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Starting place: -1 undefinierter Ort
Destination: -1 undefinierter Ort

duration: 4h 45m
length: 16,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 347m
Altitude difference (downhill): 212m

Lowest point: 802m
Highest point: 926m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Short description:
The path leads from the house of Herbert Zand's birth in the are Knoppen, Pichl-Kainisch, first to the main road further to the area Obersdorf and than via a walking path to Bad Mitterndorf and finally on nice pathways to Tauplitz. There are all in all four stations. 

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November


  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cultural/historical value

Already in the 19th century the archduke "Erzherzog Johann" discoverd the Ausseerland as its place to rest, relax and find peace in the middle of this beautiful landscape.

Many artists, such as actors, poets and painters, as well as scientists and scholars came to our region Ausseerland - Salzkammergut.

The VIA ARTIS presents the traces of these famous people in our region Ausseerland - Salzkammergut, which chose this place as their adopted place of resicdence. While enjoying the unique beauty of the entire landscape you will discover many things about the historical and cultural past.

From Knoppen at station I (house of Herbert Zand's birth) leads the path first to the main road in direction to the church on the hill "Kumitzberg" to the area of Obersdorf. There you will find station II to at the house of Franz Fraungruber's birth (Obersdorf number 29).

From then on first on the road through the village than downwards to the forester's house, about 700 meters, you have to tunr to the left and follow the path number 17 to Bad Mitterndorf where you will find station III.

After that you shall walk through the center of the village, where you can visit a small traditional museum "Heimatmuseum Strick", which is near the tourist office. Then between the stairs up to the church and a local bank you have to follow the small street and the walking path number 2 in direction to Tauplitz.  First you will reach Krungl, where there were found about 100 years ago massive cemetery. From the hotel "Landhotel Kanzler" you follow the cycle path R19 or the path number 5 always in direction to Tauplitz passing the skiflying hill "Kulm". From then on after 3 more kilometers you will reach the area "Furt" and finally station IV at the center of Tauplitz.

Enjoy the breathtaking area while walking the VIA ARTIS. Follow the traces of the past of famous people, who found in our region Ausseerland - Salzkammergut inspirations for their creatuve activities. The places and houses where they lived at that time are now in private possession. Therefore please respect  that you can only observe them from outside.

Safety guidelines:
 Please note the exclusion of liability!


Firm footwear or comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Additional information:
More information:

TVB Ausseerland – Salzkammergut

Tel. +43 3622 54040-0

Starting point: House of Herbert Zand's birth
Destination: Tauplitz, center of the village

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Kirche am Kumitzberg

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Cow #naturschätzebadmitterndorf

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© Günter Köberl / Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut

© Günter Köberl / Tourismusverband Ausseerland-Salzkammergut

Forest #naturschätzebadmitterndorf

Each forest has due to its plantings, utilisation, inhabitants and location a very unique face and shapes the landscape in beautiful way. Bad Mitterndorf is surrounded by forests. Discover the trees, animals and characteristics while enjoying the air with its smell.

Informationsbüro Bad Mitterndorf

The tourist office in Bad Mitterndorf is located directly in the center of Bad Mitterndorf next to the local authority. Melanie Irendorfer and Dagmar Kogler welcome you and provide you with all needed information!Also during the opening hours of the tourist office there is a public…

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Getting there
Detailed information how to get to the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut you will find on our website!


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Public transport service Narzissenjet: 

Parking directly at the starting point available. Liable to fees!

Travelling by public transport
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Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Via Artis Grimmingorte
Informationsbüro Bad Mitterndorf
Bad Mitterndorf 58
8983 Bad Mitterndorf

+43 3623 2444
+43 3623 2444 - 4

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3.Each tour requires good physical fitness as well as detailed planning. We explicitly recommend only taking the tours in the case of optimal healthiness.


We recommend that you conclude an accident and liability insurance policy. Use an onboard computer that displays the respective kilometres travelled per day and is calibrated for the front wheel.


4.Special for mountain bikers – Fair-play rules:


Mountain biking is one of the most wonderful outdoor leisure-time activities. Whilst biking or on a mountain biking tour, mountains and lakes, meadows and cabins are re-discovered in new ways. A couple of rules for fair play in the forest help to avoid conflicts whilst mountain biking.


a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.


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Starting place: -1 undefinierter Ort
Destination: -1 undefinierter Ort

duration: 4h 45m
length: 16,2 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 347m
Altitude difference (downhill): 212m

Lowest point: 802m
Highest point: 926m
difficulty: very easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

powered by TOURDATA