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8-peak hike: from the Frauenalpe to the Kreischberg (2,171m)

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  • Auf dem Weg zum Frauenalpe Gipfel
    / Auf dem Weg zum Frauenalpe Gipfel
    Photo: ikarus.cc, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Wanderung_Frauenalpe
    Photo: Tourismusverband Region Murau, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Kirbisch-Gipfel
    Photo: Tourismusverband Region Murau, TVB Murau-Kreischberg/ikarus.cc
  • / 8-Gipfel-Wanderung
    Photo: WEGES, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Blick auf den Hauserersee
    Photo: Karin Maier, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Gondelbahn am Kreischberg
    Photo: Tourismusverband Region Murau, TVB Murau-Kreischberg/ikarus.cc
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Kreischberg Apollonia Kapelle Hauserersee Frauenalpe 1.997m
A very long hike from the Frauenalpe to the Kreischberg, boasting outstanding views on alpine meadows and hiking trails, and particularly suitable for hikers with plenty of stamina.
Distance 21.6 km
8:30 h
1,400 m
1,400 m
This day hike requires some planning and is best started early in the day. Start your trip from the Murauerhütte (mountain hut) on the Frauenalpe, where you can park your car or get a lift. As the hike ends in a different town, please consider that your car will have to be picked up at a later time.The route passes through mostly tree-less terrain and has some wonderful panoramic views, but there is nowhere to stop for refreshment on the way, so please remember to pack enough provisions. There are serviced mountain huts on the Frauenalpe and the Kreischberg, but in between there is often hardly a soul to be seen. Having reached the first summit, you will go on to conquer a total of eight summits on a route that runs gently up and down. In clear weather, there is a wonderful panorama up to the Schladminger and Wölzer Tauern, the Wintertaler Nock and the Eisenhut. Once at Kreischberg, it is possible to ride down into the valley on the gondola lift (4pm at the latest, ONLY on opening days).

Author’s recommendation

Get your hiking badge at the Murau-Kreischberg Tourist Information Office.
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Update: August 24, 2020
Highest point
Goldachnock, 2,171 m
Lowest point
Murauerhütte, 1,586 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

  • Plan your tours carefully & stay flexible.
  • Bring the right equipment.
  • Check current weather information.
  • Cancel your trip in the event of poor weather.
  • If there is an accident, remain calm. Emergency mountain rescue number: 140
  • Take your rubbish with you.
  • Act calmly when encountering animals on the mountain pastures (alps).
  • Always keep dogs on a lead.

Tips and hints

WanderTaxi Wif-Zack (hikers' taxi), Tel.: +43 664 395 7777
Operating times Kreischberg gondola lift: www.kreischberg.at


Murauerhütte, Murau (1,587 m)
47.083507, 14.151206
47°05'00.6"N 14°09'04.3"E
33T 435570 5214793


mountain station Kreischberg, St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg

Turn-by-turn directions

A very long hike from the Frauenalpe to the Kreischberg, boasting outstanding views on alpine meadows and hiking trails, and particularly suitable for hikers with plenty of stamina.Starting at the Murauerhütte on the Frauenalpe (1,583m), the route leads on to the Käsereihütte and the Bernhard Fest Hütte. From the mountain hut, continue to the summit of the Frauenalpe (1,997m). Caution: the route is marked with marking posts (red/yellow) up to the next signpost at the fence access. Passing the Murmelfelsen with cross, continue to the Troghütte via the Trogscharte peak and on to the Turnhoferhütte. From here, we walk on to the Ackerlhöhe and the Ursch. From this summit, the tour continues on the Seebodenhöhe and from there to the Schwarmbrunnhöhe peak. From here, the route continues to the Teringerloch and then the Prankerhöhe. This is the most striking peak in the tour. From the Prankerhöhe, we follow the route to the Schattloch and the Goldachnock (2,171m), the highest peak in the hike. From here, we continue on over the Seeriegel; the only point with views of the Hauserersee lake. Then it's on to the Kirbischhals and the Kirbisch. From here, the marked trail runs via a dip to the Rosenkranzhöhe. Now we hike along the ski slope to the Schirmbar on the Kreischberg and from here proceed downhill to the mountain station for the Kreischberg 6-seater gondola lift. To get to the valley town of St. Lorenzen/St. Georgen am Kreischberg, follow the hiking trail via the Rieglerhütte mountain hut on ÖAV Trail 130 or TVB Trail 3 (logging road marked red/yellow; 2.5 to 3 hours).

In summer, you can descend to St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg by gondola lift (during opening times).


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Public transport

Murau is easy to reach by train and bus. More information is available at www.oebb.at. However, there are no public transport connections on the Frauenalpe. There are good train and bus connections from St. Lorenzen back to Murau www.stlb.at/fahrplaene.

Getting there




Bei der Murauerhütte, Frauenalpe.


47.083507, 14.151206
47°05'00.6"N 14°09'04.3"E
33T 435570 5214793
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Freytag & berndt, Wander-Rad-Freizeitkarte, WK 211, Naturpark Zirbitzkogel Grebenzen, Murau, Sölkpass, 1:50 000, ISBN 978-3-85084-680-6

Author’s map recommendations

Free hiking maps are available at the tourist information offices in Murau and Kreischberg.


  • Sturdy footwear with high-grip soles, protection against the rain, the cold and the sun, enough drink, hiking maps, emergency equipment (dressings, blister pads, etc.)
  • Packing your rucksack properly makes things much easier: pack heavy items first. Your water bottle should always be stored within reach in a side pocket. Items used often, such as sun glasses, camera, maps, etc., go on top.

Questions and answers

Question from Mario Stephan · September 08, 2020 · Community
würde die Tour auch mit dem MTB gehn? inkl. paar Passagen zum schieben denke ich mal, aber wären die Wege über die Frauenalpe, Ursch, Prankerhöhe, Kreischberg halbwegs für geeignet oder zu steil und mit dem Rad nicht passierbar?
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Answered by Tijmen van Steeg · September 08, 2020 · Community
Das meiste kann mit einem Mountainbike gemacht werden. Einige Stücke scheinen mir nicht geeignet zu sein. Ich denke, das Verhältnis beträgt 70/30%


Jean Tiebackx
August 26, 2018 · Community
Hatte mich zuhause vorbereitet, aber habe es doch ein bisschen unterschätzt, war sehr schwer. Bin aber sehr froh das ich die Wanderung gemacht habe, die Ehrfahrung war super. War eine sehr schöne Aussicht oben und habe sehr wenige Leute gesehen, aber ein paar Geocachings gefunden.
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When did you do this route? August 16, 2018
Photo: Jean Tiebackx, Community
Photo: Jean Tiebackx, Community
Photo: Jean Tiebackx, Community
Claude Daniel
July 09, 2017 · Community
Vor ein paar Jahren gemacht. Eine wunderbare aber auch einsame Tour. Bin den ganzen Tag keinem Menschen begegnet.
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21.6 km
8:30 h
1,400 m
1,400 m
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