The "Hochwechsel" (1734m) marks the border between Lower Austria
and Styria. It's exposed plateau is deemed to be one of the
sunniest places of the socalled "Viennese local mountains".
Please keep in mind that you are in a
alpine area! The length of the tour (depending from your choice of
path) can be qualified as exhausting!
We recommend the following route: Starting in Mönichkirchen via the
"Mönichkirchner Schwaig" (this trip can be done by chairlift
) over the "Steinerne Stiege" to the
"Hochwechsel". For the descent it's possible to hike via the
"Vorauer Schwaig". At the "Mönichkirchner Schwaig" you can use
"Austrias' first scooter course"
for blasting the
height difference. At the Nieder-, the Hochwechsel and at the
"Vorauer Schwaig" there are small military cementries. Please
respect them for what they are.
You have several possibilities for having a break (sample):
+ Hallerhaus (1350m)
+ Wetterkoglerhaus (1734m) (german only)
+ Vorauer Schwaig (1511m)
+ sturdy shoes
+ warm clothes
+ cap, gloves
The cache is in a stone cairn, about 450m east of the
It is a plastic box with blue top in a bag.
In the cache are:
+ 1 logbook, 1 pencil, 1 cachenote please do not
+ TB Climbing Boot
+ 2 Plank crystals
+ 1 pocket-radio
+ 1 soap
+ 1 mussel
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