In the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park
We first start at the Preiner Gscheid (parking regulations and parking prohibitions must be observed) and hike comfortably in about an hour over a former ski slope to the Siebenbrunnerwiese and keeping to the right to the nearby Waxriegelhaus in the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park. In spring, the meadow is often covered with alpine flowers, and high above us tower the mighty rock faces of the Predigtstuhl. The Styria-wide hiking route "from glacier to wine" also passes by here.
At the foot of the Raxenmäuer
From the Waxriegelhaus, the so-called "Kontrussteig" takes us in an easy up and down in a southwesterly to westerly direction to the unmanaged Reißtalerhütte. Here, not far from the hut, we follow the yellow-marked lower Reißtalerersteig uphill for about 20 minutes to a striking vantage point - the "Imhofrast", a perfect resting place!
In front of us spreads the Raxenmäuer and the secured upper Reißtalersteig located just above us, behind us offers a magnificent view of the Mürztal mountains. If conditions allow it later in the year (snow conditions), you can still hike up to the entrance of the upper Reißtalersteig in about 15 minutes. There is a large memorial plaque for the three mountaineers who died in an accident in 1896 (do not rest here, it is a dangerous place for falling rocks).
From here we descend again and at a marked turnoff we follow the path (partly forest path) in the forest, passing the "Mitterbach Stall", to the Almgasthof Moassa.
From the "Moassa" back
After a rest at the "Moassa" (great location, excellent cuisine, however, in the spring necessarily ask in advance by phone!) it goes first on the same way back. From the Reißtalerhütte, however, we hike along the lower, yellow-marked Reißtalersteig trail downhill to Preiner Gscheid.