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Mit dem Bus zum Berg - Überschreitung der Hohen Scheibe

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  • Blick zur Hohen Scheibe
    Blick zur Hohen Scheibe
    Photo: Andreas Steininger, TV Hochsteiermark
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A technically easy, panoramic and not too long tour from the Semmering Railway World Heritage Site to the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park. An enjoyable hike in the northeast of Styria with variants to Mürzzuschlag as well as to the Preiner Gscheid and thus to the Rax.
Distance 17.2 km
7:00 h
1,130 m
1,050 m
1,560 m
708 m
The route often leads through forests, across meadows and alpine pastures from Spital am Semmering to Kapellen. Access or descent variants to Mürzzuschlag or to the Preiner Gscheid are possible, on weekends a cozy little refuge awaits thirsty hikers on the Hohe Scheibe.

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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Andreas Steininger 
Update: October 25, 2022
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
708 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 2.79%Dirt road 16.18%Forested/wild trail 8.85%Path 72.16%
0.5 km
Dirt road
2.8 km
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
12.4 km
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Rest stops

Röststation - Rösterei und Jausenstation
Pollerus, Gasthof
das onkel fritz*** superior
Hirschenhof, Appartementhaus

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

Weitere Informationen:

Naturparkbüro Mürzer Oberland, Tel. +43 3857 8321, , geöffnet von Mo. – Fr. von 8.00 – 12.00 Uhr 

Steiermark Tourismus, Tel. +43 316 4003, 

TRV Hochsteiermark, Tel.: +43 3862 55020, 


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Berg- Wander- und NaturparkführerInnen:Auskünfte im Naturparkbüro Mürzer Oberland, Tel.: +43 3857 8321 

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Spital am Semmering (708 m)
47.648019, 15.631206
47°38'52.9"N 15°37'52.3"E
33T 547404 5277373



Turn-by-turn directions

From Spital am Semmering / train station we go over the Zatzkavillen and past the Räuberhöhlen first in the direction of "Saurücken". Passing the Franziskaquelle (wonderful panoramic resting place), we reach the Kampalpe (summit cross slightly east of the highest point) via a climb that is quite steep at the end.

Our path now continues in a westerly direction to the Drahtekogel (here the path from the Preiner Gscheid is added) and, always in a slight up and down, to the Hohe Scheibe (small refuge, summit cross, descent to Mürzzuschlag possible). Still continuing in a westerly direction, we now descend through extensive forests and via forest paths to the so-called Windlöcher (wind holes) and the Bleiweissgrube (cave, visit possible).

Finally we pass the Plodererkreuz (magnificent viewpoint) and our tour ends in Kapellen (at the former Jausenstation train station).


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


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 


Tour with public arrival.


47.648019, 15.631206
47°38'52.9"N 15°37'52.3"E
33T 547404 5277373
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

Hiking map BergZeitReise through Hochsteiermark can be found at .

Compass WK Vienna Hausberge

Freytag &Berndt WK Semmering - Rax - Schneealpe


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 (

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

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17.2 km
7:00 h
1,130 m
1,050 m
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
708 m
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