The Gesäuse is a very rugged landscape, and almost inaccessible in parts. Yet we make every effort to give visitors with limited mobility the chance to enjoy the natural outdoors.
This folder provides you with information about all areas with barrier-free access!
Leierweg - wheelchair-accessibleIn addition to the facilities offered at the park's Willow Dome visitor centre, the Leierweg is a wheelchair accessible trail in the National Park. A woodland trail, fitted with a walkway, links the Willow Dome to the "Zigeunertunnel" bypass. From here the path climbs (along the tunnel bypass) to a wonderful view over the River Enns.
Distance: Around 4 km (there and back)
Resting places: Sporadic
Surface: Rolled gravel, wooden walkway, asphalt
Trail features: Leads from valley floor to the Leier lookout point, and offers a wonderful view over the Enns.
Hire of wheelchair pullies (Swiss-Tracks)People unable to walk, and those with limited mobility, can hire special wheelchair pullies at the Willow Dome. The pully is provided together with a special wheelchair; the Swiss-Trac requires only minimal instruction and is easy to use.
Cost: €25 / person /day
Assistance from National Park ranger: On request
Range: Up to 25 km on even stretches
Speed: Infinitely variable, up to 6 km/h
Gradient: Max. 20%
Technical note: For technical reasons the Swiss-Tracs are only hired out together with special wheelchairs. Please reserve in advance at the Information Office in Admont (contact details below). You will receive short instructions on using the equipment on-site.
Johnsbach WalkwayThe walkway crossing the Johnsbach was renovated during the winter of 2012. Now the middle section features a viewing window, allowing children and those in wheelchairs to enjoy an impressive view of the Hochtor range.
Gradient: Minimal incline when approaching the walkway
Surface: Wooden walkway
Distance: 1.5 km (circular route)
Resting places: plentiful
Surface: rolled gravel, wooden walkways
Trail features: leads via an idyllic walkway through one of the last remaining alluvial forests in the Gesäuse National Park.
More wheelchair-accessible features in and around the National Park:Close to the Willow Dome visitor centre in the Natioal Park:
Ecological Footprint (with a little practice, it is possible to negotiate the maze in a Swiss-Trac)
Geological exhibition in the National Park Pavillon
Admont Benedictine Monastery
Frauenberg pilgrimage church from 2014
Museum at Schloss Trautenfels
Landl recreation park
Some hotels and inns in the area offer rooms with wheelchair access:
Hotel**** Spirodom in Admont
Schloss Röthelstein in Admont
Ferienhaus Rosina in Hall near Admont
Gasthof Kölblwirt in Johnsbach
Admont Information Office
Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont