Harzberg Steinbruch, Austria

21 July 2019

From Bad Vöslau past the Harzberg Steinbruch (natural stone wall), and on to the Vöslauer Hütte and Jubiläumskreuz. Then up to the Hinterer Lindkogel, and down to Baden past the Königshöhle and Burg Rauheneck.
A fully overcast and very windy day, with even some drops of rain. Good for hiking (not too hot), but not so good for taking pictures, which I did anyway, as there was a lot to see!

The bautiful Rathaus in Bad Vöslau.

And the catholic church.

Then up into the forest.

The Harzberg Steinbruch, an almost vertical wall with a maximum elevation difference of 100m, formed over a period of 5 million years.

Continuing on through the forest.

To the Vöslauer Hütte.

And then the view at the Jubiläumskreuz.

Looking towards the Schneeberg.

And on through the forest...

The views from the Hinterer Lindkogel.

A first glimpse of Burg Rauheneck.

But first the Königshöhle.

And then the castle ruins.

The views from the top of the tower.

The old Baden aquaduct.

And finally, a panoramic view of the Steinbruch.

Map, elevation profile, and additional information

GPS track HarzbergSteinbruch.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 47.969222, 16.223358
Length & cumulative elevation 16.5km, +/-850m
Public transport Train to Bad Vöslau and train from Baden.
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