In the certified hiking resort of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee there are two very special themed paths, along which the forest and the theme of wood play a significant role. Both paths promise exciting insights, are easy to walk and make a great excursion for families with children.
The Moon Path in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee is around four kilometres long and focuses on the one planet, which subtly, yet powerfully influences mankind, animals, plants and oceans. The moon, common subject matter for fairy stories, poems and songs – a myth in itself, but also a major scientific object. The nature trail is ideal for families with children and leads through scenic forest areas.
A total of 20 interactive adventure stations display interesting stories and background information about the moon, which is 384,000 kilometres away from the earth. At the “Energy Station Wood“ complete with swinging bridge you’ll find out in detail what influence the moon has on wood – as the forestry industry and the building sector has been concerned with the phenomenon “Moon Wood” for a long time.
The “Farmers’ Sayings Path“ is situated just above Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, offering a wonderful view of the resort and over the Enns Pongau and leads through the light and berry-rich forest on the Schwemmberg. Here, along the five kilometre long themed path, ancient and traditionally handed down farmers’ and weather sayings have been scientifically substantiated, without being totally debunked. Important “ruling weather days“ are also explained. These are certain days which predict for the forthcoming weather. Do you want a bet??
Photo credits: Tourismusverband Altenmarkt-Zauchensee