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St. Lorenzen - Kreischberg - Esebeckhütte (1,981m)

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  • Almrauschblüte bei der Wanderung am Kreischberg
    Almrauschblüte bei der Wanderung am Kreischberg
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This long hike runs along hiking trails and mountain pastures to the world championship ski mountain of Kreischberg. For an easier family-friendly variant, take the gondola lift to the top.
moderate
Distance 19.8 km
7:15 h
1,219 m
1,187 m
1,981 m
848 m

From the Kreischberghalle (also a World of Wood site), this hike threads up the world championship mountain of Kreischberg on logging roads. Our first milestone is the halfway station for the 6-seater gondola lift, which runs up from the valley to an altitude of 1,900m. The hike then continues over meadows and paths used mainly as ski slopes in the winter. The Kreischberg is a well-known venue for numerous international ski and snowboarding competitions.

For families, there is a simpler version of the tour: you can conquer the first, steep ascent in leisurely fashion by gondola lift and start your hike at the tree line. Enjoy the local alpine flora and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the Tauern and Nockberge! Traditional mountain huts and guest houses exuding a relaxed atmosphere make the perfect places to stop for refreshment.

Once you have reached the summit of the Kreischberg, you can hike back via the Esebeckhütte (mountain hut) and tackle the descent on foot or by gondola lift.

Author’s recommendation

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

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Tourismusverband Region Murau
Update: September 07, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kreischberg Gipfel, 1,981 m
Lowest point
St. Lorenzen am Kreischberg, 848 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.61%Unknown 93.39%
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1.3 km
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18.5 km
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Rest stops

Rieglerhütte
Grillboden am Kreischberg
Berg7
Kreischbergwirt

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

Start

Kreischberghalle St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg (861 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.099510, 14.085610
DMS
47°05'58.2"N 14°05'08.2"E
UTM
33T 430612 5216628
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Destination

Kreischberghalle St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at the Kreischberghalle, Trail 3a leads right, about five kilometres to the halfway station and from there another 4.5 km or so to the mountain station. From the mountain station, we follow Trail 3 to the summit. To get down from the summit, continue on Trail 131 to the Esebeckhütte (not serviced) and from there keep going along Trail 131 back to Lutzmannsdorf.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Die Ortschaft St. Lorenzen/Kreischberg ist mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln (Bus und Bahn) gut erreichbar. Nähere Informationen unter www.oebb.at

Getting there

www.map24.com
http://maps.google.at/

Parking

  • Talstation Kreischberg Gondelbahn bzw. bei der Kreischberghalle

Coordinates

DD
47.099510, 14.085610
DMS
47°05'58.2"N 14°05'08.2"E
UTM
33T 430612 5216628
w3w 
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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
19.8 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
1,219 m
Descent
1,187 m
Highest point
1,981 m
Lowest point
848 m
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