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Smelting Furnace Tour

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Nice and easy walk for the whole family - don't miss a visit at the smelting furnace! The audio guide app "Story2Go Schladming" accompanies you.

This easy tour, which is suitable for push-chairs, takes you from Wehrhofalm to the historic smelting furnace - Europe's last ruine of a melting furnace combined with a walkable glass cabinet. The smelting furnace is open to the public as "Nickel Museum" on Wednesdays and Fridays during the summer season.

Characteristics

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Fitness
Experience
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
3,6 km
Route
1:15 h
Time
52 hm
Uphill
52 hm
Downhill
1089 m
Highest point
1037 m
Lowest point

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More information

From Schladming take provincial highway L722 to Rohrmoos, at the roundabout make a left into the direction of Untertal and Obertal on provincial highway L723, in Untertal Ort turn right after the Hotel Landauerhof and follow the road to Wehrhofalm in Obertal.

The round begins at the Wehrhofalm. Opposite the bus stop, cross the bridge and then walk along the forest road to the left through a short section of forest and then along the edge of the forest. After a slight uphill section, your path branches off to the left onto another forest road and after just a few minutes you reach the Nickel Museum.

From the museum you hike along the forest road back to the Wehrhofalm. Alternatively, you can turn right down to Obertalstraße immediately after the signposted forest road fork. From there, walk along the Obertalstraße into the valley until you reach the start of the gravel road. Now you turn left onto the access road to the Hirsch forestry administration. At the small chapel you keep left and walk past it out of the valley to the pond at the Wehrhofalm, where you can comfortably stop off.

You can also start the tour at the Hopfriesen hiking portal.

If you register in advance, you have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the “Bromriesenstollen” mine, which is close to the tour. Further information about the Nickel Museum and mine tours is available at the tourist office in Schladming.

 

With the Planai buses from Schladming (Planet-Planai, Lendplatz) or Rohrmoos (Rohrmoos-Zentrum) to Obertal - bus stop Wehrhofalm.
Parking is available at the trail head Wehrhofalm in Obertal.

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Spiegelsee Reiteralm | © photo-austria / Christine Höflehner

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