Hike to the Witch’s Water Hochsöll

In the region of the Wilder Kaiser, on the way to Mt. Hohe Salve, the Witch’s Water Hochsöll awaits you

Our starting point is the valley station of the Hochsöll Cable Car which would take us up to the Witch's Water (Hexenwasser Hochsöll) within few minutes. But we decide to walk up. Immediately after the valley station the hiking path no. 9 starts, which we follow along a wide forest path. Past a rock chapel, we see the creek on our left, in these early hours still wafts of mist come up from it. After we have left the first part of the forest behind us, beautiful views on the farms at the opposite hills and on the little village of Söll are guaranteed. The path proceeds past several farmyards and after about 1.5 hours of walking we reach an asphalted road.

From here we see the mountain station and the Witch's Water. Next to it, the cable car to Mt. Hohe Salve starts, which takes you up straight to the top at 1,826 m a.s.l. Amazing views on 70 three-thousand-metre summits and the first rotating panorama terrace of Austria can be enjoyed here. But particularly popular it is because of its aeolian harp which transforms wind into music. In this day, we decide not to go up to the peak and start our way back down to the valley. Alternatively, the way back can be made past the Big Waterfall.

Author: MS

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    valley station of the Hochsöll Cable Car
  • Time required:
    02:30 h
  • Track length:
    6,5 km
  • Altitude:
    from 741 m to 1.149 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +408 m | -408 m
  • Route:
    Söll - rock chapel - Witch's Water Hochsöll
  • Signposts:
    no. 9
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to the Witch’s Water Hochsöll

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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