Enjoy a hike above the clouds to the summit of the Stoderzinken. There, you will be able to experience one breathtaking moment after another as you take in the amazing views of Ennstal and the Niedere Tauern mountains.
The Stoderzinken Alpine Road (a toll road) is approximately 10 km long and leads drivers from Gröbming, up through numerous bends to the car park on the Stoderzinken.
If you do make this excursion, we highly recommend hiking out from there to Peace Chapel, which is one of the true highlights on the Stoderzinken. Because the parking areas are close by, this small chapel lends itself wonderfully for a short walk on the Stoderzinken.
Also rewarding: a hike to the summit of the Stoderzinken, or down the mountain through the Notgasse.
Even the drive up the Stoderzinken Alpine Road is a memorable experience in its own right. Next to the car park on the Stoderzinken, you will find the start of a path which leads up to the Rosegger Memorial.
From there, you will continue along a safely maintained path to Peace Chapel, where you can enjoy fantastic views of Ennstal and the Niedere Tauern mountains. In clear visibility, you can even see as far as the Hohe Tauern.
Especially in autumn, as the leaves of the larch trees on the Stoderzinken begin to change, a colorful spectacle is assured.
For a truly special experience, we suggest a hike from the Stoderzinken to the Notgasse, which is a long, narrow canyon around 800 m in length, flanked by walls of rock
as high as 60 m in some places.
For centuries, it was only ever traveled by traders, charcoal burners, shepherds and smugglers. In the dark, damp cliffs, you will find carved symbolic drawings of immense cultural and historical significance, the oldest of which go back to Roman times as well as the Late Bronze Age. The canyon has a very mysterious and mystical aura which visitors sense immediately.
From the Stoderzinken, you walk steadily down the mountain, through the canyon we have described, until you reach the so-called "Öfen" in Lend.
The hiking path (No. 618) from the Steinerhaus via the Brünnerhütte to the Grafenbergalm changes only minimally in elevation, making it suitable for practically everyone.
That said, the path should not be underestimated, since it is long and you will have to bring plenty to drink with you. With constant up- and downhills, it can prove very strenuous for inexperienced hikers.
Also bear in mind, after departing the Grafenbergalm you are still looking at a downhill hike of approximately 2 more hours.