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Stadl - Esebeckhütte - Kreischberg - St. Lorenzen (1,981m)

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  • Rast bei der Esebeckhütte am Kreischberg
    / Rast bei der Esebeckhütte am Kreischberg
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  • / Blick nach Stadl/Mur
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  • / Reitermühle
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  • / Panorama Schirmbar am Kreischberg
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  • / Kreischberg Gipfelkreuz
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  • / Wandern am Kreischberg
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  • / Rieglerhütte am Kreischberg
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A tour for endurance hikers via the Esebeckhütte (mountain hut, not serviced) on the Kreischberg. Taking the Mur Valley Railway (Murtalbahn) is useful on the return journey from St. Lorenzen to Stadl.
difficult
Distance 19.8 km
8:00 h
1,090 m
1,090 m
This hike runs from Stadl an der Mur, situated directly on the famous Murradweg (cycle path), towards Kreischberg, the well-known world championship mountain and ski resort. From your starting point in the district of Steindorf, you will soon pass a historical wooden mill, the Reitermühle, situated by the Lunzenbach. The Reitermühle is fully functional: water from the stream runs via a wooden supply pipe (“Uaschen”) onto the “Kümpfe ” of the mill wheel from a drop of one and a half metres. Demonstrations by arrangement in July and August provide an insight into this slice of regional farming tradition. The route continues up towards Kreischberg, a well-known ski resort and mecca for the region's freestylers. From the top of the Kreischberg, the route begins to descend, sometimes comfortably, sometimes more steeply, until reaching some mountain huts, which are serviced during the summer. From here, we continue down to St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg. On certain days from June to August, you can take the gondola lift for a more comfortable descent.

Author’s recommendation

Take the Murtalbahn railway from St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg back to Stadl.
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Update: September 07, 2018
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kreischberg Gipfel, 1,981 m
Lowest point
St. Lorenzen, 848 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berg7
Kreischbergwirt
Murtalerhof

Safety information

  • Plan your tours carefully & stay flexible.
  • 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

Murtalbahn timetable: www.stlb.at/fahrplaene
Kreischberg summer operating times: www.kreischberg.at
Open mountain huts: www.murau-kreischberg.at/de/urlaub/kulinarik

Start

Gasthof Murtalerhof, Stadl an der Mur (883 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.087920, 13.985440
DMS
47°05'16.5"N 13°59'07.6"E
UTM
33T 422994 5215433
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Destination

St. Lorenzen ob Murau

Turn-by-turn directions

In Stadl an der Mur (the Gasthof Murtalerhof), we proceed towards the Reitermühle (signs). Hiking Trail 11 begins at the mill to Gut Koch, then we follow the red-white-red markers (Hiking Trail 130) to the Esebeckhütte. From the Esebeckhütte, we take Trail 131. We pass the Platschlbrunn and continue to the Ameisboden, then up to the top of the Kreischberg. From the summit, we follow Trail 130 to St. Lorenzen. Return by public transport recommended.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gut erreichbar mit Bus und Bahn, nähere Informationen unter www.oebb.at

Getting there

www.map24.com

http://maps.google.at/

Parking

Parkplatz im Ortszentrum beim Elternheim "Weidenhof" vorhanden. Öffentlicher Parkplatz am Dorfplatz (Nähe Gasthof Ortner) oder Parkplatz "Nah & Frisch" Markt.

Coordinates

DD
47.087920, 13.985440
DMS
47°05'16.5"N 13°59'07.6"E
UTM
33T 422994 5215433
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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.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.8 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,090 m
Descent
1,090 m
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