Hiking Tour: “Ebenstein & Androthalm from Jassing”

Promising tour up to the Ebenstein (2123m), starting from Jassing (right after the amazing Grüner See) and then up towards the beautiful Sonnschienalm. The descent is done by a detour via the beautiful Androthalm allowing impressive views towards Brandstein.

Tour up to the Ebenstein from Jassing via the Russenstraße to Sonnschienalm and descending via Androthalm

This long but extremely promising tour starts at the parking Jassing after passing by the beautiful Grüner See (a karst lake surrounded by an impressive mountain scenery that is slowly filled with melt-water) and first follows the Russenstraße up towards the beautiful Sonnschienalm mountain pasture. It then follows the trail up towards the impressive Ebenstein providing an amazing surround view on the area and especially down to Sonnschienalm. On the descent, a detour is done at Sonnschienalm towards the Androthalm which allows a scenic view to the impressive Brandstein massif. The tour then goes back towards the Russenstraße and descends to the parking at Jassing.

Please note that the Androthalm has unknown opening hours. You might consider to have a break at the Sonnschienhütte instead or bring your own food on this tour!

Tour Description

00:00 Start at the parking lot Jassing (GPS: 47.558703, 15.031689). Please note a ticket is required (EUR 4,00) that needs to be purchased at the parking Grüner See!!!
00:01 At the crossing, follow the right trail/forest street (Russenstraße) upwards.
00:15 Keep right and follow the red-white-red marked trail (Russenstraße) upwards.
00:25 Either turn right and follow the red-white-red marked trail (shortcut) through the forest (you will cross the forest street several times) or optionally continue following the forest street (easier but longer).
01:20 Enjoy the view towards the beautiful Sonnschienalm. Continue following the gravel road by keeping left towards the alpine huts.
01:21 At the crossing, keep straight ahead (leave the gravel road!) and follow the trail towards Großer Ebenstein (see signposts!).
01:50 At the crossing of Sonnschienbründl (water source), turn right and follow the trail up northwards to Ebenstein.
02:00 At the crossing, turn right and follow the trail up to Ebenstein.
02:15 Enjoy the view from Kleiner Ebenstein and continue following the trail up to its bigger brother.
02:30 Final ascent towards Großer Ebenstein. Exposed parts of the trail are protected by iron cables.
02:35 At the crossing, first keep right and follow the trail towards the big summit cross. Enjoy the view towards Sonnschienalm.
02:40 Hike back a few meters and then follow the trail northwards (keep right) to the real summit of Großer Ebenstein. The real summit’s cross is smaller but from there you enjoy a scenic surround view on the entire area.
02:45 Enjoy the awesome scenic view from the (real) summit of Großer Ebenstein. Best enjoyed with some self-brought snacks and refreshments ( ).
03:00 Hike back towards Sonnschienalm on the same way as the ascent.
04:10 At the crossing at Sonnschienalm/Russenstraße, turn right and follow the trail eastwards towards Androthalm.
04:15 At the crossing, keep straight ahead (sightly right) and follow the marked trail up towards Androthalm (always keep straight ahead till reaching the hut).
05:05 Well deserved break at Androthalm. The hut might be closed, consider bringing your refreshments yourself! ( ).
05:25 Follow the trail southwards (either the left or the right as they merge later again) towards Hörndlalm.
05:40 At the crossing, keep left and follow the trail towards Hörndlalm, bypassing the impressive Kulmstein.
06:05 Pass by Hörndlalm and continue following the mountain road eastwards towards Senkbodenalm (merging later with Russenstraße).
06:30 Turn right into the Russenstraße and descend back to the parking on the same route as used for the ascent.
07:15 Back at the parking Jassing, end of the tour.
General Tour Data

Area: Hochschwabgruppe, Styria, Austria
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 1458m (3h 40min)
Descent: 1473m (2h 55min)
Highest Pt: 2123m
Lowest Pt: 885m
Duration: 6h 45min (without breaks)
7h 15min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Sonnschienhütte (1523m)
Androthalm (1556m)
Jassing Almnütte (885m)
Gasthof Grüner See (776m)
Equipment: Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Hiking shoes with good grip
Food, Snacks and plenty of water
2x Gipfelbier  
Sun & Weather protection
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At a glance

Level  medium-difficult 
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Tour Diary

2021-09-25 09:45

Weather: Sunny, perfect
Participants: Stefan
Activity: Strava

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