Hiking Tour: “Bärenschützklamm (Mixnitz)”

A very nice tour through the impressive “Bärenschützklamm” flume starting from Mixnitz. Especially worth visiting in spring or early summer after a strong winter when the meltwater feeds the impressive waterfalls.

Promising tour 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 towards the Guter Hirte hut. Motiviated hikers can continue the tour towards the Steirischer Jokl, a typical styrian hut with an awesome panoramic sight. The descent is done via the Prügelweg, an old roman route where still the furrows can be seen in the stones.

Tour Description

00:00 Parking at the parking lot Bärenschützklamm at Jausenstation Grassauer.
00:01 Follow the trail towards Bärenschützklamm.
00:45 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.
02:00 Mount the steep trail using wooden ladders towards the exit of the Bärenschützklamm.
02:20 Well-deserved break at the Guter Hirte .
03:30* Optional: Follow the trail upwards to Steirischer Jokl.
03:45* Enjoy good coffee or other refreshments at Steirischer Jokl.
05:15* Descend via the same route towards Guter Hirte.
05:40 Follow the Prügelweg gravel road towards the entrance of the Bärenschützklamm.
06:45 At the entrance of Bärenschützklamm, go back on the same way towards the parking.
07:15 Relax and recap @ Jausenstation Grassauer ().

* Optional: You can also directly descent back to the parking via the Prügelweg

At a glance

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

General Tour Data

Area: Grazer Bergland, Styria, Austria
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 913m (2h 20min)
Descent: 913m (1h 50min)
Highest Pt: 1400m
Lowest Pt: 487m
Duration: 5h 00min (without breaks)
7h 15min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Steirischer Jokl (1398m)
Guter Hirte (1209m)
Jausenstation Grassauer (490m)
Equipment: Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Hiking shoes with good grip in wet conditions
Snacks and water
Sun & Weather protection

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Tour Diary

2020-07-03 12:00

Weather: mostly cloudy
Participants: Stefan, Hannes, Herbert, Robert, Nader, Nadja
Activity: Suunto

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