Walking and hiking tours
Difficulty: difficult

Plessenberg (Pleassinger)

 A walk for challenge seekers to Breitenbach's nearest mountain

Length 12.6 km
Duration 7:00 h
1236 hm
1236 hm

Turn left shortly before the tennis courts/Gasthof Kaiserblick and follow the steep trail to the "Ruhreralm" "Plessenberg". Continue along the trail to a stream and turn left following the path to the  Ascherkreuz at 1.458 m. 

Following a break, continue in a westerly direction to the beginning of the Plessenberg trail. Initially the route leads through mountain pine covered terrain, but soon after through steep and rocky ground. Please note: in parts you will be climbing up iron steps and along a rope secured trail. 

Take in the spectacular panorama. On clear days you can see the Großglockner (Austria's highest peak) and the Großvenediger.

For the hike back walk in a westerly direction gently downhill to the Heuberg Saddle. Continue along a short exposed stretch to Heuberg and through Alpine pastures to the Jocheralm. 

Follow the signs below the Jocheralm for "Alter Steig" and keep on the downhill trail to the "Pumphaus" car park.

Please observe signs for "Breitenbach"!

The trail leads steadily downhill to the Jocher chapel and to Ramsau. As soon as you reach the tarmacked road turn left and stay on the road to the "First" curve. Continue along the no. 5 hiking path to the Gasthof Kaiserblick.

Additional information

Gasthof Kaiserblick Breitenbach -  Ruhreralm - Ascherkreuz - Plessenberg- Heuberg Saddle- Jocheralm - "Pumphaus" parking lot - Jocher Chapel - Gasthof Kaiserblick folgen.

Author’s recommendation

There are no places serving food and drinks along the way, take sufficient water and food with you!

Safety guidelines

Please note; the trail to the Plessenberg and the climb up to the Heuberg have some exposed sections - sure-footedness is a prerequisite! 

We advise doing the hike as suggested. Walking downhill from the Plessenberg can be dangerous due to the scree slope!


Gasthof Kaiserblick Breitenbach -  Ruhreralm - Ascherkreuz - Plessenberg- Heubergsattel- Jocheralm - Parkplatz "Pumphaus" - Jocherkapelle - Gasthof Kaiserblick folgen.


Alpbachtal Tourismus

Summit tour
Round trip
Max. Altitude 1748
Start Breitenbach/Schönau
End Breitenbach/Schönau
Public access

A12 motorway, exit Wörgl West, towards Kundl, to Breitenbach

A12 motorway, exit Kramsach, towards Kramsach, lakes, Breitenbach

follow the road through Breitenbach to Schönau to the Gasthof Kaiserblick

Public transport


Bus 4113 to Breitenbach

Bus 8311 to Schönau, Breitenbach


Gasthof Kaiserblick


Sturdy shoes, protective clothing, sufficient food and water, drinks

37564457_1448559700.jpg | © Barbara Siegler 37564457_1448559700.jpg | © Barbara Siegler
  • 35343481_4860572.jpg | © Barbara Siegler 35343481_4860572.jpg | © Barbara Siegler
  • 37564429_129859625.jpg | © Barbara Siegler 37564429_129859625.jpg | © Barbara Siegler
  • 57920707_367703690.jpg | © Christian Huber 57920707_367703690.jpg | © Christian Huber
  • 35343574_436322950.jpg 35343574_436322950.jpg
  • 54571718_1520643014.jpg 54571718_1520643014.jpg
  • 35343482_819413282.jpg | © Barbara Siegler 35343482_819413282.jpg | © Barbara Siegler
01 06
Tips for you

Good to know

There's more!

Similar tours