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Difficulty: medium

Alm hike in Breitenbach

Varied route past four Alms (high pasture huts)

Length 10.71 km
Duration 5:15 h
969 hm
969 hm

The tour starts in Breitenbach, Schnönau. Turn right after the tennis courts and follow the steep but easy route towards the Ruhreralm (approx. one hour), on to the Aschakreuz 1.458 m (approx. one hour from the Ruhreralm) and the Aschaalm. Backtrack a short part of the path and continue through alpine pastures towards the Nachberg Hochleger. From there walk downhill to Nachberg Niederleger; an in parts quite steep, but not dangerous route leads downhill to Schönau. The walk along the road from Schönau back to where one started takes approx. 1/4 hour.

Author’s recommendation
  • Take sufficient water and food with you, there is nowhere to get something to eat and drink along the route
  • Plan a visit to the new wooden chapel between the Nachberg Almen and Schönau. The chapel was errected by the Landjugend (rural youth association) Breitenbach 

Safety guidelines

Surefootedness required, especially on the descent.


Breitenbach / Schönau - Gasthof Kaiserblick car park - Ruhreralm - Ascherkreuz - Aschaalm - Nachberg  Hochleger - Nachberg Niederleger - Holzkapelle Niederlegeralm - Gasthof Kaiserblick car park


Alpbachtal Tourismus

Round trip
Max. Altitude 1458
Start Breitenbach Schönau
End Breitenbach Schönau
Public access

B171 to Kundl and Breitenbach, rdive through Breitenbach, take the road to Schönau. Alternatively take the L211 to Breitenbach

Public transport

www.vvt.at, bus no. 8311


Gasthof Kaiserblick


Sturdy footwear, protective clothing, something to eat and drink

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