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.
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.
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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For further information: +43 3862 306010 (Tourist Office Bruck an der Mur), www.tourismus-bruckmur.at