in the middle of August this year we went to Gesäuse in Styria, Austria. We stayed at the camping place in Gstatterboden (Forstgarten), which was very nice. (The only thing I didn’t like was the showers that went hot and cold while showerig) There was a fire place at night and it was a great place to start a hike. Which we did already the day we got there. We chose to hike to Ennstalerhütte at 1543m with a hike of 13,1 km and an elevation of 897m (source). It took us about 6 hours with smaller breaks and a long one at the hut.
The river being a bit brown! Also the start of our hike (the campsite is on the right). There were people with kajaks and you can do whitewater rafting.
Soon after the start the path looked like this. It went often through the forest, which was very nice because it was so hot in August!
Some water spots were on the way, with cold and refreshing water.
It was still a long way to go and although I normally don’t complain when hiking, on this one I did a bit. I was very tired that day, and so happy when we finally arrived at the hut!
At the hut we had some cake and I drank a radler (boyfriend had coffee). The view up there was amazing! So rewarding after the hike.
After some relaxing (and looking at funny cats that lived at the hut), we went back down and still enjoyed amazing views while walking. We had packed some lunch and ate it on the way. Altogether we only met about 15 people while hiking (not including the ones sitting at the hut). I always enjoy not meeting many people while hiking!
I highly recommend hiking in this area, and it’s been my second trip there. But I’m sure not my last!