Sulzbichl - Trefflingfall - Sulzbichl

Hiking route from Nature Park Entrance Sulzbichl to Nature Park Entrance Sulzbichl

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  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 4,08 km
  • Ascent: 137 egm
  • Descent: 137 egm
  • Duration: 1:45 h
  • Lowest point: 482 m
  • Highest point:616 m
  • Tour route
  • Nice views
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Geological highlights

Details for: Sulzbichl - Trefflingfall - Sulzbichl

Brief description

This is an impressive hike along the roaring Trefflingfall, perhaps the most spectacular waterfall in the Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park!


Starting point of the tour is the Sulzbichl in Puchenstuben. The hike starts out quite comfortably along the Trefflingbach brook through a beautiful ravine forest. On a carefully laid-out path and across bridges and footbridges, hikers walk alongside the water that plunges more than 120 metres over several cascades into the Erlauf river. With this, the Trefflingfall is considered one of the highest waterfalls in Lower Austria.

At the lowest point of the hike, the Erlauf river with its captivating crystal-clear turquoise water awaits you and invites you to a quick cooling-off before you fight your way back up along the impressive Trefflingfall to the starting point. Afterwards, the “Trefflingfallhütte” mountain hut and the “Trefflingtalerhaus” inn await you with food and drinks!

Starting point of the tour

Nature Park Entrance Sulzbichl

Destination point of the tour

Nature Park Entrance Sulzbichl

Route description Sulzbichl - Trefflingfall - Sulzbichl

From the nature park entrance Sulzbichl about 30-45 minutes along the Trefflinbach on well-surfaced paths and then over stairs and bridges to the point where it flows into the Erlauf. Same way back (1h).


Coming from Linz: Motorway A1; exit Ybbs; direction Wieselburg and Scheibbs (approx. 1.5 h from Linz).

Coming from Vienna: A1 motorway; exit St. Pölten through the Pielach valley (approx. 1.5 h from Vienna)

From Styria: Coming from Graz: S35 in the direction of Leoben as far as the Bruck/Mur junction, B116 as far as Kapfenberg, B20 in the direction of Mariazell


Paid parking is available at the Trefflingfallhütte or the Erlebnisdorf Sulzbichl - €5/day. The income from parking is used for the upkeep of the nature park. (only coin payment possible at parking machines)

Mariazellerbahn from St. Pölten or Mariazell to Puchenstuben. Then hike along the Planetenweg (approx. 1h) to get to the starting point.

More info/links

Naturpark Ötscher-Tormäuer:


Erlebnisdorf Sulzbichl:




Sturdy shoes, hiking clothes and rain gear, drink

Safety information

Bitte informieren Sie sich vorab über eventuelle Weg- und Straßensperren im Naturpark Ötscher-Tormäuer. Sie finden diese unter

Map recommendations

Hiking map Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park,

Author's tip

Tip: For refreshments after the hike, head to the Trefflingfallhütte or the Trefflingtalerhaus!

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