Hochbärneck lookout post

Lookout tower, Mountain summit, Scenic lookout


In the middle of the magnificent hiking paradise in the Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park, the Hochbärneck lookout tower rises 10 metres into the air. The wooden lookout is equipped with a telescope. From here, the view goes all around to the Ötscherland and all the way to the Hochschwab as well as the Gesäuse and Voralpen-Land. The opposite "father mountain" Ötscher comes particularly close thanks to the telescope zoom.

A family-friendly, easy circular hiking trail through the Hochbärneck alpine pasture area also leads up to the lookout post and offers great views in the Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park. Start and end point is the alpine hut Hochbärneck. The fragrant flower and herb garden of landlady Erika Pieber invites you to take a break - with idyllic cow pasture and a great playground for the little ones.

Extra Tip:

  • The Almhaus is open all year round and also offers overnight accommodation.
  • Annual festivals at Hochbärneck: Almfest at the end of June and Alm-Kirtag on 15 August

Location and how to get there