"alpannonia" - feeder: Waldbach - Hochwechsel

Hiking route from Village square Waldbach to Wetterkoglerhaus on the Hochwechsel

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Elevation profile

16,20 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 16,20 km
  • Ascent: 1.130 egm
  • Descent: 16 egm
  • Duration: 6:15 h
  • Lowest point: 615 m
  • Highest point:1.743 m
  • Stage tour
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Geological highlights
  • Summit tour

Details for: "alpannonia" - feeder: Waldbach - Hochwechsel

Brief description

From the UNESCO World Heritage Site Semmering or from the high altitude health resort Fischbach to the edge of the Pannonian plain near Köszeg leads a path full of variety and attractions of nature: alpannonia®.

Another possibility would be to start the alpannonia long-distance hiking trail in Waldbach. A yellow marked alpannonia feeder trail then leads you to the Hochwechsel. This stage joins the main alpannonia trail and nothing stands in the way of unlimited hiking pleasure.


The stage from Waldbach to the Hochwechsel starts at the village square of the community Waldbach, which is located at the foot of the Hochwechsel. Among other things, Waldbach is also known for the water games, which have been operated by the Wiedner family for over 50 years. Then you hike up to the Spitzbauer mountain inn near the Hochwechsellifts. From there you continue on to the 1743 m high Hochwechsel with its magnificent panoramic view.

Starting point of the tour

Village square Waldbach

Destination point of the tour

Wetterkoglerhaus on the Hochwechsel

Route description "alpannonia" - feeder: Waldbach - Hochwechsel

  • We start at the village square in Waldbach
  • From there we hike a little way in the direction of Mönichwald before we turn off on the municipal road in the direction of Hochwechsel
  • We hike on the Wetzelberg until we reach the mountain inn Spitzbauer
  • From there we continue in the direction of Mönichwalder Schwaig and to the Kaltwiesen hut
  • After the last ascent we have reached the Wetterkoglerhaus at the Hochwechsel

Weitere Informationen zur Anreise: Kirche, Waldbach



Öffentlicher Parkplatz gegenüber der Kirche in Waldbach.


Fahrpläne und Reiseinformationen finden Sie bei den Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) oder unter Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

Für den örtlichen Transport empfehlen wir das SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

More info/links

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255






Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top.

An emergency kit belongs in every backpack!

A clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

A good hiking boot is a good companion and should never be missing on the mountain!

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Map recommendations

Wander- Ski- und Radtourenkarte Joglland Waldheimat Maßstab: 1:50.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat Kompass Wanderführer Joglland Maßstab: 1:50.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat alpannonia Wanderkarte Maßstab: 1:150.000 erhältlich beim Tourismusverband Joglland Waldheimat

Author's tip

Einkehrmöglichkeiten entlang der Tour warten auf die hungrigen Wanderer. Bitte vorab die Öffnungszeiten überprüfen. 

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