7 - 8
FATMAP difficulty grade
From Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting via Almspitz, Edt bei Lambach, Lambach, Stadl-Paura, Desselbrunn, Roitham, Ohlsdorf, Laakirchen to Gmunden.
The tour starts at the train station Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.
Arrival by train from Lambach or Vorchdorf is possible.
From there in the direction of Almeggerstraße to the Almeggbrücke.
Before that change the street side and continue on the Almeggerstraße, at the first possibility turn right into the street Traun, follow the course of the street.
Walk over the bridge and then immediately left in the direction of Almspitz along the Almuferweg.
Pass under the bridge, turn right to the settlement and then right over the Traunbrücke to Edt near Lambach.The hiking trail then leads right into the Flösserweg, follow it until you reach the Traunauweg, then left into the Strickerweg, left into the Jägerweg, then straight ahead into the Roidnerweg, straight ahead into the Werkstraße and then Hofau, past the STIWA company, further with a view of the cemetery church and Lambach Abbey, left across a small bridge, then left to the Traun power station, where the trail crosses the Traun.Then we keep right along the Traun and follow the path for a good while.
We continue on the Halmetweg directly at the Traun, under the Traun bridge.
Here you have a wonderful view of the Benedictine monastery Lambach.
We follow the path along the Traun until we see in front of us the Paura church, which is always worth a visit.
The path continues along the Traun, where we can already see the mouth of the river Ager into the Traun.
The Traun makes a bend and we follow the path directly at the Traun in the direction of Schifferstadl.
At the Schifferstadln we follow the road to the right over the Traunbrücke into the district Stadl-Hausruck, follow the Schwanenstädter Straße (and R4 cycle path signs), turn left into the Flachbergerweg and follow this.
Shortly to the right and then immediately left again into Schwanenstädter Straße.
On the sidewalk we follow the road for about 1 kilometre.
Then we cross the road and continue on the forest road.
At the next fork, keep left and follow the forest road to the next crossroads.
Straight ahead at the third crossroads, turn left and then right at the next crossroads.
Then straight on until we reach the road again, turn left towards Mitterbergholz.
In Viecht turn left and immediately left again (signs for R4), then right under the Traunbrücke bridge, past the Landgasthof Kastenhuber, continue following the signs for the R 4.
Follow the road Viecht (R4), under the motorway bridge, then left and immediately right again from the road, following the path down to the Traun, over the bridge at ALFA Kulturzentrum Steyrermühl, along the Traun up to the bridge, right over the bridge, then left towards Restaurant Waldesruh, past it following the path along the Traun, after a while you reach the local border of Ohlsdorf and Gmunden at the big bridge under which you pass.
In front of the HIPP plant, keep left and walk directly along the Traun until you reach the Traunpromenade shortly before the power plant.
Follow this promenade for a good 2 kilometres, under the Marienbrücke bridge, until you see the town of Gmunden in front of you.
Before you reach the Traunbrücke bridge, turn right into Kösslmühlgasse and follow this street until you reach the Trauntor.
Cross the pedestrian crossing and follow Kammerhofgasse to Gmundner Rathausplatz.