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From Murau over the Stolzalpe to St. Peter am Kammersberg

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A popular route with views of the eastern 3,000ers of the Hohen Tauern mountain range; some planning is required in order to get back to the starting point.
moderate
Distance 16.9 km
5:30 h
1,033 m
1,033 m
1,811 m
810 m

This hike over the Stolzalpe is very popular among many locals, either starting out from Murau to St. Peter or vice versa. This route is also part of the long-distance hiking network "Vom Gletscher zum Wein ‒ From Glacier To Wine" (in the opposite direction), which runs throughout the whole of Styria, as well as the Hemma Pilgrim's Trail. Every June, on what is known as Stolzalpl-Sonntag, hikers and pilgrims set off from both towns (Murau and St. Peter) to conquer the summit of the Stolzalpe and celebrate a mass at an altitude of 1,800m, complete with musical accompaniment. This tradition exists at some peaks in the region; it is a vibrant Styrian custom and certainly a unique opportunity for visitors to be part of this extraordinary day.

From the summit of the Stolzalpe, begin the descent to St. Peter am Kammersberg. Plan your return from St. Peter to Murau in advance: either by public transport or taxi.

Author’s recommendation

The summit register is not located at the summit cross, but in the chapel a five-minute walk below the summit.
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Update: August 01, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,811 m
Lowest point
810 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 13.97%Nature trail 45.80%Path 16.06%Trackless 19.05%Road 3.04%Unknown 5.18%
Asphalt
2.4 km
Nature trail
7.8 km
Path
2.7 km
Trackless
3.2 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
0.9 km
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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

Gesundheitswerkstätte: Führungen jeden Mittwoch um 15.30 Uhr oder gegen Voranmeldung. Herr Kilian Schwarz Tel.: +43 664 913 03 45, Mail: schwarz.kr@a1.net

Bus von St. Peter nach Murau: http://www.stlb.at/fahrplaene/

Taxi Wif-Zack, Tel. +43 664 395 77 77
Taxi Maier, Tel. +43 664 324 98 73

Start

WM-Halle Murau (818 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.112985, 14.177889
DMS
47°06'46.7"N 14°10'40.4"E
UTM
33T 437630 5218047
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Destination

St. Peter am Kammersberg

Turn-by-turn directions

From the WM-Halle Murau (a world championship venue), we walk approx. 100m west to the pedestrian lights, where we cross the state road. Past the access road to the supermarket Billa, we turn right. After 50m or so, follow the signposts for the Stolzalpe. In the section from 1,060m to the church, you must walk along the road a couple of times. Walk along  the beautifully designed steps to the state hospital/Haus II (1,296m) and then take the gravel road up to the Fernerhütte (mountain hut, not serviced, 1,445m). The route now alternates several times between logging road and forest path. The final short, steep section takes us to the chapel (1,810m), where there is a summit register and stamp. You can access the summit with its summit cross in approx. five minutes after two small counter ascents  (1,817m). Follow the marked descent 909/938 to St. Peter am Kammersberg (830m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

www.oebb.at

Getting there

www.map24.com

http://maps.google.at/

Parking

Großer Parkplatz direkt bei der WM-Halle.

Coordinates

DD
47.112985, 14.177889
DMS
47°06'46.7"N 14°10'40.4"E
UTM
33T 437630 5218047
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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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,033 m
Descent
1,033 m
Highest point
1,811 m
Lowest point
810 m
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