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!

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Trails

Regions

States

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mariazell - Ötscher - Josefsberg - Annaberg - Erlaufsee F&B WK5031
  • Mariazell - Ötscher - Josefsberg - Annaberg - Erlaufsee area of eastern Austria presented at 1:35,000 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. Cartography is an enlargement of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Saalfelden - Saalbach-Hinterglemm - Zell am See Kompass 30
  • Saalfelden - Saalbach - Zell am See (No. 30), a detailed, GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from Kompass with local and long-distance footpaths, cycling routes, accommodation, etc, printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. This title has on the reverse an additional panorama map of the region.KOMPASS HIKING & RECREATIONAL... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 30 Saalfelden - Saalbach-Hinterglemm - Zell am See | Kompass
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen.Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt.Ein übersichtlich gestaltetes Beiheft mit zahlreichen Farbfotos informiert... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
United Kingdom
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bugaboo Dreams
  • Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure.The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Bugaboo Dreams
  • Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure.The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • WF5610 Stubaital Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • WF5610 Stubaital Kompass
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kitten Kindergarten
  • Educating your cat – does it really work? As cats are no puppies why would they need education and training? They do what they want anyways … Our human demands on our cat as a companion and an emotional enrichment in our life increases. At the same time a cat´s freedom is limited by reducing it to an indoor playground only. Education and... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Kitten Kindergarten
  • Educating your cat – does it really work? As cats are no puppies why would they need education and training? They do what they want anyways … Our human demands on our cat as a companion and an emotional enrichment in our life increases. At the same time a cat´s freedom is limited by reducing it to an indoor playground only. Education and... 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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Bol.com
Belgium
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Trotter Oostenrijk | Lannoo
  • Goede informatieve gids met nadruk op praktische informatie om rond te reizen. Echter ook aandacht voor cultuur en geschiedenis. Geschreven met prachtige Belgische humor, oorspronkelijk Franse gids. De onmisbare gids voor echte trotters Eigenzinnige en kritische benadering van klassieke trekpleisters en verborgen parels buiten de platgetreden... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Austro-Hungarian Fortresses of Montenegro
  • The ultimate hiking book for the Bay of Kotor, describing 12 great walks and 1 boat trip to visit 17 iconic fortresses. With 240 images and GPS waypoints, this is the essential fortress-visiting companion, and also a fascinating source of information for Geocaching enthusiasts.Close to the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro s favourite tourist area,... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Austro-Hungarian Fortresses of Montenegro
  • The ultimate hiking book for the Bay of Kotor, describing 12 great walks and 1 boat trip to visit 17 iconic fortresses. With 240 images and GPS waypoints, this is the essential fortress-visiting companion, and also a fascinating source of information for Geocaching enthusiasts.Close to the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro s favourite tourist area,... Read more
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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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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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, Belgium
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Bol.com
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids 26 Dachstein-Tauern Ost | 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. Dachstein und Tauern Ost– das sind Begriffe, die unter Bergsteigern und Wanderern schon seit jeher Klang und Namen haben. Es sind aber auch... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Austria Freytag & Berndt Hiking Atlas
  • Österreich Wanderatlas - Hiking Atlas of Austria from Freytag & Berndt in an A5 paperback format, presenting 200 selected routes with German language descriptions and extracts from the publisher`s 1:50,000 series, all graded according to the difficulty of the terrain.The atlas covers 200 routes, most of them circular tours, grouped by province... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • East Tyrol Cycling Atlas
  • Cycling routes in the East Tyrol region of Austria presented at 1:75,000 by Verlag Esterbauer with essential information on accommodation, repair facilities, etc. All the text is in GERMAN only but extensive map legend includes English, as shown on our sample image.Esterbauer’s Bikeline guides in this series can be used without any knowledge of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • EuroVelo 9 Cycle Route: Brno - Vienna - Maribor (550km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • A 550km section of the EuroVelo 9 from Brno in the Czech Republic, across eastern Austria including Vienna, to Maribor in north-eastern Slovenia presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bohemian Forest - Mühlviertel - Moldau/Vltava Reservoir Freytag & Berndt Map
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Thayatal National Park - Znaim - Retz - Gars am Karp Freytag & Berndt Map
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lower Austria Rivers Cycle Paths Bikeline Map-Guide
  • 1700km of cycling routes around the mountains and the lakes of Carinthia in southern Austria presented at 1:100,000 by Verlag Esterbauer with essential information on accommodation, repair facilities, etc. All the text is in GERMAN only but extensive map legend includes English, as shown on our sample image.Esterbauer’s Bikeline guides in this... Read more
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