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Around the "Grüner See"

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  • Kreuzteich
    Kreuzteich
    Photo: Silvia Breitenegger, FVV Tragöß - St. Katharein
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The Green Lake is located in ERZBERG LEOBEN.
easy
Distance 3.6 km
1:00 h
38 m
36 m
788 m
752 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Michaela Muster
Update: July 14, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
788 m
Lowest point
752 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 2.29%Dirt road 38.29%Forested/wild trail 1.43%Path 50.62%Road 7.33%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
1.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
1.8 km
Road
0.3 km
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Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140Tip for emergency reporting - give answers to the six W-questions:

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Tips and hints

Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN

Infobüro

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Telefon: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at  

 

Tourismusinformation TRAGÖSS - GRÜNER SEE

Fremdenverkehrs- und Verschönerungsverein Tragöß - St. Katharein

8612 Tragöß - St. Katharein, Oberort 45

Telefon: +43 3868 8330

gruenersee@tragoess-st-katharein.gv.at

Start

Car park "Grüner See" (756 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.536551, 15.067472
DMS
47°32'11.6"N 15°04'02.9"E
UTM
33T 505078 5264794
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Destination

Car park "Grüner See"

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

 

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and tram connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play  and in the App Store.

Getting there

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.

 

Arrival details are available here.

 

Parking

Chargeable car park "Grüner See"

Daily fee: € 6,00

Coordinates

DD
47.536551, 15.067472
DMS
47°32'11.6"N 15°04'02.9"E
UTM
33T 505078 5264794
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
38 m
Descent
36 m
Highest point
788 m
Lowest point
752 m
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