Picturesque view out of the valley from the trail | © Katrin Hutegger Picturesque view out of the valley from the trail | © Katrin Hutegger

Ursprungalm Walk - Spring of Senses

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On the lovely valley floor, where many small brooks form the Preuneggbach creek, you will find the family-friendly trail (suitable for prams with big wheels) Ursprungalm Walk.

Around the 1.4 km long walk you will find information about the legendary mining history of Ursprungalm and the Giglachseen Lakes. Moreover there is a small exhibition about the shooting of a "Heidi" movie in 1988 (starring Charlie Sheen in a main part) and about the geologic features of the chalk stone of the Steirischer & Lungauer Kalkspitze mountains. After the short walk the Ursprungalm chalet invites for a rest.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
1,4 km
Route
0:33 h
Duration
30 hm
Ascent
30 hm
Descent
1625 m
Highest point
1597 m
Lowest point

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More information

Turn-off from federal highway B320 in Pichl and continue on Preuneggstraße road towards Ursprungalm/Reiteralm. Pass by the valley terminal of Preungg-Jet and you will reach the toll station at Strickbrücke bridge. You continue on the toll road (dirt road), passing by Moarhofalm chalet until you reach the car parking at Ursprungalm at an altitude of 1,600 m.

Alternatively you can drive into Preuneggtal valley from Schladming via Rohrmoos. From Schladming you take provincial highway L722 through Rohrmoos and after about 6 kms you turn off right into Hohenbergstraße road. This road will also take you to Strickbrücke road. From here follow the directions as described above.

The trail starts at Ursprungalm chalet and you first head towards West to the small brook, which is the Preuneggbach. You follow the trail through the cirque. About half-way, ambitiours mountaineers turn-off right towards Brotrinnl and Steirische Kalkspitze (5-6 hour tour, difficult hike), while you keep walking along the edge of the cirque below the impressive face of the Steirische Kalkspitze. The trail takes you back to your starting point at Ursprungalm in a total walking time of about 35 minutes.

The short walk can be combined with the following hikes (not suitable for prams):

  • Hike to Giglachseen Lakes
  • Laubschachenweg Trail
With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Ursprungalm in the Preuneggtal valley.
The best way to the starting point is via Planai buses. You can park your car at Planet Planai in Schladming or in the center of Rohrmoos where parking is available.  There is also parking available near Ursprungalm in Preuneggtal valley.

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

Information about bus schedules: www.planaibus.at

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What the weather will be like

Schladming (740m)

Morning
19°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
31°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
25°C
20%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
18°C
25%
5 km/h
Noon
26°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
50%
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
29.06.2022
15°C 26°C
30.06.2022
14°C 29°C
01.07.2022
15°C 26°C

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