St. Jakob in Haus - Buchensteinwand - Wildseelodersee
The second stage begins in St. Jakob in Haus and goes via the "Katzeneck“ (cat corner), the name give to the direct trail by locals, to the Buchensteinwand, where the first highlight of the tour awaits you! The 30-metre-high and completely accessible Jakobskreuz! You will be in awe standing in front of the cross, as it's not only the size, but also the panoramic view from the Buchensteinwand of the surrounding mountain landscape that will amaze you. This view is enjoyed the most from the uppermost platform of the Jakobskreuz. You can reach this comfortably in the lift or take the athletic option and climb the stairs. Exhibitions frequently grace the viewing rooms located inside the cross and the telescopes on the panoramic platform capture the beauty of the surrounding peaks. To the west, you hike on towards Tennalm. Above the lift station, the trail branches off to the left, heading down towards Fieberbrunn and the district of Buchau. From there head towards Walchau and the Streuböden valley station, before going over a deeply-cut valley, the Krottenweg, and up to the Lärchfilzhochalm. Here the hiking area gets wider again. Large alpine pastures and catered lodges can be accessed by a forest road, which leads up to the Wildalm. The final ascent now begins with a climb up to the Wildseelodersee, the second highlight of the tour. The shingle-covered mountain lodge is already visible from down below, arousing your excitement for some Tyrolean hospitality! The higher you go, the wider the view gets. Wilder Kaiser, Leoganger and Loferer Steinberge, the Wildseeloder peaks and Henne. On the last few metres of the climb, the Wildseeloderhaus is already very close and on the left you can see a small chapel.
Up there, the Wildseelodersee then appears! A deep black-blue in colour, the lake is nestled between Wildseeloder and Henne. According to the legend, herdsman were living in sacrilege and excess and were punished by a flood. Far below in the Hörndlinger Graben you can still hear the call of the drowned at a small waterfall – the “Screaming fountain” . In the small rowing boat, which is located on the jetty, you can really discover every corner of the lake by taking a tour. At the destination of the second day you can look down on Fieberbrunn, the Buchensteinwand with its Jakobskreuz and the ascent to the Wildseelodersee and look forward to culinary delights and an overnight stay in the Wildseeloderhaus.
Highlights of the tour
checkAlpine pastures & Hiking area
checkOvernight stay in the romantic Wildseeloderhaus (see accommodation options)
WaiWi Stage 2: St. Jakob i.H. - Buchensteinwand - Wildseeloder