Quellhaus Hinterstoder Quellhaus Hinterstoder

“The rush and the sudden swoop as he dropped down a steep undulation in the mountain side plucked Nick’s mind out and left him only the wonderful flying, dropping sensation in his body.”

FROM: “CROSS-COUNTRY SNOW”
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: THE SHORT STORIES OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY, NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER & SONS, 1966 (1938)

1,000 POSSIBILITIES

Hinterstoder, the Stodertal Valley and the Pyhrn-Priel holiday region offer all options to all ages and levels. Except for one: boredom is excluded.

Just a gentle walk from the Quellhaus, the Steyr River rises from seven springs at the head of the Steyrursprung Valley. And that is by far not the only virtually barrier-free hiking opportunity.

WINTER

Snowshow hikers and ski tourers are just as likely to get their fill in the Hinterstoder winter as cross-country skiers. The entrance to the trail is a 5-minute walk from the Quellhaus.

You can go directly from the center of Hinterstoder by cable car to the ski area with a World Cup downhill run on Höss Mountain. Only a few kilometers further on is the  WURZERALM SKI AREA.

SUMMER

Summery bathing fun can be enjoyed at nearby LAKE GLEINKERSEE. In addition, Hinterstoder offers the largest HOCHSEILGARTEN in Upper Austria, MOUNTAIN BIKE-TOURS, or RAFTING on the Steyr and perfect jumping spots for PARAGLIDING – a sport that can also be learned at the local flight school.

Spending a day with GOLDEN EAGLES is offered by the Hinterstoder falconer Theo Blaickner, while Elisabeth Nieskens in Vorderstoder leads guided tours with LLAMAS AND ALPAKAS.

IN THE TOTES GEBIRGE (DEAD MOUNTAINS)

Those who love alpine challenges are also well-served in the Totes Gebirge (Dead Mountains). For example, with the challenging crossing from the Kleiner Priel to the Großer Priel, the no less demanding Bert-Rinesch-Via Ferrata on the Großer Priel or classic climbing on the Spitzmauer Climbing Trail. In and across the Dead Mountains you can also climb to a wealth of other peaks and over to the Styrian and Upper Austrian Salzkammergut regions.

Or whoever would rather have a private guide to go on an adventure in the summer, as well as in the winter:

“During the day he walked around, wrapped up in himself, figuring out his music, watching TV or composing when he felt like it.”

GEOFF DYER: BUT BEAUTIFUL.
A BOOK ABOUT JAZZ, LONDON: JONATHAN CAPE, 1991

“Nick did not see them at first. Then he saw them at the bottom of the pool, big trout looking to hold themselves on the gravel bottom in a varying mist of gravel and sand, raised in spurts by the current.”

FROM: “BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER”
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: THE SHORT STORIES OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY, NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER & SONS, 1966 (1938)