Maple Round Path
- culturally interesting
Interactive elevation profile
The starting point is at the Ahorn nature factory next to the Ziegelstadel, which is one of the oldest buildings in the area. Highlights of this hiking trail are Piberstein Castle, which can also be chosen as the starting point, as well as recurring magnificent views of the Mühlviertel hills.
0 km You start the hike at the car park of the Ahorn Nature Factory and take the path through the village of Ahorn. The Ziegelstadel is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It is mentioned in documents as early as 1147.
The Ahorn circular trail now follows the road downhill for a short distance, where you are offered a magnificent view, on a clear day even as far as the Alps. At the bend, leave the road in a westerly direction and turn right onto the field path, which initially leads steeply downhill and along a grove.
You will reach a fork in the road where you turn right and pass the beautiful Grillenberg estate. You march towards the forest and cross it on a slightly ascending path....
At the clearing, walk towards the houses in front of you. Now follow the asphalted access road, cross a small piece of forest and reach the road coming from Helfenberg and leading to Ahorn.
Here you take the detour of about 5-10 minutes to Piberstein Castle. It is worth it, as you can enjoy a magnificent view far into the hilly Mühlviertel from the west side of the castle.
2.5 km Piberstein Castle was built around 1200 by the brothers Ruga and Arnold von Piber as a late Gothic tower castle. In 1364 the Piber family died out and several owners changed hands. In 1894 the castle passed into the possession of Countess Olimpia Revertera, the great-grandmother of the present owner.
In recent years, the castle has been renovated thanks to the joint commitment of the owner, the communities and associations, as well as the generous support of the Cultural Office of the Upper Austrian Government. The castle has been renovated. The historic ambience now hosts the annual Kultursommer, organised by the Piberstein Cultural Association.
Now march the 5-10 minute detour back again and keep to the trail markings that guide you right into the forest. The Burgweg, which accompanied you this short distance from the castle, leaves us in the direction of Altenschlag.
Now a steep climb of about 15 minutes through the forest awaits you. At the top, you can rest on the bench and enjoy the beautiful view. Pass the farmstead on the left and follow the access road for a short while before continuing along the field path on the right until you reach ...
4.4 km ... arrive at the starting point.
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Maple Round Path Ferienregion Böhmerwald
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Interactive elevation profile