Hiking Tour: “Hochlantsch via Bärenschützklamm from Mixnitz”

A very nice tour up to “Hochlantsch” through the “Bärenschützklamm” starting from Mixnitz. Especially promising after in spring or early summer after a strong winter when the meltwater feeds the waterfalls.

Promising tour up to “Hochlantsch” through the “Bärenschützklamm” starting from Mixnitz

The tour starts at the “Jausenstation Grassauer” which is also the general parking for tours to the “Bärenschützklamm” in Mixnitz. The route leads towards the “Bärenschützklamm” and then upwards to the highest peak of the Grazer Bergland: the “Hochlantsch”, bypassing nice huts like the “Guter Hirte” and the “Steirischer Jokl”.

Tour Description

00:00 Parking at the parking lot Bärenschützklamm at Jausenstation Grassauer.
00:01 Follow the trail towards Bärenschützklamm.
00:40 Arrive at the entrance of the Bärenschützklamm. An entrance fee must be paid. Follow the trail through the gorge.
00:50 Enjoy the various waterfalls in the Bärenschützklamm.
01:35 Mount the steep trail using wooden ladders towards the exit of the Bärenschützklamm.
02:00 Well-deserved break at the Guter Hirte .
03:00 Follow the trail upwards to Steirischer Jokl.
03:20 Enjoy good coffee at Steirischer Jokl or continue the tour towards Hochlantsch
04:15 Follow the trail up to Hochlantsch.
05:15 Arrive at the highest point of the tour: the Hochlantsch.
05:40 Descend via the same route towards Steirischer Jokl and Guter Hirte.
06:30 Well-deserved break at the Guter Hirte ().
07:00 Follow the Prügelweg gravel road towards the entrance of the Bärenschützklamm.
07:50 At the entrance of Bärenschützklamm, go back on the same way towards the parking.
08:30 Relax and recap @ Jausenstation Grassauer ().


At a glance

Level easy-moderate
Shape / Fitness
Best time in the year  

General Tour Data

Area: Grazer Bergland, Styria, Austria
Distance: 16km
Ascent: 1235m (3h 00min)
Descent: 1233m (2h 15min)
Highest Pt: 1720m
Lowest Pt: 490m
Duration: 6h 00min (without breaks)
8h 30min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Steirischer Jokl (1398m)
Guter Hirte (1209m)
Jausenstation Grassauer (490m)
Equipment: Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Snacks and plenty of water
Sun & Weather protection

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Tour Diary

Tour Date: 2018-05-25 10:45
  Weather: Mixed (Sun, Rain, Fog)
  Participants: Stefan, Bernhard, Hans, Robert C.
  Activity: Suunto


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