Hiking Tour: “St. Corona via Hochwechsel from Mariensee via Wildwasserpfad”

This exciting tour starts at Mariensee am Wechsel and follows the “Großer Pestingbach” river with its impressive waterfall. The tour then follows the trail up to Hochwechsel and traverses towards Arabichl. From there the tour follows the hiking trail to Kampstein and descends to Sankt Corona.

Along the Wildwasserpfad up to Hochwechsel from Mariensee and then further to St. Corona via Arabichl

The tour starts at the bus stop Mariensee / Almbauer (line VOR 372) and continues following the road westwards along the Großer Pestingbach river. After bypassing the parking of Wildwasserpfad, the tour leaves the street and follows the hiking trail along the river. The trail leads automatically to the impressive waterfall with its viewing platform on top. The tour then continues following the trail along the river till finally reaching the forest road. Following this road southeastwards, the tour first bypasses the Marienseer Schwaig and then continues following the marked hiking route up towards Hochwechsel. After a well-deserved break at the Wetterkoglerhaus, the tour then follows the hiking trail northwestwards towards Dreiländereck. The tour then follows the trail through the alpine pasture towards the distinct Arabichl and then continues eastwards following the marked hiking trail towards Kampsteiner Schwaig. At the crossing, the tour continues following the trail eastwards to the Herrgottschnitzerhütte. From there, the tour follows the marked hiking trail downwards towards Sankt Corona. After bypassing Orthof and the big parking, the tour simply follows the street down which leads to the bus stop of Erlebnisarena St. Corona (line VOR 369).

The tour starts at the bus station Mariensee / Almbauer that can be reached using VOR line 372 and ends at the bus station St. Corona/Wechsel Erlebnisarena (VOR line 369). Both lines are starting or ending at the train station in Aspang Markt which allows a direct train connection to Vienna.


Tour Description

00:00 Start at the final bus stop of VOR line 372 Mariensee / Almbauer and first follow the street westwards.
00:20 Bypass the parking and continue following the street till it makes a U-turn.
00:25 A the U-turn, leave the street by keeping straight and follow the Wildwasserpfad hiking trail (see yellow signposts).
00:55 At the crossing, turn left and follow the trail up to Wasserfall (waterfall).
01:00 Enjoy the impressive waterfall, best enjoyed with a self-brought refreshment ().
01:10 Continue following the trail up along the river.
01:20 Turn right and follow the forest road up to Marienseer Schwaig (see yellow signposts).
01:22 At the crossing, turn sharp left and continue following the forest road up to Marienseer Schwaig.
01:40 At the crossing with Schindelsteig, turn right and follow the red-white-red marked trail towards Marienseer Schwaig.
01:50 Bypass the Marienseer Schwaig (optional consider a break for a refreshment ) and follow the red-white-red markings through the alpine pasture up to Hochwechsel.
02:15 Well deserved break ( ) at Wetterkoglerhaus.
02:40 Follow the Alpannonia® trail northwards towards Dreiländereck.
03:25 At the crossing Dreiländereck, keep slightly right (straight) and follow the trail through the alpine pasture up to Arabichl.
03:35 At Arabichl, turn right and follow the marked trail eastwards.
03:45 At the crossing, keep straight ahead and continue following the red-white-red marked hiking trail towards Kampsteiner Schwaig.
04:35 At the Kampsteiner Schwaig, first turn left and then turn right again. Follow the blue marked trail towards the summit of Kampstein.
04:45 At Kampstein, continue following the marked trail which descends towards the Herrgottschnitzerhütte.
05:00 Well deserved break () at Herrgottschnitzerhütte.
05:10 Turn left and follow the yellow marked trail northwards which descends towards Sankt Corona.
05:20 At the crossing, turn right and follow the yellow marked trail downwards.
05:30 At the crossing (next to the ski slope), turn sharply left and follow the yellow marked trail downwards.
05:35 Follow the street downwards towards the valley station of the bike lift, passing by the mountain bike trails and the parking.
05:50 Arrive at the bus station Sankt Corona / Erlebnisarena. End of the tour.

At a glance

Level  moderate 
Shape / Fitness
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General Tour Data

Area: Hochwechsel, Lower Austria/Styria, Austria
Distance: 24km
Ascent: 1119m (1h 50min)
Descent: 1102m (1h 20min)
Highest Pt: 1743m
Lowest Pt: 842m
Duration: 5h 05min (without breaks)
5h 50min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Mönichkirchner Schwaig (1230m)
Wetterkoglerhaus (1743m)
Herrgottschnitzerhütte (1319m)
Gasthof Orthof (1011m)
Equipment: Hiking shoes
Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Snacks and water
1x Gipfelbier (
Sun & Weather protection
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Tour Diary

2022-09-18 10:00

Weather: Cloudy, foggy, light rain
Participants: Stefan
Activity: Strava

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