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Woodcarvings with a chainsaw are the hobby of Erich Haider-Harrer, who is also an innkeeper and farmer on the Nechnitz, the high plateau in the municipality of Fladnitz an der Teichalm.
With his wooden figures, mainly native forest animals, he has now created a wonderful path from the Nechnitz up almost to the Gschaid Nock summit.
The trail starts directly at Gasthof Haider.
Over 45 different wooden figures, benches, an energy fountain and explanation boards accompany the 1.5 km long path up to the summit.
There is a wonderful all-round view with the Rote Wand, the Hochlantsch and the Sommeralm to the north.
To the south the view goes over to Schöckel and the surrounding peaks.
The mountains can be easily assigned with the help of the large display board. The rest of the way, now already over alpine pastures, leads over the Wildkogel to the Gerler-Kreuz.
There the Gerlerkogelhütte awaits hungry and thirsty hikers.
Back on the Nechnitz you go over the "Ecktoni", an old waypoint at the Teichalm road and past several farms.