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Ridge hike Prankerhöhe (2,166m) over the Kreischberg

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    Prankerhöhe Gipfel
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A refreshing hike in the Gurktaler Alpen, guaranteeing rest and relaxation, is to be found south of the Kreischberg ski resort.
moderate
Distance 17 km
5:30 h
896 m
895 m
2,166 m
1,709 m
Leisure hikers will love the fact that many summits can be conquered in a route that features easy ascents and descents. A stunning ridge hike starting from the Kreischberg is particularly recommended during alpenrose season, when the blossoms are out. The route runs along the ridge, where we can enjoy not only the views but also blooming meadows of alpenrose (from about mid/end June). On this hike, you just want to keep going. Complete the first, steep part of the ascent in comfort on the Kreischberg gondola lift (please note the opening times), and start your hike at the tree line. Delight in the glorious local alpine flora, marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the Tauern and the Nockberge, and of course experience the relaxing atmosphere of the down-to-earth mountain huts and guest houses.

Author’s recommendation

Take a ride on the Kreischberg GondolaGondola operating times: www.kreischberg.at

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Update: December 21, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Prankerhöhe, 2,166 m
Lowest point
Rieglerhütte, 1,709 m
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Rest stops

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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

Take a ride on the Kreischberg Gondola
Gondola operating times: www.kreischberg.at

 

Start

St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg (1,740 m)
Coordinates:
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47.074460, 14.055583
DMS
47°04'28.1"N 14°03'20.1"E
UTM
33T 428300 5213871
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Destination

St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Driving up to the Rieglerhütte via the Grabenstraße is only possible on days when the Rieglerhütte is open (June to October, Wednesday to Sunday). Otherwise, you can take the Kreischberg gondola lift up to the mountain station (every Sunday in June; Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in July and August). Set off below the meadow at the Rieglerhütte mountain hut. We follow the orange markers (Riegler Rundwanderweg ‒ Circular Hiking Trail), which can be found on the gently ascending logging road that winds through the forest. Cross the ski slope to get back onto a logging road. Trail 130 runs west to the Esebeckhütte, a self-catering mountain hut situated in a forest. Hiking trail 131 now runs very sedately through the Zirbenwald to the Schirmbar near the Kreischberg summit (1,981m). Continue uphill. On the return journey, an idyllic view of the Schladminger Tauern und Wölzer Tauern accompanies us. Shortly before the Schirmbar, we fork right through the underpass and follow the logging road and the orange markers back to where we started. An attractive ridge hike from the Kreischberg (1,981m) to the Prankerhöhe (2,166m).

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Public transport

Mit dem Zug der Murtalbahn bis zum Bahnhof St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg, zu Fuß bis zur Station der Bergbahn Kreischberg, Auffahrt mit der Gondelbahn möglich (im Juni jeden Sonntag, im Juli und August jeden Mittwoch, Freitag, Sonntag von 9.00 bis 16.00 Uhr).

Getting there

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Auffahrt bis zur Rieglerhütte (während der Öffnungszeiten) über die Grabenstraße in St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg möglich.

Auffahrt mit der Gondelbahn möglich: www.kreischberg.at für Öffnungszeiten.

Parking

Ausreichend Parkplätze bei der Kreischberg Gondelbahn vorhanden.

Coordinates

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47.074460, 14.055583
DMS
47°04'28.1"N 14°03'20.1"E
UTM
33T 428300 5213871
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

www.weg-es.at

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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Wibke Beckmanb
September 23, 2018 · Community
When did you do this route? September 16, 2018

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
896 m
Descent
895 m
Highest point
2,166 m
Lowest point
1,709 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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