haindlkar hut gesäuse alps walking tour report



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 The hiking tour in the National Park Gesäuse to Haindlkar at 1121m begins in the Gesäuse at the parking lot on the road between the inn "Bachbrücke" and the village Gstatterboden. The trail to Haindlkar hut is 2.9 km long and has an average gradient of 17%. The 504 altimeters are suitable for children with a good condition from about 8-10 years. In any case, you should wear sturdy walking shoes, because there are many stones on the walking path. Of particular interest for my children was the walking path with many stages and  the boulders. A nice flat forest path is them otherwise always too dull and monotonous. The entire trail to Haindlkar lodge is very nice marked, so you can not lost there were no steep precipices. Who does not need starts in the morning the last kilometer expect that it will be quite warm on sunny days. Therefore you should start on hot days no later than 9 clock to walk on the Haindlkar.

During the walk you have a wonderful view of the mountains "Großer Buchstein" (2.224m). Hochtor (2.369m) - Festkogel (2269) and Big Ödstein (2.335m) at whose feet the Haindlkar hut is located.

It new Haindlkar hut was built in 1958-1969. The Haindlkar hut is open depending on snow conditions from early May to mid October. The offer ranges from excellent catering for guests with food and drink until the overnight with 9 beds and 54 mattresses. The second path to the Haindlkar hut leads from Johnsbach with a walking time of 2.5 hours over the Gsengscharte.
From Haindlkar one could walk over the difficult Peternpfad in about 4 hours to the Hesshütte.

The rocks are one of the dominant elements when you hiking in Gesäuse. On the mighty base of Ramsau dolomite is having a height of up to 800m Dachstein-limestone. The dolomite weathers easily. The jagged rocks with the rubble at the foot of the mountains form the base of the mountains in the National Park Gesäuse. The light grey weathered Dachstein-limestone however much slower. Through the strength of the Dachstein-limestone and his rough surface it is ideal for climbing. The rocks in the National Park Gesäuse are also a favourite habitat of such birds as e.g. Eagle, peregrine falcon, owl, Crag Martin, Raven and wall runners. Under the tree line nesting grouse, Alpine Accentor and Snow Finch. 

We should never forget that we walk through a national park and therefore must comply with some rules.

For the protection of nature only hike and climb on the official tours and routes. 

Don't leave them and open any new hiking and climbing - routes.

Do not throw away garbage.

While hiking avoid unnecessary noise.

Do not crush or uproot plants. 

Tents and camps in the National Gesäuse is not allowed.

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