Panoramatour auf den Dürrenstein

Alpine hike route from Wanderstartplatz Töpperbrücke to Wanderstartplatz Seehof

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Elevation profile

21,52 km length

Tour dates
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Route: 21,52 km
  • Ascent: 1.456 egm
  • Descent: 1.420 egm
  • Duration: 11:00 h
  • Lowest point: 576 m
  • Highest point:1.873 m
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Cultural/historical value
  • Summit tour

Details for: Panoramatour auf den Dürrenstein

Brief description

The summit of the Dürrenstein, with its artistic pottery cross, is the alpine highlight of Lunz am See! Admire the breathtaking 360° panorama in silent awe...


The high alpine path leads you steadily through the jungle-like trenches of Lechner. On this 2-day tour, you will quickly learn that being in good shape is a great plus. At the “Grünloch” (Green Hole) – a huge sinkhole – you will walk past the cold pole of Central Europe. Who would have guessed? Other sinkholes mark the atmospheric route between Hirzeck and Wiesenalm and up to the Ybbstalerhütte inn, where you will stay overnight. The next morning, when you have recharged your batteries, head out through the heavily karstified mountain pastures, which are overgrown with knee timber and tall herbaceous flora, to the Legsteinhütte inn. Over a unique karstified limestone plateau with deep sinkholes and bizarre cart furrows, as well as rich alpine flora, make your way to the summit of the Dürrenstein (1,878 m) with its artistic pottery cross – the alpine highlight of Lunz am See!



Admire the breathtaking 360° panorama in silent awe...



The descent leads through lush pine fields, across alpine meadows of the Herrenalm, and then down to the Leonhardikreuz.



You will then leave the alpine pasture area and descend into the idyllic forest basin of the Obersee. The emerald green mountain lake – a natural jewel which is shrouded in legend and framed by an unrefined mountain forest – enchants with its small island and rare swimming lawn. On a comfortable forest road, it goes downhill through the wildly romantic Seetal, past the “Brüllenden Stier” (“Bawling Bull” – an underground waterfall) and the approximately 60 m high Ludwigfall, down to the Mittersee lake. The last of the three mountain lakes, the Lunzer See, is not too far away. Once there, diving in for a refreshing swim is the perfect way to end an eventful tour.

Starting point of the tour

Wanderstartplatz Töpperbrücke

Destination point of the tour

Wanderstartplatz Seehof


Autóval Linz, Salzburg, München vagy Bécs felől az A1-esen az Ybbs an der Donau kijáratig – tovább a B25-esen Lunz am See felé


in the direct vicinity of the starting point.

Autobusom do obce Scheibbs alebo Waidhofen an der Ybbs a odtiaľ pokračujte autobusom do obce Lunz am See.

More info/links

Verantwortlicher für den Inhalt dieser Tour
Letzte Aktualisierung: 27.03.2024

Tourismusbüro Lunz am See
Amonstraße 16, 3293 Lunz am See
T +43 7486 8081 15


Mountain boots and hiking poles

Safety information

Experienced hikers – good physical fitness and mountain equipment required.

Map recommendations

Lunzer Wanderkarte, erhältlich im Tourismusbüro Lunz am See

Author's tip

Our tip: Pay attention to the differences in altitude, and start walking early in the day!

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