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Zubringer 1 BergZeitReise Mariazell - Veitsch (Etappe 5)

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The famous place of pilgrimage Mariazell, the Magna Mater Austriae, is one of the most important excursion and vacation destinations in Hochsteiermark. The basilica, the Bürgeralpe and the numerous hiking opportunities in and around Mariazell should lead to a longer stay in this beautiful place anyway.

And of course, the High Styrian BergZeitReise can also be ideally reached from the small town in the north of Styria.

For this we hike either (feeder 1) via the Mooshuben and the Niederalpl to the main trail or (feeder 2,) on the Mariazeller Gründerweg via Gusswerk to Seewiesen.

Variant 1 always follows the classic Mariazell pilgrimage route 06 from the city center at the basilica over the Kreuzberg downhill and then uphill again to the Mooshubenwirt.

Then, after a longer forest hiking passage, we cross the picturesque Herrenboden (alpine pasture) at the foot of the Tonion. From here our path leads downhill to Niederalpl (pass, ski area) and immediately uphill again via Sohlenalm to Rotsohlalm, where we reach the main trail. We would have to plan about 30 additional minutes of walking if we want to spend the night at Berggasthof Scheikl.

All in all, a very long but varied hike.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
26,2 km
Route
8:30 h
Duration
1450 hm
Ascent
900 hm
Descent
1489 m
Highest point
781 m
Lowest point

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From the basilica in Mariazell we hike along the continuously marked pilgrimage trail 06 to Kreuzberg. From there we go to the Mooshubenwirt (known for its trout specialties). The next scenic highlight awaits us at the so-called Herrenboden / Tonion. Here we catch our first glimpse of our destination for the day, the Hohe Veitsch.

From Herrenboden (numerous alpine pastures) we hike comfortably mostly downhill to Niederalpl (pass, inn, small ski area).

We cross the road and follow the signs to the Sohlenalm as well as to the Rotsohlalm. There we meet the main trail and can continue hiking for about 30 minutes to Alpengasthof Scheikl.

A visit to the basilica in Mariazell is highly recommended. In the area of Herrenboden we cross magnificent alpine pastures, but in winter they are among the coldest places in Austria (hence the name "Styrian Siberia").

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In Mariazell mehrere Parkmöglichkeiten (Parkgebühr!).
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Start: Mariazell, tourist information, overnight accommodations: Tel.: +43 3882 2366, www.mariazell-info.at

Cab services: Taxi Scheucher Tel.: +43 664 4837688, Taxi Auer Gußwerk Tel.: +43 676 840855842, Taxi Orttenburger Tel.: +43 664 5129651 GPS grid N 47° 46' 21,5" E 15° 19' 6,1"

Destination / overnight stop: Rotsohlalm, Tel.: +43 664 2716463, www.tourismus-veitsch.net

GPS grid N 47° 37' 59,2" O 15° 23' 19,3"

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What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
13°C
20%
5 km/h
Noon
18°C
20%
10 km/h
Night
16°C
10%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
13°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
21°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
18°C
0%
10 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
10.08.2022
10°C 21°C
11.08.2022
10°C 22°C
12.08.2022
10°C 22°C

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