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Grossarl: Gretchen-Ruhe

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Comfortable round trip directly from the village center of Grossarl, where you can have a break at Gasthof Schützenhof.
easy
Distance 5.9 km
1:30 h
284 m
236 m
1,028 m
878 m

From the village center in Grossarl, you walk along the river to the Hubdorf. You pass the "Gretchen-Ruhe" Hut. The path leads along the edge of the meadow to the edge of the forest. From here you have a nice view to the Gretchen-Ruhe-cascade. The path leads upwards through the forest.

The hiking trails "Gretchen-Ruhe" and "Hertas-Rast" were named after the two ladies, who were called Grete and Herta, as acknowledgment of pioneering in tourism in Grossarl (they were among the first guests and spent over 50 summer holidays within the valley).

You walk downwards on the Bergstrasse, where you pass the inn Schützenhof. You should try some dishes of wild game there. From here you have a beautiful view to Grossarl.

At the farm Reitbauer, you have the possibility to walk downwards along the path to Grossarl or you have the possibility to take the Bergstrasse.

Author’s recommendation

You can combine this tour with the Hedegg round trip.
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Tourismusverband Großarltal
Update: November 30, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gretchen-Ruhe, 1,028 m
Lowest point
Grossarl - village center, 878 m
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Track types

Asphalt 38.02%Dirt road 18.32%Forested/wild trail 30.85%Path 12.79%
Asphalt
2.2 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.8 km
Path
0.8 km
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Tips and hints

Walking in Grossarltal

Start

Grossarl - village center (895 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.237980, 13.200720
DMS
47°14'16.7"N 13°12'02.6"E
UTM
33T 363818 5233180
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Destination

Grossarl - village center

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center of Grossarl, you walk to the roundabout, then upstream (left). After about 50 m you take the bridge over the river. From here, follow the Achenpromenade up to the frame carpentry Gruber. Walk up the Bergstrasse to the Gretchen-Ruhe-Hut and and take the path no. 13 "Gretchen-Ruhe". Shortly above the inn Schützenhof you come back to the Bergstrasse, which you walk downwards.

At the farm Reitbauer you can take the path to the bridge or you walk down the Bergstrasse.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

public bus no. 540

Getting there

You go by car or public bus no. 540 into the village center of Grossarl.

Parking

parking at the gas station or in the south of Grossarl

Coordinates

DD
47.237980, 13.200720
DMS
47°14'16.7"N 13°12'02.6"E
UTM
33T 363818 5233180
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map tappeiner no. 311

Equipment

hiking boots

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
284 m
Descent
236 m
Highest point
1,028 m
Lowest point
878 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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