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Route to the Stolzalpe summit (1,817m)

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  • Blick auf die Stolzalpe
    Blick auf die Stolzalpe
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This particularly rewarding hike runs from the district town of Murau up to the summit of the Stolzalpe.
easy
Distance 14 km
4:30 h
1,008 m
1,008 m
1,817 m
807 m
The Stolzalpe lies north of Murau and is one of the most climactically favoured regions in Styria. A municipality by the same name sits on the sunny south-facing slopes, home to the well-known general and orthopaedic state hospital Murtal Standort Stolzalpe. If you have time, visit the Gesundheitswerkstätte (Health Factory) at the state hospital - Haus II, which has a beautifully designed flight of steps leading up to it. A guided tour (every Wednesday at 3.30pm) reveals plenty of interesting facts from the past and present of medicine. Then it's on up to the summit through forestland. Stop for a break at the wooden summit chapel with sandstone cross before reaching the summit cross. This is where you will find the summit register, where you can record your mountain victory for posterity.

Author’s recommendation

The summit register is not located at the summit cross, but in the chapel about five minutes' walk below the peak.
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Update: May 23, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Stolzalpengipfel, 1,817 m
Lowest point
WM-Halle Murau, 807 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.86%Forested/wild trail 8.65%Path 32.08%Road 3.67%Unknown 53.71%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
Path
4.5 km
Road
0.5 km
Unknown
7.5 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Pension Käferhube

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

Gesundheitswerkstätte Stolzalpe: Führungen jeden Mittwoch um 15:30 Uhr.

Start

WM-Halle Murau (815 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.112837, 14.177936
DMS
47°06'46.2"N 14°10'40.6"E
UTM
33T 437633 5218031
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Destination

Stolzalpe summit - Murau

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point at WM-Halle Murau (a world championship venue), we walk approx. 100m west to the pedestrian lights, where we cross the state road. Past the entrance road to Billa supermarket, we turn right. After approx. 50m, we follow the 938 signposts uphill towards Stolzalpe. In the section from 1,060m up to the church (1,204m), we have to walk along the road a couple of times until we come to the beautifully designed steps to the state hospital/Haus II (1,296m). The trail then takes a gravel road to the Fernerhütte (not serviced, 1,445m). In this area, the marked hiking trail is also designated as the Steirischer Landesrundwanderweg (Styrian State Circular Hiking Trail) and long-distance hiking trail 909. From the Fernerhütte, we alternate between footpath and logging road several times. The final short, steep section takes us to the 1,810m high Franz-Kerda Hütte with chapel and summit register. However, we still haven't reached the actual summit: two small ascents come first, taking approx. 5 minutes (1,817m). Return via the route you ascended.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Getting there

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Parking

  • WM-Halle/Hallenbad Murau
  • Öffentliche Parkplätze in der Stadt Murau

Coordinates

DD
47.112837, 14.177936
DMS
47°06'46.2"N 14°10'40.6"E
UTM
33T 437633 5218031
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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
easy
Distance
14 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1,008 m
Descent
1,008 m
Highest point
1,817 m
Lowest point
807 m
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