Fairytale pilgrimages in the Traunsee-Almtal-Salzkammergut region

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Starting place: 4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
Destination: 4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

duration: 62h 23m
length: 194,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 7.071m
Altitude difference (downhill): 7.071m

Lowest point: 341m
Highest point: 1.332m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

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Sabina Haslinger describes a 15-day pilgrimage route through the Traunsee-Almtal region from the lowlands to the mountains and back to the starting point with 17 sections and extra hikes.

Why 15 days and 17 sections? From the Almtal valley, with the picturesque Almsee lake, there are 2 marked hiking trails over to the neighbouring municipality of Ebensee am Traunsee. Here you can choose from one of the two routes presented and the additionally described route via the Laudachsee from the Traunsee back to the Almtal makes it possible to split the entire route.

The pilgrimage route is not labelled as a fairytale pilgrimage route throughout, but runs largely along well-known shorter routes. The length of each daily stage varies between 13 and 25 kilometres. The composition of the paths also varies: from tarmac to gravelled forest and hiking paths and hiking trails in moderately difficult mountain hiking terrain, everything is included in this 14-day circular tour.

For each section, Sabina Haslinger has selected a fairy tale, a tradition or a legend and provided an impulse as well as instructions for an exercise.

This trail is intended for adult "solo walkers" as well as for pilgrims and hikers in groups.

Individual sections of the entire trail can also be experienced wonderfully as a family with children with the help of the fairy tales and instructions on day hikes. However, it is advisable to choose the routes and fairy tales carefully, as not all of them are suitable for children due to their length, content and difficulty.

For the stages, emphasis has been placed on accessibility by public transport or connections to bus, train or regional transport solutions. Each tour also includes information about the respective alternative to private transport. In addition, hiking taxis, buses or trains offer the option of using overnight accommodation for two days so that you don't have to carry everything on your back every day.

The connection to public transport also makes it possible to undertake a long-distance hike from A to B as a day trip with family or friends. The tours are described starting and finishing at bus or train stops.

Overnight stays and accommodation can be searched for and booked via the Traunsee-Almtal-Salzkammergut tourist board.

An appropriate fairy tale, tradition or legend has been selected for each hiking section and added to the tour description.

Sabina recommends reading this story in a cosy atmosphere over breakfast or at the start of the hike. One part of the story, a picture, will certainly be remembered. Perhaps it was particularly incomprehensible, perhaps particularly obvious. Perhaps a part reminds you of your own life, perhaps of your neighbour's life, perhaps of your own childhood, or perhaps...

Carry this part of the story with you into your hiking day and allow yourself to reflect on it... If you like, take a longer break along the way to read the story again. Sometimes the view changes and new scenes, new images want to be seen in the fairy tale, but also in yourself. If you don't remember a particular part of the fairy tale when you read it, it doesn't matter. Perhaps you would like to take up the impulse suggestion.

To sharpen your awareness and mindfulness of the wonderful nature that surrounds us, I have provided an exercise for the day. It is recommended that you take some time to do this exercise every now and then.

The exercises and instructions seem trivial and simple, but I always come back from a hike full of happiness and gratitude and hope that this will happen to you too!

Tip: Put your mobile phone in your rucksack in case of an emergency - use your eyes, ears,... or a camera for reminders - so there is less temptation to "quickly" check your emails, text messages, Facebook and the like on the way... and you can fully enjoy the day "just with yourself"!

Click here for the individual stages

You will find the directions, the fairy tale texts and an audio if you prefer to have the fairy tale told to you. Impuses and exercises are waiting for you. There is also a link to the route on Alpenvereinaktiv.com for each stage.

I wish you lots of fun on your fairytale pilgrimage!
Your Sabina Haslinger!

Accessibility / arrival

How to get to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting in the Almtal:

We recommend travelling by public transport!

By train: to Wels station with IC trains on the Westbahn line (ÖBB and Westbahn) (line 101) or from Passau, then change to the regional trains in the direction of Attnang-Puchheim to Lambach station. Change to the "Vorchdorfer Bahn" from Stern & Hafferl (line 160) to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting station.

The railway also runs more or less parallel to the Almuferweg to Vorchdorf station and can be used as support in between.

By bus:

OÖVV bus route 504 Wels - Lambach - Bad Wimsbach - Roitham

Bike & Hike, travelling by bike:

Coming from Wels or Linz on theR4 Traunradweg orR6 Römerradweg, or from GmundenR4 Traunradweg or from Passau via Vöcklabruck and Schwanenstadt on the R 6 Römerradweg to Lambach, via the Traunkraftwerk Lambach and then to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting. Also via the cycle connection from the R 11 Almtalradweg from Almsee via Pettenbach, briefly onto the R 13 Traunviertlerradweg to Einsiedlung and then via Vorchdorf to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.

Salzkammergut Shuttle Service Route 80 from Vorchdorf or from Almspitz to the Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting railway station stop, call the taxi centre at least 1 hour in advance on 050-422 422 or order on the otaxi app.

By car:

Motorway A1 Westautobahn Exit 207 exit Vorchdorf at the roundabout - direction Lambach to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, approx. 7 km

Federal highway B1 to Lambach - to Stadl Paura, then in the direction of Vorchdorf to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Parking facilities: At the railway station Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Please only use the designated car parks at the entry points and show consideration for private property!

Thank you for your fairness!

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  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Fairytale pilgrimages in the Traunsee-Almtal-Salzkammergut region
TVB Traunsee-Almtal
4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Phone +43 7616 8268
E-Mail almtal@traunsee-almtal.at
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https://traunsee-almtal.salzkammergut.at/aktiv/sommerurlaub/pilgern.html
https://sabinahaslinger.eu/maerchenpilgerweg/

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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).

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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)!

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
Destination: 4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

duration: 62h 23m
length: 194,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 7.071m
Altitude difference (downhill): 7.071m

Lowest point: 341m
Highest point: 1.332m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

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