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National Park Kalkalpen: Hiking

National Park Kalkalpen Hiking 1Numerous impressive summits, fantastic panoramic views and hundreds of kilometres of marked hiking trails – this is what which makes the National Park Kalkalpen a hiker’s paradise.

The National Park Kalkalpen is located in the South of Austria. It covers 21 square kilometres of land including the Sengsengebirge Mountains and Reichraminger Hintergebirge Mountains, parts of the Northern Alp Foreland and parts of the Northern Calcareous Alps.

Great hiking opportunities

National Park Kalkalpen Hiking 3Opened in 1997, the National Park Kalkalpen is famous for its great hiking opportunities. The highest point of the park is the Hoche Nock Mountain (1,963 m). Many other impressive summits offer simply fantastic panoramic views that this park is famous for.

There are attractive packages and weekly guided tours available, as well as rental equipment and a hiking info centre.

The official website of National Park Kalkalpen describes several main hiking trails there.

For example, hiking up the Almkogel is 2.5 of hours of walking which offers intermediate difficulty of hiking. This trail is the best for observing the nature sanctuary that features the Hintergebirge and Sengsengebirge ranges. You will be amazed by extended mountain ridges, many peaks, gentle meadows, rugged canyons, deep trenches, and a huge variety of forests.

Another hiking trail worth seeing, hiking path to the Ebenforstalm, Trämpl, Alpstein, Schaumberg, and Bodinggraben, features a rewarding destination on its own. The Maulaufloch, the former hermitage, the splendid hunting lodge, and romantic St. Anne’s chapel give this valley its special charm. On your way to the Ebenforstalm, you will discover where the Bodinggraben got its name from. It was caused by the erosion in the stone shaped by water – so-called “bathtubs” (German vernacular “Bodinge”) dominate the canyon landscape.

When in the National Park Kalkalpen, you can hike up to numerous alpine pastures and lodges that offer some relaxation and irresistibly delicious farming products of the region.

Beautiful landscape

National Park Kalkalpen Hiking 280 percent of the park is covered with forest that is home to some 60 species of mammals, 80 songbirds and 1,600 butterflies. The National Park Kalkalpen also features some of Alpine’s most attractive species of plants, and there are 1,000 different species of them.

A good detailed hiking map of National Park Kalkalpen can be found at www.bergfex.com

Contact information

Nationalpark Kalkalpen
Nationalpark Allee 1, 4591 Molln, Austria
+ 43 (0) 7584 3651
nationalpark@kalkalpen.at
www.kalkalpen.at

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