Zeller Staritzen | © Hochsteiermark Zeller Staritzen | © Hochsteiermark

Zeller Staritzen - round trip

Open
The Zeller Staritzen in the district of Gußwerk belong to one of the most beautiful hikes in the Mariazell region.
From the stop Wegscheid Ramertal we first climb to the Vordere Staritze. From there, we follow a wonderful alpine landscape on an easy path to the Hintere Staritze. After another short rest and refreshment at the hut, we now have the descent to the Kastenriegel ahead of us. From here we now have a magnificent view of the Hintere Höll. On an easy footpath we then return to the starting point. 

Walking times:   

  • Crossing: 7 hours   
  • Kastenriegel - summit cross: 2 hours 

 

Here you can find a blog report by Fred Lindmoser with many more pictures!

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
September
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
20,5 km
Route
8:00 h
Duration
756 hm
Ascent
751 hm
Descent
1544 m
Highest point
828 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

By car coming from Mariazell: B20 in the direction of Bruck an der Mur - approx. 200 meters after the village Wegscheid you will find the turnoff to the Ramer valley.

Coming from Bruck an der Mur in the direction of Mariazell - approx. 2 kilometers after the village of Gollrad on the left-hand side.

With the bus line 172 from Bruck an der Mur or Mariazell

From stop Wegscheid Ramertal we walk along the forest road until the 3rd fork - here we turn left onto the forest road through the Türntal. After the barrier there is a steeper climb up to the cattle gate at the Leonhard picture - we continue to follow the alpine road to the fork. On the right we can branch off to the Vordere Staritzenhütte (additional 0.5 hours walking time one way). However, we go left following the road across alpine pastures to the huts on the Kuhalm, over the climb to the Gredlhöhe and further over a saddle on the Ochsenbühel on the alpine road directly to the Hintere Staritzenhütte.

If you want to go to the summit, go up to the right - in the direction of Zinken - over a stony steep slope and at the top continue over the meadow areas to the summit (1,619 m, magnificent panoramic view!) From the summit cross we descend in a southeasterly direction to the Hintere Staritzenhütte and then continue on the alpine road.

Shortly after, we turn right and follow the trail tracks downhill into a hollow. At the fence we go left on the footbridge further down through the forest to the forest road and follow this along to Kastenriegel. If you have the car at the bus stop, follow the forest road to the left and come out through the Ramer valley to the starting point at the bus stop. 

Refreshment stop:   

Sennhütte on the Hintere Staritze: managed approx. mid-June to mid-September

With bus line 172 from Bruck an der Mur or Mariazell
Parking lot in Wegscheid, or by car through the Ramer valley to the Kastenriegel - parking lot.
Tourism Association Hochsteiermark - Office Mariazeller Land

Main square 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

www.hochsteiermark.at

 

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Mariazell (860m)

Morning
9°C
0%
10 km/h
Noon
18°C
0%
10 km/h
Night
12°C
0%
10 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
8°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
16°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
12°C
50%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
08.10.2022
8°C 18°C
09.10.2022
5°C 15°C
10.10.2022
4°C 15°C

Nearby accommodation options

Continue to search

You may also be interested in

Recommended tours

Hohe Veitsch | Podbressnik | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 6,7 km
Duration 3:30 h

Auf den Gipfel der Hohen Veitsch

Blick auf den Gipfel der Veitsch | Andreas Steininger | © Andreas Steininger
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 18,2 km
Duration 6:30 h

Stage 17 From Glacier to Wine North Route Veitsch Graf Meran Haus - Neuberg an der Mürz

Das Gipfelkreuz am Zinken | Raffaela Pitzl | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 8,7 km
Duration 3:20 h

Zeller Staritzen and Zinken from Kastenriegel

Die Voisthalerhütte | Dr. Richard Goldband | © Alpenverein Austria
Turnau medium Open
Route 7,2 km
Duration 2:55 h

Seewiesen - Voisthalerhütte

Hütte auf der Wetterinalm | Brigitte Digruber | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark easy Open
Route 4,8 km
Duration 1:45 h

Hike to the Hohe Wetterin

Die Teufelsbrücke | Raffaela Pitzl | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark medium Open
Route 7,1 km
Duration 2:15 h

Power place Spielmäuer

Accessible by public transport
Auf der Schneealm am Ameisbühel | Andreas Steininger | © Hochsteiermark
Hochsteiermark challenging Open
Route 104,3 km
Duration 35:00 h

Rund um den Naturpark Mürzer Oberland