Raxblick | © Nicole Seiser Raxblick | © Nicole Seiser

BergZeitReise Tagestourentipp - Rax

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A hike in the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park at the foot of the Raxenmäuer, which gives a little alpine feeling without exposing yourself to too many alpine dangers. Culinary, panoramic, historically significant (after all, the first mountain rescue service in the world was founded here!) and, depending on the choice of route and length, perfectly suitable for the whole family.
The back story of this tour: March 8, 1896, almost exactly 125 years ago - the three Viennese alpinists Max Schottik, Josef Pfannl and Fritz Waniek want to climb the 2,007-meter-high Rax via the Reißtalersteig, which is extremely difficult in winter.

But a huge avalanche buries the three young men underneath - none of them should survive this tragedy. When the climbers do not return to Vienna in the evening, a rescue operation is organized by Josef Pfannl's brother, in which the well-known Mürzzuschlager hotelier Toni Schruf also participates, unfortunately in vain.

This tragedy caused a sensation throughout the Habsburg Empire and, starting from Vienna, the first alpine rescue stations were set up in Mürzzuschlag, Reichenau and the Gesäuse.

On the traces of this tragedy

Hiking where this sad accident happened? Don't worry, this tour does not take us over the upper Reißtalersteig, which is, by the way, extremely dangerous in winter, but also in spring when there is snow. There lurks above the ladders a huge cornice that can thunder into the valley at any time!

No, we go from Preiner Gscheid to the flowery Siebenbrunnerwiese with the hospitable Waxriegelhaus and further along the picturesque Raxenmäuer on easy paths and trails to the Almgasthof Moassa. The return journey is then a leisurely one along the lower Reißtalersteig trail.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
11,5 km
Route
5:00 h
Duration
870 hm
Ascent
870 hm
Descent
1699 m
Highest point
1069 m
Lowest point

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What the weather will be like

Neuberg an der Mürz (734m)

Morning
14°C
10%
10 km/h
Noon
22°C
30%
5 km/h
Night
19°C
40%
5 km/h
Starting fair, then increasing cloudiness and possibly showers towards evening.
Morning
17°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
25°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
20°C
40%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
16.08.2022
15°C 26°C
17.08.2022
15°C 29°C
18.08.2022
17°C 28°C

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