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Pleschnitzzinken 2.112 m

moderate Summit tours · Gröbminger Land

Tour characteristics
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Tour-Infos
Distance: 2.35 km
Duration: 1:10 h
Ascent: 412 m
Descent: 13 m
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The tour

This peak has a few surprises in store.  An easy drive from Pruggern to the Bottinghaus sets the stage for a very scenic half-day hike.  From the Bottinghaus, we hike along an uphill road to the right, reaching a trail crossing in about 10 minutes, the start of a beautiful forest path.  Things begin very relaxed, as we make our way through ancient high forests, home to gnarled spruce, larch and pine, crossing a number of clearings, and soon coming to the forest’s edge.  Now it gets a little steeper, hiking as we are through a zone where the forest struggles to persist.  Isolated small larch punctuate extended fields of rhododendron, serving as enchanting photo motifs.

After barely a half-hour’s walk, we reach the empty Pleschnitzzinken hut, now able to enjoy the fantastic views of the Ennstal, Stoderzinken and Dachstein.  Following a gently ascending, grassy ridgeline, we can look forward to a relaxing hike all the way up to the summit cross.  This summit is like a balcony overlooking Ennstal Valley.   And once here at the top, we are certain to be quite surprised by how close the highest of the Tauern peaks actually is.  In high summer, the grass is trimmed short by the sheep grazing here, while the monkshood thriving in-between is like a beautiful pillow of blue. We will hike back along the same route.

Turn-by-turn directions

This peak has a few surprises in store.  An easy drive from Pruggern to the Bottinghaus sets the stage for a very scenic half-day hike.  From the Bottinghaus, we hike along an uphill road to the right, reaching a trail crossing in about 10 minutes, the start of a beautiful forest path.  Things begin very relaxed, as we make our way through ancient high forests, home to gnarled spruce, larch and pine, crossing a number of clearings, and soon coming to the forest’s edge.  Now it gets a little steeper, hiking as we are through a zone where the forest struggles to persist.  Isolated small larch punctuate extended fields of rhododendron, serving as enchanting photo motifs. After barely a half-hour’s walk, we reach the empty Pleschnitzzinken hut, now able to enjoy the fantastic views of the Ennstal, Stoderzinken and Dachstein.  Following a gently ascending, grassy ridgeline, we can look forward to a relaxing hike all the way up to the summit cross.  This summit is like a balcony overlooking Ennstal Valley.   And once here at the top, we are certain to be quite surprised by how close the highest of the Tauern peaks actually is.  In high summer, the grass is trimmed short by the sheep grazing here, while the monkshood thriving in-between is like a beautiful pillow of blue. We will hike back along the same route.

Getting there
From Pruggern to the Bottinghaus
Ennstal Bus L900 to Pruggern
Parking
Bottinghaus
Start
from Pruggern along a narrow road to the Bottinghaus
Destination
Pleschnitzzinken
Security

Weather changes, rapid drops in temperature, thunderstorms, wind, fog and snowfields are objective dangers and require the right behaviour on the road. Hutkeepers are experienced mountain experts who can give good tips on the weather and the route. Lack of equipment, overestimation of one's own abilities, carelessness, poor physical condition and a wrong assessment can lead to critical situations. During thunderstorms: Avoid peaks, ridges and rope belaying at all costs.

 

In an emergency, please dial the following emergency calls: No. 140 - Mountain Rescue No. 112 - Euro Emergency Call

Weather forecast

Date
in the morning
-9°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-6°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
in the morning
-11°C
at noon
0°C
in the evening
-4°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
in the morning
-7°C
at noon
1°C
in the evening
-4°C
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.

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