Kalkalpenweg stage 7 - 2 million years in 2 hours: SPITAL AM PYHRN - DÜMLERHÜTTTEDThe 7th stage leads from Spital am Pyhrn over the highest high and low moor of the northern limestone Alps on the Wurzeralm to the Dümlerhütte.


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Popular summer tourism and winter sports resort in the south of Upper Austria.

Well managed restaurants and hotels.

The late baroque cathedral at Pyhrn from 1190 is dominating, very worth seeing collegiate church.

Double-storey, late-Gothic rock church St.

Leonhard, Zwischen Himmel und Erde - Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and the world of the 8,000s in the abbey building, Lindermayr-Schauschmiede, Panoramahallenbad etc.

south of the abbey church (car park) - towards the abbey pond.

Follow the signposts up the Teichl (Teichl - from the Slavic Tiha = the quiet one) on the so-called Fischerweg, later follow the signposted water nature trail (information boards) up to the Pflegerteich and the large car park to the valley station of the Wurzeralm funicular (alternative: ascent with the funicular saves 600 metres in altitude or approx.

1.5 hours in ascent time).

Otherwise, just south of the valley station, take the ski slope on the road, partly shortening to Steig (path no.

201), walk northwest up to the Almdorf Wurzeralm, 1,427 m, (several places to stop for refreshments).

From the top station of the funicular railway we march down to Linzerhaus.

This is located above the Teichlboden in the high valley basin of the Wurzeralm.

Well-known ski area! Linzerhaus 1,371 m, ÖAV section Linz, runs from the beginning of December to mid-October.

Starting point for various tours in the Warscheneck area - eastern Totes Gebirge.

From here we will soon reach the marshy, meandering high valley floor with mountain pine moor and its own flora.

Geologists explain to us: "About 7000 years ago there was a lake here" "Here is also the interesting theme trail "2 million years in 2 hours" with various viewpoints and information huts.

From the idyllically situated Filzmoos alpine pastures (cultivated in summer) at the foot of the steep wall of the Stubwieswipfel the trail route 218 leads us northwards via pastures and forest up to a forest road.

We follow this for a short distance until we reach the signpost, then turn left and climb the Wald- und Wiesensteig up to the Halssattel (highest point of the entire route, 1,600 m, except for alpine variants).

From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the striking mountain profile of the Stubwieswipfel.

From the Halssattel, first hike west descending under rocks into the so-called Mausbachgraben.

Afterwards the route is mostly flat in a northerly direction and finally climbs slightly through a sparse larch forest until you reach your destination, the Dümlerhütte on the Stofferalm.

This one is in a splendid location.