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Power place lake Erlaufsee

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    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, Hochsteiermark
  • / Erlaufsee
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  • / Panorama
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  • / Panorama
    Photo: Brigitte Digruber, CC BY, Hochsteiermark
  • / Badesteg mit Rutsche
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  • / Blick vom Steg zum Bootsverleih
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  • / Entenfamilie am See
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  • / Erlaufsee
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Blick Richtung Strandbuffet
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Bootsverleih
    Photo: Fred Lindmoser, www.mariazell.blog
  • / Erlaufsee im Frühling
    Photo: Brigitte Digruber, CC BY, Hochsteiermark
  • / Erlaufsee
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  • / Wanderung in der Hochsteiermark: Erlaufsee Rundwanderweg
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Walk around the natural jewel lake Erlaufsee
Open
easy
Distance 5 km
1:15 h
45 m
45 m
872 m
828 m
Lake Erlaufsee is one of the top 5 power places in Mariazeller Land: treat yourself to your personal time-out with a leisurely picnic at the power places of Mariazeller Land. Power places have a striking, unique appearance and possess a special energy. 

 

Leisure activities on the lake:

  • Round trip with the excursion boat Christina, Info: +43 664 22 14 853
  • Boat rental: in suitable weather, pedal boats, rowing boats, electric boats, 2 party boats as well as stand up paddles are available for rental (+43 676 777 18 72)
  • High rope garden Erlaufsee: offers routes with different levels of difficulty (Info: +43 664 57 40 893)
  • Diving (Harry's Diving School: +43 664 204 59 80, Neptun Divecenter Tauchschule Ungerböck: +43 664 560 37 85)
  • Fishing (fishing permits available at: Municipal office in Mitterbach, +43 3882 2126; or online)

Author’s recommendation

An experience is the trip with the museum tramway to the lake Erlaufsee and a round trip with the excursion boat Christina.
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: June 12, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
872 m
Lowest point
828 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Strandbuffet Liane
Herrenhaus

Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Safety tips for a carefree hiking trip with dog can be found here

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband Hochsteiermark - Büro Mariazeller Land
Hauptplatz 13, 8630 Mariazell
T: +43 3882 2366

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

www.hochsteiermark.at

Start

Lake Erlaufsee - bus stop (831 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.790575, 15.283145
DMS
47°47'26.1"N 15°16'59.3"E
UTM
33T 521206 5293062
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Destination

Lake Erlaufsee - bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

This clear mountain lake is located 3 km northeast of Mariazell at an altitude of 827 m on the border between Styria and Lower Austria and is surrounded by green forests and meadows, adorned with a rich biodiversity in native flora and fauna. A natural jewel that invites you to actively recharge your batteries by swimming, rowing, diving and fishing, as well as to recharge your batteries by leaning back with your feet in the cool water. In the midst of the impressive mountain scenery, Lake Erlaufsee is an ideal starting point for many power-packed hikes, and an idyllic walking trail also leads around the lake.

On the left shore of the lake we walk along a narrow forest path to the Seewirt (ATTENTION: no longer open) - continue on an asphalt path past the Gut Lindenhof on the north shore back.

In sunny weather, nothing stands in the way of a swim. The Erlaufsee offers bathers a pebble beach, a large sunbathing lawn, 2 slides, footbridges, diving board and a children's playground.

Refreshment stops:

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Arrival with the train Mariazellerbahn from St. Pölten (final stop in St. Sebastian)
  • Arrival with the bus line 552 from Vienna
  • Arrival with bus line 172 from Bruck an der Mur
  • Arrival with the "Museumstramway" from Mariazell

Information about the timetables can be found at: www.verbundlinie.at

Getting there

Coming from Bruck an der Mur on the B20 over the Seebergsattel and through Gußwerk, past Mariazell, in St. Sebstian turn left onto Erlaufseestraße. Always follow the course of the road.

Coming from St. Pölten via B20 (Annaberg and Josefsberg) through Mitterbach to St. Sebastian, in St. Sebastian turn right onto Erlaufseestraße, always follow the road. Or already in Mitterbach turn right onto Seestraße, always follow the course of the road.Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Parking

Paid parking directly at the lake

Coordinates

DD
47.790575, 15.283145
DMS
47°47'26.1"N 15°16'59.3"E
UTM
33T 521206 5293062
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The folder "Top 5 Kraftplätze" as well as a hiking map are available free of charge at the the tourist office Mariazeller Land!

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Sturdy shoes recommended for the forest trail!

Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!


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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
45 m
Descent
45 m
Highest point
872 m
Lowest point
828 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly

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