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Tennengau, my (Hiking) Love!

Up onto the Abtenauer Schober

Welcome to Abtenau – here, in the home of ski icon Alexandra Meißnitzer, you can not only weave excellently downhill on two boards in winter, but also hike wonderfully in summer. One route is the popular hike up to the Abtenauer Schober.

No fear of heights and good footwear are important, when you lace up your hiking boots in the morning at the parking lot of the summer toboggan run. Here, you can take the lift up to an altitude of about 1,100 metres above sea level to the Karkogel Hut.

a view of a snow covered mountain

Our tips for your behaviour on the mountainhere you will find all information about how to behave on the mountain, especially with regard to grazing cattle.

From here the hike really starts, and we head onto path No. 227 heading South-East up to the managed Gsengalm at 1,447 metres, where you can take a break. These almost 350 metres of altitude are not technically very demanding, and they can be conquered in about an hour. However, the way to one of the two peaks at 1,810 metres above the Berlin Cross can be quite challenging. In some cases, the sections are very steep and somewhat exposed, and partly also secured with ropes. For those who want to take a summit cross photo, you still have to “change over” to the second summit of the Abtenauer Schober, which is slightly lower at 1,791 metres.

a person standing in front of a mountain

The descent back to the managed Karkogelalm is identical with the ascent, but at the Gsengalm you can choose between the forest road or the slightly steeper forest path. Arriving at the mountain station, a final highlight of this great hike in the Tennengau awaits us. This time we do not climb into the lift, but roar down into the valley on the summer toboggan run.

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The Tour:

  •     Difficulty: challenging (sure-footedness and no fear of heights required during summit ascent)
  •     Distance: 7 km
  •     Duration: 3.5 hrs
  •     Ascent: 630 m
  •     Descent: 630 m

Our packing list:

  •     Karkogellift lift ticket for the ascent and summer toboggan ticket for the descent 😉
  •     Enough time to stop in one of the huts -> Karkogel hut and / or Gsengalm
  •     Drinks and food
  •     First Aid kit
  •     Walking sticks
  •     Camera/Mobile phone
  •     Sun protection (sun cream, sun glasses and cap)
  •     Rain protection (the weather in the mountains can change very quickly)
  •     Good footwear
  •     Change of clothes


Our footwear for this tour – LOWA INNOX PRO GTX MID

When spontaneity and multifunctional shoes meet, then in the end only an unplanned adventure can come out of it. This is a good opportunity as with the waterproof all-rounder INNOX PRO GTX MID, outdoor athletes always have optimal footwear with them. While the mid-sole made of LOWA DynaPU® provides the necessary cushioning, the innovative LOWA-MONOWRAP® frame offers the best foot guidance at every step of the way. 100% “Made in Europe”.

Click here for the right footwear: Innox PRO GTX

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