This stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" takes us from the historic town of Murau to the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park, where the beautiful and exciting Benedictine Abbey of St. Lambrecht awaits us at the end of the stage. At the beginning we walk on the road for some time, but are rewarded with beautiful views of Murau and the Stolzalpe. Only from the farmer vlg. Grillschmied, beautiful and shady forest paths begin, which lead us into the nature park to St. Lambrecht.
Distance 16 km
Highest point1,607 m
Lowest point789 m
Tourism in this region benefits from the unspoiled nature as well as the historic town of Murau and its interesting history and numerous historic buildings. The town charter was granted to Murau as early as 1298. Those who strolled through the town the day before and enjoyed its culinary offerings, including the famous Murau beer, will find it difficult to leave today. But with the destination of St. Lambrecht, an interesting day awaits with an equally historic market with a true cultural gem. The Benedictine monastery of St. Lambrecht was founded before 1076. The new Baroque monastery building, which seems gigantic in relation to its surroundings, dates from the 17th century. From the major centers of the country, the Benedictine monastery is similarly remote as the Benedictine superordinate Mariazell, which was founded in 1157 from the mother monastery of St. Lambrecht.
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Today's stage of the hiking route "From glacier to wine" is part of the Styrian circular hiking trail, the Hemma pilgrimage trail from Admont to Gurk and the regional trail No. 11. We leave Murau to the south over the Mur bridge in the direction of the train station. Before we get to the train station we cross the railroad tracks and follow the small road to the left until we get behind the Murau Beer - Logistics Center back on the road in the direction of Laßnitzbach. We follow the road to the right and keep to the local hiking trail no. 11.
At a fork in the road we again keep to the right and walk along the farm access road past the farmsteads Joslbauer and Döller to the farmstead vlg. Grillschmied. Here we continue along the Landesrundwanderweg, which runs in the same direction. Soon after a spring we come to a large, gently sloping meadow with a prominent high seat on the right. Here we must not follow the recognizable road downhill, but keep half-left towards the barbed wire fence at the edge of the forest. Approximately opposite the high seat we find a crossing over the barbed wire fence, where our path also takes its further course.
As we continue our descent, paths, forest tracks and old sunken paths take turns. Since there are some unexpected forks in between, we have to keep our eyes open until we reach St. Lambrecht. After crossing the Kühbach over the Hohe Brücke (high bridge), we go uphill again for a short while, then we turn right and walk past a magnificent old lime tree downhill to the monastery of St. Lambrecht, the cultural heart of the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park. We remain true to the nature park on our next stage to Neumarkt.
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Accessible by train and bus.
Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at
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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
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