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BergZeitReise Tagestourentipp - die unbekannte Seite der Stanglalm

The Stanglalm - known for the Mariazellerweg, the passage to the Teufelstein or for all mountain bikers. A paradise hiking destination in Hochsteiermark, directly on the hiking route from the glacier to the wine and on the BergZeitReise.
The Hochsteirische BergZeitReise was developed as a mountain hiking trail with a cultural - historical background. This multi-day tour leads not only over the mountains of the region, but also directly into the innovative centers of the high-tech region between Bruck, Kapfenberg, Kindberg and Mürzzuschlag.

In addition to the cities mentioned above, the small town of Stanz in the Mürztal valley has also made a name for itself as an innovation center.

Whether it is the new village store with regional specialties, the wind turbines, the Stanzer E Mobil, the creation of a new village center with a correspondingly modern energy supply or even just the idea of the "Mitfahrbankerl" - the village at the foot of Stanglalm and Teufelstein is very active.

But in addition to all these innovative ideas, the tradition of the community, which was first mentioned in 1150, is not neglected. And so this time we hike to the traditional roast pork on the autumnal Stanglalm.


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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
14,4 km
5:00 h
870 hm
870 hm
1488 m
Highest point
649 m
Lowest point

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Stanz im Mürztal - of course all pleasure hikers know the popular and worth seeing Stanzer Sonnenweg. But the direct ascent from the center of Stanz or from the Malburg leisure pond via the "Mestl" farmstead to the Stanglalm is probably only known to a few locals and a few real area experts.

Wrongly, because especially in autumn this hike leads through beautiful colorful birch and beech forests.

Further up, the path then becomes almost a little alpine and beautiful views open up on the wide alpine meadows to the Graz mountains, the Hochlantsch and the Hochschwab.

Finally, the tour changes a few meters to the Mürztal side and the Hohe Veitsch, Rax and Schneealm dominate the panorama. In addition, with the Wittmaierhütte located near the inconspicuous summit of the Stanglalm, there is a highly recommended base on weekends.


It starts at the Sonnenweg

So, what are we waiting for! Our tour begins at the P of the Stanzer sports field and leads us first into the valley along the well-marked Stanzer Sonnenweg (which is actually worth a visit in itself!) to the small settlement of Unteralm.

There we cross the road (be careful!) and continue along the Sonnenweg, now partly quite steeply uphill to where it crosses the marked hiking trail from the town center to the Stanglalm.

Keeping to the right, we walk uphill on the marked path to the beautifully situated, newly renovated Jagdhaus Ahrer.

We leave this to our left in the truest sense of the word and continue hiking to the Mestl farmstead and the parking lot slightly above it.


It is nicer without a car

Up to here it would also be possible to get there by car, but then we would miss the autumnal splendor of colors of the birch and beech forests we have hiked through so far - so it really is nicer here without a car!

From now on we go uphill through sunken paths, over short forest road passages and over alpine meadows, always well marked.

Thus we reach the last panoramic meadows just below the 1,490m high Stanglalm peak. This is, by the way, hard to find, as it is inconspicuously located on a hill of a forested ridge.


Hiking happiness without a view of the summit

But this circumstance does not matter to us. Either we cross the summit meadow and the last part of the forest (new forest path) on a somewhat poorly recognizable path, keeping to the left uphill, in order to reach the Wittmaier hut.

Or we follow the marked path and turn sharply left at the former mountain inn Stanglalm (new construction planned) to reach the Wittmaierhütte.

The hut itself stands somewhat below and north of the aforementioned wooded ridge on the Mürztal side. In addition to a good snack, it also offers a beautiful Hochschwab - Veitsch - Mürzer Oberland panorama.

The return route initially follows the ascent path. But a little below the Jagdhaus Ahrer we follow the marked path through the ditch and come back directly to our starting point.

The mentioned Stanzer Sonnenweg, the Ulrichskirche or also the sights (Kalvarienberg, Georgiberg, Zunftbaum, Kultstein) in neighboring Kindberg - there is plenty of culture in and around Stanz im Mürztal besides the hike.
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P at the sports field in Stanz in the immediate vicinity of the recreational pond.
Further information:

Styria Tourism, Tel. +43 316 4003, www.steiermark.com

TRV Hochsteiermark, Tel.: +43 3862 55020, www.hochsteiermark.at


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The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
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Light rain in the early morning, but most of the day will be dry.
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