Winter

From Raxalm Berggasthof (mountain inn) to the Ottohaus

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Elevation profile

1,86 km length

Tour dates

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 1,86 km
  • Ascent: 99 egm
  • Descent: 3 egm
  • Duration: 0:40 h
  • Lowest point: 1.545 m
  • Highest point:1.644 m

Features

  • Tour route
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details for: From Raxalm Berggasthof (mountain inn) to the Ottohaus

Brief description

From Rax cableway mountain station you walk on snowshoes towards Gatterlkreuz and continue over the Rax plateau until you reach the Ottohaus. Follow the yellow signposts and the part-made sections of trail.

Description

From Rax cableway mountain station you walk on snowshoes towards Gatterlkreuz and continue over the Rax plateau until you reach the Ottohaus. Follow the yellow signposts and the part-made sections of trail.

Between October and April the Ottohaus is only open at weekends in good weather! Raxalm Berggasthof is open all year round.

Starting point of the tour

Rax cable railway mountain station

Destination point of the tour

Ottohaus

Route description

The tour starts from the valley station of Rax cableway. A few minutes on the cableway takes us up to the mountain station at 1,547 m above sea level. From Rax cableway mountain station we follow the signs to Gatterlkreuz and carry on until we reach the Ottohaus. After taking refreshment, we follow the same route back to the mountain station.

If you like, you can make a detour to the Höllental viewing point to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Höllental.

Directions

A2 to the Seebenstein intersection - S6 to Gloggnitz - B27 to Hirschwang an der Rax, Rax cableway valley station (at the end of Hirschwang village)

Parking

There is a car park at Rax cableway valley station.

Take the Southern Railway to Payerbach-Reichenau. Buses run at regular intervals between Payerbach-Reichenau station and Rax cableway valley station.

More details are available at: www.oebb.at or www.vor.at

Timetable for Rax cableway: www.raxalpe.com

More info/links

Rax cableway: T: +43 2666 / 52497 raxseilbahn@raxalpe.com  W: www.raxalpe.com/de/die-rax-seilbahn

WIENER ALPEN in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH Schlossstraße 1 • A-2801 Katzelsdorf  T:  +43 2622 / 78960 W : www.wieneralpen.at

 

Reichenau Tourist Office T: 02666/52865 W: www.reichenau.at  

Equipment

Snowshoes, warm winter clothing and footwear suitable for mountain conditions

Safety information

Pay attention to the weather conditions and only set out in good, settled weather and good visibility. You must have snowshoes and hiking equipment suitable for mountain conditions! Tours on the high plateau are not recommended if it is foggy or very windy.  ATTENTION: There is a risk of avalanches!

Mountain Rescue emergency number: 140

EU emergency service: 112

For avalanche information: lawinenwarndienst-niederösterreich.at

Map recommendations

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Author's tip

Schneeschuhe sowie Rückentragen zum Transport von Kleinkindern können bei der Bergstation der Rax-Seilbahn ausgeliehen werden.