the Erzhalden junction turn off to Wildalpen.

Climb steeply up an alpine path until you see a wooden sign with the inscription Löwekogel. There you branch off to the left and follow the path.

The path is partly covered with stones and tree roots, so be careful if it is wet. At the summit of the Löwekogl (802 m) we enjoy the panoramic view of Wildalpen (607 m) and the Styrian salt valley.

Now we go back a few metres from the summit and walk north-west along a little-used path along the grade.

We come to a crossroads where we turn left. From here we descend straight on to Hopfgarten.

After the descent you can explore the Hopfgartenrunde. A pleasant walk in an enchanting quiet landscape with old houses and new buildings that fit harmoniously into the natural surroundings.

In Jausenstation Karin's Stub'n you can enjoy excellent food and a very friendly welcome. By the way, you can have warm meals there until late in the evening, except on Wednesdays.

In Jausenstation Karin's Stub'n you can enjoy excellent food and a very friendly welcome. 
The best way to get there by public transport is to search for connections in advance at: or

Taxi and car rental: Reinhold Missethon: Mobile 0043 (0) 650 3101020 or Mobile 0043 (0) 664 4520690 / TAXI Johanna Werner, Tel. 0043 (0)3636 / 321 or 0043 (0)664 / 648 55 37

At the western entrance to the village, there is a car park directly in front of the tennis court.
Infobüro/Salza Wildalpen

Wildalpen 91 – 8924 Wildalpen Tel. 03636/241

Mo und Fr. 9:00-17:00


What the weather will be like

Wildalpen (611m)

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The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
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Light snowfall ending in the morning, then slowly becoming sunny during the day.
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