Due to its scenic uniqueness, Turracher Höhe offers visitors a wide range of wonderful recreational opportunities that makes: not too strenuous mountain walks around lake Turracher See or along a series of well-marked hiking paths through stone pine forests.
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Varied mountain and hiking experience
The 3-Lakes Trail is a gentle, well-signposted circular trail (around 2 hours, 7.2 km) that takes visitors to the most scenic spots at Turracher Höhe and is both an educational trail and a sensory trail.
The Barbara Trail: this panorama theme path explores the historic traditions of mining on Turracher Höhe while also presenting the incomparable magnificence of the Turrach mountain range in an informative, visually stimulating manner. www.erlebniswegenockberge.at/barbara-weg
Mountain tours including impressive summit conquests in all heights, with the mountaineer’s choice of either leisurely uphill ride (taking the 6-chair lift up to the Kornock) to the quiet alpine region of the Rinsennock (2,334 m), appealing tours from Turracher Höhe up to the Schoberriegel (2,208 m) and the “Gruft“ (2,232 m), physical challenges over 7 summits to the Eisenhut (2,441), the roof of the Nockberge mountains or right through into the Nockberge Biosphere Park to the Großen Königstuhl (2,336 m).
Every now and then one reads about people that endanger themselves in the mountains whether due to inadequate footwear, lack of important equipment or accessories such as rain shelter, protection against the cold or the sun, overestimation of physical condition or non-observation of weather forecasts.
Secure hiking needs prior information and preparation. So please follow the rules for right conduct in the mountains. Your safety is very important to us. And don’t forget to drink enough liquid during the tour!
- Check the mountain experience and physical fitness of everybody, including children, before each trip. When walking in the mountains it is important to be sure footed and not to suffer from dizziness.
- Prepare carefully beforehand with tour descriptions and maps. Alpine organisations and local knowledge, for example mountain hut staff, can also help.
- Be sure to have the correct equipment and clothing with you. Strong shoes with good soles and protection against rain and cold are very important.
- Before departing on a walk make sure that you let your hotel or friends know where you are going and approximately when you hope to be back.
- Be aware of the speed of the weakest member of the group. Especially at the beginning of a walk a slow tempo is important. Keep an eye on all members of the group in order to recognise tiredness in good time.
- Do not leave marked paths. Take special care when going up steep grassy slopes, especially if they are wet and therefore slippery. Crossing snow fields or glaciers can be particularly dangerous.
- Do not dislodge stones (danger of injury to other walkers). Possible rockfall areas should be crossed one at a time, as quickly as possible and without supporting yourself by hand on the loose rocks.
- If the weather changes or if it becomes misty, or if the path becomes difficult or is in bad condition then turn around. It is no disgrace to do so. It is a sensible thing to do.
- In the case of an accident, keep calm. If you are unable to call for help with a mobile phone, try to attract help by calling, flashing a torch or waving large pieces of clothing. As a rule, the injured person should be left where he or she is but should never be left alone.
- Protect flora and fauna. Take all rubbish with you.
- Behaviour with animals on the mountain : do not provoke cows, calves, sheep, horses etc. but behave normally and do not show any fear. Do not leave the footpaths and keep your distance from all animals.
- Always have your dog on the lead and don’t let your dog chase any animals. Mother animals instinctively try to protect their young. Should an animal attack your dog - despite it being on the lead - don’t hold on tight, but let your dog run away for its own protection.
Mountain Rescue: 140
International Rescue: 112