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K13 Murauen Weg

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A leisurely hike near Bad Radkersburg takes us through the second largest, closed floodplain forest area in Austria - nature resonance exercises included.
Distance 12.8 km
4:00 h
10 m
16 m
224 m
212 m
A circular hike starting from Halbenrain leads us through the second largest, closed floodplain forest area in Austria and convinces with beautiful resting places, self-service stations and the possibility to strengthen our connection to nature through recommended nature resonance exercises. The total length of the well-signposted themed trail "K13 Murauen Weg" is 13 kilometers, and you can shorten it via three marked variants, depending on your time, desire and mood. Routes A (5 km) and B (8.5 km) are additionally suitable for strollers and thus attractive for families. Suggestions for movement and breathing exercises are made on 13 trail stages along the entire route. The recommended nature resonance exercises, which address the bond between man and nature, are clearly presented in the folder "K13 Murauen Weg" and invite you to join in. The folder, which is available at the starting point or the Gasthof Wagner in Halbenrain, serves as an orientation aid and as a basis for the exercises.

Author’s recommendation

In the summer months, it is recommended to get up early and take advantage of the calm morning atmosphere for the exercises.
Highest point
224 m
Lowest point
212 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 16.51%Dirt road 6.33%Forested/wild trail 49.45%Path 15.93%Road 2.07%Unknown 9.68%
2.1 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
6.3 km
2 km
0.3 km
1.2 km
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Safety information


Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
ambulance: 144
European emergency call: 112
firefighters: 122
police: 133


Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?






Tips and hints

Einkehrmöglichkeiten in Halbenrain:

Gasthof Wagner, Tel. +43 3476 2207, 8492 Halbenrain 93,

Dorfschenke Pölzl, Tel. +43 3476 2238, 8492 Halbenrain 128


Einkehrmöglichkeiten unterwegs:

Jagdhütte Selbstbedienungs-Station

Bettina´s Stüberl, Tel. +43 664 3166952

Bäcksteffl Selbstbedienungs-Station, +43 664 4151989

Murauen Stüberl, Tel. +43 660 5080385, 8492 Halbenrain, Leitersdorfweg 2



Train station Halbenrain (220 m)
46.723747, 15.948269
46°43'25.5"N 15°56'53.8"E
33T 572463 5174902


Train station Halbenrain

Turn-by-turn directions

The start is at the train station or parking lot in Halbenrain (1), 223 m. First we walk parallel to the tracks, further across fields, until we reach a wayside shrine and shortly after a lovingly designed rest area (2), 214 m, by the stream. After leaving the forest, we walk along the gravel road, on an embankment, until we reach the shortcut option A (3), 214 m. The main trail continues to the right. We continue on cart tracks across farmland and in the distance we see the Oberradkersburg Castle. We walk a short distance along an asphalt road. Before entering the floodplain forest, there is a possibility to take the shortcut B (4), 213 m. At this shortcut possibility we keep to the right and hike through the floodplain forest downstream. At a former hunting lodge (5), 214 m, which is now a rest area with a self-service station, we take a leisurely break. Here there is still the possibility of shortcut C. We pass directly to the right at the hut and stroll leisurely on through the floodplain forest. The way back leads over the Murdamm in the direction of Dietzen, and here we have a view of the Stradner Kogel, the Königsberg and the Klöchberg. In Dietzen (6), 212 m, we pass by the refreshment stop Bettina's Stüberl and the self-service station Bäcksteffl. Continue along the asphalt road in the direction of Halbenrain, turning right shortly after the town sign, passing the tennis court and continuing to the herb garden (7), 218 m, and Halbenrain Castle. If you choose the variant via the castle, you have to keep to the right at the exit and after a short time you will see the marking on the ground again. It is not far to the train station. We go through the populated area and shortly reach the starting point of the hike.

Public transport



Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website


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By road

from Vienna: A2 exit Ilz - Feldbach - Halbenrain

from Graz: A9 exit Vogau - Gosdorf - Halbenrain

Detailed information on how to get to Halbenrain can be found here.


Parking lots in front of the train station in Halbenrain.



46.723747, 15.948269
46°43'25.5"N 15°56'53.8"E
33T 572463 5174902
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

freytag & berndt WK 412 Südoststeirisches Hügelland, Vulkanland, Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg

Folder zum Weg beim Ausgangspunkt bzw. beim Gasthof Wagner erhältlich



Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.




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Wolfgang Palz
May 02, 2020 · Community
Toller Weg, einfach zu bewältigen. Mitten durch die Murauen. Ein Genuss für die Sinne.
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When did you do this route? May 01, 2020

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12.8 km
4:00 h
10 m
16 m
Highest point
224 m
Lowest point
212 m
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