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From Ranten to the Allgaueck

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  • Allgaueck Kreuz
    Allgaueck Kreuz
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m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 10 8 6 4 2 km Landgasthof "Zum Hammerschmied" Landgasthof "Zum Hammerschmied" Waldkapelle Allgaueck Gasthof Mooswirt
An intermediate level hike on the forest path with gentle ascents and a beautiful view of the Rantental, the Freiberg and the Krakautal featuring the Preber mountain.
moderate
Distance 10.9 km
3:00 h
569 m
569 m
1,311 m
909 m
Since ancient times, a connecting road has lead over the ridge between the Murtal and the Rantental, at the foot of the Gstoder. This intermediate level tour runs along this route on the Allgaueck. In the dip on the municipal boundary between St. Ruprecht and Ranten, a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph stands directly on the path, called the "Allgaueck Kreuz". It is not known when this chapel was built. It was restored for the first time in 1972 and again in 2000. A custom known as "Wetterbeten" takes place every June, at which the people of Allgau  pray from the "Ederkreuz" to the "Eckkreuz". "Weather praying" enjoys a long tradition in these parts of Styria and is still practised by locals today. It is supposed to be a plea for good weather for the summer months, to remain protected from storms and to ensure a rich harvest.

Author’s recommendation

Picnic at the "Allgaueck Kreuz" chapel.
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Update: August 08, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Allgaueck Kreuz, 1,311 m
Lowest point
Ranten, 909 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.90%Dirt road 2.66%Forested/wild trail 91.51%Road 1.92%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
10 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Landgasthof "Zum Hammerschmied"

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.

Start

Gasthof Hammerschmied, Ranten (913 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.157787, 14.081417
DMS
47°09'28.0"N 14°04'53.1"E
UTM
33T 430370 5223108
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Destination

Gasthof Hammerschmied, Ranten

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Gasthof Hammerschmied, we follow the signs and the red-white markers along the Seebach trail (no. 2) to the Allgaueck fork. Taking a logging road, we walk up to a small forest chapel at the Allgaueck. Return via the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

www.map24.com
http://maps.google.at/

Parking

Parkplätze beim Gasthof Hammerschmied vorhanden.

Coordinates

DD
47.157787, 14.081417
DMS
47°09'28.0"N 14°04'53.1"E
UTM
33T 430370 5223108
w3w 
///inhaled.sackful.soiling
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
10.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
569 m
Descent
569 m
Highest point
1,311 m
Lowest point
909 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Insider tip

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