Very easy circular hike
Walking time: approx. 50 minutes
Walking time Peterbrünnl and Spertendorf: 1 hour 20 minutes
From the tourist office, turn left along the main road – after the Pizzeria Daxer Krug turn left into Reithergasse – at the end of the alley turn left into through the pedestrian underpass – take the path left up and on the forest path through the forest to the Peterbrünnl – after the Peterbrünnl turn right through the forest onto the vineyard path – at the Weinberghof turn left along the stream back to the town centre. Alternative No. 9): At the Weinberghof turn right on the Wehrbachweg to the Sonnbergweg and left down to the district of Spertendorf – along the main road to the left – in front of the chapel turn right on the path towards the train station – after the train station on the main road back to the centre.
easy forest and meadow hike
Walking time: approx. 1.5 hours
From the centre of the village in the direction of the church and on to the bathing lake – left around the bathing lake – through the forest and across a meadow towards Wötzing – through the farm settlement to the road (Pension Küchl on the right) – right up the Brandseitgraben – past the junction to the Staudachstube snack station – right to the Gauxerbauer – past the house chapel – over the meadow path to the Untertann and Obertann farms – back to Kirchberg
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Via Kirchangerweg past the Kirchanger chapel – Waldhof – steep ascent through the forest – Plattlhof – across beautiful meadows to the mountain station of the Gaisberg chairlift – keep left uphill to the Bärstättalm – behind the hut over alpine pastures to the summit cross – continue over the Gaisbergjoch – short, steep descent via the Nagillersteig – past the Harlassanger chapel (Maria Heimsuchung) to the Kobingerhütte – on a relatively flat path back to the Bärstättalm – Gaisberg chairlift – on the Past Gaisbergstüberl and downhill along the forest path/toboggan run to the Obergaisberg inn – downhill and past the Kirchanger chapel back to Kirchberg.
Walking time from the mountain station of the Gaisberg chairlift: approx. 4 1/2 hours
Descent from the Brechhornhaus: approx. 2 hours
To get to the Kobingerhütte, see hiking route 7 (Gaisberg chairlift mountain station, Bärstättalm, Kobingerhütte) – on a forest road past the Lichteneggalm – continue slightly uphill at the foot of the Gampenkogel – under the Ki gondola lift – West continue via Streitschlagalm to the Kreuzjöchlsee – Brechhornhaus – first slightly downhill, then steep ascent on a stony path to the Schledererkopf – steadily uphill past small high moors and mountain pine fields – to the summit cross of the Brechhorn over a narrow Ridge (be careful when wet!) – Way back over the Gaisberg or 10 minutes before the Brechhornhaus turn right in the direction of Brügglbach and on the forest path into the valley.
Walking time: approx. 3 1/2 hours
From the centre of the village to the underpass at Gasthof Kalswirt – on the vineyard path along the stream – turn right on a steeply ascending road towards Filzerhof – via Wieshof on a meadow path past the Fragenstättbauer (farm visit on Wednesday: registration at the tourist office!) – continue on the meadow path to Sonnbergstraße – Gasthof Filzerhof – on the forest path through forests towards the Rauher Kopf – the last section of the trail over roots and small raised moors to the summit – descent via Auer-Hochalm and Ruetzen back to Kirchberg.
Walking time from the valley: approx. 5 hours
From the Maierl -1 car park, past the Rohrermoos and Grillingbauer – through the forest to the Krin mountain tavern – continue on the road in the direction of Gasthof Maierl – over forest and alpine paths to the Ochsalm (ascent to the Ochsalm is also possible via the road from Schirast up) – at the valley station of the Maierl-3 lift over the Alte Kaser and turn right to the Hochbrunn inn – along the Eagle Walk to the Jufenkamm and the Jufenalm – easy hike along the ridge to the Pengelstein – possibility of descent via the Hiesleggalm.
