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Wanderung von Bruck an der Mur auf das Madereck

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  • Kurz vor dem Madereckgipfel
    Kurz vor dem Madereckgipfel
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One of the three local mountains of Bruck an der Mur - the Madereck with the Almgasthaus Puster, located just below the summit. An Eldorado for hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers. Easily accessible and even walkable from the city center as a leisurely hike.
Distance 11.1 km
3:30 h
600 m
600 m
1,050 m
491 m
The historic old town of Bruck an der Mur is not only the starting point for a wonderful walk through the town center, but also the surrounding mountains can be easily and uncomplicatedly hiked from here.

The Madereck, one of Bruck's three local mountains (as well as the Rennfeld and the Hochanger) is considered the most popular hiking mountain, because it is easy to reach and has an inviting alpine guesthouse.

Author’s recommendation

The hike can be ideally combined with a visit to the historically unique old town of Bruck an der Mur, but also with a "climb" of the Brucker Schlossberg.

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Update: September 26, 2022
Highest point
1,050 m
Lowest point
491 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 39.26%Forested/wild trail 35.15%Path 18.12%Road 6.66%Unknown 0.77%
4.3 km
Forested/wild trail
3.9 km
2 km
0.7 km
0.1 km
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Safety information

No particular difficulties along the tour.

Tips and hints

If you want to entrust yourself to a tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:Tel. +43 316 4003450,

For further information: +43 3862 306010 (Tourist Office Bruck an der Mur),


Hauptplatz in Bruck an der Mur, Tourismusinformation im Kornmesserhaus (488 m)
47.410416, 15.269057
47°24'37.5"N 15°16'08.6"E
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Hauptplatz in Bruck an der Mur, Tourismusinformation im Kornmesserhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

From Bruck's main square with the striking Kornmesserhaus, we first walk past the town parish church and the Kulturhaus to Kreckerstraße. Here our path branches off to the right after a few meters (yellow sign) and leads us over the Krecker and Dürrnberg to the Breitenthaler farmstead (wayside cross).

Continuing in a westerly direction along the marked path and with a beautiful view of the Mur valley and the mountains opposite (Rosseck, Mugel), we reach the Almgasthaus Puster.

Behind the inn, a path leads us across a meadow and through sparse high forest to the inconspicuous summit of the Madereck (summit cross).

Back at the Almgasthaus, after an extensive rest, we return through the Urgental valley to Bruck an der Mur. The city is reached in the area of the so-called Paulahofsiedlung, keeping left we come back to the city center.


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Public transport


ÖBB or Verbundlinie Steiermark 

Getting there

From Vienna via the A2 - Südautobahn and the S6 - Semmering Schnellstraße to the exit Bruck an der Mur. Here at the traffic circle in the direction of Kapfenberg and shortly after at the 2nd traffic light turn left into the city center....

From Graz via the A9 - Phyrnautobahn and the S35 - Brucker Schnellstraße to the Bruck an der Mur exit. Continue as above.

From the west (Linz, Salzburg, D) via the A9 - Phyrnautobahn and the S6 - Semmering - Schnellstraße to Bruck West. Here, at the freeway exit, keep left until you reach an intersection at a furniture store. Keep right through the Oberaich district of Bruck until you reach a large traffic circle at a car wash. Take the second exit, cross the bridge over the river Mur and turn right towards the city center. Now continue for about 500 meters to the city center.


Several parking possibilities in the city center of Bruck, underground car park and elevated car park, pay attention to parking fees / short term parking zones!


47.410416, 15.269057
47°24'37.5"N 15°16'08.6"E
33T 520298 5250808
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Free hiking map with all Bruck hiking trails available at the tourist office.

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Free hiking map with all Bruck hiking trails available at the tourist office.


Proper backpacking makes many things easier: pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plaster belongs in every backpack and a clothing according to the "onion system" is always recommended!

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Gabriele Derdau 
April 24, 2018 · Community
Schöne Rundwanderung mit angenehmen, konstanten Aufstieg über Forststraßen und Waldwege. Beim Abstieg hat man einen wunderbaren Panoramablick auf Rennfeld, Hochkantschrauben, Röthelstein und Mugel.
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11.1 km
3:30 h
600 m
600 m
Highest point
1,050 m
Lowest point
491 m
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