Austria

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Hohe Tauern - by Henk Nouws Thinking of Austria evokes images of the Alps and trekking from hut to hut. Many mountain groups have their own "Höhenweg", high altitude hut to hut trail.

Less well known are the 10 Austrian long distance hiking trails. These trails cross all the country's majestic mountain ranges - Ötztal, Zillertal, Stubaier Alps, Hohe Tauern - but also pass through more pastoral and less touristic regions of Austria. Sometimes the trails coincide with European long distance trails.

Don't be mistaken: Austrian long distance trails are not for the feeble. Time and again the trails mean serious business, including glaciers and short stretches of scrambling on rocks (maximum Grade II). To complete a trail on foot can easily take several months. Varying in length from 400 to 1300 km, and combined with the considerable differences in altitude, these trails pose challenges to be reckoned with. So, compared to the French GR's, the Austrian long distance trails are on another level altogether. Make sure you master all skills of walking in high mountains: techniques of orientation, gear, surefootedness, stamina.

To keep hikers happy, after all we are hiking for fun, Austria has taken excellent care of lodging, food and drink. Wherever you go up into the mountains, you will find well managed huts, offering a comfortable bed, beer, and top meals you will never find down the valleys: all purely natural and 100% homemade. More than merely an overnight stay, this is enjoying!

Map

Hiking Map of Austria NWHiking Map of Austria NE

Hiking Map of Austria SWHiking Map of Austria SE

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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2018
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2018
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  • Styrian Thermal Region - Southern Burgenland - Styrian Vulkanland F&B WK423
  • Thermenland Oststeiermark – Südburgenland area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles... Read more
Stanfords
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  • Kamptal - Zwettl - Horn - Langenlois - Krems F&B WK074
  • Kamptal - Zwettl - Horn - Langenlois – Krems area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles... Read more
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  • Graz Highland - Schöckl - Almenland-Teichalm - Stubenbergsee F&B WK131
  • Graz Highlighands - Schöckl – Teichalm- Stubenbergsee area of south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Watzmanntrek | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Compacte Duitstalige wandelgids van de Watzmanntrek in nationaal park Berchtesgaden, met routebeschrijving, schematische kaartjes en overnachtingsadressen. Der Nationalpark Berchtesgaden mit dem berühmten Watzmann und dem Königssee gilt als eine der schönsten Bergregionen in ganz Europa. Der Watzmanntrek erschließt das Gebiet auf einer... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids ANWB Ontdek Oostenrijk | ANWB Media
  • Een nieuwe ANWB reisgids: deze titel is een vertaling van de Duitstalige Dumont reeks. Ze staan bekend als zeer degelijke en behoorlijk complete reisgisden in compact formaat. Met zowel veel achtergrondinformatie, maar ook veel tips over bezienswaardigheden en adressen voor bijvoorbeeld eten en drinken. Het boek is ook nog voorzien van leuke... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 47 Grazer Hausberge | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Die Grazer Hausberge sind ein äußerst vielseitiges Tourenrevier. So sind aus dem Bereich der steirischen Landeshauptstadt Graz nicht nur... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Touwtechnieken Voor De Bergsport Op Rugzakformaat
  • Touwtechnieken voor de bergsport is hét standaardwerk voor de Nederlandse bergbeklimmer voor touwtechnieken en zekeringsmethoden. Robert Steenmeijer bespreekt hierin alle technieken en methoden die volgens internationale regels als beste en veiligste uit de bus komen. Met behulp van duidelijke tekeningen legt hij bij elke touwtechniek precies... Read more
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Belgium
2011
  • Touwtechnieken Voor De Bergsport Op Rugzakformaat
  • Touwtechnieken voor de bergsport is hét standaardwerk voor de Nederlandse bergbeklimmer voor touwtechnieken en zekeringsmethoden. Robert Steenmeijer bespreekt hierin alle technieken en methoden die volgens internationale regels als beste en veiligste uit de bus komen. Met behulp van duidelijke tekeningen legt hij bij elke touwtechniek precies... Read more
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  • Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria
  • Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences... Read more
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Belgium
  • Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria
  • Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Brandnertal
  • 50 ausgew hlte Wanderungen in der Alpenregion Bludenz: im Brandnertal, Gro en Walsertal, Klostertal und stlichen Walgau. Read more
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Belgium
2014
  • Brandnertal
  • 50 ausgew hlte Wanderungen in der Alpenregion Bludenz: im Brandnertal, Gro en Walsertal, Klostertal und stlichen Walgau. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Reisgids Reise-Taschenbuch Réunion | Dumont
  • Daniela Eiletz-Kaube und Kurt Kaube sind in Österreich geboren, doch die ganze Welt ist ihr Zuhause. 2005 übersiedelten sie nach Tansania, 2007 führte sie der Zufall nach Réunion, wo sie viel länger als geplant verweilten. An Réunion fasziniert sie die ethnische Vielfalt, die abwechslungsreiche Natur, die unsagbar schönen Landschaften und die... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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2016
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2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Walking in Austria
  • A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Oostenrijk - Walking in Austria | Cicerone
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts. Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • time to momo - Wenen
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de Wenen-gids! Jij gaat Wenen ontdekken! Met haar vele parken en goede infrastructuur is Wenen niets voor niets uitgeroepen tot 's werelds meest leefbare stad. Maar wat wij vooral leuk vinden aan Wenen is dat ze een stad van uitersten is. Klassiek en moderne, chique en street, keizerlijk en 'urig', oost en west.... Read more
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2016
  • time to momo - Wenen
  • Dit is de vernieuwde versie van de Wenen-gids! Jij gaat Wenen ontdekken! Met haar vele parken en goede infrastructuur is Wenen niets voor niets uitgeroepen tot 's werelds meest leefbare stad. Maar wat wij vooral leuk vinden aan Wenen is dat ze een stad van uitersten is. Klassiek en moderne, chique en street, keizerlijk en 'urig', oost en west.... Read more
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De Zwerver
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2020
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  • Danube Cycle Trail - Passau - Eferding - Sauwald - Schärding F&B WK432
  • Danube Cycle Trail: Passau - Eferding - Sauwald – Schärding area of central Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently... Read more
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  • Zell am See - Kaprun - Saalbach F&B WK382
  • Zell-am-See - Kaprun - Saalbach area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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  • Gasteinertal - Wagrain - Raurisertal - Grossarltal F&B WK191
  • Gasteiner Tal - Wagrain - Grossarltal - St. Johann im Pongau - Bad Hofgastein - Bad Gastein area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
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  • Wienviertel East - March - Thayatal - Mistelbach F&B WK014
  • Wienviertel East - March - Thayatal – Mistelbach area of north-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently... Read more
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  • Vienna Woods F&B WK011
  • The Vienna Woods at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this series please click on the series link.Freytag &... Read more
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  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Lipno Dam F&B WK262
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir area straddling the border of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
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  • Nebelstein - Gmünd - Weitra - Gross Gerungs - Weinsberg Forest F&B WK076
  • Nebelstein - Gmünd - Weitra - Gross Gerungs - Weinsberger Wald area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of... Read more
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  • Thayatal National Park - Kamptal - Znaim - Retz - Gars am Karp F&B WK073
  • Thayatal NP - Znaim - Retz - Gars am Karp area of eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in... Read more
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  • Wechsel - Bucklige Welt - Bernstein F&B WK422
  • Wechsel - Bucklige Welt - Bernstein area of south-eastern Austria presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles... Read more
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