Information along the Path - Simple facts about Geology, Earth Heritage and the Region of Pongau on the Ore Trail
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What are Geosites?
Geosites are highlights described on display boards that can be found along the Ore Trail. There are QR-Codes on the display boards that can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet. This allows you to call up the information digitally and also obtain additional information material and images on the individual topics. The topics covered in the 100 display boards can be divided into geology and landscape, mining and history stories and legends.
The Geopark presents geological features and phenomena and makes a significant contribution to raising awareness of their importance, value and preservation for posterity. This knowledge is to be conveyed with the information on the Geosites outdoor, but also online. You can find out about the uniqueness of the landscape, the exciting history and beautiful nature in the Ore of the Alps UNESCO Global Geopark.
Here you can find 100 Geosites of the Ore of the Alps UNESO Global Geopark
The first stage of the Ore Trail begins in Hüttau at the Larzenbach Show Mine. It then leads into the center of Hüttau past the "Ores, Gold and Minerals" Museum to the Klammalm. The trail continues along a forest path before the Ore Trail leads along a hiking trail through the forest to the Hochgründeck. The first stage ends at the Heinrich Kiener Haus.
The second stage starts at the Heinrich Kiener Haus on the Hochgründeck and leads over the Hofersattel and the Buchberg. The trail continues to Bischofshofen to the town center. The second stage ends at the visitor center in the ski jump area of the Paul Ausserleitner ski jump.
200 Ore Trail
202 Wege mit Zeitangaben
207 Josefs Bründl
210 Gut Hintl – Direktvermarktung
214 Fischer Graben
216 Goldwaschen an der Salzach
Stage three begins at the Visitor Center in Bischofshofen. This leads past the Gainfeld Waterfall and the Bachsfall Ruins, along the old Knappensteig to Mühlbach am Hochkönig. The third stage ends at the Arthurhaus with breathtaking views of the Hochkönig and the Mandlwand.
219 Bischofshofen früher und heute
219 Aussichtskanzel Wasserfall
223 Waldrand Mosott
226 Altarstein Buchbergkirche
The fourth stage leads from the Arthurhaus to the village of Mühlbach am Hochkönig. Here you hike through the Barbaraschlucht, past pings and the Keltenloch. Ski jumping enthusiasts will also get their money's worth on this stage, as the success story of Bubi Bradl is thematized here. This stage of the Ore Trail continues past the Knappenheim, which has been converted into a Mining Museum, and the Johanna Stollen, the Show Mine of Mühlbach and ends in the village center of Mühlbach am Hochkönig.
300 Ore Trail
301 Raha Stein
304 Arthurhaus Sportgeschichte
311 Halde am Hochkeilhaus
313 Barbara Schlucht
316 Ehemaliges Rupertushaus
317 Holzwirtschaft im Bergbau
319 Alte Mitterbergerstraße
326 Paussenberg 2
The fifth and final stage of the Ore Trail begins in the center of Mühlbach am Hochkönig and leads over the Paussenberg, past the Paussbauer and the Pronebenalm to St. Veit im Pongau. You hike from the center of St. Veit to the Sunnpau Show Mine and the Seelackenmuseum, a local history and Mining museum. The Erzweg ends there after approx. 54 km.
400 Ore Trail
405 Gruben im Ragglgraben
413 Napf hinter dem Hausbauern