This hike begins in Westendorf’s village centre.
Initially we walk along Peter-Neuschmid street heading out of the village to the valley floor and cross the main road. Passing “Hofer” supermarket we walk slightly uphill to the hamlet of Feichten, which we pass through, and at the last farmhouse “Strubl” we remain on this level (ie. we don’t take the route downhill) and follow the tractor path to the edge of the forest. Here, we turn to the left and follow the forest and meadow hiking trail, continuing uphill where we eventually arrive at another farm, “Pfennig”. Then we follow the access road, cross a stream, keep to the right at the next fork on the trail and walk along the asphalt road, continuously uphill, to the “Schmidhof” farm. A beautiful, typical farmer’s garden can be seen here! We follow the signpost which leads us to the left along a tractor route and subsequently via a path to the “Wittal” chapel. From here we have two possibilities:
• Walking uphill we arrive at the Gasthaus Thenn (mountain inn) / Hopfgarten’s mountain lift middle station. Then it’s either an ascent with the lift to the summit of the Hohe Salve or a descent to Hopfgarten and, for example, return to Westendorf by bus.
• Alternatively, we can hike down the valley to the centre of Hopfgarten or, paying attention to the signpost (just above Hopfgarten) which directs us to the left in the direction of Westendorf. First, cross the main road (taking extreme care!!), then continue uphill along the access road to the “Rauchleit” farm. Here, cross the meadow to arrive on a forest hiking path, which leads to the farms “Thaler” and “Kogler” in the hamlet of Au in Westendorf.
If you prefer to return the same way from the Gasthaus Thenn, you can walk along the asphalt road into the valley. This leads to the district “Kummern”. On the valley floor, we keep left, pass the farm "Zeilach" and follow the signpost, which shows us the way across the meadow back to the hamlet, Feichten.
- Frühjahr, Sommer, Herbst
- Asphalt, Schotter, Waldwanderweg und Wald- und Wiesensteige
- leichte Wanderschuhe, ggf. Wanderstöcke
- mit öffentlichen Bus ins Ortszentrum von Westendorf, oder mit PKW -
viele Parkmöglichkeiten im Ortszentrum