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St. Lorenzen - Frauenalpe (1,997m)

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  • Gipfelsieg auf der Frauenalpe
    Gipfelsieg auf der Frauenalpe
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This easy yet long hike runs from the world championship host town of St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg to the summit of the Frauenalpe with its superb views.
moderate
Distance 17.3 km
7:00 h
1,135 m
1,135 m
1,997 m
851 m

Starting at the Kreischberg Tourist Information Office, we follow the signposting into the Lorenzergraben, where the valley becomes relatively narrow. The ascent continues towards the Frauenalpe, passing a number of farmsteads, up to the Grazerhütte (mountain hut, not serviced). The alpine landscape also becomes broader and more sprawling here. The route slowly becomes more wooded; we leave the logging road and set off on a footpath through the forest towards the peak until we reach the tree line. A spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding mountains awaits you here. In fine weather, you can even see the neighbouring states of Carinthia on one side and Salzburg on the other. The summit is now in sight.

A heavy storm severely damaged the summit cross in December 2017, but the Alpine Association had a replacement erected shortly before Christmas.

Author’s recommendation

At the peak/Trogscharte fork at 1,854m, you can walk approx. 250m towards the Trogscharte peak and refresh yourself at the spring.
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Update: May 23, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Frauenalpe peak, 1,997 m
Lowest point
Info officeKreischberg/train station, 851 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 19.26%Dirt road 20.57%Forested/wild trail 17.92%Path 42.23%
Asphalt
3.3 km
Dirt road
3.6 km
Forested/wild trail
3.1 km
Path
7.3 km
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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

Einkehr- und Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten:

Murauerhütte, Tel. +43 664 512 08 92

Alpengasthof Krische, Tel.+43 3532 23 20 

Start

Train station/tourist board St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg (850 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.101510, 14.091090
DMS
47°06'05.4"N 14°05'27.9"E
UTM
33T 431030 5216845
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Destination

St. Lorenzen or Murau

Turn-by-turn directions

From our starting point at the Kreischberg Tourist Information Office, we head down into the valley in the Lorenzergraben (Trail 130) until reaching the turn-off pointing left up to the Frauenalpe (Trail 2). We now follow this route (logging road part of the way) via the farms of Schafflinger, Grazer and Reiter to the Grazerhütte, set at an altitude of 1,330m. At this point we leave the logging road and continue along the marked footpath (no. 2) through the forest up towards the Frauenalpe. The final stretch offers a sweeping panoramic view, as of course does the summit at an altitude of 1,997m. Return via the same route taken on the way up. Alternative descent: from the summit via the Murauerhütte and on to Murau, then take the Murtalbahn or the bus back to St. Lorenzen.

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
47.101510, 14.091090
DMS
47°06'05.4"N 14°05'27.9"E
UTM
33T 431030 5216845
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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
17.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,135 m
Descent
1,135 m
Highest point
1,997 m
Lowest point
851 m
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