Hiking Routes

Drei-Seen-Tour Lunz

Elevation profile

9,46 km length

Tour dates

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 9,46 km
  • Ascent: 500 egm
  • Descent: 178 egm
  • Duration: 4:30 h
  • Lowest point: 618 m
  • Highest point:1.114 m

Features

  • Nice views
  • Tour route

Details for: Drei-Seen-Tour Lunz

Brief description

This walk is dedicated to the element of water. The Lunzer See is called the pearl of the Eisenwurzen and is the only natural lake in Lower Austria. On the Mittersee there is a beautiful waterfall, the Ludwigsfall. The Obersee (lake) is small, but crystal clear. From the dark green water, a small island rises with pine trees. A boat tour on the Lunzer Lake is also recommended.

 

Description

Lunz am smaragdgrünen (emerald) See (lake) : Surrounded by a beautiful countryside, surrounded by mountains of the wild Mostviertels, shine the waters. As the only natural lake in Lower Austria Lunzer Lake invites to wonderful swimming, boating and fishing experiences beyond the everyday hustle and bustle. Actually, it should be called Lunz at the lakes, because there are still crystal clear mountain lakes - the Mittersee (lake) and the between romantic rocks and rolling pastures located Obersee (lake) 1113 meters above sea level. They are located in a beautiful setting at the foot of the high alpine Dürrenstein. On the south side of the Obersee can a floating bog (Rotmoos) be seen, above the Mittersee (lake) a romantic waterfall and the Rainerquelle (watersource) with the "brüllenden Stier (roaring bull)".

Starting point of the tour

Parking lot at the Lunzer Lake (about 750 m).

Route description

On the southern shore of the Lunzer See (lake) one heads in the direction of  Seehof. Continuing past the castle, the forest road goes through the Seebachtal (valley). Now  the trail goes up right along the steep walls of the Seemäuer. After some time one reaches the Mittersee (lake) (766 m above sea level). Next, past the beautiful Ludwigsfall, we leave the valley, and reach a flat Taltrog (greenplace) and finally end at the Obersee (lake) (1114 m above sea level). The same route back.

Directions

A1 exitYbbs, B 25 - Erlauftalbundesstraße to Lunz am See.

Parking

at the Lunzer Lake (about 750 m)

with the Westbahn (train) toPöchlarn, Elauftalbahn (train) to Kienberg. Then with bus or Museumsbahn „Ötscherland-Express“ (train) past Pfaffenschlag.

More info/links

Tourismusbüro (tourist office) Lunz 
+43 (0) 7486/ 8081 15
info@lunz.gv.at.

Please take enough food & snacks, there aren't any refreshment stops!

ÖK Blatt 71 Lunz Blatt 72 Mariazell

Lunzer Wanderkarte, Tourismusbüro Lunz 07486/80 81 15

Lust aufs Wandern, Wanderkarte Ost und West mit detailliertem Tourenführer 11€ Kartenbestellung: Mostviertel Tourismus, Töpperschloss Neubruck, Neubruck 2/10, 3283 Scheibbs, T +43/7482/204 44, info@mostviertel.at, www.mostviertel.at/prospekte

Author's tip

Als Abschluss empfiehlt sich eine Bootsfahrt auf dem Lunzer See.