Hiking Routes

Matrassteig (Weg durch den Stein)

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Elevation profile

2,49 km length

Tour dates

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 2,49 km
  • Ascent: 437 egm
  • Descent: 156 egm
  • Duration: 1:47 h
  • Lowest point: 231 m
  • Highest point:513 m

Features

  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Tour route

Details for: Matrassteig (Weg durch den Stein)

Brief description

Wie ein Hochgebirgssteig windet sich der Matrassteig ausgehend von der Greiner Donaubrücke über knapp 300 Höhenmeter auf den Brandstetterkogel. Ein einmaliges Erlebnis in den schroffen Hängen des Strudengaues.  

Description

Starting at the bridge Grein, (on the corner of Highway 119), a steep path leads onto a hill. The trail now nearly horizontally leads further along the entire side of the mountain with impressive rock crashes (the way continues under the stones) and magnificent views into the Danube valley and ends after an ascent at the Brandstetterkogel Hütte (cabin). The trail is named after Edaurd Matras (1862-1945), the President of the "Austrian tourist Club" from 1912-1939. If you like, you can get off halfway and continue to Wiesen (service stations).

Starting point of the tour

Greiner Brücke (bridge)

Route description

Starting at the bridge Grein, (on the corner of Highway 119), a steep path leads onto a hill. The trail now nearly horizontally leads further along the entire side of the mountain with impressive rock crashes (the way continues under the stones) and magnificent views into the Danube valley and ends after an ascent to the Brandstetterkogel Hütte (cabin). The trail is named after Edaurd Matras (1862-1945), the President of the "Austrian tourist Club" from 1912-1939. If you like, can get off halfway and continue to Wiesen (service stations).

Directions

Autobahnanschluss (highway connection) Amstetten West, Follow signs to Ardagger

Parking

There are many parking possibilities in the village. Please follow the signs.

Take the train to Bahnhof (train station) Amstetten, from there take the bus to Ardagger

More info/links

www.ardagger.gv.at

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Author's tip

Historic and modern cultural highlights and museums are available as well as sport and fun on the Danube and culinary delicacies centered around cider in cosy pubs.