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Donnersbachwald Planneralm


Hintergullingspitz  2.054m

Hochrettelstein   2.220m

Hochstein   2.183m

Mölbegg   2.080m

Planneralm Round

Planneralm 6 Summit Tour

Plannereck   2.003m

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The community Donnersbach is located a few miles south of Irdning with an area of ​​73.35 km² and 1,200 inhabitants. Donnersbach developed in the 20th Century after the end of mining to a tourist resort with the ski areas Planneralm and Riesneralm. In summer, the villages Donnersbach and Donnersbachwald are popular destinations for hikers, mountain bikers and cyclists. The mountains - Wölzer Tauern offer many beautiful and mostly easy trails up to a height of 2.500m.

Of Donnersbach leads an 11km long mountain road up to Planneralm – 1.600m. The highest ski resort in Styria offers 13 huts and mountain restaurants. The Planneralm has a very sunny location with a wonderful panorama. 15 km of slopes (2 easy, 11 moderate, 2 severe) and 5 lifts (2 chair lifts, 2 surface lifts and one rope tow) are available to skiers and snowboarders.

Sights Donnersbach - Planneralm:  Ägydikirche - Church ruin from the 13th century, the castle church - has been used since 1786 as a church, the hammer house testifies to the former stimulate mining activity in Donnersbachtal, gorge trail, mountain pine distillery on the Planneralm, Donnersbach pays special attention to the flowers and was also chosen as the most beautiful flower village in Styria.

Leisure activities Donnersbach - Planneralm in Winter : Cross country skiing - 4km (classic and skating), skiing, snowboarding, night tobogganing, winter hiking, snowshoeing.

Leisure activities Donnersbach - Planneralm in summer : hiking, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, soccer, archery on the Planneralm.

Donnersbachwald is a small community with about 400 inhabitants. In summer Donnersbachwald offers especially for hikers and mountain bikers a numerous of activities. There are 9 MTB tours in Donnersbachwald and up to Planneralm. From the cozy family-friendly mountain bike tour to Riedleralm and the up to 28 degrees steep slopes on the Mörsbachalm and Riesneralm MTB tours. The single-track trails on the mountain bike Tour Lärchkaralm and Stallaalm. Since all MTB tours have their starting point at the parking lot in Donnersbachwald, the tours can also connect with each other.  The Riesneralm cableways are also in action from early July to September.

The restaurant - Hochsitz is a wonderful viewing platform with a 360 degree view of the Lower Tauern in the Austrian Alps. At the about half-hour hike you’ll walk on a variety of surfaces such as Pine needles, rocks, pebbles, moss and mud. In Donnersbachwald you can enjoy the hikes for all skill types. From short and long hiking tours to extensive full-day hikes. At the cableway base station Riesneralm you’ll get a free overview map of all bike and mountain bike tours, hiking tours and all other leisure time activities.

The Riesneralm is a small, family-friendly ski area in the municipality Donnersbachwald with 30 kilometers (5 km advanced, 10 km intermediate and 15 km easy). The slopes of the Riesneralm can be artificially covered to 100%. 3 chair lifts, 1 surface lift and 1 platter lift taking you up to max. 1990m. Beginners and children are on the Riesneralm a surface lift, a platter lift and ski school. Also the associated runway was decorated with waves, adventure trail and playhouse for the children's very exciting.
The restaurant - Hochsitz is located at the top station. The restaurant is open every Friday to 22h for ski tourer. You can borrow the equipment in the sports shop at the base station. The slope is lighted up to 22 clock.

Leisure activities Donnersbachwald in summer: hiking, mountain biking, cycling, tennis, swimming, volleyball court, horse rides, bowling, soccer, archery, children's play area.
Leisure activities Donnersbachwald in winter: cross-country skiing, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, winter hiking, snowboarding.

The market town Irdning is situated in the Ennsvalley near the majestic mountain Grimming – 2.351m. The 2.700 people life in the villages: Altirdning, Falkenburg, Raumberg, Kienach and Bleiberg. Irdning was first documented in the year 1140.

Irdning sights are the castle Gumpenstein, Castle Falkenburg - since the 18 century Capuchin monastery, nice church with a worth seeing sculpture park.
Irdning is also very known that often some of the world's best football teams have completed their summer training in Irdning. e.g. Real Madrid, AS Roma and VfB Stuttgart.

Leisure activities: Golf course at the Castle Hotel Pichlarn, 6 tennis courts, bowling alley, disco, darts, pool, pond, walking, beach volleyball, curling in the winter and in summer, cycling, hiking, inline skating track, football pitch with athletics track, fitness center, horseback riding, fishing, cross country skiing.

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