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Gstoder (2,140m)

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  • Wanderung auf den Gstoder im Herbst
    / Wanderung auf den Gstoder im Herbst
    Photo: Karin Maier, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Gstoder Gipfelkreuz
    Photo: Karin Maier, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Ausblick vom Gstoder
    Photo: Karin Maier, Tourismusverband Region Murau
  • / Auf dem Weg zur Gstoder Wanderung im Sommer
    Photo: Rene Hochegger, Tourismusverband Region Murau
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A beautiful, family-friendly alpine walk on this magnificent panoramic mountain that starts in St. Ruprecht ob Murau. (Caution: toll road!)
moderate
Distance 4.6 km
2:30 h
400 m
370 m
At an altitude of 2,140m, the Gstoder is the highest peak in the Murberge, which in turn is a small mountain range in the Central Alps. The state border between Salzburg and Styria lies at the summit. Due to its location on the eastern end of the Lungau region, the mountain is also nicknamed the "Grenzwächter" ("border guard"). Lying south of the striking, pyramid-shaped peak, which is made of mica slate, is a large plateau above the tree line, featuring the Dörfler Alm and the Payeralm. Hikers find the Gstoder appealing for its isolated location, which guarantees sweeping views on fine days. From the high plateau below the summit, you can see valleys such as the Katschtal and the Krakautal and even into neighbouring Lungau. The alpine meadows on the Styria-Salzburg border guarantee a particularly enjoyable walk, which is also suitable for families with children.

Author’s recommendation

  • Visit the Styrian Museum of Wood in St. Ruprecht ob Murau: www.holzmuseum.at
  • Get a hiking badge at the Murau-Kreischberg Tourist information Office
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Tourismusverband Region Murau
Update: August 11, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gstoder, 2,140 m
Lowest point
1,754 m
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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

www.holzmuseum.at

 

Start

Jogaushütte 1.755m (nozt serviced) - ascent via toll road from St. Ruprecht (1,757 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.129564, 14.006925
DMS
47°07'46.4"N 14°00'24.9"E
UTM
33T 424683 5220040
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Destination

Jogaushütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Access is possible via the toll road (make sure to have €4 ready in coins at the gate) up to the Jogaushütte (not serviced). From here, we walk along the ÖAV Trail 799 from the Jogaushütte to the Dörfler Alm. Follow the state border up across the 1,987m Dörfler Höhe, via a small dip, and continue to an ascent to the summit at 2,140 m. Return via the same route.Jogaushütte 1,755m (not serviced) ‒ access from St. Ruprecht via toll road.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

www.oebb.at

Getting there

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Anfahrt bis nach St. Ruprecht ob Murau. Ab hier weiter über die Allgauerstraße bis zur Abzweigung Koasahütte. Ab Dörfl fahren Sie weiter auf einer Mautstraße. Sie durchfahren einen Schranken mit Münzautomaten ( Einwurf: € 4,- pro Auto). Ab dem Schranken folgen Sie der Forststraße ungefähr sieben Kilometer bis zur  Koasahütte. Die Hütte ist bewirtschaftet. 

Parking

Bei der Koasahütte (bewirtschaftet).

Geöffnet von Juni bis Oktober (Montag Ruhetag)

Fam. Christina u. Walter Graggober, Tel. +43 650 2902744

Coordinates

DD
47.129564, 14.006925
DMS
47°07'46.4"N 14°00'24.9"E
UTM
33T 424683 5220040
w3w 
///lush.monument.stutters
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.

Equipment

  • 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.

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Rating

4.6
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Rainer Kloppenburg
August 25, 2020 · Community
Start ab Koaser-Hütte. Anfahrt erfolgt über schlecht befahrbare Piste, keine Straße (4,- Euro Maut in Münzen). Etwas oberhalb der Hütte kann man gut sein Auto abstellen. Der Weg zum Gstoder dauert etwa 1,5 Stunden. Schon auf dem Weg zum Gipfel bieten sich tolle Panoramen, erst recht vom Gipfel aus. Der Weg ist abwechslungsreich durch Wälder, über eine grüne Hochebene und über Stein und Fels. Am Ende der Tour empfiehlt sich eine Einkehr auf der kleinen und urigen Koaser-Hütte (Getränke, kalte Speisen, Kuchen) - toller Hüttenwirt!
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Markus Petry 
August 08, 2020 · Community
tolle, einfache Tour mit klasse Rundumblick. Für die Mautstraße braucht man Münzen. Straße ist aber extrem holprig ...
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
370 m
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