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Your Kölblwirt holiday

Enjoy the Gesäuse National Park region both in summer and in winter

The mountaineering village of Johnsbach has been a hub for mountain enthusiasts since the early days of alpinism, and it still is today. However, the Gesäuse Mountains –at times also referred to as the University of Mountaineering– are so much more than a mere playground for rock acrobats. Some come to conquer the breathtaking peaks, others seek calm and refuge in the magnificent natural landscape. We all share a desire to encounter something extraordinary and special – and you will find it in the mountaineering village of Johnsbach, particularly at the Kölblwirt.

The starting point for hikes and mountain tours in the Gesäuse

Mountain summer in the Gesäuse


The Kölblwirt is the ideal point of departure for mountain tours and other adventures in the Gesäuse. Right from the Kölblwirt, you can ascend to the Hesshütte hut and climb various summits around the Hochtor Mountain, or you could hike to the Mödlingerhütte hut via the Johnsbacher Höhenweg trail or the Johnsbacher Almenrunde loop trail with its numerous traditional and rustic huts along the way. Commence your adventures at the Kölblwirt, and be right in the middle of them, right from the start!

Ski touring in the Gesäuse National Park

Ski touring in the Gesäuse

In the mountaineering village of Johnsbach, ski touring has been a long-standing tradition for several decades. Powder and firn aficionados grin from ear to ear at the sight of the crème de la crème of natural ski slopes. There is no big ski resort disturbing the peacefulness of nature. Here you will experience the pure joy of ski touring, just the way it was always meant to be. Discover the Kölblwirt, a meeting place for ski touring and sport enthusiasts …

The Styrian diversity of the National Park region

"Wild Waters – Steep Rocks". The soughing and rushing sounds of the Enns River carving its way through the rocks of the Gesäuse has given the region its name. It’s nothing new that it is a great place for water sports. The Enns, against the impressive mountain backdrop of the National Park, features challenging rapids and exciting currents, such as the world-famous "Gesäuse Eingang" at the entry to the region ...

Get inspired by the Gesäuse

Gesäuse National Park (Styria, Austria) - Canon C100 & Atomos Ninja Blade from Robert Gamperl on Vimeo.

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