Start: Mürzzuschlag, tourist information, overnight accommodations: Tel.: +43 3852 3399, www.waldheimat-steirischersemmering.at
Cab services: Mürz Taxi Schwarz Tel.: +43 3852 6070, Taxi Ellmeier / Naturparktaxi Tel.: +43 3852 30303
GPS grid N 47° 36' 24,4" E 15° 40' 18,7"Destination / overnight stop: Rosegger Schutzhaus on the Pretul, Tel.: +43 3170 522, www.ratten.naturfreunde.at
GPS grid N 47° 32' 46,0" O 15° 44' 22,8"
Stage length: 21.8 kilometers
Total walking time (without breaks): 8 hours
Meters of ascent: 1,300 meters of ascent
Meters of altitude descent: 385 meters of altitude
Difficulties: long but easy valley and mountain hike
But also the southern railroad played and still plays a major role for the town on the Styrian side of the Semmering. Dager we walk, past the Südbahnmuseum, along the railroad hiking trail from Mürzzuschlag to Spital am Semmering. At the parish church of Spital, which was already built in 1066, we start our ascent to the Stuhleck (today a ski resort). We reach it after about 3 hours of walking.
The 1,783m high peak is one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Eastern Alps, about 1/3 of the entire Austrian territory can be overlooked here on a nice day.
After a rest at the Güntherhaus near the summit, we follow the broad mountain ridge (wind wheels) to the Rosegger shelter, which we reach from the Stuhleck in about 2 hours on foot.
You should also visit the International Winter Sports Museum! which houses a huge collection and impressively presents the history of skiing and winter sports, as well as the lovingly designed Brahms Museum, which commemorates the composer's summer stays in 1884 and 1885 and his IV. Symphony, before moving on to the next stage of the journey.
Since the middle of the 20th century, numerous variants for tunneling under the Semmering Pass have been developed. In May 2015, the green light was finally given for the construction of the Semmering Base Tunnel , which will neatly shorten the travel time on the Southern Railway.
The Stuhleck, the highest peak in the Fischbach Alps, was the first Alpine peak to be climbed on skis in 1892 by Toni Schruf and two companions. Not far from the summit, some stone and wall fragments remind us of the Nansenhütte , the first ski hut, while today on the northwestern foothills countless skiers cavort on the slopes of the largest ski area in eastern Austria.
Rest stopsWinkler, Hotel
Roseggerhaus auf der Pretul
Safety informationDifficulties: long but easy valley and mountain hike
Tips and hintswww.bergzeitreise.at
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ParkingSeveral parking possibilities in Mürzzuschlag, pay attention to short term parking zone.
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EquipmentNormal hiking gear, sturdy shoes, sun protection, jacket, hood and gloves. Do not forget a water bottle and a snack box! And just in case, pack a small pharmacy with blister plasters.
- 12 Waypoints
- 12 Waypoints