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Kreischberg (1,981m)

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  • Familienwanderung am Kreischberg
    Familienwanderung am Kreischberg
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This leisurely hike starts in St. Georgen, which has won the title of Most Beautiful Flower Village in Styria several times, and heads up the world championship mountain of Kreischberg.
moderate
Distance 23.8 km
8:00 h
1,125 m
1,125 m
1,981 m
856 m
Hike on the Kreischberg from St. Lorenzen, traversing logging roads and alpine meadows. After a short stretch in the Lorenzergraben, the route climbs up towards the Kreischberg. There are some wonderful views of the entire town and valley here. Having walked to the Rieglerhütte (mountain hut), the ski resort unfolds before you in all its glory ‒ a popular place in winter for skiers and snowboarders alike. It is a good idea, and not just for families, to complete the first steep part of the ascent by taking the gondola lift and starting the hike from there. If accompanied by children, you should definitely take a detour to Dinowald to visit its primeval monsters. DiscGolf too offers sporting amusement for the whole family. After an eventful hike, you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the down-to-earth mountain huts and guest houses before heading down into the valley on foot or by gondola lift.

Author’s recommendation

Kreischberg gondola times, Dinowald and DiscGolf: www.kreischberg.at
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Update: September 07, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kreischberg Gipfel, 1,981 m
Lowest point
Informationsbüro/Bahnhof Kreischberg, 856 m
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Rest stops

Berg7
Kreischbergwirt
Rieglerhütte

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

Start

Train station/tourist board St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg (850 m)
Coordinates:
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47.101530, 14.090400
DMS
47°06'05.5"N 14°05'25.4"E
UTM
33T 430978 5216848
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Destination

Train station/tourist board St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg

Turn-by-turn directions

The ascent begins at the Kreischberg Tourist Information Office by the train station, continuing via the Lorenzergraben to the Kreischberg OAV Trail 130 fork. At this point, continue via the Rosenkranzhube and the Rosenkranzalm until reaching the Rieglerhütte (serviced). From there, we keep to the markers. The route now passes up some of the ski slope to the summit of the Kreischberg. Follow the same route back down to the Rieglerhütte. Alternatively, there is a variant via the Esebeckhütte (approx. 30 minutes longer). We then take the logging road Trail 3 (marked red-yellow) to St. Lorenzen. Alternative descent: along the logging road from the gondola lift mountain station, Trail 3a (marked red-yellow) to St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Der Ausgangspunkt St Lorenzen/Bahnhof ist mit Bus und Bahn gut erreichbar. Nähere Informationen unter www.oebb.at

Getting there

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

Parking

Informationsbüro Kreischberg/Bahnhof St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg.

Coordinates

DD
47.101530, 14.090400
DMS
47°06'05.5"N 14°05'25.4"E
UTM
33T 430978 5216848
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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
23.8 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,125 m
Descent
1,125 m
Highest point
1,981 m
Lowest point
856 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Family-friendly Summit route

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