A varied hike between Faistenau and Hof, including a book recommendation.
With some mountain names you get stuck: Why is it actually called the Lidaun and not – feminine – the Lidaun? It is also called – female – the Korein and not the Korein (what is meant here is the mountain hump north of St. Martin in the Tennengebirge). The solution to the riddle are the overall names: The Lidaunberg and the Koreinhöhe. But now to the actual topic: Christian Heugl, alpine columnist and book author at Pustet-Verlag, has written a very famous book: “Starting point stop” lists a whole host of hiking tours in Salzburg that can be easily done by bus and / or train. One of them is the crossing of the 1237 meter high Lidaunberg from Faistenau to Hof bei Salzburg, presented here.
Requirement: Easy hike, 500 meters in altitude, 3.5 hours.
“Starting point, stop” by Christian Heugl
Exquisite summit view over the Wiestalsee
Route: From the center of Faistenau on path no. 44 northwards until you come to Lidaunstrasse. Now follow the small road to the left to Pointing to a gravel pit. Here on the forest road further north to the junction of the summit ascent (“Bärenhöhle”) and through the forest up to the summit cross (1237 m). The view towards Wiestalsee and over to Göll, or towards Untersberg and the Chiemgau Alps is unique. Descent to the northeast until you come back to the Lidaunrundweg. Here left (west) to the junction “Hofer Sattel”. Now first on a steep path, then on a wider road to the Hofer Sattel (932 m) and along the themed trail “Landscape Trail” to Gängstrasse and on this north to the center of Hof.
: You can also get to the Lidaun from the city of Salzburg “by fair means”. By bike from the Gnigl along the bike path parallel to the Wolfgangseebundesstraße to the junction to Koppl. Up here to Koppl and from the town center directly to the south on the hiking trail to Pertill in the Ebenau. Here under the Wiestalstraße and before the town center in the Schwarzaugraben to the Ebnerwirt and after Pointing. The route is easy to drive with a good touring bike, only between Koppl and Ebenau it BECOMES a little gravelly and also steeper.
- Equipment: Hiking equipment.
- Map: Compass map set No. 291, “Salzburg and surroundings”, 1: 50,000.
- Literature:Christian Heugl, “Starting point, bus stop”, Anton Pustet Verlag, Salzburg 2021
- Stop: That is an experience in itself Ebnerwirt. This is a few meters away from the ascent route (at Pointing, Lidaun junction, on the Lidaun road to the west to the inn) and is only open occasionally, but if you have the opportunity to stop here, you should take advantage of this.
- More about hiking and mountaineering: www.mein Bezirk.at/bergauf
- Tip: Collect hut stamps with the Salzburger Hüttenpass from the district sheets and win great prizes! You can download it here: www.mein Bezirk.at/huettenpass
- The information: Thomas Neuhold and the Bezirksblätter Salzburg GmbH assume no liability for the tour mentioned. If in doubt, you should always hire a mountain guide.