Waldesruhweg (Forest Tranquility Path)
- All weather
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Suitable for kids (all ages)
Interactive elevation profile
From the town center (municipal office) past the new parish church to Vöglthen, past the Reiterhof to the Landgasthof Waldesruh back through the nature park - past the Zeileis Health Center to the starting point.
Free hiking map available at the Tourist-Infos Bad Schallerbach and Gallspach
Starting from the center of the village (municipal office) past the new Catholic parish church (architecture worth seeing and unique Stations of the Cross) you walk along the so-called Pfarrergraben slightly uphill to the district Vöglthen. At the turnoff, turn right, past the EPRO company to the state road, which you cross. You walk along the long, slightly elevated road. When you turn around, you have a view over entire Gallspach.
On the right side you will see the horse farm. If you continue walking along the forest you will come to a crossroads, straight towards Meggenhofen, here you can take the Theaterweg path no. 44 and turn right to the Landgasthof Waldesruh, where you can look at or even pet various animals. After the Waldesruh you enter the forest on the right side. Pass single-family houses and go down to the district "Schützenhof". Cross the road and walk along the Leithenbach stream into the nature experience park.
In the nature experience park you can escape the hectic of everyday life and let your soul dangle in the midst of meadows and trees. With its diverse offers and interesting facts about nature, the park is an attraction in the heart of our village. Our bee colonies are active in the bee house and offer insight into their fascinating life as honey producers through a display flap. Display boards explain the life of the bees. To preserve old and regional varieties, you will find various fruits in our snack garden, which you can taste here in nature on site. The paths of the nature experience park are oases of tranquility and of course accessible barrier-free all around. Linger by the ponds or in the midst of our flower meadows, watch our ornamental birds at the bird aviary or pick some berries and fruits directly in the snack garden. In winter, for fun in the snow, the toboggan slope is available for entertaining young and old.
Cross the Nature Experience Park and walk over the bridge up to the road and then turn right along the sidewalk.
On the right hand side you will find the almost 100 year old Zeileis Health Center, known for the worldwide unique Zeileis Method. The clinic, diagnostic and therapy center under one roof offer a comprehensive range of medical and therapeutic services. The Zeileis Method is based on treatment with high-frequency currents: the body is supplied with the necessary energy to activate its self-healing powers. Blood circulation and oxygen uptake in the cells are increased, and the autonomic nervous system and internal organs are positively influenced. High-frequency therapy is combined with other applications in a targeted and individual manner. This healing treatment supports the body in prevention, healing and rehabilitation.
Across from the Zeileis Health Center is the beautifully landscaped Kurpark (health resort park) with the Music Pavilion (public restroom) where events are held during the summer months.
At the Zeileis Health Center, walk along the road, down the one-way street. Before you get to the starting point, you will see the Zeileis Castle on your right.
On the A8 coming from Passau, exit Meggenhofen/Gallspach.
On the A8 coming from Linz, exit Meggenhofen/Gallspach
On the B 135 in the direction of Grieskirchen
Exit stations: Wels or Grieskirchen, then by bus to Gallspach
- Parking space: 50
- Parking area for disabled: 6
free of chargeE-service station / recharging station
- Charging point for electric cars (free of charge)
- Charging point for e-bikes (free of charge)
- Free entry
- All weather
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for kids (all ages)
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.
b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.
c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).
It is obligatory to provide first aid!
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Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.
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Interactive elevation profile