Herr in Sportkleidung mit Rucksack steht auf einem Felsen mitten in der Bergwelt der Pyhrn-Priel Region in Oberösterreich. Im Hintergrund schroffe Berge und ein bewölkter Himmel.

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Warscheneck via Rossleithen - Dümlerhütte - Warscheneck - Zellerhütte – Rossleithen

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Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 4580 Roßleithen
  • Starting point: Rossleithen (scythe factory)
  • Destination: 4580 Roßleithen
  • Path number: 293; 218
Duration: 8h 30m
Length: 19,5 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1802m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1811m
Lowest point: 664m
Highest point: 2364m



Panoramic view:

Great panorama

Paths covering:

  • Hiking trail

Most economical season:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Leaving from Rossleithen, you will hike past the source of the Piessling to the Dümlerhütte, on to the Rote Wand and up to the Warscheneck, returning via the Zellerhütte to Rossleithen.

Massive – probably the perfect way to characterize the Warscheneck, which dominates the eastern section of the Totes Gebirge. All paths up to its karst, rocky head are long, where you are greeted by great panoramas of the Alpine Foothills all the way to the Niedere Tauern range.

Perhaps the most beautiful of these begins at the scythe factory in Rossleithen and takes you, as in Tour 57, to the origin of the Piessling. Prior to it, after marking No. 293, head right into the forest and to the valley station of the freight lift. Before this, a marked trail begins on the left which – brushing up against roads on several occasions – climbs to the Rossleithenreith. There, path No. 218 from the Gleinkersee joins the trail from the left, along which we ascend via the former Tommerlalm to the Dümlerhütte.

Now we follow trail No. 293, which leads via a ridgeline above the Stofferkar to the alpine saddle beneath the Rote Wand (the beautiful view from this summit, which plunges vertically down on its south side, has to be earned by tackling a short, but sharp climb).

From the Wurzeralm, the North Alpine Trekking Trail No. 201 rises up to the gap: On this, we climb to the right via a steep, rocky ridge to the crest of the Speikwiese. Passing the dome of the Toter Mann, we come to the uppermost section of the Warscheneck. Via a precipitous, though banked rocky flank, we come to the gently inclined high plateau, where we soon reach the route that comes from the Zellerhütte. Heading left, in just a few minutes we come to the big summit cross. The panoramic view is uniquely beautiful.

We return to the turn-off we mentioned before, however from there we make our way down to the left heading north-west on hiking path No. 201 across the bare and barren Arbesboden. Past the Lagersberg and then a steeper descent through areas of pine onto only lightly forested hillsides. Finally, our path meanders down to the Zellerhütte. For the final descent, two paths are available to us: To the right the signs point the way back to Rossleithen (path No. 290, past the somewhat out-of-the-way Windhager See), while the trekking trail heading north takes us to the Schafferteich and Vorderstoder.

long, steep and challenging mountain tour through high-alpine karst terrain up to a rocky peak. Some exposed passages demand surefootedness and a head for heights.

Altitude profile


Pyhrn-Priel Tourismus GmbH
Hauptstrasse 28
4575 Roßleithen

Phone: +43 7562 5266-99
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Accessibility / arrival

by car:
From the north on the A9 direction Graz - exit Roßleithen,
from the south on the A9 direction Linz departure Roßleithen.

by train:
Pyhrnbahn (Linz - Graz) stop Windischgarsten

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Along the trail

Dümlerhütte (© TVB Pyhrn-Priel)

The hut is situated on the edge of the forest at 1495m above sea level on the northeastern side of the Warscheneck Mountain.

Zellerhütte (© Foto privat)

The hut is situated on 1575m above sea level and below the area of the Warscheneck Mountain.

ÖAV-Zellerhütte (© ÖAV-Zellerhütte)

Welcome to the Zellerhütte in Vorderstoder!

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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

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Warscheneck via Rossleithen - Dümlerhütte - Warscheneck - Zellerhütte – Rossleithen
Starting place: Roßleithen

Duration: 8h 30m

Length: 19.5 km

Metres of altitude: 1802m


Panoramic view: