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Ways to the Water

Whether a roaring mountain stream or a reflective lake, water has a magical attraction for us. The blossoming splendour after rain, a refreshing swim on a hot summer day – whatever the occasion, we do not want to miss water. Water is undoubtedly at its most spectacular where it falls over a terrain edge or several terraces into the depths. The wider it is, the more imposing. The higher it is, the more breathtaking.


These equations have global validity – from Niagara Falls in Canada to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to the Günstner waterfall between Krakow and Schöder in the Lower Tauern. With a drop of 65 metres, the latter is still considered the highest of its kind in Styria. At Schladming in turn, the thundering wildness of the Talbachklamm [gorge] is found on the Wild Water National Geographic Trail, where the stream falls over several cataracts before it pours into the Enns just before Schladming. In a steep rock wall on the southern slope of the Hochkars is the largest water-containing cave in Styria. This mighty spring cave is at about 800 m above sea level and pours its water directly into the rugged Palfau Wasserlochklamm [gorge], which can be traversed along 5 waterfalls, which in total are 152 metres high. And the protected natural monument Bärenschützklamm [gorge] north of Graz with its many spectacular hiking trails is one of the most attractive tours in Austria. However, if you would like to enjoy natural spectacles without roaring and raging, then try one of the hundreds of mountain lakes in the Lower Tauern, the Green Lake or at the Leopoldsteiner Lake at the base of the Hochschwab.

Ways to the Water

Thundering mountain stream or mirrored lake
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Gerhard Pilz
Tour
Tour, Regional hiking tour, Ways to the water, Flowery mountains & spring

"Mountain lake tour" form the Ursprung Alp to lake Duisitzkarsee

Attractive scenic highland path - maybe one of the most beautiful tours in the region!
Herbert Raffalt
Tour
Tour, Mountain Hike, Ways to the water

2-day-tour: Giglachsee Tour

Beautiful hiking tour via the Hochwurzen Höhenweg to the Giglachseen Lakes and the peaks of the Steirische and Lungauer Kalkspitze.
TV Haus-Aich-Gössenberg
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Tour, Hiking , Ways to enjoyment, Ways to the water

3 Lakes Tour: Bodensee, Hüttensee and Obersee

Not without reason is Seewigtal nicknamed the “Valley of Plunging Waters”.  3 mountain lakes and an equal number of waterfalls punctuate this hike along the northern slopes of the Hochwildstelle.
Günther Steininger
Tour
Tour, Thematic Trail, Flowery mountains & spring, Ways to the water, Family hikes

3 Seen-Rundweg auf der Turracher Höhe

Die Turracher Höhe, mitten in den Nockbergen gelegen, ist ein idyllisches Hochplateau auf 1.763 m Seehöhe. Turracher See, Schwarzsee und Grünsee werden von den Gipfeln der Nockberge umrahmt. Und die sind immerhin auf bis zu 2.441 m (Eisenhut) ...
Herbert Raffalt
Tour
Tour, Long Distance Hiking, Ways to the water

3-day-tour: Klafferkessel

Klafferkessel tour is filled with many experiences. With the 3-day-tour you can take all the time you need and take in the wonderful nature along this beautiful trail.
Hannah Tautscher
Tour
Tour, Hiking , Ways to the water

4 Seen Wanderung

Eine Wanderung für Naturgenießer
Tour
Tour, Hiking , Ways to enjoyment, Flowery mountains & spring, Family hikes, Ways to the water

6-Seen-Wanderung auf der Tauplitzalm

Ein Hochgefühl für Seele und Geist ist die 6-Seen Wanderung auf der Tauplitzalm. Mühelos erreichen wir mit dem Sessellift das größte Seenhochplateau Mitteleuropas, die Tauplitzalm in 1.650 Meter ...
TV Apfelland
Tour
Tour, Hiking , Ways to the water, Family hikes

7 Bacherl Weg- „Über 7 Brücken musst du gehen…"

„Über 7 Brücken musst du gehen…" Der 7-Bacherl-Weg entführt uns zu Beginn entlang der rauschenden Feistritz in die malerische Freienberger Klamm. Nun geht es durch Buchenwälder über einen uralten Karrenweg hinauf zur majestätisch ...
Herbert Raffalt
Tour
Tour, Regional hiking tour, Ways to the water

Alpine trail through "Höll" gorge

This trail takes you to the Riesach waterfalls and through "Höll" (hell) gorge.
Günther Steininger
Tour
Tour, Hiking , Ways to enjoyment, Flowery mountains & spring, Ways to the water, Family hikes

Altausseer Seerundweg

Eine der schönsten Rundwanderwege im Salzkammergut erwartet uns hier in Altaussee. Herrliche Ausblicke zur Trisselwand, zum Loser und zu den Gletschern des Dachsteinmassivs machen den Weg um den See zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis. Auf Grund der ...
Hochschwab museum | © Hochschwabmuseum | Friedrich Holzer

Hochschwab Museum

The water treasure of Austria
The Hochschwab museum at the Bodenbauer in St. IIgen is dedicated to the element of water in its multifaceted forms, the diverse human uses, the mythological, cultural, religious and philosophical thoughts about water around the globe, writings about water as well as symbols from different peoples.