Mill Path(Herzerlweg) in Scheffau
Family-friendly mill hike in Tennengau
A beautiful hiking path for young and old: Alongside the Schwarzenbach, the Mill Path takes you through the marvelous Tennengau countryside, past the “Old Mill” . As you take this mill hike in Scheffau, you will discover idyllic oases and magical scenery.
Along the Mill Path past historic locations
The Mill Path begins at the car park in Oberscheffau. From there, it leads past the “HerzArt” artist's cottage and a number of inspiring locations, to the “Old Mill”, a historical grain mill. You then continue to the Scheffau “Marble Mill”, Schwarzenbach Waterfall, past Winner Waterfall, to a scenic lookout point, and then back to the car park. The full hike takes around one-and-a-half hours to complete.
Interesting highlights along the Mill Path
The Mill Path has lots of fascinating experiences in store for young and old. Learn more about the history and skills of local artisans in Tennengau!
The Old Mill in Scheffau
The Old Mill, a historical grain mill dating back to the 17th century, was actually in regular use until 1958. Since 1975, the mill – now restored – is back in operation.
Marble Mill on the Mill Path
At the HerzArt workshop you will also encounter the Marble Mill, a replica built true to the original. The production of toy marbles was a source of extra income for farmers in former times. In past centuries, these marbles were exported around the world as a “Salzburg specialty”.
Schwarzenbach Waterfall – a natural wonder
Marvel at this natural spectacle up-close: Along the Mill Path, a separate pathway will lead you to an overlook where you can watch the masses of water plunging into the depths.
Especially during the period of the snowmelt in springtime, as well as during thunderstorms and cloud bursts in summer, the raging water of Winner Waterfall first rushes out of the cave, then falls as a mighty torrent into the depths.
Family Hike on the Herzerlweg
On the Herzerlweg, there is much to see and interact with. Be sure to look out for the small hearts located along the Mill Path: Hidden behind each of them is an exciting quiz! Solve the puzzles and your children will receive a special souvenir gift.
Heart-gifts at the HerzArt workshop
As you stroll along the Mill Path, you will pass by the cottage of Petra Bammer. In her HerzArt workshop, she creates loving artworks made of wood and marble, available for you to purchase as small souvenirs. Marbles, which once used to be manufactured as children’s toys and were exported around the world, can also be bought here.