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BergeSeen Trail Stage 5

From Mondsee to Wartenfels

From the tourism office in Mondsee (located between the market square and the lake promenade), the trails leads through the Lindenallee to the lake promenade (Seepromenade) and heads right along the main highway for a short distance arriving at a large store where a path forks to the left. The route continues along this path until it reaches an intersection.

The trail then crosses the main highway and heads upward through the community of ‘Höribachhof‘. It later makes a descent, crosses the Fuschler Ache (small river), keeping right at the fork and then immediately turns left again to a farm. Passing through the farm and the sheep and goat gate, the trail continues uphill through a section of forest in the direction of Obernberg. Just above the farm, the trail follows a forest road to the left and then makes a right onto a forest path. This moderately steep path ascends toward Wartenfels. This location offers a rest stop at the tavern Gaststätte Forsthaus Ansitz Wartenfels. From the tavern, hikers have a 10-minute climb to the Wartenfels Castle Ruins. A magnificent vista is the reward for this small effort.

An excellent circular route awaits those who are surefooted and have a head for heights: the path first leads upward to the castle ruins. From there, a steep climb with safety cables leads to the summit where especially stunning vistas of the Schober Mountain (1328 m) await.

Wartenfels to Fuschl am See

The trail descends along a hiking path through the forest and later a meadow to Lake Fuschlsee arriving at Hotel Waldhof. The route continues left along the lake to the town centre.

Many prominent figures have explored this region: nobles like Archduke Johann and Empress Elisabeth, scientists such as Friedrich Simony, poets and authors like Nikolaus Lenau, painters like Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, musicians and composers such as Johannes Brahms. Did they ever think that hiking in the Salzkammergut might have no end? That they could tramp from one lake to the next and then onward to yet another? Day by day along the shores of crystal-clear waters? Week-long excursions through quiet valley forests, over sunny alpine meadows and up mountains fuelled by the anticipation of the next destination? Further information…

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

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