Starting from the parking lot, a well marked circular trail leads past the idyllic "Kreuzteich" and a detour to the "Pfarrerteich" is also an option. The Kreuzteich and the Pfarrerteich, in contrast to the Grüner See, have a constant water level all year round because they are fed by springs and are a true paradise for wild ducks. You walk through untouched nature on forest paths to the Gasthof Seehof. Directly behind it is the "Grüne See", which was voted the most beautiful place in Austria in 2014. Depending on the water level, you walk directly along the shore or above on the wider path. The way back leads past the "Emma Quelle" back to the parking lot. Finally, a leisurely stop at the Hoamat-Kaffee is recommended.
From mid of May to the end of June, the "Grüner See" shows its most beautiful side. To enjoy this idyllic place in its tranquility and uniqueness and to avoid the crowds of visitors, it is recommended to visit during this period in the early morning or evening hours or during the week. During the summer and into the fall, the water level steadily decreases. In winter, it is even possible for the lake to disappear almost completely, only to return in its full glory the next year.
Fremdenverkehrs- und Verschönerungsverein Tragöß - St. Katharein
8612 Tragöß - St. Katharein, Oberort 45
Telefon: +43 3868 8330
Car park "Grüner See" (756 m)
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Car park "Grüner See"
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Directly from the train station Bruck an der Mur the bus line 175 goes to Tragöß.
1st May to 1st November (hiking season): Monday to Sunday
2nd November to 30th April: ONLY from Monday to Friday
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From Vienna: Via the A2/Südautobahn and over the Semmering to Bruck/Mur.
From the south: Via Graz on the A9 to Knoten Deutschfeistritz, continue on the S35 to Bruck/Mur.
From Germany: Via Salzburg on the A9/Pyhrnautobahn (to Knoten St. Michael) in the direction of Leoben to Bruck/Mur.
Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack.