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Pale stone

Mountain summit


The 844 m high Blassenstein is considered the local mountain of Scheibbs: On its summit lies the Urlingerwarte as a striking landmark of Scheibbs. The lookout is built on the "naked" rock that gave the Blassenstein its "pale" name. The first wooden Urlingerwarte was built in 1888, but a few years later it was rebuilt in stone and reopened in 1903. Today it is available to summit strikers from April to November - and offers great views over the Alpine foothills to the Ötscher and into the Gesäuse. Important: Increased caution is advised due to the rocky protrusion - please do not let children run around and play alone.

The Blassenstein peak can be reached on several routes from Scheibbs. One option is to drive to the parking lot at the end of the Blassensteinerstraße: from here, the short hike to the Urlingerwarte only takes a quarter of an hour. Since there are no refreshment stops during the hike, it is advisable to take enough provisions with you. Numerous restaurants are waiting for you in Scheibbs. Here you can also take a walk through the enchanting old town. Interesting guided tours tell about the heyday of the iron and provisions trade.

Mostviertel, near Scheibbs


  • Urlingerwarte at the summit: view over the foothills of the Alps to the Waldviertel, to the Ötscher and to the Gesäuse

Accessibility for hikers & duration

  • On various routes from Scheibbs: around 2.5 to 3 hours
  • From the Blassensteinstraße parking lot: about 15 minutes

Extra tip: Scheibbs can also be completely circumnavigated on a total of 52 km long high-altitude circular hiking trail. The scenic tour takes two days.

Location and how to get there

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    3270 Scheibbs

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