Raxalm mountain lodge - Ottohaus (snowshoe route 1) approx. 45 min

Snowshoeing tour from Raxalm mountain lodge to Ottohaus

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1,92 km length

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  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Route: 1,92 km
  • Ascent: 99 egm
  • Descent: 3 egm
  • Duration: 0:41 h
  • Lowest point: 1.545 m
  • Highest point:1.644 m
  • Tour route
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent

Details for: Raxalm mountain lodge - Ottohaus (snowshoe route 1) approx. 45 min

Brief description

Winter and snowshoe hiking on the Rax is one of the favourite activities in the region.


We go up to the Rax Alps on the Rax cableway, the oldest cableway in Austria, which started operation in 1926. Once you arrive at the top, you are met by snow-covered alpine meadows, fantastic views and healthy, cold mountain air. Starting point of the tour is the Raxalm mountain lodge. From there you can reach the Ottohaus in approx. 45 minutes by snowshoe.

Starting point of the tour

Raxalm mountain lodge

Destination point of the tour


Route description Raxalm mountain lodge - Ottohaus (snowshoe route 1) approx. 45 min

The tour starts from the lower station of Rax cableway. A few minutes on the cableway takes us up to the mountain station 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.


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


Parking is available at the lower station of Rax cableway.

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

More info: www.vor.at

More info/links

Verantwortlicher für den Inhalt dieser Tour
Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich - Semmering Rax
Letzte Aktualisierung: 16.06.2020

Raxalm-Berggasthof: Tel. +43 2666/52450 open in the winter as well www.raxalpe.com


Ottohaus: Tel. +43 2666/52402 open during winter in case of nice weather at weekends and on public holidays (catering only) Neue Seehütte: phone +43 676/7488719 open during winter in case of nice weather at weekends and on public holidays (no overnight stay possible in any of the seasons)


Gloggnitzer Hütte: +43 2662/42962 managed on weekends by club members under simple terms (overnight stay possible)


Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960


Tourist information Reichenau, Tel. +43 2666/52865 www.reichenau.at


Tourist information Payerbach, Tel. +43 2666/52423-12 www.tourismus-payerbach.at


You need a sporty winter garment (waterproof, windproof and breathable), firm and waterproof winter or hiking boots reaching over your ankle, gloves, a winter hat and sunglasses. A backpack with granola bars and drinks in a thermos for the trip, spare clothes to change, balaclava and a second pair of gloves (mittens), ski goggles and sunscreen.

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency number: 140

EU emergency number: 112

For information about avalanches: http://www.lawinenwarndienst-niederoesterreich.at


Your hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind: Preparation: When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).


Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.



Author's tip

Vom Berggasthof entlang der makierten Strecke kannst du bis zum Schutzhaus Ottohaus wandern

und dir eine verdiente Stärkung gönnen. (nur an Wochenden und Feiertagen bei Schönwetter geöffnet)

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