Join us for an adventure in the Fischbach Alps!

Explore the stunning Fischbach Alps with us on a thrilling hiking journey that includes an overnight stay in the cozy Naturfreundehaus Ganzalm. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, soak in breathtaking views, and connect with nature in a unique way with a group of max 12 hikers.

  • When: 27. – 28. July 2024
  • Where: Spital am Semmering – Stuhleck – Ganzalmhaus
  • Accommodation: Naturfreundehaus Ganzalm – shared space in Matratzenlager

What’s the plan?

Saturday, July 27th

Departure: Meet at Vienna Central Station (Hbf) at 7.00 AM in front of the Manner shop and 7:27 AM to catch a train no. REX9 to Spital am Semmering.

Hiking Route: Begin our hike to the mountain hut, covering approximately 16 km. On clear days, the hut offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Dinner: We’ll all gather for dinner at around 18:00. 

On Sunday, July 28th:

Morning: Start the day with breakfast at the hut.

Descent: Hike down to Spital am Semmering, approximately 15 km.

Return: Catch the 16:58 train back to Vienna, with flexibility to finish later depending on weather and group consensus.

Extra Activities: We might try additional hiking recommendations for our way down from the hut staff.

Note: This event is suitable for experienced hikers capable of completing a 2-day hike with an elevation gain exceeding 1,100 meters.

Important information about the hike, please read carefully:


  • Distance: 16 km
  • Elevation: 1,173 m up, 576 m down
  • Hiking time: 6,5h


  • Distance: 15 km
  • Elevation: 282 m up, 879 m down
  • Hiking time: 5h

Very important:

  • Backpack Weight: Limit the backpack to 9 kg per person. If carrying for two people, the limit is 15 kg.
  • Water Supply: Ensure you bring an adequate amount of water (1.5 Liter min).
  • Sleeping Bag: Bring a “hut sleeping bag” as they are smaller and suitable for warm conditions inside the hut where you will be sleeping with many others.

What to bring:

  • hut sleeping bag,
  • ear plugs,
  • comfortable hiking boots (no trainers!)
  • weather appropriate outdoor clothing
  • sunscreen, hat or cap
  • water bottle min 1.5 litres
  • snack and lunch package for Saturday
  • insect repellent
  • water resistant clothing
  • optional: trekking poles

The whole event will be held in English language, so you will also have an opportunity to practice your language skills! Accommodation, dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday are fully covered, train group ticket will be purchased at the train station by leader of the hike.

Event is FREE, spaces are limited, so please fill in the form and we will send you confirmation back by email.

Next steps:

  1. Fill in the registration form:
  2. We will send you a confirmation email of you participation

Availability is limited, therefore if you by chance can not join hike anymore, let us know ASAP, we have pre-booked sleeping spaces in the hut and we might be still able to invite hikers who are on the reserved list.

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Event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme.