In Mürzzuschlag, one is not only on the historical tracks of the mountain rescuers - as described on the 19th stage of the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" - but also on those of the ski pioneers. Max Kleinoscheg, Toni Schruf and Walther Wenderich were the ones who climbed the 1,782-meter summit on skis of the Stuhleck on February 13, 1892, and also organized the first ski race in Central Europe in Mürzzuschlag on February 2, 1893. They also organized a winter sports exhibition in 1894, thus popularizing skiing in the Alpine region. Therefore, we also find the FIS Winter Sports Museum in Mürzzuschlag with the largest number of winter sports historical exhibits in the world.
We also move here on a stage of the circular tour BergZeitReise, which leads through the wildly romantic mountain landscape of Hochsteiermark.
In the spring of 2018, a jury and the readers of a major Austrian daily newspaper selected Martina Traisch from the Enns Valley and Manfred Polansky from the Mürz Valley as two "super hikers" who hiked the north and south routes in the summer. You can read about their experiences and adventures at www.steiermark.com/superwanderer: From ideal photo spots to hidden wine cellars in mountain huts. Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Martina and Manfred and also become a "super hiker"? It's very easy: Register at www.steiermark.com/superwanderer and then post your experiences, videos and comments along the hiking route "From Glacier to Wine" - regardless of whether you hike the entire route or just one section. Every 5 stages also beckons a small reward!
Rest stopsRoseggerhaus auf der Pretul
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?
Tips and hints
Tel. +43 316 4003
If you would like to hire a tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:
Tel. +43 316 4003 450,
The Steiermark Touren app, available free of charge on Google Play and the App Store (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: brief facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent/elevation gain, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, peak finder, navigation along the tour. You can also create your own personal lists of favourite tours and sites, store tours and destinations offline, use social media channels, and much more.
ParkingIn Mürzzuschlag there is a large Park & Ride parking lot behind the train station (access to the Südbahnmuseum). In the city center, please note the short-term parking zones.
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EquipmentProper 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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