Hiking tour around the Kampl
A daily tour throughout diversified countrysides within the adventure of reaching a summit
Possibiliets for stops to eat and drink just in the village. Therefore take drinks and snacks with you!
Quality of experience: ****
- Refreshment stops available
- Geological highlights
- Summit route
Even though the name of the mountains is called "Totes Gebirge" this landscape has nothing to do with a dead valley. Especially the Styrian part of this area is embossed for its beautiful nature and colourful mountain pastures. Thats where you will find also the mountan called "Kampl" (1685 m), which offers a breathtaking view over ther region.
At the busstop, where you will find also parking, the tour starts in direction to the bakery in the center of the small village Obersdorf. From here onwards it is necessary following always the yellow signs saying "Kamplrundweg" in direciton to the "Teltschenalm/Kampl", which is a small mountain pasture on the way to the Kampl. At the first sign you keep to your right and follow the street passing beautiful, traditional old farmer houses. Passing the last farm we follow they way steep up, where soon the first of all in all 12 information boards of the Geo-Trail will inform its visitor's.
Afterwards we meet a graveled road to the Teltschenalm. After about 20 minutes walking this way we follow the yellow sign to the forest, which takes you to another graveld forest road. Just before the end of this road we turn to the right where it says "Teltschenmutter". At this place there is a typical Christian wayside shrine, because there happened a Marian apparition in the end of the 19th century.
From then on we follow the way up to the Kampl. Passing the mountain pasture and a massice heap of ore, they will come a sign, that shows the last walking time of 30 minutes to the peak. At the summit its visitor is offered an outstanding view over the entire valley.
Following the path another Christian wayside shrine appears on the route to the next mountain pasture called "Seidenhofalm". From this point onwards again we always follow the yellow signs and soon see another information board of the Geo-Trail. Through a forest, passing again an information board and a nice bench to rest, we carry from there the graveled forest road and head all the way back to Obersdorf. At a parting of the ways there is on one hand the possibility to take the way directly back to Obersdorf or on the other hand the way to a popular, traditional restaurant called "Knödl-Alm am Knoppenberg". Pay attention to the opening hours which are from Thursday to Friday afternoons until closing time and Sundays all-day.
For the one or the other option you must follow the signs back to Obersdorf to the starting point of the tour.
Please note the exclusion of liability!
Firm footwear and proper clothing, also for bad weather, as well as food and drinks for the daily tour are necessary to have with you.
For more information:
TVB Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
Tel. +43 (0)3622 / 54040-0
- Board possible
Detailed information how to get to the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut you will find on our website!
Train to Bad Mitterndorf, public bus to Obersdorf
Transport service Narzissenjet
ÖBB (train): www.oebb.at
Verbundlinie Steiermark (bus): www.busbahnbim.at
Parking available near the starting point.
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