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Stage 10 From Glacier to Wine South Route St. Peter am Kammersberg - Murau

Hiking route · Bezirk Murau
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The district of Murau is one of the most densely wooded regions in Austria. We are reminded of this during this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" over the Stolzalpe. We notice that the challenge of hiking in forested terrain lies primarily in overcoming differences in altitude as we climb about 1,000 meters, mostly through beautiful forest that offers little in the way of views. Splendid views of the Mur Valley are only offered on the descent via the well-known hospital on the Stolzalpe to the historic town of Murau with its striking castle in the middle of the small old town.
moderate
Distance 17.4 km
6:30 h
1,030 m
1,020 m
1,816 m
799 m
The cultural highlight of the day is the small old town of Murau, whose dominating castle can often be seen on the descent from the Stolzalpe, the highest point of the stage. It belongs to the Schwarzenberg family, whose head of the family is widely known as a Czech politician. The first castle on the Murau Castle Hill was built around 1232 by Ulrich of Liechtenstein. It came into the possession of the Schwarzenbergs in 1617, when the then 82 year old owner Anna Neumann von Wasserleonburg married in her sixth marriage the 25 year old Imperial Count Georg Ludwig zu Schwarzenberg. The breath of history also blows around us when we stroll through Murau in the evening and admire the many historic buildings and squares. It may be too late to visit the new brewery of the senses, but we can enjoy the excellent Murau beer. And the tour can be made up for the next day.
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Author
Günther Steininger 
Update: September 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,816 m
Lowest point
799 m
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Asphalt 4.18%Path 5.48%Road 0.16%Unknown 90.16%
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Start

St. Peter am Kammersberg (822 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.184033, 14.187796
DMS
47°11'02.5"N 14°11'16.1"E
UTM
33T 438464 5225935
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Destination

Murau

Turn-by-turn directions

From the idyllically situated village of St. Peter am Kammersberg, this stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" leads us first down to the end of the trail from the previous day. After crossing the Katschbach stream, we follow - for the whole day - the long-distance hiking trail 09, the Salzsteig trail. Via the Pogerhütte and the Stolzenhütte we reach the summit of the Stolzalpe after about 1,000 meters of ascent. The descent begins steeply again, but then becomes pleasant and leads to the village of Stolzalpe with the hospital specializing in orthopedics. If there are any orientation problems here in the village, we go down from the upper hospital complex past the church to the lower hospital complex. From its parking lot, head west until a path branches off to the left that takes us to the Käferhube Inn. On its terrace we can enjoy a magnificent view of Murau and into the Mur valley. Note: there is also a shortcut directly to Murau, bypassing the Käferhube inn.

The further path leads downhill on the left to a road, which we follow again to the left, although a signpost also wants to lead us to the right via the Käferweg to Murau. At the road we soon reach, we keep to the right to branch off at the Rahmhube bus stop onto a forest path that takes us directly to Murau.

Arriving in the small town of Murau, we cross the road and walk straight down towards the center, passing schools and the beautiful St. Anna church, until we finally turn right and enter the historic center of Murau with its beautiful main square. Another tip: For 120 years, the Murtalbahn has connected the district of Murau with the Salzburg district of Lungau. The 65-kilometer-long narrow-gauge line with a gauge of 760 mm runs from Unzmarkt to Tamswegentlang the upper reaches of the Mur. In addition to scheduled passenger service with modern railcars and diesel locomotives, steam trains also operate as part of nostalgia trips. These have long since become an insider's tip for all railroad enthusiasts and romantics. Snorting, steaming and huffing, the steam locomotives with their cozy old wagons meander along the picturesque mountain scenery and the beautiful Mura River. History also accompanies us on the next stage, as our destination is St. Lambrecht with its impressive monastery.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible by train and bus.

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Getting there

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Parking

There are several parking facilities available in St. Peter am Kammersberg.

Coordinates

DD
47.184033, 14.187796
DMS
47°11'02.5"N 14°11'16.1"E
UTM
33T 438464 5225935
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Rother Wanderführer "Vom Gletscher zum Wein": auf 160 Seiten mit 80 Farbabbildungen 60 Höhenprofile, 60 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:75.000, zwei Übersichtskarten, GPS-Tracks zum Download, Format 11,5 x 16,5 cm, kartoniert mit Polytex-Laminierung, ISBN 978-3-7633-4550-2, www.rother.de

Author’s map recommendations

Gratis Pocket Card Wanderroute "Vom Gletscher zum Wein" finden Sie auf www.steiermark.com

Kompass WK222 Sölktäler, Rottenmanner Tauern, Ennstal, Murau, Naturpark Grebenzen www.kompass.at

Freytag & Berndt WK211 Naturpark Zirbitzkogel ·Grebenzen · Murau · Sölkpass www.freytagberndt.at

Equipment

Proper backpack packing makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within reach in a side pocket. All the things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit, including blister plasters, belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress in layers.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,030 m
Descent
1,020 m
Highest point
1,816 m
Lowest point
799 m
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