Sterz’s Evening Spot Viewpoint

Sterz’s Evening Spot Viewpoint

Rest- and viewpoint on Poschbichel Hill, on a ridge southeast of the city center, accessible via Dr.-Sterz-Strasse and/or Nöbauerweg


Place

Place

In the early days of the spa resort Ischl, the first spa guests donated rest- and viewpoints at numerous spots. The points often had creative names, but most had short lifespans. One of the very few points, where neither the spot itself nor its  surroundings have changed significantly, is “Sterz’s Evening Spot” ("Sterzen Abendsitz") viewpoint, which was donated around 1835 by Dr. Sterz, a friend and colleague of Dr. Wirer. Since 1980, the place has been a natural monument.

At one of the highest points of the elongated ridge called "Poschbichl", a roughly circular platform rises on average only knee-high above the surrounding terrain. The edges of the platform are sloped, framed by unhewn, dry-paved stones and on the platform are some benches. Around the platform, there are five majestically old, large-leaved lime trees from when the viewpoint was created and two younger,

large-leaved, replacement lime trees.