Walking time to Ehrenbachhöhe: approx. 5 hours
From the Fleckalmbahn valley station, turn right past the Brandseitstube and the Schochenhof – on the road in the Brandseitgraben steadily uphill to the Niedere Fleckalm (Untere Fleckalm) – along the forest path to the Obere Fleckalm – in large hairpin bends ascent to the Bernhard chapel – past the Ehrenbachhöhensee to the Ehrenbachhöhe – possibility to continue hiking (e.g. Hahnenkamm, Hochbrunn, Pengelstein,…) – downhill either on foot or with the Fleckalmbahn.
Walking time for the entire high-altitude trail: approx. 6 hours
From Aschau/Kneipp facility, turn left into the Obere Grund – after the barrier on the slightly ascending forest road past the Grundalm – at the junction to the Hierzeggalm/Spießnägel continue straight ahead – Klooalm – straight ahead into the alpine pasture area – after the bridge turn left to the Ragstattalm – through alpine pastures and wooded areas moderate ascent to the Seewaldalm (possibility of a direct, steeper descent to Aschau) – continue to the Kruna and Hiesleggalm – on an alpine path gently downhill to the Gasthof Schroll, Pengelstein 1 valley station and Gasthof Schirast.
Walking time to the Labalm: approx. 3 hours
From Aschau/Kneipp facility, turn right into the Unterer Grund – after the toll barrier on the forest road along the stream – right past the waterfall and left past the Falkenstein rock – Hintenbachalm – slightly ascending straight ahead – past the Labalm junction into the valley towards Karalm – after the barrier at the bridge turn right up to Stockeralm and Angereralm – right in serpentines down the alpine path to the Labalm – return at the Labalm the forest path downhill and via Hintenbachalm again back to Aschau.
Walking time Aschau – Schwarzkogel summit: approx. 3 1/2 hours
From Aschau behind the Gredwirt steep ascent on the Eagle Walk through the forest – before the Seewaldalm crossing the Aschauer Höhenweg – ascent via Kleinmoos-Niederalm and the dilapidated Obere Kleinmoosalm to the Schwarzkogelscharte – summit ascent to the Schwarzkogel – descent for experienced, sure-footed hikers with a head for heights: over the summit in the direction of Kleiner Rettenstein – over a narrow ridge towards Kesselboden, then right to the Stadlbergalm – steep descent into the Obere Grund to the Kloo-Niederalm and back to Aschau. Descent alternative: via Pengelstein, Jufenalm, Hochbrunn, Kaser, Ochsalm and Maierl to Kirchberg or further to the Ehrenbachhöhe and with the Fleckalmbahn into the valley.
Walking time Aschau – Spießnägel: approx. 3 hours
From Aschau/Kneipp facility, turn left into the Obere Grund – after the barrier on the slightly ascending forest road past the Grundalm – turn right at the junction Hierzeggalm/Spießnägel – on a serpentine path through the forest to the Hierzeggalm – on the summit path through alpine flowers to the Spießnägeln – descent towards Rettensteinjoch – at the Hierzegglacke turn left on the Hierzeggweg back to the alpine pasture – stay on the Hierzeggweg and follow the forest path down to the Sonnwendalm – at the alpine pasture turn right on the Falkensteinweg directly down to the Unterer Grund and down the valley back to Aschau.
Walking time to the summit: approx. 4 1/2 hours
Walking time into the valley: approx. 3 1/2 hours
Alpine emergency number: 140
ONLY FOR SURE-FOOTED, EXPERIENCED MOUNTAINEERS and hikers with a head for heights! By car on the toll road into the Unterer Grund to the Hintenbachalm – either direct, steep ascent through the forest into the Schöntalgraben and along the Schöntalbach to the Schöntalalm or via the forest path to the Sonnwendalm and on to the Schöntalalm – over the Schöntalscherm up to the Schöntal spring (marmots!) – over steep serpentines uphill – arduous ascent over rocky terrain (attention: don’t kick any stones loose!) – short climb to the summit – descent as well as ascent.