Stage 01: Admont - Mödlinger Hütte


Stage 01: Admont - Mödlinger Hütte

Stage description

Culture meets nature: from the famous monastery Admont to the foot of the wild mountain range Reichenstein

Opposite Admont Monastery in the centre of Admont you turn diagonally right (looking south) into Marienparkweg. Cross the Aignerstraße and continue along the Obere Bachgasse and the Bachpromenade until you reach the turnoff to Schloss Röthelstein. Then walk a little along the L713 to the former Gasthof Paradies and leave the road in a left-hand bend - here path no. 601 leads straight on into the Veitlgraben. Follow this road until you reach the road L713 at the former Gasthaus Nagelschmiede. Here you cross the road in the direction of Kaiserau. From the parking lot of the Kaiserau cableways, the path continues over a large meadow to the Klinke Hütte (1.504 m). After passing behind the hut, the trail climbs east in a few minutes to the Kalblinggatterl.

From there the trail continues in 2 hours 15 min to the Mödlinger Hütte: Follow the signs (01, 08) down to the idyllic alpine pastures of the Flitzenalm. The rocky Admonter Reichenstein (2.251m) is a splendid sight here. The mountain, which for a long time was considered invincible, was first climbed from the Flitzenalm in 1873 through its steep south side. From the Hinteren Flitzenalm, the route alternates between climbs and forest roads up to the Mödlinger Hütte (1,523m). It is situated impressively on the back of the Treffneralm and the panoramic view of the peaks of Großen Ödstein, Admonter Reichenstein and Sparafeld is amazing.

Difficulty: medium
Duration: 5 hrs 15 min
Length: 14,4 km
Ascent: 1.237m
Descent: 360m