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Mit dem Bus zum Berg - Raxüberschreitung

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  • Raxüberschreitung
    Raxüberschreitung
    Photo: Andreas Steininger, Naturpark Mürzer Oberland
m 2000 1500 1000 500 10 8 6 4 2 km Raxkircherl (1807 müA) Heukuppe Gipfel der Rax 2007m Edelweißhütte Landgasthof Altenbergerhof Waxriegelhaus Moassa, Almgasthof
A hiking classic in Styria, close to the border with Lower Austria. Partly quite demanding, but no problem for hikers in good shape. Part of the hike is on the High Styrian BergZeitReise or on the Styrian-wide route "from glacier to wine".
moderate
Distance 11.9 km
5:00 h
1,225 m
940 m
2,004 m
780 m
From Altenberg an der Rax you hike, possibly taking a break at GH Moassa, comfortably up to the 2,007m high Heukuppe, the highest point of the entire Mürzer Oberland Nature Park. From here, the trail descends to the Preiner Gscheid, interrupted by culinary breaks at the Karl Ludwig Haus and the Waxriegelhaus.

Author’s recommendation

In the upper Mürztal there are several interesting sights such as the Neuberg Abbey, the glassblowing workshop in the Kaiserhof, the Neuberg Nature Museum with the Schliefsteiner collection or the world's largest spinning wheel in Kapellen. Also the new climate change trail in Altenberg / Rax, the waterfall to the Dead Woman at Mürzsteg / Frein or the show tunnel at Mürzufer / Krampen are highly recommended as excursion destinations.
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Author
Andreas Steininger 
Update: October 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,004 m
Lowest point
780 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 6.58%Dirt road 10.07%Forested/wild trail 9.88%Path 69.27%Road 4.17%
Asphalt
0.8 km
Dirt road
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
8.2 km
Road
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Landgasthof Altenbergerhof
Moassa, Almgasthof
Waxriegelhaus
Karl-Ludwig-Haus auf der Rax
Edelweißhütte

Safety information

Most hiking and mountain tours in the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park are in alpine terrain. Especially for longer hiking and mountain tours a good physical condition as well as surefootedness and a head for heights are recommended. On the plateaus of Rax, Schneealm and Veitsch orientation can be difficult in fog or bad weather. In winter always pay attention to avalanche danger!

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140, operation centers in Neuberg an der Mürz and Mürzzuschlag.

Tips and hints

Further information:

Mürzer Oberland Nature Park Office, tel. +43 3857 8321, www.muerzeroberland.at , open Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Styria Tourism, Tel. +43 316 4003, www.steiermark.com

TRV Hochsteiermark, tel. +43 3862 55020, www.hochsteiermark.at

 

Tip: the Styria Tours app, available for free on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in altitude meters, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal favorites list of favorite tours and points, save tours and destinations offline, play social media channels and more.

 

Mountain- Hiking- and Nature Park Guides:Information at the Nature Park Office Mürzer Oberland, Tel.: +43 3857 8321

By the way, get your personal summit pins with the Summit Lynx App: www.summitlynx.com

Start

Altenberg an der Rax (780 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.677130, 15.644440
DMS
47°40'37.7"N 15°38'40.0"E
UTM
33T 548371 5280616
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Destination

Preiner Gscheid

Turn-by-turn directions

From Altenberg an der Rax our path leads in an easterly direction to the Rax plateau. Via the GH Moassa (excellent cuisine), we pass the Karreralm and via the Altenberger Steig to the 2,007m high Heukuppe. Further, now downhill, the hiking trail marked with poles leads to the Kalr Ludwig Haus and from there over the somewhat rocky, but not difficult "Schlangenweg" to the Waxriegelhaus. From here it is only a 20 - 30 minute walk to Preiner Gscheid.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the BusBahnBim app of Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier:All connections by bus, train and streetcar in Austria can be queried by entering places 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

www.at.map24.com 

Parking

Tour with public arrival.

Coordinates

DD
47.677130, 15.644440
DMS
47°40'37.7"N 15°38'40.0"E
UTM
33T 548371 5280616
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking guide "BergZeitReise", self-published by HOCHsteiermark.

Available in the webshop HOCHsteiermark, in the office of the TRV in Bruck/Mur and in well-stocked bookstores.

Author’s map recommendations

Free Pocket Card hiking route "From glacier to wine" can be found at www.steiermark.com.

Hiking map BergZeitReise through Hochsteiermark can be found at www.hochsteiermark.at .

Compass WK Wiener Hausberge www.steiermark.com/buecher

Freytag &Berndt WK Semmering - Rax - Schneeberg www.steiermark.com/buecher

Equipment

Proper backpacking makes a lot of things easier:

Pack heavy things first. The water bottle (ideally: 1 liter or more) should always be within easy reach. All things that are often needed such as sunglasses, camera, cell phone or hiking map belong on top.

An emergency equipment including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended! Never forget rain protection on alpine tours!

In winter, when ski touring and snowshoeing, appropriate safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel and probe) is mandatory! Before the tour always call up the avalanche situation report (www.lawine-steiermark.at).

Burial search devices, avalanche shovels and probes can be rented at the nature park office for a small fee.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,225 m
Descent
940 m
Highest point
2,004 m
Lowest point
780 m
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