Hiking on Hochstein
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Hiking on Hochstein

The Lienzer Schlossberg lift (the cabin-chairlift combination) brings you easily to the Moosalm, at a height of 1,000 above sea level. The 2nd part of your journey is an "old-school" double chairlift up to the Sternalm at a height of 1,500 above sea level. Even the journey with the lift is an experience due to the unique view of the town of Lienz, the Lienz valley and the surrounding world of mountains.

Hochstein is a starting point for many beautiful hikes and Nordic walking

circular higking trail: Moosalm – Reiterkirchl & back

Starting point: Middle station Taxermoos, 1,017 m in the area of the Moosalm with an adventure playground and a pets´corner. Moosalm (1,017m) - Reiteralm (1,134 m), marked and signed, 5 Reiteralm - Tschitscherhof, 6 Tschitscherhof - Moosalm.

Description: From the Moosalm follow the path to the barrier and the sign "Reiteralm". The lift station of Taxermoos is passed to the right before the route continues in a southerly direction over the ski piste to the ski start H 2000. A signpost shows the way down to the Reiteralm and the Reiterchapel. Just before the Reiteralm the path dexcends towards the valley. After 10 mins, follow in the direction of the "Tschwabelehof". From there, go over a meadow path with a beautiful view to the Tschitscherhof. Follow the marked path back to the Moosalm or descend down to Gribelehof.

Walking time: 1 3/4 - 2 hours

Märchensteig to the Hochstein hut

Starting point: Sternalm. Marked, easy, Route 10. Partly through a shady wood

Description: On the mountain side of the edge of the man-made small lake, 1,557m, is the start of the Märchensteig. It continues upwards along the right-hand side of the edge of the ski start. After a forest path which crosses our path, we are at the Berger shrine. Continue your ascent and soon the wood becomes thinner. After some time, you reach the Hüttenbichl wit an ancient weather cross. Nearby is the Hochstein hut of the alpine club. At the foot of the Hochstein is the broad Lienz valley floor. There is nearly a 360* panorama of the grey mountain chain of the Lienzer Dolomites and the Carnic mountains in the south and opposite, the Schober group right up to the icy top of the Großvenediger.

Walking time: 1 1/2 hours, 520m height difference

Sternalm-Route

Nordic Walking trail 7
Starting point:  Hochstein-Sternalm.

Description: Interesting route at a height of 1,500m. above sea level. Length: 2,2 km. Height: about 220m. Route: meadows 270m, gravel path 1,930m

Difficulty: easy

Sternalm panorama route

Nordic Walking Trail 8

Starting point: Hochstein-Sternalm.

Description: Lengthening of route 7; wonferful view of the Lienzer Dolomites. Length: 5,1 km. Height: about 630m. Route: meadows 630m, gravel path 4,470m

Difficulty: medium

Böses Weibele 2.521 m from the Sternalm

Starting point: Sternalm. 1,505 m.

Description: From the snack hut Sternalm, the Märchensteig continues upwards along the right-hand side of the edge of the ski start, pass the Berger shrine to the Hochstein hut (2,025). From there, continue in a westerly direction slightly upwards along the ridge. The last few metres go over a rocky ridge to the mountain cross.

Walking time: from the Sternalm about 3 1/2 hours, from the Hochstein hut about 2 hours to the top.