From the trailhead at Flecken, this route of intermediate difficulty weaves past historic farmsteads and climbs the gentle ridge of Buchensteinwand. Standing 30 meters tall atop the summit of Buchensteinwand Mountain, Jakobskreuz is a multi-storey building in the shape of a cross. The most exciting feature of this outstanding building, which can be seen from afar, is the glorious 360-degree views above Pillerseetal Valley. In immediate vicinity to the Jakobskreuz Cross, you will find the Buchensteinwand Alpine Inn, where you can gather new strength over hearty delicacies. For electric bikes, there is a charging station available. Each year in September, Buchensteinwand is the finish of a mountain bike race.
Base of Pillersee Buchensteinwand Gondola
Buchensteinwand Alpine Inn / Jakobskreuz Cross
- Circular route
- Route with e-bike charging station
Elevation uphill 600m
Vertical metres downhill 600m
From the trailhead at the base of Base of Pillersee Buchensteinwand Gondola, follow the gravel road toward St. Ulrich am Pillersee and the hamlet of Flecken. Having passed the fire department, bear right and follow signage for “Alpengasthof Buchensteinwand”.